Poor Quotes by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Ramsay MacDonald, Mahatma Gandhi, T. Harv Eker, Russell Howard, Annie Dillard and many others.
I shall commit my thoughts to paper, it is true; but that is a poor medium for the communication of feeling. I desire the company of a man who could sympathize with me, whose eyes would reply to mine.
It is not God but the Devil who is in charge of the international situation and those who are working for God in it are poor servants if all they do is worship God and neglect their duty to cincumvent the Devil.
The Swaraj of my dream is the poor man’s Swaraj.
Rich people take advice from people who are richer than they are. Poor people take advice from their friends, who are just as broke as they are.
I lost my virginity under a bridge. I was having sex with this poor girl and I was trying my best, but I was like Scotland at a World Cup – just pleased to be there.
Don’t save something good for a later place. Don’t hold back from your students, from the poor, don’t try to keep anything for yourself ’cause it’ll turn to ashes.
I answered the voice that I was a poor girl who knew nothing of riding and warfare.
To sink a six-foot putt with thirty million people looking over your shoulder, convince yourself that, if you miss it, you will be embarrassed and poor.
Sacred cows make very poor gladiators.
He [Jesus Christ] loves to see poor sinners coming to Him, He is pleased to see them lie at His feet pleading His promises; and if you thus come to Christ, He will not send you away without His Spirit; no, but will receive and bless you.
Sex is free fun for poor people.
He wasn’t completely wrong, poor old Gemistus (let Lord Andronicus and the patriarch suspect him if they like), in wanting us, telling us to become pagan once again.
Everyday is a bank account, and time is our currency. No one is rich, no one is poor, we’ve got 24 hours each.
If one is talking to a finance minister of a poor country, moral arguments tend not to get very far. But if you can argue that their country is going to grow 2 percent faster per year if they can just harness the power of the female half of the population more effectively, that is an argument they consider.
Countries, therefore, when lawmaking falls exclusively to the lot of the poor cannot hope for much economy in public expenditure; expenses will always be considerable, either because taxes cannot touch those who vote for them or because they are assessed in a way to prevent that.
What’s more condescending and corny than someone telling you how much more money they have than you and telling you basically, ‘I don’t care about poor people,’ which is a large part of what you hear of corporate hip-hop on the radio.
We’re poor black kids from Akron, Ohio. When you tell stories about people like us, sometimes it’s going to be considered a social-impact story.
The poor are great! The poor are wonderful! The poor are very generous! They give us much more than what we give them.
Yet here I stand poor fool what more, not one wit wiser than before.
Poor people choose to play the role of the victim.
If you want to test cosmetics, why do it on some poor animal who hasn’t done anything? They should use prisoners who have been convicted of murder or rape instead. So, rather than seeing if perfume irritates a bunny rabbit’s eyes, they should throw it in Charles Manson’s eyes and ask him if it hurts.
The most sublime courage I have ever witnessed has been among that class too poor to know they possessed it, and too humble for the world to discover it.
Ah, words are poor receipts for what time hath stole away.
Some men are born for matrimony, some achieve matrimony — but most of them are merely poor dodgers.
Since childhood, I have been a fan of Spider Man because, according to me, he has the maximum humanity; he is very human, very mortal. So he even gets hurt. He has a poor background, but when he wears the costume, he forgets all of that, all the pressures of the society on him.
Every time I hear anyone speak of the Sacred Heart of Jesus or of the Blessed Sacrament I feel an indescribable joy. It is as if a wave of precious memories, sweet affections and joyful hopes swept over my poor person, making me tremble with happiness and filling my soul with tenderness.
I’m from a middle class family. I didn’t grow-up rich, but I didn’t grow-up poor. Each guy has to stick to his own story.
Just begin a story with such a phrase as ‘I remember Disraeli – poor old Dizz! – once saying to me, in answer to my poke in the eye,’ and you will find me and Morpheus off in a corner, necking.
[After a poor prognosis for recovery from her doctor following her 1990 bus accident] I said if it is up to me, I’m going to be OK.
Poor people are those who only work to try to keep an expensive lifestyle and always want more and more.
I am – Somebody. I may be poor, but I am – Somebody! I may be on welfare, but I am – Somebody! I may be uneducated, but I am – Somebody! I must be, I’m God’s child. I must be respected and protected. I am black and I am beautiful! I am – Somebody! Soul Power!
Without frugality none can be rich, and with it very few would be poor.
With the more endowed nations constrained by their own higher technological capacity for self-destruction as well as by self interest, war may have become a luxury that only the poor peoples of this world can afford.
Throwing away food is like stealing from the table of those who are poor and hungry.
women have always been poor, not for two hundred years merely, but from the beginning of time. … Women, then, have not had a dog’s chance of writing poetry. That is why I have laid so much stress on money and a room of one’s own.
Poor but happy is not a phrase invented by a poor person.
I did films with Wanda Ventham, BenedictвЂ™s mother, and we lived in the same area, in Kensington. So IвЂ™d be out with my pram and Wanda and I would be talking and there was poor little Benedict, who I suppose was about four, standing there while we were gossiping in the high street for hours!
The rich son waits for his father to die, the poor just drink and cry.
The difference between a politician and a snail is that the snail leaves its slime behind. Whoever named it necking was a poor judge of anatomy.
Now that we are poor, we are free. No white man controls our footsteps.
I am a coolie and the son of a coolie. I was born with the poor, and I am still poor. My sympathies have always been with the struggling mass.
Poor kids are much more likely to become sick than their richer counterparts, but much less likely to have health insurance. Talk about a double whammy.
Our educational system is appallingly poor right now. Yet, somehow we’re turning out some of the most intellectual and powerful sophisticated minds in the world. I think that’s because we still have the opportunity here.
Poor air quality, which can be influenced by a variety of fumes, chemicals and allergens, is arguably the leading cause of triggers for most asthmatics in urban areas.
A woman may be beautiful but have poor character. A man may be a business genius, making money left and right, but lack common courtesy, sensitivity, and compassion.
The first day I walked into prison, and he slammed that door, I knew the magnitude of the decision that I made, and the poor judgment, and what I allowed to happen to the animals. And, you know, its no way of explaining the hurt and the guilt that I felt. And that was the reason I cried so many nights.
Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals. They never feel that it is an injustice to equals; nay it is treachery to comrades.
People in debt become hopeless and hopeless people don’t vote. They always say that that everyone should vote but I think that if the poor in Britain or the United States turned out and voted for people that represented their interests there would be a real democratic revolution.
Our poor eyes were so enriched as to behold, and our low hearts so exalted as to love, a maid who is such, that as the greatest thing the world can show is her beauty, so the least thing that may be praised in her is her beauty.
No poor, rural, weak, or black person should ever again have to bear the additional burden of being deprived of the opportunity for an education, a job, or simple justice.
We should not so much esteem our poverty as a misfortune, were it not that the world treats it so much as a crime
Oppression is often the consequence, but seldom or never the means of riches; and tho’ avarice will preserve a man from being necessitously poor, it generally makes him too timorous to be wealthy.
Without an advocate for the poor, without a new state of mind in America, the country lies on the brink of anarchy.
No major institution in the US has so poor a record of performance over so long a period as the Federal Reserve, yet so high a public reputation.
Public policy today is favoring the rich, not the poor. It’s not addressing the needs of the poor.
My parents were very poor, but we never felt any sense of need or want. It was a very close, loving, tightly-knit family growing up, and I never felt any sense of deprivation or anything like that.
When I stepped into this world, I saw that we were all burdened by a certain kind of indifference to the plight of poor people. We were burdened by an insensitivity to a legacy of racial bias. We were tolerating unfairness and unreliability in a way that burdened me and provoked me.
Wealth has more and more increased, and at the same time gathered itself more and more into masses, strangely altering the old relations, and increasing the distance between the rich and the poor.
