American Religious Leader and Public Speaker
William J. H. Boetcker, fully William John Henry Boetcker
American Religious Leader and Public Speaker
No man will succeed unless he is ready to face and overcome difficulties and prepared to assume responsibilities.
Your success depends mainly upon what you think of yourself and whether you believe in yourself.
The difficulties and struggles of today are but the price we must pay for the accomplishments and victories of tomorrow.
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
The man who is worthy of being "a leader of men" will never complain about the stupidity of his helpers, the ingratitude of mankind nor the inappreciation of the public. These are all a part of the great game of life. To meet them and overcome them and not to go down before them in disgust, discouragement or defeat-that is the final proof of power.
Think in the name of Almighty God. We must first have a worldwide awakening of the public conscience, a spiritual revival, a moral regeneration, before there can be permanent peace and real economic recovery. To this end we do not need new laws, but a new spirit; we do not need a change of government, but a change of the human heart. There can be no peace, there will be no recovery without it. Therefore, with a change of heart, let's all make a new start.
True religion... is giving and finding one's happiness by bringing happiness into the lives of others.
1. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. 2. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. 3. You cannot help small men up by tearing big men down. 4. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. 5. You cannot lift the wage-earner up by pulling the wage-payer down. 6. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income. 7. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. 8. You cannot establish sound social security on borrowed money. 9. You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man?s initiative and independence. 10. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.
We will never have real safety and security for the wage earners unless we provide for safety and security for the wage payers and the wage savers, investors, and then, by all means, protection for both against reckless wasters and wage spenders.
A man is judged by the company he keeps, and a company is judged by the men it keeps, and the people of Democratic nations are judged by the type and caliber of officers they elect.
When men are so busy making money that they have no time for anything else, then the day is not far off when they will have no money for anything else.
And you cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.
You can succeed if nobody else believes it, but you will never succeed if you don't believe in yourself.
Better to be a strong man with a weak point, than to be a weak man without a strong point. A diamond with a flaw is more valuable that a brick without a flaw.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot lift the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer. You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending
Confidence is the foundation for all business relations. The degree of confidence a man has in others, and the degree of confidence others have in him, determines a man's standing in the commercial and industrial world.
You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
Freedom of press and freedom of speech: What a blessing for a country while in the hands of honest, patriotic men; what a curse if in the hands of designing demagogues.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
If your business keeps you so busy that you have no time for anything else, there must be something wrong either with you or with your business.
You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
Many modern (so-called) Reformers are just as dangerous as the physician who makes a wrong diagnosis of a disease. They see the trouble from without and prescribe external remedies, while the cause of the trouble is within and needs internal treatment.
You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
Most men believe that it would benefit them if they could get a little from those who have more. How much more would it benefit them if they would learn a little from those who know more.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.