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Please Help with This Quotation

Posted by ESC on April 10, 2003

In Reply to: Please Help with This Quotation posted by S. 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.