There are many poor men and poor women: set apart some one constantly to remain there: let the poor man be though but as a guard to thy house: let him be to thee wall and fence, shield and spear. Where alms are, the devil dares not approach, nor any other evil thing.
People who are obsessed with Jesus live lives that connect them with the poor in some way or another. Obsessed people believe that Jesus talked about money and the poor so often because it was really important to Him.
We have two choices: One is to continue to see a poor, ill, crying Africa, carrying guns, that depends on other people forever, or to promote an Africa which is confident, peaceful, independent, but cognizant of its huge problems and great values at the same time.
I owe much; I have nothing; the rest I leave to the poor.
Poor body, time and the long years were the first tailors to teach you the merciless use of clothes. Though some scold today because you are too much seen, to my mind, you are not seen fully enough or often enough when you are beautiful.
History shows one important fact: the results of competitive special elections from Hawaii to New York are poor indicators of broader trends or future general election outcomes.
It hurts me to hear the tone in which the poor are condemned as “shiftless,” or “having a pauper spirit,” just as it would if a crowd mocked at a child for its weakness, or laughed at a lame man because he could not run, or a blind man because he stumbled.
Enclosures have been appropriately called a revolution of the rich against the poor.
It’s something I’ve always kicked around, not doing the eBook but the Rich Man, Poor Man thing.
[On Ronald Reagan:] Poor dear, there’s nothing between his ears.
Rich people constantly learn and grow. Poor people think they already know.
The poorest Americans use three time the energy as the percentage of their income as the average American does. This is going to disproportionately hurt the poor. It may make the whole electric grid unstable, depending on how it is enforced. And it does nothing for the climate.
They explained to me that the bank cannot lend money to poor people because these people are not creditworthy.
A government is one that thinks and hears the voice of the poor. A government must live for the poor.
We’re not stupid! We’re just poor! And we have a right to insist on this distinction
And one day we must ask the question, “Why are there forty million poor people in America?” And when you begin to ask that question, you are raising questions about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy.
I have lost everything, and I am so poor now that I really cannot afford to let anything worry me.
For the present system to work, poor people must be excluded from the innovation, because if they could get access at an affordable price, then affluent people would find ways to buy it cheaply as well – and then the innovator would be poorly rewarded and introductions of new medicines would decline.
That is one consolation when you are poorвЂ”there are so many more things you can imagine about.
You can’t define what’s middle class, what is wealthy, what is poor.
Neither Western donor countries like the U.S. nor poor recipients like Cameroon care much about Africans who are poor, rural and female
We are very fond of blaming the poor for destroying the environment. But often it is the powerful, including governments, that are responsible.
He who laughs and loves is always rich; he who sulks and hates is always poor!
I would have to ask the public to choose between a culture of hate or a culture of love. I am sure our poor will pick the latter. With the Marcos assets, we could regain this value of sharing love with one another.
Conservatives say if you don’t give the rich more money, they will lose their incentive to invest. As for the poor, they tell us they’ve lost all incentive because we’ve given them too much money.
People who are disenfranchised politically and people who are poor often don’t vote. They often don’t elect politicians, so the politicians who are supporting them are really being very charitable, because they’re not going to give them billions of dollars in campaign funds.
[On his heroin addiction:] I did it to myself. It wasn’t society…it wasn’t a pusher, it wasn’t being blind or being black or being poor. It was all my doing.
IвЂ™m a big believer in starting with high standards and raising them. We make progress only when we push ourselves to the highest level. If we donвЂ™t progress, we backslide into bad habits, laziness and poor attitude.
I contend that, in spite of all that might be said about Watergate, Richard Nixon was good for the poor people of America.
The world calls for and expects from us simplicity of life, the spirit of prayer, charity towards all, especially towards the lowly and the poor, obedience and humility… Without this mark of holiness, our word will have difficulty in touching the heart of modern man. It risks being vain and sterile.
They say you never grow poor taking profits. No, you don’t. But neither do you grow rich taking a four-point profit in a bull market. Where I should have made twenty thousand dollars I made two thousand. That was what conservatism did for me.
You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand
Most child welfare agencies tend to embrace secrecy because the people who lead them tend to be mediocre and don’t want you to see how poor a job they are doing.
We falsely attribute to men a determined character – putting together all their yesterdays – and averaging them – we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support – it is worse than a large family – he is the silent poor indeed.
He is the rich man in whom the people are rich, and he is the poor man in whom the people are poor; and how to give access to themasterpieces of art and nature, is the problem of civilization.
I wish I was a despot that I might save the noble, the beautiful trees that are daily falling sacrifice to the cupidity of their owners, or the necessity of the poor. The unnecessary felling of a tree, perhaps the growth of centuries, seems to me a crime little short of murder.
The reasons of the poore weigh not.
[The reasons of the poor weigh not.]
[The reasons of the poor weigh not.]
Are we not to pity and supply the poor, though they have no relation to us? No relation? That cannot be. The Gospel styles them all our brethren.
Pierre Trudeau dreamed of a society that afforded all of its citizens an equal opportunity to succeed in life – whatever their background or beliefs, whether rich or poor.
I devalued the peso solely looking after the poor.
A poor man is not the one without a cent. A poor man is the one without a dream.
If you are poor, live wisely. If you have riches, live wisely. It is not your station in life but your heart that brings blessings.
[They say] “We do not know how this is, but we know that God can do it.” You poor fools! God can make a cow out of a tree, but has He ever done so? Therefore show some reason why a thing is so, or cease to hold that it is so.
I think Pope Francis is a guy who comes from a certain place in the world, and that shapes how he processes things. He’s like a liberation theology guy, but I think that what he’s done is focused the Catholic Church where it should be – on the poor.
Oh, how I would like a poor Church, and for the poor.
When the human race neglects its weaker members, when the family neglects its weakest one – it’s the first blow in a suicidal movement. I see the neglect in cities around the country, in poor white children in West Virginia and Virginia and Kentucky – in the big cities, too, for that matter.
The poor ego has a still harder time of it; it has to serve three harsh masters, and it has to do its best to reconcile the claims and demands of all three…The three tyrants are the external world, the superego, and the id.
As far as I can recall, the initial shiver of inspiration [for Lolita] was somehow prompted by a newspaper story about an ape in the Jardin des Plantes, who, after months of coaxing by a scientist, produced the first drawing ever charcoaled by an animal: this sketch showed the bars of the poor creature’s cage.
Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense. I just use the money for the poor. I can’t stop to count it.
Certainly it is important to work hard for your children, but if the only legacy you can give them is money it is a poor legacy indeed.
Sometimes the poor are praised for being thrifty. But to recommend thrift to the poor is both grotesque and insulting. It is like advising a man who is starving to eat less.
Truly speech has wonderful strength and power, that through a mere word, proceeding out of the mouth of a poor human creature, the devil, that so proud and powerful spirit, should be driven away, shamed and confounded.
Great leaders are willing to sacrifice the numbers to save the people. Poor leaders sacrifice the people to save the numbers.
The U.S. should stop garrisoning the globe, subsidizing rich friends, and reconstructing poor enemies. Instead, it’s about time Washington focused on defending America and its people.
Necessity reforms the poor, and satiety reforms the rich.
It would drive a person crazy to dope out really what does divide the two parties. Prosperity don’t divide the two parties, for under either administration the poor get poorer and the rich get richer.
If you don’t have savings, and your co-founders are as poor as you are, and if Mom and Dad won’t loan you money, then your best bet is to find people that know you – your friends. If they, too, won’t help, then you’re stuck seeking out angel investors.
Lo! The poor Indian, whose untutored mind sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind.
The Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal will take care of themselves. Look after the courts of the poor, who stand most in need of justice. The security of the republic will be found in the treatment of the poor and the ignorant. In indifference to their misery and helplessness lies disaster.
