Try (for the moment or two it will take to read) to forget the author of the following is a man of the cloth.
THE TEN CANNOTS –
By Rev. William J. H. Boetcker
1 - You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
2 - You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
3 - You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
4 - You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
5 - You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
6 - You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
7 - You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
8 - You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
9 - You cannot build character and courage by taking away men’s initiative and independence.
10 - You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should be doing for themselves.