[…] la seule barrière entre nous et l’anarchie, ce sont les neuf derniers repas que nous avons pris.
« Those of us who are well fed, well garmented and well ordered, ought not to forget that necessity makes frequently the root of crime.
It is well for us to recollect that even in our own law-abiding, not to say virtuous cases, the only barrier between us and anarchy is the last nine meals we’ve had.
It may be taken as axiomatic that a starving man is never a good citizen. »
Alfred Henry Lewis – Owensboro Daily Messenger (1896)
Il n’y a que neuf repas entre l’humanité et l’anarchie.
« There are only nine meals between mankind and anarchy. »
Cosmopolitan Magazine (1906)