The tax collector must love poor people, he’s creating so many of them.
People aren’t really poor until they start using water on their corn flakes.
We have a system of justice in [the US] that treats you much better if you’re rich and guilty than if you’re poor and innocent. Wealth, not culpability, shapes outcomes.
Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! – I have as much soul as you, – and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you!
As long as there’s anybody that’s poor or middle class, there will not be satisfaction that there are rich people. Not ’til we get rid of all the rich can we say we have finished the job.
Poverty urges us to do and suffer anything that we may escape from it, and so leads us away from virtue.
Even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live for ever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect.
The only difference between a RICH person and a POOR person is how they use their time.
Emile Zola was a poor student at his school at Aix. We are all so different largely because we all have different combinations of intelligences. If we recognize this, I think we will have at least a better chance of dealing appropriately with many problems that we face in the world.
When God contemplates some great work, He begins it by the hand of some poor, weak, human creature, to whom He afterwards gives aid.
The secret of happiness is in a cheerful, contented mind. He is poor who is dissatisfied; he is rich who is contented with what he has, and can enjoy what others own.
I became a soldier, not because I had a military vocation initially, but because it was the only way that that young, poor-class child from the provinces could go to the center of the country: through baseball, which was my dream.
Sometimes I think that all mankind exist but to be bought and sold: The rich man’s paramour is gold, the poor man’s goddess, gold, gold, gold.
Most of our troubles are due to poor implementationвЂ¦.wrong priorities and unattainable targets
Perfect preparation prevents piss-poor performance.
There is no more compassionate and effective way to help poor people in New York City than to give to Robin Hood.
Krishna says meditate and you’ll see the various ephemeral worlds, the various ephemeral beings, all of them going through the same thing; some are rich, some are poor, some are more knowledgeable, some are less knowledgeable – in countless myriad universes, forever.
Being poor is a mere trifle. It is being known to be poor that is the sting.
It is very expensive to give bad medical care to poor people in a rich country.
Why is it that when it comes to our most cherished social goal [health care], we not only tolerate poor execution, sometimes we even celebrate it?
Poverty is not natural; it is man-made
We are in the middle of a world revolution, and I don’t mean Communism. The revolution I’m talking about is that of the little, poor people all over the world. They’re beginning to learn what there is in life, and to learn what they are missing.
Martin Luther King was not a Marxist or a communist, but his radical love leads him to put poor and working people at the center.
Yeah i thought about making the character of JD gay… But then i thought, but what about all the poor girls dreams you’ll be crushing
We learned many years ago that the rich may have money, but the poor have time.
You cannot sift out the poor from the community. The poor are indispensable to the rich.
Dear Lord, our God and Saviour! for Thy gifts
The world were poor in thanks, though every soul
Were to do nought but breathe them, every blade
Of grass, and every atomie of earth
To utter it like dew.
The world were poor in thanks, though every soul
Were to do nought but breathe them, every blade
Of grass, and every atomie of earth
To utter it like dew.
Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore, send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.
Bernie Sanders even reminded me of the way I felt at parties over the years. You go to a party, you don’t know anybody, you sort of wander around. You hold a drink in your hand, you don’t know what to do. This poor guy Bernie, he was at a loss with this group of people he didn’t know.
Poverty sits by the cradle of all our great men and rocks all of them to manhood.
We dont need to solve the problem of the rich-poor gap. We need to solve the problem of common prosperity.
The working poor in the South are often blamed for their reliance on “traditional” Southern food, while in reality, most are eating the same heavily processed, cheap, convenience foods that the majority of working people eat across the United States.
We see no where the pernicious effects of luxury on a republic more than in that of the ancient Romans, who immediately found itself poor as soon as this vice got footing among them, though they were possessed of all the riches in the world.
The most wonderful street in the universe is Broadway. It is a world within itself. High and low, rich and poor, pass along at a rate peculiar to New York, and positively bewildering to a stranger.
I knew that it is out of the question to have honest, economical government while a few are inordinately rich and the great mass of men are poor. In fact, it is to be doubted if anything really worthwhile can be done until there is a fairer distribution of wealth.
I’m scared to death of being poor. It’s like a fat girl who loses 500 pounds but is always fat inside. I grew up poor and will always feel poor inside. It’s my pet paranoia.
The World Has Divided into Rich and Poor as at No Time in History
[T]he blossom of benevolence, of charity, is the fairest flower, no matter whether it blooms by the side of a hovel, or bursts from a vine climbing the marble pillar of a palace. I respect no man because he is rich; I hold in contempt no man because he is poor.
Lust is a poor, weak, whimpering, whispering thing compared with that richness and energy of desire which will arise when lust has been killed.
I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of the nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
Throughout my whole life money has always been a problem. But I didn’t realize that we were poor when we were kids!
We must live more simply so that the poor may simply live.
What is left of the poor? Try to buy a fresh f**king vegetable in West Baltimore. It is a not completely inconceivable scenario in the future, we’ll all look like that… Waddling from convenience store to fast food outlet, chewing mindlessly on 99 cent hamburgers.
Jealousy is indeed a poor medium to secure love, but it is a secure medium to destroy one’s self-respect. For jealous people, like dope-fiends, stoop to the lowest level and in the end inspire only disgust and loathing.
Music’s golden tongue Flatter’d to tears this aged man and poor.
I am a living illustration of Bosnian mixing and converting. My grandparents lived in eastern Herzegovina. Very poor. The Turks came and brought Islam. There were three brothers in the family. One was Orthodox Christian. The other two took Islam to survive.
Habits of pessimism lead to depression, wither achievement, and undermine physical health. The good news is that pessimism can be unlearned, and that with its removal depression, underachievement, and poor health can be alleviated.
This is to assuage our conscience, darling” she would explain to Blanca. “But it doesn’t help the poor. They don’t need chartiy; they need justice.
Although my spelling is still sometimes poor, I have managed to overcome the worst of my difficulties through training myself to concentrate.
The power of capitalism to mediate the gap between rich and poor is pretty incredible. Indeed, I think, year by year, the gap gets less.
The poor despise labor when performed by slaves.
Your parents don’t give you much love, do they?’ ‘I don’t need that stuff,’ I told her. ‘Henry, everybody needs love.’ ‘I don’t need anything.’ ‘You poor boy.
I’m beginning to feel that no author has the right to tear his characters apart if he doesn’t know how, or feel that he knows how (poor sucker) to put them together again. I’m tiredвЂ”my God, so tiredвЂ”of leaving them all broken on the page with just ‘The End’ written underneath.
People can change their own lives, provided they have the right kind of institutional support. They’re not asking for charity, charity is no solution to poverty. Poverty is the creation of opportunities like everybody else has, not the poor people, so bring them to the poor people, so that they can change their lives.
Reality is but a poor excuse for not having an imagination.
When you come into the theatre, you have to be willing to say, ‘We’re all here to undergo a communion, to find out what the hell is going on in this world.’ If you’re not willing to say that, what you get is entertainment instead of art, and poor entertainment at that.
War is a most uneconomical, foolish, poor arrangement, a bloody enrichment of that soil which bears the sweet flower of peace.
The mother- poor invaded soul- finds even the bathroom door no bar to hammering little hands.
Ministry to the poor is a crucial sign that we believe the gospel.
If you have poor management that’s not doing the right job, you end up with unions filling the void and… page after page of work rules and thicker and thicker contracts.
Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.
How very dull our lives would be without literature! How very much dark and poor, how so sad and empty the world would be!
The paintings by dead men who were poor most of their lives are the most valuable pieces in my collection. And if an artist wants to really jack up the prices of his creations, may I suggest this: suicide.
If you are building a culture where honest expectations are communicated and peer accountability is the norm, then the group will address poor performance and attitudes.
