Monday, June 24, 2013

Today's Maxwell Quote

From A Time to Choose (1975), 67:
Other relevant scriptures tell us that poverty is not good and that sharp economic despair is a major source of sin in the world. We are warned about the greed of the rich, but we are also warned about the greed of the poor. In terms of current concerns, it is almost as though we have now reached the point Dostoevsky foresaw when he said secular sages would say, "There is no crime. There is no sin. There is only hunger." Indeed there is hunger, but there is also crime, and there is surely sin, and we cannot really treat one effectively and ignore the other two.