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The best loved by God are those that are rich, yet have the humility of the poor, and those that are poor and have the magnanimity of the rich.


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The beloved of the Almighty are: the rich who have the humility of the poor, and the poor who have the magnanimity of the rich.

Joseph Addison

In the final analysis, the rich must not ignore the poor because both rich and poor are tied in a single garment of destiny. All life is interrelated, and all men are interdependent. The agony of the poor diminishes the rich, and the salvation of the poor enlarges the rich. We are inevitably our brothers' keeper because of the interrelated structure of reality.

Martin Luther King

The oligarchic character of the modern English commonwealth does not rest, like many oligarchies, on the cruelty of the rich to the poor. It does not even rest on the kindness of the rich to the poor. It rests on the perennial and unfailing kindness of the poor to the rich.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Ye are born, all of you, to a royal birthright. Scorn not the poor, thou wealthy his toil is nobler than thy luxury. Fret not at the rich, thou poor his beneficence is comelier than thy murmuring. Join hands, both of you, rich and poor together, as ye toil in the brotherhood of God's great harvest-field heirs of a double heritage thou poor, of thy kingly labor thou rich, of thy queenly charity and let heaven bear witness to the bridal.

William Morley Punshon

What is always overlooked is that although the poor want to be rich, it does not follow that they either like the rich or that they in any way want to emulate their characters which, in fact, they despise. Both the poor and the rich have always found precisely the same grounds on which to complain about each other. Each feels the other has no manners, is disloyal, corrupt, insensitive and has never put in an honest day's work in its life.

Elaine Dundy
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