Quotable #14: The Rich And The Poor

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“Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.” – Herman Melville, “Poor Man’s Pudding and Rich Man’s Crumbs”, In Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, June 1854

 

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9 thoughts on “Quotable #14: The Rich And The Poor

  1. Great quote, thanks. It reminds me of this Ambrose Bierce remark: “In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets and steal loaves of bread.”

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