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It does not depend upon us to avoid poverty, but it does depend upon us to make that poverty respected.
All men would then be necessarily equal, if they were without needs. It is the poverty connected with our species which subordinates one man to another. It is not inequality which is the real misfortune, it is dependence.
Work keeps away those three great evils: boredom, vice, and poverty.
Work banishes those three great evils, boredom, vice, and poverty.
Work keeps us from three great evils, boredom, vice, and poverty.
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An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.
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