The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
When a country is well governed, poverty and a mean condition are things to be ashamed of. When a country is ill governed, riches and honour are things to be ashamed of.
邦有道貧且賤焉恥也，邦無道富且貴焉恥也。 Confucius (551 BCE-479 BCE)
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