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The Ten 'Cannots' of Abe Lincoln

The 700 Club – In a recent interview with Pat Robertson, Glenn Plummer, the CEO of the Christian Television Network (CTN), divulged ten wise proverbs Abraham Lincoln proclaimed that can help us live a better life economically and morally:
  1. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

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

  3. You cannot establish security on borrowed money.

  4. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.

  5. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

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

  7. You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.

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

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

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

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