Lincoln’s wise words

THE other day I came across these wise words from Abraham Lincoln and I would like to share them with the nation.


“You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.


You cannot help small men by tearing

down big men.


You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.


You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payers.


You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.


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


You cannot establish security on borrowed money.


You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man’s initiative and independence.


You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.”


Very pertinent to our situation I think!



R Stead,


Harare.