Poor Quotes

We see the pernicious effects of luxury in the ancient Romans, who immediately found themselves poor as soon as this vice got footing among them.

Joseph Addison

To treat a poor wretch with a bottle of Burgundy, and fill his snuff-box, is like giving a pair of laced ruffles to a man that has never a shirt on his back.

Tom Brown

The average man's judgment is so poor, he runs a risk every time he uses it.

Ed Howe

Any politician who starts shouting election-year demagoguery about the rich and the poor should be asked, "What about the other 90 percent of the people?"

Thomas Sowell

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.

Oscar Ameringer

What fun it would be to be poor, as long as one was excessively poor! Anything in excess is most exhilarating.

Jean Anouilh

Extravagance is the luxury of the poor; penury is the luxury of the rich.

Oscar Wilde

Who, being loved, is poor?

Oscar Wilde

Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.

George Bernard Shaw

Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.

Oliver Goldsmith

Blessed be the inventor of photography It has given more positive pleasure to poor suffering humanity than anything else that has "cast up" in my time -- this art by which even the "poor" can possess themselves of tolerable of their absent dear ones.

Jane Welsh Carlyle

Blessed be the inventor of photography! It has given more positive pleasure to poor suffering humanity than anything else that has "cast up" in my time -- this art by which even the "poor" can possess themselves of tolerable of their absent dear ones.

Jane Welsh Carlyle

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich by promising to protect each from the other

Oscar Ameringer

How poor are they who have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees.

William Shakespeare

Children are poor men's riches

English Proverb

The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.

Jean-Paul Sartre

A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.

Albert Einstein

Change in fashion is the tax which the industry of the poor levies on the vanity of the rich

Chamfort

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

William Temple, Sr.

And we were angry and poor and happy,And proud of seeing our names in print.

G.K. Chesterton

Happiness? That's nothing more than a good health and a poor memory.

Albert Schweitzer

Mankind is divided into rich and poor, into property owners and exploited and to abstract oneself from this fundamental division and from the antagonism between poor and rich means abstracting oneself from fundamental facts.

Joseph Stalin

The fundamental class division in any society is not between rich and poor, or between farmers and city dwellers, but between tax payers and tax consumers

David Boaz

But I, being poor, have only my dreams. I have spread my dreams under your feet; tread softly, because you tread on my dreams.

William Butler Yeats

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