January 15, 2010


More surely than an accursed wealth there is an accursed poverty: that of the man who suffers not from being poor but from not being rich; that of the man who complacently tolerates every misfortune shared by someone else; that of the man who desires not to abolish poverty, but to abolish the good he covets.

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  1. The original Spanish is:

    Más seguramente que la riqueza hay una pobreza maldita: —la del que no sufre de ser pobre sino de no ser rico; la del que tolera satisfecho todo infortunio compartido; la del que no anhela abolirla, sino abolir el bien que envidia.