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 Jeremy Rifkin - “The interesting thing is, while we die of diseases of affluence from eating all these fatty meats, our poor brethren in the developing world die of diseases of poverty, because the land is not used now to grow food grain for their families.”  
 Jonathan Miller - “What people want is not what some would call imaginative and often austere productions but very lavish productions which cast back into the auditorium an image of their affluence.”  
 John Neal - “This is an interesting practice in that a lot of different things - from issues due to poverty, to issues due to affluence, have an impact on our patients, ... It is a very international practice. I speak just enough Spanish to get into trouble. Dr. Csanadi speaks Hungarian.”  
 John Neal - “This is an interesting practice in that a lot of different things - from issues due to poverty, to issues due to affluence, have an impact on our patients, ... It is a very international practice. I speak just enough Spanish to get into trouble. Dr. Csanadi speaks Hungarian.”  
 Jack London - “Affluence means influence”  
 Jeff Greenwald - “Despite a lack of the material wealth we so value in the West, many people in developing countries have fulfilling lives. So maybe we've missed the boat. Maybe happiness is not about affluence.”  
 Marshall McLuhan - “Affluence creates poverty.”  
 Richard Martin - “As a result of the one-child policy and increasing affluence, the demographic and socio-economic profile of China is rapidly changing.”  
 Samuel Johnson - “There are minds which easily sink into submission, that look on grandeur with undistinguishing reverence, and discover no defect where there is elevation of rank and affluence of riches”  
 Ed Kinney - “Affluence plays a big factor today. Lifestyle expectations have risen, and the premium market is becoming very attractive.”  
 Joyce Thompson - “This is the kind of substantial income increase many people need to remain in the middle class or enjoy some affluence.”  
 Suze Orman - “Owning a home is a keystone of wealth... both financial affluence and emotional security.”  
 Mohammed Pahlavi - “My main mistake was to have made an ancient people advance by forced marches toward independence, health, culture, affluence, comfort.”  
 Daniel Greenberg - “The scientific community having made a rapid ascent from deep poverty to great affluence, from academe's cloisters to Washington's high councils, still tends to be a bit excitable - not unlike a nouveau riche in a fluctuating market.”  
 Denis Diderot - “In any country where talent and virtue produce no advancement, money will be the national god. Its inhabitants will either have to possess money or make others believe that they do. Wealth will be the highest virtue, poverty the greatest vice. Those who have money will display it in every imaginable way. If their ostentation does not exceed their fortune, all will be well. But if their ostentation does exceed their fortune they will ruin themselves. In such a country, the greatest fortunes will vanish in the twinkling of an eye. Those who don't have money will ruin themselves with vain efforts to conceal their poverty. That is one kind of affluence the outward sign of wealth for a small number, the mask of poverty for the majority, and a source of corruption for all.”  
 Ray Charles - “Affluence separates people. Poverty knits 'em together. You got some sugar and I don't I borrow some of yours. Next month you might not have any flour well, I'll give you some of mine.”  
 Kenneth Hoagland - “It is not primarily the sexboozedrugs that surround this event, as problematic as they might be it is rather the flaunting of affluence, assuming exaggerated expenses, a pursuit of vanity for vanity's sake - in a word, financial decadence.”  
 Margaret Drabble - “Affluence was, quite simply, a question of texture ... The threadbare carpets of infancy, the coconut matting, the ill-laid linoleum, the utility furniture ... had all spoken of a life too near the bones of subsistence, too little padded, too severely worn.”  
 Joan Didion - “A pool is, for many of us in the West, a symbol not of affluence but of order, of control over the uncontrollable. A pool is water, made available and useful, and is, as such, infinitely soothing to the western eye.”  
 Mark Twain - “He is now rising from affluence to poverty.”  
 Jack London - “Affluence means influence.”  
 Barbara Mikulski - “As we move from an economy of affluence to an economy of scarcity, we must be careful that the people who make 5,000 a year are not pitted against those who make 25,000 a year by those who make 900,000.”  
 Judith Crist - “In this era of affluence and of permissiveness, we have, in all but cultural areas, bred a nation of overprivileged youngsters, saturated with vitamins, television and plastic toys.”  
 Winston Churchill - “We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty.”