Poor Quotes

There was no welfare state, and people had to rely mainly on the Poor Law - that was all the state provided. It was very degrading, very humiliating. And there was a means test for receiving poor relief

Barbara Castle

The real "haves" are they who can acquire freedom, self-confidence, and even riches without depriving others of them. They acquire all of these by developing and applying their potentialities. On the other hand, the real "have notch" are they who cannot have aught except by depriving others of it. They can feel free only by diminishing the freedom of others, self-confident by spreading fear and dependence among others, and rich by making others poor

Eric Hoffer

Worries are the most stubborn habits in the world. Even after a poor man has won a huge lottery prize, he will still for months wake up in the night with a start, worrying about food and rent.

Vicki Baum

Oh the nerves, the nerves; the mysteries of this machine called man! Oh the little that unhinges it, poor creatures that we are

Charles Dickens

If you were a poor Indian with no weapons, and a bunch of conquistadors came up to you and asked where the gold was, I don't think it would be a good idea to say, "I swallowed it. So sue me.

Jack Handy

Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.

Aesop

Pity the poor opponents of the right to keep and bear arms! They must distrust just everybody except criminals and except the tyrant to whom they concede the armed monopoly of their protection.

Pierre Lemieux

The right time to eat is: for a rich man when he is hungry, for a poor man when he has something to eat

Mexican Proverb

[Urging Sarkozy to avoid] warlike semantics, ... He needs to stop going with cameras and journalists to poor and sensitive areas.

Azouz Begag

Acquaintance is a degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor and obscure, and intimate when he is rich and famous.

Ambrose Bierce

Acquaintance is a degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor and obscure, and intimate when he is rich and famous

Ambrose Bierce

The miser, starving his brother's body, starves also his own soul, and at death shall creep out of his great estate of injustice, poor and naked and miserable.

Theodore Parker

If you give food to the poor, they call you a saint. If you ask why the poor have no food, they call you a Communist.

Manuel Alcántara

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving!

George Eliot

The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor.

William Temple

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.

George Eliot

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.

John F. Kennedy

So there he is at last. Man on the moon. The poor magnificent bungler! He can't even get to the office without undergoing the agonies of the damned, but give him a little metal, a few chemicals, some wire and twenty or thirty billion dollars and, vroom!

Russell Baker

Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.

Benjamin Franklin

Democracy cannot flourish half rich and half poor, any more than it can flourish half free and half slave

Felix G. Rohatyn

The honest poor can sometimes forget poverty. The honest rich can never forget it.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

When parents put gold into the hands of youth, when they should put a rod under their girdle--when instead of awe they make them past grace, and leave them rich executors of goods, and poor executors of godliness, then it is no marvel that the son being left rich by his father's will, becomes reckless by his own will.

John Lyly

Among the propensities of human nature which almost exceed understanding come the parsimony of the rich and the extravagance of the poor.

Unknown

He who is extravagant will quickly become poor; and poverty will enforce dependence, and invite corruption.

Samuel Johnson

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