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Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.

Charlie McCarthy

Youth is the best time to be rich; and the best time to be poor

Euripides

Poor mortals we who crave to have it so - our grief to be deathless when we are dead

Perses of Thebes

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Religion is what keeps the poor man from murdering the rich

Napoleon Bonaparte

Wealth and poverty are seen for what they are. It begins to be seen that the poor are only they who feel poor, and poverty consists in feeling poor. The rich, as we reckon them, and among them the very rich, in a true scale would be found very indigent and ragged.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable and others extremely difficult.

Samuel Johnson

Anger and humor are like the left and right arm. They complement each other. Anger empowers the poor to declare their uncompromising opposition to oppression, and humor prevents them from being consumed by their fury.

James H. Cone

Poor nations are hungry, and rich nations are proud; and pride and hunger will ever be at variance.

Jonathan Swift

A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor, big or small, young or old. He doesn't care if you're not smart, not popular, not a good joke-teller, not the best athlete, nor the best-looking person. To your dog, you are the greatest, the smartest, the nicest human being who was ever born. You are his friend and protector.

Louis Sabin

I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty.

Woodrow T. Wilson

Sexual love is the most stupendous fact of the universe, and the most magical mystery our poor blind senses know.

Amy Lowell

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.

Charlie McCarthy

Jealousy is indeed a poor medium to secure love, but it is a secure medium to destroy one's self-respect.

Emma Goldman

There is much less envy of the rich by the poor than there is of the happy by the unhappy; by those who believe by those who don’t believe.

Dennis Prager

Sport is how poor kids from poor countries pass through the eye of the needle to riches and recognition.

AA Gill

In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.

Aristotle

Any kid who has two parents who are interested in him and a houseful of books isn't poor.

Sam Levenson

No one has ever become poor by giving.

Anne Frank

I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich.

Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford

Who loves law, dies either mad or poor.

Thomas Middleton

What a poor appearance the tales of poets make when stripped of the colors which music puts upon them, and recited in simple prose

Plato

Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.

Euripides

Poor in my youth, and in life's later scenes - Rich to no end, I curse my natal hour, Who naught enjoyed while young, denied the means; And naught when old enjoyed, denied the power

Greek proverb

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