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  • We get richer and richer in filthier and filthier communities until we reach a final state of affluent misery - crocus on a garbage heap.

    1969 In the NewYork Times, 9 Oct.
  • It is true that I grew up in an affluent neighborhood and went to a prestigious school. But there were horrors that went on behind closed doors.

    School   Doors   Horror  
    "Hawaii, Mortuaries, And Saving Kurt Vonnegut: An Interview With Kirby Wright". Interview with Jane Ormerod, September 5, 2013.
  • They have two aspects. One is that they're unpredictable, and that often rich and more affluent households are slow to spend the funds. The other thing about tax cuts is that they're redistributive. So they tend, naturally, to benefit those who pay tax.

    Cutting   Two   Benefits  
  • We must understand what our idea of wealth is. Is it just about more buildings, more machines, more cars, more of everything? More and more is death. In the most affluent societies in the world, for example in the United States of America, a significant percentage of the population is on anti-depressants on a regular basis. If you just withdraw one particular medication from the market, almost half the nation will go crazy. That is not wellbeing. Generally, an American citizen has everything that anyone would dream of.

    Dream   Crazy   Ideas  
  • To change our laws and culture, the green movement must attract and include the majority of all people, not just the majority of affluent people.

    Law   People   Majority  
    Van Jones (2008). “The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems”, HarperOne
  • There are many other possibilities more enlightening than the struggle to become the local doctor's most affluent ulcer case.

  • You are affluent when you buy what you want, do what you wish and don't give a thought to what it costs.

    Money   Giving   Wish  
  • I stopped drinking and realised New York still has a lot of charm, but it has become so bourgeois and affluent - and I can't really complain because I'm sort of bourgeois and affluent myself, but I like living in a place where artists and musicians and writers can actually pay the rent.

    "'The Humility That Comes From Being Hated': Moby Interviewed". Interview with Stephen Dalton, May 9, 2011.
  • Sports allow men to build up situations of emergency. What he then demands of himself is unnecessary achievement - and unnecessary sacrifice. He artificially creates the tension that he has been spared by affluent society.

    Sports   Sacrifice   Men  
    Viktor E. Frankl (2011). “The Unheard Cry for Meaning: Psychotherapy and Humanism”, p.108, Simon and Schuster
  • I feel affluent or not according to what part of town I am in.

    Towns   Wealth   Affluent  
  • The world is becoming more affluent. We are generating more and more money - so more spending will go on. In the west, we're opening our purses and moths are flying out - but we've got to remember that, in other markets, this is not an issue.

  • The Supreme Court consistently favors organized money and the political privileges of the corporate class. We have a Senate that is more responsive to affluent constituents than to middle-class constituents, while the opinions of constituents in the bottom third of income distribution have no apparent effect at all on the Senate's roll call votes.

  • I think we can end the divisions within the United States. What I think is quite clear is that we can work together in the last analysis. And that what has been going on with the United States over the period of that last three years, the divisions, the violence, the disenchantment with our society, the divisions - whether it's between blacks and whites, between the poor and the more affluent, or between age groups, or in the war in Vietnam - that we can work together. We are a great country, an unselfish country and a compassionate country. And I intend to make that my basis for running.

    Running   Country   War  
  • My family wasn't terribly affluent and looked upon money very carefully as something that had to be saved, not spent. My father built the ducting that took air into the copper mines and made about 6 d a yard in the Thirties, which was good money back then.

    Father   Air   Yards  
  • I represent an affluent district, but when I worked to form my county's first battered-women's shelter, some nights there were no beds left. Violence against women crosses all economic lines.

  • A few hundred years ago, perhaps 85 or even 90 percent of humanity lived below a standard of living that today only 40 or 45 percent fail to reach. But at that earlier time only part of this poverty could have been eradicated, and this at substantial cost not only to the pleasures of the affluent, but also to their well-being and to human culture. In our time, nearly all severe poverty could be eradicated at a cost to the affluent that is truly trivial.

