Quotation by Thomas Henry Huxley

Material advancement has its share in moral and intellectual progress. Becky Sharp's acute remark that it is not difficult to be virtuous on ten thousand a year has its applications to nations; and it is futile to expect a hungry and squalid population to be anything but violent and gross.
Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #74, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).
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