Quotation by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Throughout the 1980's, we did hear too much about individual gain and the ethos of selfishness and greed. We did not hear enough about how to be a good member of a community, to define the common good and to repair the social contract. And we also found that while prosperity does not trickle down from the most powerful to the rest of us, all too often indifference and even intolerance do.
Hillary Rodham Clinton (b. 1947), U.S. attorney; First Lady of the United States. New York Times, p. A17 (May 18, 1993).

From the First Lady's commencement speech a day earlier at the University of Pennsylvania, which had recently experienced racial conflicts.
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