Quotation by Eva Perón

Almsgiving tends to perpetuate poverty; aid does away with it once and for all. Almsgiving leaves a man just where he was before. Aid restores him to society as an individual worthy of all respect and not as a man with a grievance. Almsgiving is the generosity of the rich; social aid levels up social inequalities. Charity separates the rich from the poor; aid raises the needy and sets him on the same level with the rich.
Eva Perón (1919–1952), Argentinian government official, politician. Address, December 5, 1949, to the American Congress of Industrial Medicine. "My Labour in the Field of Social Aid."
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