The desire of acquiring the comforts of the world haunts the imagination of the poor, and the dread of losing them that of the rich.

Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) French writer, diplomat, politician
Democracy in America, 2.2.10 (1840) [tr. Reeve and Bowen (1862)]

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