Quote of Note #128: Charity or Compassion


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“A so-called free society has never been remarkable for its feeling towards its casualties. It is invariably richer in charity than in compassion, probably because charity is tax-deductible whereas compassion is merely time-consuming.”

Peter Ustinov, Krumnagel. New York: Little, Brown, & Co. 1971, page 152.

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