Quotations on Poor

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Property is not the sacred right. When a rich man becomes poor it is a misfortune, it is not a moral evil. When a poor man becomes destitute, it is a moral evil, teeming with consequences and injurious to society and morality.
- Lord Acton
(Keywords: Society, Morality, Consequences, Evil, Man, Misfortune, Poor, Property, Right)

In the end of five years I made supplication to the king to go out of this land, desiring to see my poor wife and children according to conscience and nature.
- Will Adams
(Keywords: Nature, Wife, Children, Conscience, End, Land, Poor, Years)

Proletarian language is dictated by hunger. The poor chew words to fill their bellies.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Hunger, Language, Poor, Words)

The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own.
- Theodor Adorno
(Keywords: Discipline, Poor, Thinking)

There's something really great and romantic about being poor and sleeping on couches.
- Ben Affleck
(Keywords: Being, Poor, Romantic)

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
- Sholom Aleichem
(Keywords: Life, Dream, Comedy, Fool, Poor, Tragedy)

The rich swell up with pride, the poor from hunger.
- Sholom Aleichem
(Keywords: Hunger, Poor, Pride)

Written laws are like spiders' webs, and will, like them, only entangle and hold the poor and weak, while the rich and powerful will easily break through them.
- Anacharsis
(Keywords: Laws, Poor, Spiders, Will)

After that I won a prize, I was with a group of ancient music of Spain that they helped me a lot with a grant, you see, during three years. And so I made my debut in 1944 and I found myself helping my family, it was a very poor family.
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Keywords: Family, Music, Poor, Spain, Years)

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
(Keywords: Power, Democracy, Majority, Poor, Will)

Consider then, O man! whether there can be anything more wretched and poor, more naked and miserable, than man when he dies, if he be not clothed with Christ's righteousness, and enriched in his God.
- Johann Arndt
(Keywords: God, Christ, Man, Poor, Righteousness)

But, alas! what poor Woman is ever taught that she should have a higher Design than to get her a Husband?
- Mary Astell
(Keywords: Design, Husband, Poor, Woman)

What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.
- Saint Augustine
(Keywords: Love, Men, Eyes, Feet, Help, Misery, Poor, Want)

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Anger, Men, Poor, Witty)

Pride in the case of a rich man is bad, but pride in the case of a poor man is worse.
- Abu Bakr
(Keywords: Man, Poor, Pride)

Men who are scandalized at the lack of freedom in Russia do not ask themselves how real is liberty among the poor, the weak, and the ignorant in capitalist society.
- Emily Greene Balch
(Keywords: Men, Society, Freedom, Liberty, Poor, Russia)

But reason always cuts a poor figure beside sentiment; the one being essentially restricted, like everything that is positive, while the other is infinite.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Positive, Being, Infinite, Poor, Reason, Sentiment)

A man is a poor creature compared to a woman.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Man, Poor, Woman)

Mothers, unless they were very poor, didn't work. Both of my parents had to leave education. My mother had to work in a cotton mill until 18 or 19, when she took some training in domestic science.
- Roger Bannister
(Keywords: Science, Work, Education, Mother, Mothers, Parents, Poor, Training)

I think that age as a number is not nearly as important as health. You can be in poor health and be pretty miserable at 40 or 50. If you're in good health, you can enjoy things into your 80s.
- Bob Barker
(Keywords: Age, Health, Poor, Pretty)

The poor monkey, quietly seated on the ground, seemed to be in sore trouble at this display of anger.
- Henry Walter Bates
(Keywords: Anger, Poor, Trouble)

I have just been all round the world and have formed a very poor opinion of it.
- Thomas Beecham
(Keywords: Opinion, Poor, World)

The real solution is to improve the incomes of the poor and provide their children with decent education.
- Carol Bellamy
(Keywords: Education, Children, Poor, Solution)

Of all the ways of acquiring books, writing them oneself is regarded as the most praiseworthy method. Writers are really people who write books not because they are poor, but because they are dissatisfied with the books which they could buy but do not like.
- Walter Benjamin
(Keywords: People, Books, Poor, Writers, Writing)

Poverty is everyone's problem. It cuts across any line you can name: age, race, social, geographic or religious. Whether you are black or white; rich, middle-class or poor, we are ALL touched by poverty.
- Kathleen Blanco
(Keywords: Age, Poor, Poverty, Race, Religious)

I took upon myself to enact the part of a poor, unfortunate crazy girl, and felt it my duty not to shirk any of the disagreeable results that should follow.
- Nellie Bly
(Keywords: Duty, Poor, Results)

All the asylum clothing is made by the patients, but sewing does not employ one's mind. After several months' confinement the thoughts of the busy world grow faint, and all the poor prisoners can do is to sit and ponder over their hopeless fate.
- Nellie Bly
(Keywords: Thoughts, Fate, Mind, Months, Poor, World)

