"The real "haves" are they who can acquire freedom, self-confidence, and even riches without depriving others of them. They acquire all of these by developing and applying their potentialities. On the other hand, the real "have nots" are they who cannot have aught except by depriving others of it. They can feel free only by diminishing the freedom of others, self-confident by spreading fear and dependence among others, and rich by making others poor."
Eric Hoffer (more quotes by Eric Hoffer or books by/about Eric Hoffer)
(1902-1983) American author, philosopher, awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom
The Passionate State Of Mind, and Other Aphorisms (1955)
Courage, Dependence, Fear, Freedom, Independence, Responsibility, Wealth, Welfare