Quotable #14: The Rich And The Poor


“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



About Edmark M. Law

My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. I blog at learnfunfacts.com. You can find me on Twitter @EdmarkLaw and Facebook. My email is edmarklaw@learnfunfacts.com
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9 Responses to Quotable #14: The Rich And The Poor

  1. You have to place yourself in their shoes to know what its really like. Great quote! flightministries.com

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  2. Suyash says:

    soo true
    indeed its a ultimate truth

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  3. Mr. Mel says:

    1854-2017 nothing has changed. 👍😞☹️

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Jack Shalom says:

    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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