This nation has always struggled with how it was going to deal with poor people and people of color. Every few years you will see some great change in the way that they approach this. We’ve had the war on poverty that never really got into waging a real war on poverty
The poor on the borderline of starvation live purposeful lives. To be engaged in a desperate struggle for food and shelter is to be wholly free from a sense of futility
A man once asked Diogenes what was the proper time for supper, and he made answer, “If you are a rich man, whenever you please; and if you are a poor man, whenever you can.
When I was poor living in a garage in Kansas I began to draw the mice that scampered over my desk. That is how Mickey Mouse was born.
Though virtue give a ragged livery, she gives a golden cognizance; if her service make thee poor, blush not. Thy poverty may disadvantage thee, but not dishonor thee.
Amateurism is the strongest form of discrimination in sports. Because it discriminates against the underprivileged, it discriminates against the poor. If we want sports to go back to the wealthy, let’s make it amateur again.
Though men can cover crimes with bold, stern looks, poor women’s faces are their own faults’ books.
People who are obsessed with God are known as givers, not takers. Obsessed people genuinely think that others matter as much as they do, and they are particularly aware of those who are poor around the world (James 2:14-26).
I thought I’d be living a much more bohemian life and be very poor. I never thought I’d do comedy or be married living in the suburbs. Every time I try to plan my life out it just doesn’t come to pass, and I think that’s a great experience.
There was a nobility in poverty when I was growing up. My mom was poor but she was planting roses and she was cleaning the steps, you know what I mean. You didn’t feel sorry for yourself.
Oh, the twenties and the thirties were not otherwise designedThan other times when blind men into ditches led the blind,When the rich mouse ate the cheese and the poor mouse got the rind,And man, the self-destroyer, was not lucid in his mind.
The poor looking shepherd of the dessert is in substance very rich with all the magical treasures of the desert.
Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole.
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.
I don’t like laughing at people unless they’re in a privileged position or if they’re in authority. If it’s poor people or people who live on the outskirts or on the margins, or the underdog, I’d rather be laughing with them.
There’ll be no more big powers and oppressed poor – only fairness and justice for all, and eternal happiness. So if you’re looking for the perfect city and the perfect government in the perfect country with perfect people, just wait a little while longer – it’s coming
Another great evil arising from this desire to be thought rich; or rather, from the desire not to be thought poor, is the destructive thing which has been honored by the name of ‘speculation’; but which ought to be called Gambling.
A man who doesn’t make you feel special, wanted or important would make a very poor husband.
It seems to me to be important to distinguish a good idea from poor implementations of it
Do not really like rich people, as they make us poor people feel dopey and inadequate. Not that we are poor. I would say we are middle. We are very, very lucky. I know that. But still, it is not right that rich people make us middle people feel dopey and inadequate.
You know all those models who say, ‘I was so tall and lanky and everyone picked on me at school’ – I was not that girl. I hear that and I’m like, ‘Oh, you poor thing!’
Any city, however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich; these are at war with one another.
Some very poor countries run great vaccination systems, and some richer ones run terrible programs.
And so I will take back up my poor life, so plain and so tranquil, where phrases are adventures and the only flowers I gather aremetaphors.
God gives us humans everything we need to flourish, but he’s not the one who’s supposed to divvy up the loot. You want to see where Christ crucified abides today? Go to where the poor are suffering and fighting back, and that’s where He is.
Then let not what I cannot have
My cheer of mind destroy.
Whilst thus I sing, I am a king,
Although a poor blind boy!
My cheer of mind destroy.
Whilst thus I sing, I am a king,
Although a poor blind boy!
Without greater support for childcare, parents of young children may be forced to choose cheaper, poor quality care for their children or fail to provide it entirely.
I feel sorry for the poor kids whose parents feel they’re qualified to teach them at home. Of course, some parents are smarter than some teachers, but in the main I see home-schooling as misguided foolishness.
A thought crossed his mind: How do you make poor people feel wealthy when wages are stagnant? You give them cheap loans.
Wars make people rich – and they make a lot of people poor, and they take a lot of people’s lives away from them.
I think this has been a class war waged by the rich against the poor, and I think that they won. And I think the poor are fighting back.
There is a lot of gender segregation. You still have many poor women who work in women-only jobs. In the family, in most cases, only women have the double job of working outside the home and taking care of the family.
I have a question, a question for the president: Do you hate all rich people, or just rich people who don’t contribute to your campaign? Do you hate poor people or do you just hate poor people with jobs?
Poor worms, they hiss at me, whilst I at home Can be contented to applaud myself, . . . with joy To see how plump my bags are and my barns.
Part of our struggle is to make the international community understand that we are a poor country not because there is an insufficiency of resources and investment, but because we are deprived of the basic institutions and practices that make for good government.
My father worked hard, but we were still very poor; and I didn’t want anybody arguing about money, so I became the entertainer – the one who wanted everyone to be happy. I didn’t want there to be any problems.
If incarceration had come to define the lives of men from impoverished black neighborhoods, eviction was shaping the lives of women. Poor black men were locked up. Poor black women were locked out.
I grew up, initially, poor and then rich and then back to poor when I was in the military and college. And then eventually made some money playing poker.
It’s outrageous to line your pockets off the misery of the poor; It’s outrageous, the crimes some human beings must endure.
Creed was ended by egos and people wanting to do their own thing and poor decision-making.
Proponents of the Central America Free Trade Agreement have conveniently ignored this fundamental fact: the effect of trade on incomes in Central America and how to alleviate the adverse consequences of trade liberalization on the poor.
Too much of water hast thou, poor Ophelia, And therefore I forbid my tears.
If you realize that you’re the problem, then you can change yourself, learn something and grow wiser. Don’t blame other people for your problems.
The fact is that the rich are getting richer while the poor are being left behind. Women remain under-represented in boardrooms and under-engaged in the global workforce. Environmental change is leaving the poorest countries vulnerable. Voters are becoming more and more politically polarised and partisan.
I cannot rest, I must draw, however poor the result, and when I have a bad time come over me it is a stronger desire than ever.
Nigeria has moved into low-middle-income, but their north is very poor, and the health care systems there have broken down.
Being poor is people wondering why you didn’t leave.
The miser, poor fool, not only starves his body, but also his own soul.
I do think that we have to be careful not to assume that getting a perm or wearing a blonde wig is a desire for whiteness. It may or may not be. Listen, I live in a poor black neighborhood where women wear blue hair, green hair, and all kinds of stuff. So, I simply see it as a different set of choices.
I believe that we can create a poverty-free world because poverty is not created by poor people. It has been created and sustained by the economic and social systems that we have designed for ourselves; the institutions and concepts that make up that system; the policies that we pursue.
The poor go to war, to fight and die for the delights, riches, and superfluities of others.
Peace does not fare well where poverty and deprivation reign
The Christian Democrats always made you feel like the poor relation.
We are living in an historic moment. We are each called to take part in a great transformation. Our survival as a species is threatened by global warming, economic meltdown, and an ever-increasing gap between rich and poor. Yet these threats offer an opportunity to awaken as an interconnected and beloved community.
It has long seemed ridiculous to me to suppose that the nature of things has been so poor and stingy that it provided souls only to such a trifling mass of bodies on our globe, like human bodies, when it could have given them to all, without interfering with its other ends.
We’re making tin gods out of those poor buffoons in Hollywood; I dote on movies and appreciate the scanty art therein but I consider the profession about the most debased and debasing I know.
It’s survival of the fittest. You can’t have everything perfect, that’s impossible, but the fit survive. The fit can handle the impurities in the air and in the water, but the poor people who are sick, it really affects them more.
The fact that more than half of the young black men in any large American city are currently under the control of the criminal justice system (or saddled with criminal records) is not – as many argue – just a symptom of poverty or poor choices, but rather evidence of a new racial caste system at work.
