Fresh Quotes for JUNE: Rich and Poor

Nobody knows you when you’re down and out

**Jimmie Cox  1923 (song)**

“Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime”

**Aristotle ( 384 B.C.)**

“With the greater part of rich people, the chief enjoyment of riches, which in their eye is never so complete as when they appear to possess those decisive marks of opulence which nobody can possess but themselves.”

**Adam Smith ( 1776)**


**Barbara Paley (Socialite) 1915-1978**

“If the rich could hire others to die for them, the poor could make a nice living.”

**Yiddish Saying**

“The art of becoming rich…is not absolutely nor finally the art of accumulating much money for ourselves, but also of contriving that our neighbors should have less. In accurate terms, it is the art of establishing the maximum inequality in our own favor.”

**John Ruskin (1860)**

Homeless Veteran on the streets of Boston, MA
Homeless Veteran on the streets of Boston, MA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


**Jerome K. Jerome (1892)**

Disparity of rich and poor in Rio de Janeiro
Disparity of rich and poor in Rio de Janeiro (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“So long as all the increased wealth which modern progress brings goes but to build up great fortunes to increase luxury and make sharper the contrast between the house of have and the house of want, progress is not real and cannot be permanent.”

**Henry George (1879)**

… just a little food for thought…


Author: Strawberryindigo

A starry-eyed dreamer and adventurer of the imagination. I am a feisty Aspie exploding with colorfully creative energies.

24 thoughts on “Fresh Quotes for JUNE: Rich and Poor”

  1. This is a powerful collection curated with sensitivity.
    “The fact is that this generation — yours, my generation … we’re the first generation that can look at poverty and disease, look across the ocean to Africa and say with a straight face, we can be the first to end this sort of stupid extreme poverty, where in the world of plenty, a child can die for lack of food in it’s belly.” — BONO


  2. Okay! I already follow this blog and now the other one too… Good for you. I don’t know how you do it as I can barely keep up with all the demands on my time. I love your blogs… both of them TY! 🙂


    1. Hey eof737! Thanks for following both my blogs. I know what you mean about time, there is never enough for all we want to accomplish. I am impressed by your blog.(I’m following you too!) You put a lot in every post. Don’t worry about the quantity too much. Your quality is stellar! 🙂


  3. A searing and open eyed report on issues that must be addressed. You captured negative images in such a right way. Thank you for opening my eyes a bit more. Marc


  4. Denny said it best – this is such a powerful presentation of quotes and photographs. I wish I could see something of this quality and impact published in a major newspaper. YOu have done an incredible job of quietly and powerfully exposing the inequality and injustice of our current economic system.


    1. Thank you Heart to Harp. I was hestitant to do this post. I was afraid of offending someone. At times the truth can be ugly and no one wants to look at ugliness. Your comments truly mean a lot to me. Thanks again.


  5. A thought provoking piece very well presented. If only more people could take the words expressed to heart this world would be a better place.



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