Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Photo: Mr. Dickie (Oil painting purchased in Saigon, Vietnam)

It is a grim commentary on human nature that, when a man is dreaming of what he would do if he was a millionaire, he always begins by thinking what he would buy for himself, and seldom of what he would give away. (William Barclay, Letters to the Corinthians, p. 183)

Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary. (Martin Luther King, Jr. in Abounding Grace by M. Scott Peck, p. 315)

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