To live in poverty is to live with constant uncertainty, to accept galling indignities, and to expect harassment by the police, welfare officials and employers, as well as by others who are poor and desperate.
Impact sourcing, a new initiative piloted by the Rockefeller Foundation and several key partners, including my company Samasource, promises to connect poor and marginalized people to digital jobs on a massive scale.
In the name of Our Lord, Monsieur, do all you can to regain your health and take good care of it so that you can serve God and the poor for a longer time. This moderate care does not preclude the obligation we have of generously risking our lives when the salvation of our neighbor is concerned.
Poor firms ignore their competitors; average firms copy their competitors; winning firms lead their competitors.
At what point is someone precluded from availing themselves of the justification of self-defense because of their own poor judgment or bad behavior?
A poor man who eats too much, as contradistinguished from a gourmand, who is a rich man who ”lives well.”
If we want to help poor people out, one way to do that is to help them explore and use their own capability. Human being is full of capacity, full of capability, it’s a wonderful creation, but many people never get a chance to explore that, never know that she or he has that.
No matter where you’re born in life or what the circumstances are when you’re born, like your parents being poor or not connected to power, you have a chance in this country to go as far as your talent and your work will take you.
There should not be one new dime in tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires as long as millions of children in America are poor, hungry, uneducated and without health coverage.
Where can one find a profounder desolation than in the poor child who has lost its mother?
She was trusted and valued by her father, loved and courted by all dogs, cats, children, and poor people, and slighted and neglected by everybody else.
The fastest way to become rich is to socialize with the poor; the fastest way to become poor is to socialize with the rich.
No one is rich whose expenditures exceed his means, and no one is poor whose incomings exceed his outgoings.
I don’t believe there’s a reason for everything, and having faith doesn’t mean I’m blind. I believe people make poor choices. I believe bad things happen to good people. I believe there’s evil in the word that I will never understand, but will never stop fighting.
Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.
I know several women my age who are really poor…because they spent most of their energy taking care of children.
You can’t help the poor by being one of them.
The desperately poor may accept handouts, because they feel they have to. For those who consider themselves at least middle class, however, anything that smacks of a handout is not desired. Instead, they want their economic power back.
Every life deserves a certain amount of dignity, no matter how poor or damaged the shell that carries it.
Badges mean nothing in themselves, but they mark a certain achievement and they are a link between the rich and the poor. For when one girl sees a badge on a sister Scout’s arm, if that girl has won the same badge, it at once awakens an interest and sympathy between them.
Great military leaders have to sacrifice soldiers; great captains of industry have to sacrifice people. You can’t only look after the poor, and the weak, and the disabled. You’ve got to do what’s best for the community, and that often means sacrificing innocent people.
The true friend of the people should see that they be not too poor, for extreme poverty lowers the character of the democracy.
Economy, the poor man’s mint.
Cats are the tigers of us poor devils.
Let’s face it, the Obama administration was handed a pretty poor deal from the previous administration.
Poor mind, from the senses you take your arguments, and then want to defeat them? Your victory is your defeat.
Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so. For, those, whom thou think’st thou dost overthrow. Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
My government is working for the common man. Our priority is the poor of the country. We want good governance through a dynamic and seamless government.
While the romanticized ideal of universal public education resonates with the cognoscenti who oppose vouchers, poor urban families just want the best education for their children, who will certainly need it to function in our high-tech and advanced society.
For those who have lived on the edge of poverty all their lives, the semblance of poverty affected by the affluent is both incomprehensible and insulting.
All I wanted, even when I hated you most, was some poor, barren, parched excuse to love you. But you only gave me riddles.
As for begging, it is safer to beg than to take, but it is finer to take than to beg
Think what the world could look like if we took care of the poor even half as well as we do our Bibles!
The abject pleasure of an abject mind
And hence so dear to poor weak woman kind.
Nemo magis gaudet, quam femina.]
And hence so dear to poor weak woman kind.
Nemo magis gaudet, quam femina.]
One thin’s sure and nothing’s surer The rich get richer and the poor get – children. In the meantime, In between time…
Some people are so poor, all they have is their money.
Code-sharing, alliances, and connections are all about “how do we screw the poor customer for more money?”
I have the distinct feeling that when I’m old, and I look back on my life, my thirties will be one huge blur. There’s a lot that gets neglected: exercise, dishes, laundry, my poor garden. I try to prioritize the important but non-urgent things over the unimportant but urgent things.
To say to a rich man: You are poor! is to tell the Archbishop of Granada that his sermons are worthless.
War in its essence is another form of capitalism. Wars make people rich – and they make a lot of people poor, and they take a lot of people’s lives away from them. So much of the war that is happening is the attempt of one group to snatch the resources of another group.
Poor is a state of mind. Broke is, ‘I’m just passing through.’
Anybody who helps the poor is delighted. So naturally, they (critics) are not very happy with us.
And now, my poor old woman, why are you crying so bitterly? It is autumn. The leaves are falling from the trees like burning tears- the wind howls. Why must you mimic them?
If blacks were given the right to vote, that would place every splay-footed, bandy-shanked, hump-backed, thick-lipped, flat-nosed, woolly-headed, ebon-colored in the country upon an equality with the poor white man.
Feed the poor and get rich or feed the rich and get poor.
What deity in the realms of dementia, what rabid god decocted out of the smoking lobes of hydrophobia could have devised a keeping place for souls so poor as is this flesh. This mawky worm-bent tabernacle.
If you’re a poor white person and your life sucks, it’s easy for you to blame Hispanics cos you don’t want to look in the mirror and say, ‘I’m the reason my life sucks.’ The Republicans do a good job exploiting that.
The whole world knows that His glory has not been spread by force and weapons, but by poor fishermen.
I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, his cloak was out at the elbows, the water passed through his shoes, – and the stars through his soul.
The best way to help the poor is not to become one of them
In a composite nation like ours, as before the law, there should be no rich, no poor, no high, no low, no white, no black, but common country, common citizenship, equal rights and a common destiny.
The BJP is an optimistic party. Our strength and our democratic values are such that even a poor person from a backward section – like me – has been nominated as a Prime Ministerial candidate.
Gentlemen, be courteous to the old maids, no matter how poor and plain and prim, for the only chivalry worth having is that which is the readiest to to pay deference to the old, protect the feeble, and serve womankind, regardless of rank, age, or color.
The superior man does what is proper to the station in which he is; he does not desire to go beyond this. In a position of wealth and honor, he does what is proper to a position of wealth and honor. In a poor and low position, he does what is proper to a poor and low position.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
I’m not sure Roosevelt was quite a monster, he just did a poor job on the economics.
As the earth spins through space, a view from above the North Pole would encompass most of the wealth of the world – most of its food, productive machines, doctors, engineers and teachers. A view from the opposite pole would encompass most of the world’s poor.
To be rich is to give; to give nothing is to be poor; to live is to love; to love nothing is to be dead; to be happy is to devote oneself; to exist only for oneself is to damn oneself, and to exile oneself to hell.
Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress.
Logic and cold reason are poor weapons to fight fear and distrust. Only faith and generosity can overcome them.
If I talk to rural people where I live – mostly Hispanic but also poor white – they’re not sympathetic to the Black Lives Matter movement.
I don’t want to know about the constitution of the rapist–I want to kill him! I don’t care if he is white or black, if he is middle-class or poor, if his mother hung him from the clothesline by his balls: I only want to kill him! Any woman who has been raped will agree.
The Pope loves everyone, rich and poor alike, but the Pope has the duty, in Christ’s name, to remind the rich to help the poor, to respect them, to promote them.
Therefore, give to the poor. I beg you, I admonish you, I charge you, I command you to give.