  • Obama's assault on the affluent rests upon a sky-high stack of lies. Obama is too well staffed and too well informed not to know otherwise. So, maddeningly, he straight-out lies to the American people.

    Lying   Sky   People  
  • Professionalism in medicine has given us medial miracles for the affluent but hospitals that will charge $35 for aspirin.

  • The master minds of all nations, in all ages, have sprung in affluent multitude from the mass of the nations, and from the mass of the nation only-not from its privileged classes.

    Class   Tyrants   Mind  
    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court ch. 25 (1889)
  • No matter how healthy, intelligent or affluent we may be, if our minds are weak, then our happiness will also be frail and brittle. Our minds of faith, moreover, enable us to bring out the full potential in all things and situations, so it is crucial that we strive to forge our minds of faith.

  • One of the things that I do think government counts on is that people are busy. And it's very difficult to mobilize a busy and relatively affluent country, unless it's over really crucial- you know, foundational issues.

    Interview with Bill Moyers, April 27, 2007.
  • Prior to 1940, the affluent and the middle class began to converge, but after 1979, the economic gap between the middle class and affluent widened significantly.

    Class   Gaps   Economic  
    "William Julius Wilson: Ending Poverty Is Possible". "Tell Me More" with Michel Martin, September 13, 2012.
  • You can think of the Health Impact Fund as a mechanism that would keep the benefits and burdens of pharmaceutical innovation for the affluent roughly as they are while massively reducing the burdens presently imposed upon the poor. This sounds like magic. But it really works because the current system is not Pareto efficient. It's a system that generates hundreds of billions of dollars in litigation costs and deadweight losses that HIF-registered medicines would sidestep. By avoiding these losses, the HIF reform can bring improvements all around - including for pharmaceutical innovators.

  • Many older wealthy families have learned to instill a sense of public service in their offspring. But newly affluent middle-classparents have not acquired this skill. We are using our children as symbols of leisure-class standing without building in safeguards against an overweening sense of entitlement--a sense of entitlement that may incline some young people more toward the good life than toward the hard work that, for most of us, makes the good life possible.

  • It's quite astonishing how much money people make in the hedge fund business and in the private equity field, and how well-off affluent families really are.

  • If our society continues at its present rate to become less livable as it becomes more affluent, we promise all to end up in sumptuous misery.

    "No Easy Victories". Book by John William Gardner, ed. Helen Rowan, Harper & Row, p. 57, 1968.
  • And having thoughtlessly polluted our streams and rivers, we have seen in recent years a rapidly growing market for bottled drinking water. I am sure that some will say that a rapidly growing market for water is "good for the economy," and most of us are still affluent enough to pay the cost. Nevertheless, it is a considerable cost that we are now paying for drinkable water, which we once had in plentiful supply at little cost or none at all. And the increasing of the cost suggests that the time may come when the cost will be unaffordable.

    Drinking   Years   Rivers  
    Wendell Berry, Daniel Kemmis, Courtney White (2006). “The Way of Ignorance: And Other Essays”, p.147, Counterpoint Press
  • It's amazing how people can get so excited about a rocket to the moon and not give a damn about smog, oil leaks, the devastation of the environment with pesticides, hunger, disease. When the poor share some of the power that the affluent now monopolize, we will give a damn.

    Moon   Oil   Giving  
    Cesar Chavez (2008). “An Organizer's Tale: Speeches”, p.144, Penguin
  • A way has to be found to enable everyone to benefit from the fruits of the earth, and not simply to close the gap between the affluent and those who must be satisfied with the crumbs falling from the table, but above all to satisfy the demands of justice, fairness and respect for every human being.

    Fall   Justice   Poverty  
  • Our generation may stand at a crucial breakpoint in history, for we in the presently affluent nations may be the last who can afford to open up the high frontier. What we do during the next ten or twenty years may determine whether future generations will live in a humane and rewarding society, or whether they will spend their lives in desperate contention for the dwindling sustenance afforded by our limited terrestrial resources.

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