page 517 of 608 of The Grapes of Wrath

The point isn’t to make sure your own bowl is full, it’s to make sure the guy’s bowl next to yours isn’t empty.

The camp women, when they chastise the other lady for not taking store credit, they go on about how they won’t take nor do they give out charity. Everyone wants to work. Yet ask a man who already has a full cup and he’ll say another man shouldn’t be too proud to accept charity.