We need a better strategy for poor people…because what we’re doing isn’t working.
Racism as a form of skin worship, and as a sickness and a pathological anxiety for America, is so great, until the poor whites — rather than fighting for jobs or education — fight to remain pink and fight to remain white. And therefore they cannot see an alliance with people that they feel to be inherently inferior.
The whole point with type is for you not to be aware it is there. If you remember the shape of a spoon with which you just ate some soup, then the spoon had a poor shape.
Each year we go to the Cannes film festival and I tend to have all my friends pile in the back of my car and we’ll drive from London. The poor production company think they’re only putting me up and suddenly they’ve got eight people sleeping on my hotel room floor.
And so do people pass out of one’s life and all you can remember of them is their humanity, a poor fitful thing of no dominion, like your own.
It’s such a Bore Being always Poor.
The rich brother needs to let the gospel humble him while the poor brother needs to let the gospel affirm him.
I’m trying to figure out if I love art enough to be poor.
Thou source of all my bliss and all my woe, That found’st me poor at first, and keep’st me so.
Oh, princes thrive on caviar, the poor on whey and curds, / And politicians, I infer, must eat their windy words. / It’s crusts that feed the virtuous, it’s cake that comforts sinners, / But writers live on bread and praise at Literary Dinners.
A poor thing, perhaps, but my own.
Poor and content is rich, and rich enough.
I represent poor people, I represent working people. I represent senior citizens. I represent family businesses. I represent people who don’t have the wherewithal to hire overpriced Washington lobbyists and lawyers. I want to send the powers back to the states and the people.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
Even a poor plan is better than no plan at all.
THE CORRECTION, when it finally came, was not an overnight bursting of a bubble but a much more gentle letdown, a year-long leakage of value from key financial markets, a contraction too gradual to generate headlines and too predictable to seriously hurt anybody but fools and the working poor.
We are all jars of clay, fragile and poor, yet we carry within us an immense treasure.
If you want to help a hungry poor man sleeping on the bench, don’t ever wake him up; put some food on the bench, put some money and leave the place without looking at your back!
The difference between a good and a poor architect is that the poor architect succumbs to every temptation and the good one resists it.
I know what it’s like to be pregnant and nervous and poor.
Were it not for love, Poor life would be a ship not worth launching.
Ay! idleness! the rich folks never fail
To find some reason why the poor deserve
To find some reason why the poor deserve
people who pay greater respect to a wealthy villain than to an honest, upright man in poverty, almost deserve to be enslaved; they plainly show that wealth, however it may be acquired, is, in their esteem, to be preferred to virtue.
When in doubt, parenthesize. At the very least it will let some poor schmuck bounce on theВ % key in vi.
Being Christian towards poor people means trying to improve their lives and give them back some self-respect.
You have to do that here in your country. You must come to know the poor. Maybe our people here have material things, everything, but I think that if we all look into our own homes, how difficult we find it sometimes to smile at each other, and that the smile is the beginning of love.
My daughter Lily’s the oldest, and by the time she was six months, we just had books of photos. Poor little Maeve, who’s six months old now My mom hasn’t met her yet, and last night she said, ‘Show me some pictures!’ I’m looking through my phone like, ‘Well, I got a couple, but they’re from two months ago’
Who has not seen how women bully women? What tortures have men to endure compared to those daily repeated shafts of scorn and cruelty with which poor women are riddled by the tyrants of their sex?
The patience and forbearance of the poor are among the strongest bulwarks of the rich.
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
Men are not rich or poor according to what they possess but to what they desire. The only rich man is he that with content enjoys a competence.
Apparently I’m the most naked that anyone’s been on TNT. My poor mother. I’m ready to run away.
As long as the problems of the poor are not radically resolved by rejecting the absolute autonomy of markets and financial speculation and by attacking the structural causes of inequality, no solution will be found for the worldвЂ™s problems or, for that matter, to any problems.
My idea for peace in the Middle East is to go back to the 1966 line, but to build even more houses for the Palestinians, who are a poor people.
Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action.
Our efforts to help the poor does not mean we’re going to eradicate poverty.
The problem is that the Enlightenment dream may make too many demands on poor African apes like us. We may just not be up to it.
Conservatives divide the world in terms of good and evil while liberals do it in terms of the rich and poor.
But truths need to be repeated many times so that they don’t, poor things, lapse into oblivion.
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.
for the poor the whole world is a self-constituted critic; your smallest action is open to debate. No secret place of your soul is safe from invasion.
Pray for me that I not loosen my grip on the hands of Jesus even under the guise of ministering to the poor.
I wasn’t a good-looking child. I got screwed out of the genetic deal. My sister looks like a model. I think that’s why I’m a comic. I’m deeply insecure, since I was always feeling ugly. I wasn’t a healthy child. I had poor self-esteem. That’s why I need people’s approval.
A tight-money policy reinforces inequality in two ways. Its high interest rates disproportionately reward the rich, and the resulting unemployment disproportionately punishes the poor.
Republicans have been accused of abandoning the poor. It’s the other way around. They never vote for us.
About the only difference between the poor and the rich, is this, the poor suffer misery, while the rich have to enjoy it.
MT [Mother Teresa] was not a friend of the poor. She was a friend of poverty. She said that suffering was a gift from God. She spent her life opposing the only known cure for poverty, which is the empowerment of women and the emancipation of them from a livestock version of compulsory reproduction.
In England, even the poorest of people believe that they have rights; that is very different from what satisfies the poor in other lands.
The whole point of the kingdom of God is Jesus has come to bear witness to the true truth, which is nonviolent. When God wants to take charge of the world, he doesn’t send in the tanks. He sends in the poor and the meek.
My parents were founders of the Cuban Communist Party, and I grew up extremely poor.
South Africa had very poor repertory distribution. I didn’t find out about Akira Kurosawa and Tarkovsky and Werner Herzog until I got to the U.K.
I was very sad for many days when I discovered that in the world there were poor people and rich people; and the strange thing is that the existence of the poor did not cause me as much pain as the knowledge that at the same time there were people who were rich.
There are two kinds of people in the worldвЂ”only two kinds. Not black or white, rich or poor, but those either deadВ inВ sin or deadВ toВ sin.
I remember reading the book ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad,’ and I remember writing my goals down, and my number one goal in life was just to be a good husband and a good father someday. That was number one, as a 17-year-old kid.
Poor America, of what avail is all her wealth, if the individuals comprising the nation are wretchedly poor? If they live in squalor, in filth, in crime, with hope and joy gone, a homeless, soulless army of human prey.
It made me feel good to know that we had such a great country like Canada where even a poor Indian from the Red Pheasant reserve could make it to the top.
To church in the morning, and there saw a wedding in the church, which I have not seen many a day; and the young people so merry one with another, and strange to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition, every man and woman gazing and smiling at them.
YouвЂ™re too beautiful for your own good. Once you leave, weвЂ™ll have to send some of the guards with you. YouвЂ™ll never survive on your own, poor thing.
I firmly believe that the inequity [in society] is enormous. The people have the feeling that you are allowed to do anything if you are rich. But if you’re poor, you have to pay. We [Europeans] have to counter this.
Rich people believe ‘I create my life.’ Poor people believe ‘Life happens to me.’
If you’ve seen one city slum, you’ve seen them all.
I endeavored to renounce society, that I might avoid temptation. But it was a poor religion; so far as it prevailed, only tended to make me gloomy, stupid, unsociable, and useless.
What a trade! Poor painters! They always wish to be understood, and they are analysed instead.
Be sure that you give the poor the aid they most need. If you give money, spend yourself with it, and do not merely abandon it to them. Often the poor man is not cold and hungry as he is dirty and ragged and gross. It is partly his taste, and not merely his misfortune.
