Thursday, October 07, 2010

Reading List Update #3


  • Well, I've thought of a few more books I'd like to recommend to my loyal readers here.
    As before, I've included the full list from earlier posts so you don't have to go looking through the archives to see what all was on there.

    Here's the original list (including the earlier updates), just in case you haven't finished them all yet:   Read, learn, and enjoy:

  • The Ten Cannots


  • I just came across a listing of "The Ten Cannots," a pamphlet published in 1916 by an outspoken advocate for liberty, William J. H. Boetcker.  Quite a bit of wisdom and insight here.
    • You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. 
    • You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. 
    • You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich. 
    • You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. 
    • You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence. 
    • You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. 
    • You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. 
    • You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income. 
    • You cannot establish security on borrowed money. 
    • You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they will not do for themselves.
     Ponder and Enjoy.