And around 40% of the recipients of Social Security, Medicare and Unemployment Insurance don't think they got government aid.
As quoted in A Short History of Progress (2005) by Ronald Wright, p. 124; though this has since been cited as a direct quote by some, the remark may simply be a paraphrase, as no quotation marks appear around the statement and earlier publication of this phrasing have not been located.
It has always seemed strange to me...the things we admire in men--kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling--are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest--sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest--are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first, they love the produce of the second.
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