This nation has always struggled with how it was going to deal with poor people and people of color. Every few years you will see some great change in the way that they approach this. We’ve had the war on poverty that never really got into waging a real war on poverty.
O, how wretched is that poor man that hangs on princes’ favors.
Failure is part of the process of success.
No one ever became poor from giving.
Do not tell me of my obligation to put all poor men in good situations. Are they my poor? I tell thee, thou foolish philanthropist, that I grudge the dollar, the dime, the cent, I give to such men as do not belong to me and to whom I do not belong
Step by step, we will break this cycle of silence, poor information and stigma.
There’s a wider agenda that speaks to what the Democratic Party has historically stood for, which are economic rights for those who are struggling in the middle class, concern for the poor, for economic justice for those who are marginalized in our society.
Our English people are much addicted to raising idols, and then revenging themselves on their own idolatry by knocking down and demolishing the poor bits of wood and stone that they had worshipped as gods. How many literary reputations have been so treated!
I grew up poor, but I didn’t have poor dreams
Filipinos want beauty. I have to look beautiful so that the poor Filipinos will have a star to look at from their slums.
I’m so sorry – we had this cottage up in Lake Maxinkuckee, in Culver. I’ve thought so often of the poor Pottawattomies we took this land away from. They must have loved it so.
A potato is a poor thing, poorly treated. More often than not it is cooked in so unthinking and ignorant a manner as to make one feel that it has never before been encountered in the kitchen.
You take a poor black child. Give him a good education, tell him he’s somebody, that God didn’t create junk when he created him, and that black child will create his own affirmative action.
Medicaid is a vital safety net for New York’s poor and vulnerable, young and old alike.
Then know, that I have little wealth to lose. A man I am, crossed with adversity; My riches are these poor habiliments, Of which if you should here disfurnish me, You take the sum and substance that I have.
Unquestionably, however, something else is at work, something that cuts deeper into the American psyche. We have a profound hatred of the weak and the poor, and a corresponding groveling terror before the rich and successful, and we’re building a bureaucracy to match those feelings.
I think the church has to apologize not only to the gay person it has offended, but also to the poor, to women who are exploited, to children forced into labor and for having blessed so many weapons in the past.
Some people think that poor people are lazy. Actually, it takes a lot of work to survive when you are dirt-poor.
Individually the poor are not too tempting to thieves, for obvious reasons. Mug a banker and you might score a wallet containing a month’s rent. Mug a janitor and you will be lucky to get away with bus fare to flee the crime scene.
In recent times no problem has been more puzzling to thoughtful people than why, in a troubled world, we make such poor use of our affluence.
The very poor are strictly materialistic. It takes money to be a mystic.
There is a direct relationship between a person’s grasp and experience of God’s grace, and his or her heart for justice and the poor.
The greatest single cause of a poor self-image is the absence of unconditional love.
I’m so tired of the left trying to divide us by race. One of the things I said today in my speech, we’re not Indian-Americans, African-Americans, Irish-Americans, rich Americans, poor Americans. We’re all Americans.
All sedentary workers … suffer from the itch, are a bad colour, and in poor condition … for when the body is not kept moving the blood becomes tainted, its waste matter lodges in the skin, and the condition of the whole body deteriorates.
The global financial crisis – missed by most analysts – shows that most forecasters are poor at pricing in economic/financial risks, let alone geopolitical ones.
Alas! innocence is but a poor substitute for experience.
What women would do if they could not cry, nobody knows. What poor, defenceless creatures they would be!
It’s important to be thankful, even if you’re poor. I mean, come on, we all have clean waterвЂ”well OK, not people in the developing world.
I started down but Sam caught my arm and knelt down himself to look. “For crying out loud,” he said. “It’s a racoon.” “Poor thing,” I said. “It could be a rabid baby-killer,” Cole told me primly. “Shut up,” Sam said pleasantly.
Politicizing of kids starts with pregnancy, of course. You shouldn’t be drinking wine. You can’t be smoking, either. The poor woman is poked and prodded and touched and obsessed over.
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.
I am persuaded, that if any attempt is made to improve the education of the poor, and such an unmanly spirit should guide the resolution of a society or committee for that purpose, it would render the design abortive.
If one has one cow, it is always better not to be too familiar with those who have seven.
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
Poor people in America today (people who are officially in poverty) have a higher standard of living – in terms of medical standards, in terms of going to college, in terms of the way people live – than middle class people did thirty years ago.
He learned that when people are very poor they still have something to give and the impulse to give it.
Men are more important than tools. If you don’t believe so, put a good tool into the hands of a poor workman.
Our life a harp is, with unnumbered strings, And tones and symphonies; but our poor skill Some shallow notes from its great music brings.
Trickle-down theories do not address the legitimate aspirations of the poor. We must lift those at the bottom so that poverty is erased from the dictionary of modern India.
Our ministry also supports orphanages in the U.S. and overseas, thousands of poor children in Latin America, drug centers for addicted men, and a drug center in Israel.
IвЂ™m concerned about the fact there seems to be a war on the poor – that if youвЂ™re poor, somehow youвЂ™re shiftless and lazy.
Being ‘poor in spirit’ (a Christian virtue) means being detached from things – being able to possess goods without being possessed by them. It meansputting people ahead of possessions – and seeing material things only as instruments for serving God and the needs of others.
Stay with me, Lord, for as poor as my soul is I want it to be a place of consolation for You. . .
Sygmnd was a poor Austrian who’d lost all the vowels in his name in a boating accident.
Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law.
It is a poor head that cannot find plausible reason for doing what the heart wants to do.
I was born poor and without religion, under a happy sky, feeling harmony, not hostility, in nature. I began not by feeling torn, but in plenitude.
Think rich, look poor.
I didn’t know I was poor, growing up, because everyone was in the same boat. I couldn’t have bikes. It never really bothered me, but I could have any book. I loved school; I loved learning. Yeah, I never cared for possessions. I still don’t, really.
Suppose there were groups of secularists at hospitals who went round the terminally ill and urged them to adopt atheism: ‘Don’t be a mug all your life. Make your last days the best ones. People might suppose this was in poor taste.
A rich man’s war and a poor man’s fight.
The poor wish to be rich, the rich wish to be happy, the single wish to be married, and the married wish to be dead.
When the rich wage war, it’s the poor who die.
What a turnaround in sentiment ‘Glee’ exemplifies. It was only a few years ago that pursuing the dream of a Broadway career or cabaret stardom relegated some poor yearning dope to a lavender ghetto of losers, self-deluders, and social rejects.
Let us make education brave and preventive. Politics is an afterwork, a poor patching. We are always a little late… We shall one day learn to supercede politics by education… We must begin higher up, namely in Education.
Now my poor hometown is being castigated as the center of an IRS scandal. Humble workers at the Cincinnati office targeted Tea Party groups and other conservative organizations for special scrutiny when those groups applied for tax-exempt status. There’s no conceivable excuse for that. It was deeply, deeply wrong.
The impact of all these restrictions is on poor women, because women who have means, if their state doesn’t provide access, another state does. … It makes no sense as a national policy to promote birth only among poor people.
Many overlook the fact that Jesus was homeless. He did not only teach the poor; He lived among them.
Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words? He thinks I donвЂ™t know the ten-dollar words. I know them all right. But there are older and simpler and better words, and those are the ones I use.
Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and the poor have a grudge against the poor, and the poet against the poet.
No human being should ever have to fear for his own life because of political or religious beliefs. We are all in this together, my friends, the rich, the poor, the red, white, black, brown and yellow. We share responsibility for Mother Earth and those who live and breathe upon her ..never forget that.
Hail, Holy Day! the blessing from above
Brightens thy presence like a smile of love,
Smoothing, like oil upon a stormy sea,
The roughest waves of human destiny
Cheering the good, and to the poor oppress’d
Bearing the promise of their heavenly rest.
