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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:833
AUTHOR:Don Marquis (1878–1937)
QUOTATION:what man calls civilization
always results in deserts
man is never on the square
he uses up the fat and greenery of the earth
each generation wastes a little more
of the future with greed and lust for riches
ATTRIBUTION:DON MARQUIS, “What the Ants Are Saying,” stanza 5, Archy Does His Part, in The Lives and Times of Archy & Mehitabel, p. 475 (1950).
SUBJECTS:Greed
 
 
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