Monday, October 3, 2011

Some thoughts to ponder. . .

Einstein once said, 'The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.'


"You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.

You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.

You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence.

You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves."

8 comments:

Tina McKinnon said...

Excellent! Thanks for sharing that!
xox

Becky and the Boys said...

I have sure been discouraged lately wondering how our country can possibly go on with so many people's attitude that reflects what you've posted. So many hands out - it's sickening. How did our country come to this. I hope all those losers in NYC are in the vast minority, though we know that more than 50% in our country are on the govt. dole somehow.

Aunt Tiff said...

Thank you for sharing those!! We sure do love you guys and you all continue to be in our prayers!!

KaNdRa and JaReD said...

Great advice! Thanks for sharing. Miss you guys already! Love ya.

cturley said...

Love the advice!! We sure do love you guys!!!! :)

Shawn said...

Great advice, you should post this on FB for all to share! This country needs a wakeup call, before it's too late!

Kristal said...

Amen and amen.

The Merrills said...

I read a story out of the text of my Economics book in college that went something like this (maybe it is even a true story):

Nikita Kruschev was the secretary of the Communist party in the USSR in the 1950s (I believe). He grew up poor, since his parents were peasants that lived humbly in the countryside. As the leader of the USSR he figured he ought to demonstrate to his aging mother how successful he was by taking her to see all the palaces he lived in throughout Russia. After showing her all the ostentation and lavishness that came to him as the leader of the USSR his mother exclaimed, "Son you have accomplished so much and I am very proud of you. But what if the communists return?"