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Re: Please Help with This Quotation

Posted by S. Ryan on April 15, 2003

In Reply to: Re: Please Help with This Quotation posted by ESC on April 10, 2003

: : There's a saying that goes some thing like, "The measure of a society is not in how it treats its elite, but in how it treats its lowest member". Any idea as to source and actual formulation of this statement?

: : Thanks in advance for any information.

: "Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members." From "My Several Worlds" by Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973). Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, Seventeenth Edition.

I have also seen this as "... how it buries its dead."