Quotation by George Bernard Shaw

Such poverty as we have today in all our great cities degrades the poor, and infects with its degradation the whole neighborhood in which they live. And whatever can degrade a neighborhood can degrade a country and a continent and finally the whole civilized world, which is only a large neighborhood.
George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1928). The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism, Capitalism, Sovietism and Fascism, ch. 14, Constable (1949).
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