„One day our grandchildren will go to museums to see what poverty was like.“

—  Muhammad Yunus, "Interview with Prof. Muhammad Yunus" Australian Broadcasting Corporation (25 March 1997) http://www.abc.net.au/foreign/stories/s400630.htm
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