[Ads-l] Proverb: Give a man a fish versus teach a man to fish

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 30 03:10:15 UTC 2015


On Sat, Aug 29, 2015 at 3:34 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <
adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:

> But these very elementary principles are apt to clash with the leisure of
> the
> > cultivated classes.'
> >
>

This saying has, in recent years, come to be understood as suggesting the
the poor are responsible for their own poverty and not at all as
"principles ... apt to clash with the leisure of the cultivated classes."

Youneverknow.
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-Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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