Brightens thy presence like a smile of love,
Smoothing, like oil upon a stormy sea,
The roughest waves of human destiny
Cheering the good, and to the poor oppress’d
Bearing the promise of their heavenly rest.
The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.
Mitt Romney is doing what he can. He’s trying very hard. He wants to unite America, the rich with the wealthy, the poor with the indigent, and the white with the Caucasian.
Money is human kind’s greatest invention. Money doesn’t discriminate. Money doesn’t care whether a person is poor, whether a person comes from a good family, or what his skin color is. Anybody can make money.
Art thou afeard To be the same in thine own act and valour As thou art in desire? Wouldst thou have that Which thou esteem’st the ornament of life, And live a coward in thine own esteem, Letting ‘I dare not’ wait upon ‘I would,’ Like the poor cat i’ the adage?
When a poor person dies I want then to die in the arms of somebody who loves them. I want them to be able to look for the last time into the eyes of somebody who cares for them
But nothing is more estimable than a physician who, having studied nature from his youth, knows the properties of the human body, the diseases which assail it, the remedies which will benefit it, exercises his art with caution, and pays equal attention to the rich and the poor.
Obesity is a drain on the economy – we have to pay for the health care of fat people who are usually poor and canвЂ™t afford insurance. Obesity is, well, bad.
Hillary Clinton gets rich making you poor.
Generally speaking, I tend to think that whether a philosopher’s views are true is a poor test of their quality. What matter are the arguments they give, and the insights those arguments inspire.
In every society where property exists there will ever be a struggle between rich and poor. Mixed in one assembly, equal laws can never be expected; they will either be made by the member to plunder the few who are rich, or by the influence to fleece the many who are poor.
I don’t think I could form my writing into scripts or novels. It’s so sporadic. My writing’s pretty poor. I often think, “Who’s this for?” Sometimes it’s impressions of the day or my life, or it’s fiction. Sometimes it’s about things I want to remember, or I try to write in really awful French.
Manila is a city of extremes. The poor are very poor and the rich very rich. A constant reminder to the rich that there is another side to life.
The cost of living in sin would make a poor man out of Paul Getty.
I’d feel more comfortable talking to the blacks, or Hispanics, or the poor areas. I feel more at home, believe it or not.
Who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people, except a few public officers. But I cannot say who will be the militia of the future day. If that paper on the table [the Constitution] gets no alteration, the militia of the future day may not consist of all classes, high and low, and rich and poor.
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
There is harm not only in trying to gain wealth but also in excessive concern with even the most necessary things. It is not enough to despise wealth, but you must also feed the poor and, more importantly, you must follow Christ.
Traffic in the streets of Bombay is chaotic at best. Riding a bicycle is a dangerous occupation. However, there are hundreds of them on the streets competing with the cars and buses and lorries because it is the poor man’s mode of transport.
When comparing human memory and computer memory it is clear that the human version has two distinct disadvantages. Firstly, as indeed I have experienced myself, due to ageing, human memory can exhibit very poor short term recall.
I want my poor value to exist past me, somewhere else.
God pity the poor novelist.
Rich people believe in themselves. They believe in their value and in their ability to deliver it. Poor people don’t. That’s why they need “guarantees.”
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.
More powerful than God, more evil than the Devil; the poor have it, the rich lack it, and if you eat it you die?
I am imprinted with the whole sense of European history, especially German history, going back to World War I, which really destroyed all the old values and culture. My grandparents had been reasonably well-off but they became quite poor, living in an attic apartment.
Government welfare programs contribute to the disintegration of poor families. They make women and children dependent on government; dependent for food, for clothing, for shelter; and reward fatherless families with extra benefits and welfare perks.
The one thing about A Christmas Carol that always bothers me is that Cratchit is so sweet and perfect. He’s like an Ivy League kid who just is labeled “poor.” He doesn’t have any bad habits. He’s never cranky with his kids.
I remember one day I came home and shouted to my grandmother, “Grandma, Sarah is pregnant!” Poor Sarah! For weeks before I had read how difficult it was for her to get pregnant. “Grandma! I have news for you!” “What did you learn?” “I have news, Grandma: Sarah is pregnant!” [Genesis 16 – 21].
The Islam of the 18th, 19th and first half of the 20th century was a poor thing. Nobody bothered about it. Islam was that funny sort of pure system of beliefs that depressed people in the Middle East held as their religion.
These days it seems that every big, new, heavily promoted children’s book is rather like the ghost of poor old Jacob Marley. Each one comes trailing a long, clanking chain of references – in the form of overexcited press releases and slightly hysterical jacket blurbs – to bestsellers of a supposedly similar nature.
Poor is the nation that has no heroes, but poorer still is the nation that having heroes, fails to remember and honor them.
Crime and violence is an attack on the poor and will never be accepted in a Trump administration.
The next thing I wrote was in a writing class at night school. It was about a poor woman who worked at a dime store and who was all alone for Christmas in Laurel, Mississippi.
Economy is for the poor; the rich may dispense with it.
I don’t think anyone sets out to malign poor people but certainly that’s what we do through organizations such as the World Trade Organization, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
Remember that you are but an actor, acting whatever part the Master has ordained. It may be short or it may be long. If he wishes you to represent a poor man, do so heartily; if a cripple, or a magistrate, or a private man, in each case act your part with honor.
We are all equal, rich and poor and we need a society where the people enjoy their rights.
Liberty, in its last analysis, is but the sweat of the poor and the blood of the brave.
Lo! the poor toper whose untutored sense, Sees bliss in ale, and can with wine dispense; Whose head proud fancy never taught to steer, Beyond the muddy ecstasies of beer.
Michael Jackson was a poor black boy who grew up to be a rich white woman
The more you look at the death penalty, that’s where you see that we’re actually not killing the worst of the worst. We’re killing the poorest of the poor. Where actually one of the biggest determinants of who gets executed is how many resources they have to defend themselves.
When I started studying the issue and issues related to fatherlessness, I realized I had all of them. Fear of intimacy, fear of commitment, poor work ethic, just stuff that you don’t have when you don’t have a man in your life to look you in the eye and say, “You’re good,” or “Good job.”
When you love poor people THAT MUCH, when you love ‘working people’ THAT MUCH, that makes you the freest man/woman in the country.” – Cornel West in explaining that Obama is A fulfillment of MLK’s dream not THE fulfillment of MLK’s dream
Money must serve, not rule! The Pope loves everyone, rich and poor alike, but he is obliged in the name of Christ to remind all that the rich must help, respect and promote the poor. I exhort you to generous solidarity and a return of economics and finance to an ethical approach which favours human beings.
All the poor white people, all the poor black people, all the Hispanics, they’re in the same boat. They’ve got no economic opportunities.
What would the daughters of the rich do with themselves if the poor ceased to exist?
The government is committed towards helping the poor and neo- middle class with the success mantra of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas. It is in line with government’s vision to create a skilled and digital India.
I was always a self-proclaimed poor slider.
At the Sex Institute in Bloomington, Indiana, they were a phenomenal help, too. We went out there for a few days, and they gave us access to materials. And the biographies, there are four or five, ranging from very poor to excellent.
We talk of the enormous virtues of work, but it turns out that that is mostly for the poor. If you’re rich enough or if you’re a college professor, the virtue lies in leisure and the use you make of your leisure time.
Do you girls have hope chests?’ Lloyd asked. We certainly do.’ I don’t,’ said Betsy. ‘My husband and I are going to use paper plates and napkins.’ Poor Joe!’ Lucky Larry!
The poor dog, in life the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend.
Time is short, your obligations are infinite. Are your houses regulated, your children instructed, the afflicted relieved, the poor visited, the work of piety accomplished?
And many a poor man that has roved Loved and thought himself beloved From a glad kindness cannot take his eyes.