I didn't originate these words but many of us could have written these words of advise to the president-elect:
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 sage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your own income.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot establish security on borrowed money ( I add, do not borrow more than you can afford to pay back. All businesses need to borrow money to grow.)
You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence.
You cannot help men (and women) permanently by doing for them what they could do for themselves.
These quotes are attributed to William J. H. Boetcker in 1916 or probably a couple thousand of others who have spoken or written the same words.