To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships.
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Keywords: Land, Man, Poor, Race)

The shock caused by the September 11 events has also lead to a thorough reflection on the existing disparity between rich and poor countries, on the misery of populations of the South.
- Omar Bongo
(Keywords: Countries, Events, Misery, Poor, Reflection)

I loved music, and in my ninth year at MIT, I decided to buy a hi-fi set. I figured that all I needed to do was look at the specifications. So I bought what looked like the best one, turned it on, and turned it off in five minutes, the sound was so poor.
- Amar Bose
(Keywords: Music, Poor, Sound)

I board with a poor Scotchman: his wife can talk scarce any English.
- David Brainerd
(Keywords: Wife, English, Poor, Talk)

Those who have some means think that the most important thing in the world is love. The poor know that it is money.
- Gerald Brenan
(Keywords: Money, Love, Poor, World)

I. cannot stoop to reply to the folly and the slander of every poor Tory partisan who assails me, and I should not have noticed you but for the fact that you are a member of the House of Commons.
- John Bright
(Keywords: Fact, Folly, Poor, Slander)

I would not send a poor girl into the world, ignorant of the snares that beset her path; nor would I watch and guard her, till, deprived of self-respect and self-reliance, she lost the power or the will to watch and guard herself .
- Anne Bronte
(Keywords: Power, Poor, Self, Will, World)

I will say this, - though: If it is true that fusion will put unlimited amounts of energy into our hands, then I'm worried. Our record on this score is extremely poor.
- David R. Brower
(Keywords: Energy, Poor, Will)

I believe that God and reality are too big for my poor words.
- Pat Buckley
(Keywords: God, Poor, Reality, Words)

Blanche talks about aging, and why should she be considered poor, because physical beauty is transitory and fading and she has such richness of the soul. I think that speech is so beautiful, and so telling and so true.
- Delta Burke
(Keywords: Beauty, Soul, Poor, Richness, Speech)

In 1970 I realized that there was negligible risk from x-rays but many radiographs had poor image quality so that the risk from a false negative was significant.
- John Cameron
(Keywords: Quality, Negative, Poor, Risk)

The reason why I buy into the Democratic Party more than the Republican Party is because there are over 2,000 verses of Scripture that deal with responding to the needs of the poor.
- Tony Campolo
(Keywords: Needs, Party, Poor, Reason, Republican, Scripture)

So I really would like to see both parties respond to the poor with greater commitment. But I've got to tell you, the Democrats, I feel, are doing a better job in that respect than Republicans are.
- Tony Campolo
(Keywords: Commitment, Democrats, Job, Poor, Republicans, Respect)

Of the 22 industrialized nations of the world, we're dead last in per capita giving to poor people.
- Tony Campolo
(Keywords: People, Giving, Nations, Poor, World)

I teach at Eastern University, which is highly committed to doing work among the poor and the oppressed peoples of the world. We have a special commitment to the city.
- Tony Campolo
(Keywords: Work, Commitment, Poor, University, World)

Prophecy, however honest, is generally a poor substitute for experience.
- Benjamin Cardozo
(Keywords: Experience, Poor, Prophecy)

Imagination is a poor matter when it has to part company with understanding.
- Thomas Carlyle
(Keywords: Imagination, Company, Poor, Understanding)

We were totally unprepared for such a large quantity of visitors, and in view of the preservation of the antiquities they being very crowded and in poor preservation, we were obliged to refuse admission until some preparation was made to safeguard the objects.
- Howard Carter
(Keywords: Being, Poor, Preparation, Quantity)

There was no welfare state, and people had to rely mainly on the Poor Law - that was all the state provided. It was very degrading, very humiliating. And there was a means test for receiving poor relief.
- Barbara Castle
(Keywords: People, Law, Poor, State, Welfare)

Change of fashion is the tax levied by the industry of the poor on the vanity of the rich.
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Keywords: Change, Fashion, Tax, Poor, Vanity)

Whores don't live in company of poor men, citizens never support a weak company and birds don't build nests on a tree that doesn't bear fruits.
- Chanakya
(Keywords: Men, Birds, Company, Poor, Support)

An infernal machine that produces every minute an impressive amount of poor, 26 million poor in 10 years are 2.6 million per year of new poor, this is the road, well, the road to hell.
- Hugo Chavez
(Keywords: Hell, Machine, Poor, Road, Years)

Physical hunger and physical poverty is something I could only imagine. I've been poor when I was in China... As kids we never had to starve, but just didn't have enough meat, enough rice.
- Joan Chen
(Keywords: Hunger, Kids, Poor, Poverty)



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