William J. H. Boetcker, fully William John Henry Boetcker

William J. H.
Boetcker, fully William John Henry Boetcker
1873
1962

American Religious Leader and Public Speaker

Author Quotes

Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success.

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. 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 further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatreds. You cannot establish security on borrowed money. You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

If you want to know how rich you really are, find out what would be left of your tomorrow if you should lose every dollar you own tonight.

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.

True religion is not a mere doctrine, something that can be taught, but is a way of life. A life in community with God. It must be experienced to be appreciated. A life of service. A living by giving and finding one's own happiness by bringing happiness into the lives of others.

Warning! Following are the names of the Seven Mischievous Misses who are responsible for most of our troubles: Miss Information, Miss Quotation, Miss Representation, Miss Interpretation, Miss Construction, Miss Conception, Miss Understanding. Don't listen to them! Beware!

What a different world this would be if people would listen to those who know more and not merely try to get something from those who have more.

You cannot raise a man up by calling him down.

If you want to know how rich you really are, find out what would be left of you tomorrow if you should lose every dollar you own tonight.

Seven national crimes: 1. I don't think. 2. I don't know. 3. I don't care. 4. I am too busy. 5. I "leave well enough alone." 6. I have no time to read and find out. 7. I am not interested.

A man without religion or spiritual vision is like a captain who finds himself in the midst of an uncharted sea, without compass, rudder and steering wheel. He never knows where he is, which way he is going and where he is going to land.

If you want to earn more - learn more. If you want to get more out of the world you must put more into the world. For, after all, men will get no more out of life than they put into it.

The more you learn what to do with yourself, and the more you do for others, the more you will learn to enjoy the abundant life.

What a pleasure life would be to live if everybody would try to do only half of what he expects others to do.

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

Your greatness is measured by your kindness - Your education and intellect by your modesty - Your ignorance is betrayed by your suspicions and prejudices - Your real caliber is measured by the consideration and tolerance you have for others.

Author Picture
First Name
William J. H.
Last Name
Boetcker, fully William John Henry Boetcker
Birth Date
1873
Death Date
1962
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American Religious Leader and Public Speaker