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.
A man guilty of poverty easily believes himself suspected.
One solitary philosopher may be great, virtuous, and happy in the depth of poverty, but not a whole people.
Poverty sits by the cradle of all our great men, and rocks them up to manhood; and this meager foster-mother remains their faithful companion throughout life.
Poverty, labor, and calamity are not without their luxuries, which the rich, the indolent, and the fortunate in vain seek for.
Nor is there on earth a more powerful advocate for vice than poverty.
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.
Poverty is only contemptible when it is felt to be so. Doubtless the best way to make our poverty respectable is to seem never to feel it as an evil.
Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.
Loves conquers all things except poverty and toothache.
The prevalent fear of poverty among the educated classes is the worst moral disease from which our civilization suffers
Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn't commit.
In wealth, many friends; in poverty, not even relatives.
Poverty wants some things, Luxury many things, Avarice all things
Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
Boredom is the keynote of poverty -- of all its indignities, it is perhaps the hardest of all to live with -- for where there is no money there is no change of any kind.
Idleness travels very slowly, and poverty soon overtakes her.
Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.
The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.
As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.
Simply put, unsustainable debt is helping to keep too many poor countries and poor people in poverty.
The worst kind of shame is being ashamed of frugality or poverty.
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
The prevalent fear of poverty among the educated classes is the worst moral disease from which our civilization suffers.