wisdom from Herman

Posted: November 9, 2013 in poverty
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


  1. Dree says:

    Reblogged this on Dree Speaks Controversy and commented:
    The worst assumptions made in this world seem to be those assumptions made about the poor by those who have means.

  2. Anonymous says:

    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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