Sunday, August 25, 2013

Robert Louis Stevenson on Honour

"The problem to the poor is one of  necessity: to earn wherewithal to live, they must find  remunerative labor.  But the problem to the rich is one of  honour: having the wherewithal, they must find serviceable  labor.  Each has to earn his daily bread: the one, because  he has not yet got it to eat; the other, who has already  eaten it, because he has not yet earned it."

--Robert Louis Stevenson, The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson: Miscellanies, Volume 4, p. 368

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