The source of this quote is disputed or at the very least, questioned. It matters not who spoke these words, because time-tested truth stands on its own merits. The voice is a mere vessel. That anyone would find fault with these words is a puzzle to me…regardless to their origin.
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.
Until next time…
Think about it…true wisdom never goes out of style and can be proclaimed by anyone who recognizes it for what it is.