“Poverty has, in very large cities, very different appearances: it is often concealed in splendour, and often in extravagence. It is the care of a very great part of mankind to conceal their indigence from the rest: they support themselves by temporary expedients, every day is lost in contriving for the morrow.”
–from Rasselas, Chapter XXV by Samuel Johnson
Rasselas makes my top ten book list. Published in 1759, Johnson’s words still work in today’s world. Can’t tell you the number of times I think of that quote….