Of course, for a lot of people, death was a welcome change. Grinding poverty takes the edge off most things, including life.
The world has enough for everybody, but some minorities, the descendants of the same people that crucified Christ, and of those that expelled Bolvar from here and in their own way crucified him . . . have taken control of the riches of the world.
I worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.
It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty.
Poverty is the schoolmaster of character.
The greatest hardship of poverty is that it tends to make men ridiculous.
It is unmistakable madness to live in poverty only to die rich.
The inevitable consequence of poverty is dependence.
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.
Poverty wants some things, Luxury many things, Avarice all things
You are going to let the fear of poverty govern your life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live.
Poverty has, in large cities, very different appearances. It is often concealed in splendor, and often in extravagance. It is the care of a very great part of mankind to conceal their indigence from the rest. They support themselves by temporary expedients, and every day is lost in contriving for tomorrow.
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