Lisa and Jim's Northern Nevada Real Estate Blog: Abe Lincoln's Formula For A Strong Economy

Abe Lincoln's Formula For A Strong Economy

Here's a great post by George Paukert!  It struck a cord in me and I thought I'd share it!

Thanks George!


Abe Lincoln - Photo courtesy of Fovea CentralisI am a news "fanatic" and try to keep up with what's going on in our great country.  The economy is killing all kinds of businesses which has a huge impact on the real estate business.  I know some markets are holding their own, but the majority are seeing a spiraling downward trend.
Along with the economy we see more and more government programs intervening in our lives and businesses.

A few days ago I came across this quote from Abraham Lincoln who happens to be my favorite president.  I felt it was very timely for what's going on with our economy right now and wanted to share it with you.  Maybe we should follow the advice from 150 years ago ...

"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. "

                                                                     Abraham Lincoln

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Comment balloon 8 commentsLisa Wetzel • July 12 2009 09:51AM


Lisa - a series of thoughts that gets overlooked in times like this.

Posted by Mike Saunders (Lanier Partners) almost 11 years ago

Lisa, that is an awesome quote that I had not seen before.  President Lincoln was an awesome leader who can still point us in a better direction!  Thank you for sharing this.  John

Posted by Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate (Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington) almost 11 years ago

Lisa - Great Thoughts from a Wonderful American!

Posted by Jessie Wetzel (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) almost 11 years ago

Lisa - It never ceases to amaze me how true wisdom stands the test of time.  If it wasn't credited to Lincoln I would have thought it written by a contemporary pundit.  Thanks for the awareness.

Posted by Jim Valentine (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) almost 11 years ago


Just common sense. Wish there was some out there in leaders heads.Lets feature this on silent majority.

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) almost 11 years ago

Excellent!  More people should read this.

Posted by Kenneth Cole, NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson (Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, -) almost 11 years ago

Mike - Thanks for the Feautre.  I love that group!  Makes me feel right at home!

Kenneth - I agree, that's why I reblogged it!  I'm so gald you enjoyed it

Posted by Lisa Wetzel, CDPE, SFR (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) almost 11 years ago

Lisa - LOVE the quote, but it's not from Lincoln.  You can read more about William J.H. Boetcker, the true author of that quote, here.  (It includes an explanation of the likely source of the mis-attribution.)  Despite the mis-attribution, I still LOVE the quote!

Posted by David Holzmann (Holzmann & Associates) almost 11 years ago