Something for Us to Think About

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Landscape in stone“Every city, however small, is, in fact, divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich; these are at war with one another.” -Plato

“Our world is full of terrible contradictions: Plenty of food, but one billion go hungry. Lavish lifestyles for a few, but poverty for far too many others. Huge advances in medicine while mothers still die in childbirth, and children die every day from unclean water. Billions spent on weapons instead of keeping them safe.” -Ban Ki-moon

“In a country well governed, being poor is something to be ashamed of.  In a country poorly governed, being wealthy is something to be ashamed of.” -Confucius

“I choose to identify with the underprivileged, I choose to identify with the poor, I choose to give my life for the hungry, I choose to give my life for those who have been left out of the sunlight of opportunity.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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