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poverty

Cynical Definitions

n. A file provided for the teeth of the rats of socialism.

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Cynical Quotations

I think that's how Chicago got started. A bunch of people in New York said, Gee, I'm enjoying the crime and the poverty here, but it just isn't cold enough. Let's go west.

— Richard Jeni

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The number of plans for [poverty's] abolition equals that of the reformers who suffer from it, plus that of the philosophers who know nothing about it. Its victims are distinguished by possession of all the virtues and by their faith in leaders seeking to conduct them into a prosperity where they believe these to be unknown.

— Ambrose Bierce

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