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There is poverty and hunger and war in the world.  And we prepare for more war.  There is desperate suffering with no prospect for relief.  But we would be contributing to the misery and desperation of the world if we failed to rejoice in the sun, the moon and the stars, in the rivers which surround this island on which we live, on the cool breezes of the bay, on what food we have and on the benefactors God sends.
   —   Dorothy Day
Appearing in:  “The Catholic Worker”  (newspaper)
Dtd:  July-August 1940
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Why, look at me.  I’ve worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.
    ―    Groucho Marx
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The bread which you do not use is the bread of the hungry; the garment hanging in your wardrobe is the garment of him who is naked; the shoes that you do not wear are the shoes of the one who is barefoot; the money that you keep locked away is the money of the poor; the acts of charity that you do not perform are so many injustices that you commit.
   —   St. Basil the Great
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I started out with nothing.  I still have most of it.
   —    Michael Davis
[Very reminiscent of an earlier post…  Distance, n.  What else can we do but laugh?  —  KMAB]
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One of the strangest things about life is that the poor, who need money the most, are the very ones that never have it.
   —  Mr. Dooley
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Who, being loved, is poor?
   –  Oscar Wilde
[And a special Happy Birthday to my mother.  Love Always, your son Kevin   —   KMAB]
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I’ll take it even a step further.  I believe poor folks, black and white, have been virtually brainwashed to hate each other.  Not only are they going to be successful if they band together, but America is dominated by financial subcultures now.  Poor folks go their whole lives fighting each other, while small groups of people, laughing all the way to the bank, carve up the whole big pie of money.  Man, you talk about divide and conquer.  You’ve got too many people not working together, believing race is their problem when poverty and bad schools are their problem, and before you know it, there’s a small group of people who have all the money.  As long as they keep the poor people divided, those poor people are never going to be able to get a decent-size piece of the pie.
    -–    Charles Barkley
From his book:  “Who’s Afraid Of A Large Black Man?
[We are the 99%!!  Can you hear us now?   —    KMAB]
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