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Walking vices

March 10th, 2010 Posted in Curmudgeonry

From Anthony Esolen’s “Filthy Rich: The Unnoticed Gift of Trickle-Down Decadence:”

“The poor teach us what our vices mean, because we have not the self-knowledge to see through the disguises we ourselves have given them. When we see the poor doing what we would not, let us not say, ‘There but for the grace of God (or family, social class, or education) go I.’ We must say, ‘There are my vices, walking.'”