Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.
C. Wright Mills
No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.
To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the reach and power of every man. Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole.