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Robert Burns

Posted by ESC on August 19, 2004

In Reply to: Who made this quote? posted by Platypus on August 19, 2004

: : Who said, " man's inhumanity to man..." and what are the missing words?

: I Googled "man's inhumanity to man.."; and though I did not discover who made the observation first, I found the advertisement in the right-hand column most illuminating. It said, "INHUMANITY For Sale. Low Priced Inhumanity. Huge Selection at eBay!"

: man's inhumanity to man never fails to shock me... neither does capitalism.

From "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations" by John Bartlett (15th and 125th anniversary edition, Little, Brown and Co., Boston, 1980)

Man's inhumanity to man
Makes countless thousands mourn!

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)
Man Who Was Made to Mourn