More on cannibalism:

“Experience declares that man is the only animal which devours his own kind; for I can apply no milder term to the governments of Europe, and to the general prey of the rich on the poor.” – Thomas Jefferson

And while we’re on the topic:

“If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.” – John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address

“A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.” – Samuel Johnson

“Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.” – Oliver Goldsmith

“The millions who are poor in the United States tend to become increasingly invisible…It takes an effort of the intellect and will even to see them.” – Michael Harrington, The Other America: Poverty in the United States

“Few, save the poor, feel for the poor.” – Letitia Elizabeth Landon

“He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord.” – Proverbs 19:17

“He who mocks the poor insults his Maker.” – Proverbs 17:5

“…as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.” – Matthew 25:40

God said, I am tired of kings,
I suffer them no more;
Up to my ear the morning brings
The outrage of the poor.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Boston Hymn”