Poverty And The Poor Quotes


72 Poverty And The Poor quotes:



"I worked myself up from nothing to extreme poverty."
"It is the great privilege of poverty to be happy and yet unenvied, to be healthy with physic, secure without a guard, and to obtain from the bounty of nature what the great and wealthy are compelled to procure by the help of art."
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"Do not ask the name of the person who seeks a bed for the night. He who is reluctant to give his name is the one who most needs shelter."
"The Poor Man whom everyone speaks of, the Poor Man whom everyone pities, one of the repulsive Poor from whom ''charitable'' souls keep their distance, he has still said nothing. Or, rather, he has spoken through the voice of Victor Hugo, Zola, Richepin. At least, they said so. And these shameful impostures fed their authors. Cruel irony, the Poor Man tormented with hunger feeds those who plead his case."
"In going to America one learns that poverty is not a necessary accompaniment to civilization."
"We have grown literally afraid to be poor. We despise anyone who elects to be poor in order to simplify and save his inner life. If he does not join the general scramble and pant with the money-making street, we deem him spiritless and lacking in ambition."
"It is seldom that the miserable of the world can help regarding their misery as a wrong inflicted by those who are less miserable."
"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."
"Give me the poverty that enjoys true wealth."
"To be shelterless and alone in the open country, hearing the wind moan and watching for day through the whole long weary night; to listen to the falling rain, and crouch for warmth beneath the lee of some old barn or rick, or in the hollow of a tree; are dismal things -- but not so dismal as the wandering up and down where shelter is, and beds and sleepers are by thousands; a houseless rejected creature."
"Nature makes us poor only when we want necessaries, but custom gives the name of poverty to the want of superfluities."
"Poverty is often concealed in splendor, and often in extravagance. It is the task of many people to conceal their neediness from others. Consequently they support themselves by temporary means, and everyday is lost in contriving for tomorrow."
"This mournful truth is everywhere confessed, slow rises worth by poverty depressed."
"Look at me. I worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty."
"O world, how apt the poor are to be proud!"
"The seven deadly sins... food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven millstones from Man's neck but money; and the spirit cannot soar until the millstones are lifted."
"What a devil art thou, Poverty! How many desires -- how many aspirations after goodness and truth -- how many noble thoughts, loving wishes toward our fellows, beautiful imaginings thou hast crushed under thy heel, without remorse or pause!"
"The greatest evils and the worst of crimes is poverty; our first duty, a duty to which every other consideration should be sacrificed, is not to be poor."
"If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich."
"Poverty consist in feeling poor."


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