Quote of the Day 1/24/14

Posted: January 24, 2014 in Economics, Politics, Quotations
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“Sometimes the poor are praised for being thrifty. But to recommend thrift to the poor is both grotesque and insulting. It is like advising a man who is starving to eat less. For a town or country laborer to practice thrift would be absolutely immoral. Man should not be ready to show that he can live like a badly fed animal.”

–Oscar Wilde, quoted by Jack London in People of the Abyss

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