“The greatest country, the richest country, is not that which has the most capitalists, monopolists, immense grabbings, vast fortunes, with its sad, sad soil of extreme, degrading, damning poverty, but the land in which there are the most homesteads, freeholds – where wealth does not show such contrasts high and low, where all men have enough – a modest living – and no man is made possessor beyond the sane and beautiful necessities.”
Quote Number: 1065
Source: Traubel, Horace. With Walt Whitman in Camden (July 16, 1888 – October 31, 1888). Rowman and Littlefield: New York. 1961. Pg 84. Online from The Internet Archive Here.