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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Aphorism of the Day

"In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of."

by Confucius (traditionally 551 BC – 479 BC). [Link via world of quotes.]


  • It seems that misquoted or misadvised aphorisms are frequently used as a source of humour; for instance, wordplays of aphorisms appear in the works of P. G. Wodehouse, Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams.

    By Anonymous custom paper wriitng, at 11:49 AM  

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