You cannot

You cannot bring about prosperity
by discouraging thrift.
You cannot strengthen the weak
by weakening the strong.
You cannot help the wage earner
by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man
by encouraging class hatred.
You cannot help the poor
by destroying the rich.
You cannot keep out of trouble
by spending more than you earn.
You cannot build character and courage
by taking away man’s initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently
by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

Abraham Lincoln

“I know the path. It is straight and narrow. It is like the edge of a sword. I rejoice to walk on it. I weep when I slip. God’s word is: “He who strives never perishes.” I have implicit faith in that promise. Though, therefore, from my weakness I fail a thousand times, I will not lose faith, but I hope I shall see the Light when the flesh has been brought under perfect subjection, as some day it must.” Mahatma Gandhi