wisdom from Herman

Visiting_the_poor,_illustration_from_'Le_Magasin_Pittoresque',_Paris,_1844_by_Karl_Girardet-2“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

 

Published by nash

I am curious about everyone and everything, know a lot about some things, a little about others, nothing about still others. I've got roughly half my life to go, and I want it to count, and be damn fun, too. I want to leave the world better than I found it, and grow and change myself in the process.

2 thoughts on “wisdom from Herman

  1. Well said, for a time when the poor didn’t get handouts from a too huge government that can’t keep track of who gets what, through which loophole and which sideways incentive.

    It’s been a while. Did you take a break Mike? Torg

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