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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.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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.
Ramsay MacDonald
The Swaraj of my dream is the poor man’s Swaraj.
Mahatma Gandhi
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.
T. Harv Eker
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.
Russell Howard
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.
Annie Dillard
I answered the voice that I was a poor girl who knew nothing of riding and warfare.
Joan of Arc
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.
Jack Nicklaus
Sacred cows make very poor gladiators.
Nikki Giovanni
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.
George Whitefield
Sex is free fun for poor people.
Doug Stanhope
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.
C.P. Cavafy
Everyday is a bank account, and time is our currency. No one is rich, no one is poor, we’ve got 24 hours each.
Christopher Rice
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.
Nicholas D. Kristof
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.
Alexis de Tocqueville
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.
Talib Kweli
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.
Maverick Carter
The poor are great! The poor are wonderful! The poor are very generous! They give us much more than what we give them.
Mother Teresa
Yet here I stand poor fool what more, not one wit wiser than before.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Poor people choose to play the role of the victim.
T. Harv Eker
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.
Ellen DeGeneres
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.
George Bernard Shaw
Ah, words are poor receipts for what time hath stole away.
John Clare
Some men are born for matrimony, some achieve matrimony — but most of them are merely poor dodgers.
Helen Rowland
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.
Tiger Shroff
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.
Pope John XXIII
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.
Dorothy Parker
[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.
Gloria Estefan
Poor people are those who only work to try to keep an expensive lifestyle and always want more and more.
Jose Mujica
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!
Jesse Jackson
Without frugality none can be rich, and with it very few would be poor.
Samuel Johnson
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.
Zbigniew Brzezinski
Throwing away food is like stealing from the table of those who are poor and hungry.
Pope Francis
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.
Virginia Woolf
Poor but happy is not a phrase invented by a poor person.
Mason Cooley
I did films with Wanda Ventham, Benedict’s mother, and we lived in the same area, in Kensington. So I’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!
Una Stubbs
The rich son waits for his father to die, the poor just drink and cry.
Lou Reed
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.
Groucho Marx
Now that we are poor, we are free. No white man controls our footsteps.
Sitting Bull
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.
Sun Yat-sen
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.
Anna Quindlen
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.
Malcolm Wallop
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.
Ian Smith
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.
Myles Munroe
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.
Michael Vick
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.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
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.
Tony Benn
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.
Philip Sidney
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.
Jimmy Carter
We should not so much esteem our poverty as a misfortune, were it not that the world treats it so much as a crime
Christian Nestell Bovee
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.
Thomas Paine
Without an advocate for the poor, without a new state of mind in America, the country lies on the brink of anarchy.
Louis Farrakhan
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.
Milton Friedman
Public policy today is favoring the rich, not the poor. It’s not addressing the needs of the poor.
Joseph Lowery
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.
George J. Mitchell
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.
Bryan Stevenson
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.
Thomas Carlyle
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.
Saint John Chrysostom
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.
Francis Chan
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.
Zeresenay Alemseged
I owe much; I have nothing; the rest I leave to the poor.
Francois Rabelais
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.
Henry Beston
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.
Pete Sessions
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.
Albion Fellows Bacon
Enclosures have been appropriately called a revolution of the rich against the poor.
Karl Polanyi
It’s something I’ve always kicked around, not doing the eBook but the Rich Man, Poor Man thing.
Adam Carolla
[On Ronald Reagan:] Poor dear, there’s nothing between his ears.
Margaret Thatcher
Rich people constantly learn and grow. Poor people think they already know.
T. Harv Eker
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.
Charles Koch
They explained to me that the bank cannot lend money to poor people because these people are not creditworthy.
Muhammad Yunus
A government is one that thinks and hears the voice of the poor. A government must live for the poor.
Narendra Modi
We’re not stupid! We’re just poor! And we have a right to insist on this distinction
Orhan Pamuk
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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I have lost everything, and I am so poor now that I really cannot afford to let anything worry me.
Joseph Jefferson
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.
Thomas Pogge
That is one consolation when you are poor—there are so many more things you can imagine about.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
You can’t define what’s middle class, what is wealthy, what is poor.
Michael Bloomberg
Neither Western donor countries like the U.S. nor poor recipients like Cameroon care much about Africans who are poor, rural and female
Nicholas D. Kristof
We are very fond of blaming the poor for destroying the environment. But often it is the powerful, including governments, that are responsible.
Wangari Maathai
He who laughs and loves is always rich; he who sulks and hates is always poor!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
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.
Imelda Marcos
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.
George Carlin
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.
Joyce Carol Oates
[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.
Ray Charles
I’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 don’t progress, we backslide into bad habits, laziness and poor attitude.
Dan Gable
I contend that, in spite of all that might be said about Watergate, Richard Nixon was good for the poor people of America.
Tony Campolo
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.
Pope Paul VI
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.
Jesse Lauriston Livermore
You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand
Woodrow Wilson
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.
Richard Wexler
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.
Henry David Thoreau
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.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Thomas Jefferson
The reasons of the poore weigh not.
[The reasons of the poor weigh not.]
George Herbert
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.
Thomas Sprat
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.
Jean Chretien
I devalued the peso solely looking after the poor.
Augusto Pinochet
A poor man is not the one without a cent. A poor man is the one without a dream.
Henry Ford
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.
Gautama Buddha
[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.
William of Conches
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.
Bill O’Reilly
Oh, how I would like a poor Church, and for the poor.
Pope Francis
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.
Maya Angelou
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.
Sigmund Freud
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.
Vladimir Nabokov
Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense. I just use the money for the poor. I can’t stop to count it.
Evita Peron
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.
Helen Beardsley
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.
Oscar Wilde
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.
Martin Luther
Great leaders are willing to sacrifice the numbers to save the people. Poor leaders sacrifice the people to save the numbers.
Simon Sinek
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.
Doug Bandow
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.
Will Rogers
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.
Vivek Wadhwa
Lo! The poor Indian, whose untutored mind sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind.
Alexander Pope
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.
Charles Evans Hughes
The tax collector must love poor people, he’s creating so many of them.
Bill Vaughan
People aren’t really poor until they start using water on their corn flakes.
Nancy Reagan
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.
Bryan Stevenson
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!
Charlotte Bronte
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.
Rush Limbaugh
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.
Pope Francis
The only difference between a RICH person and a POOR person is how they use their time.
Robert Kiyosaki
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.
Howard Gardner
When God contemplates some great work, He begins it by the hand of some poor, weak, human creature, to whom He afterwards gives aid.
Martin Luther
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.
Orison Swett Marden
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.
Hugo Chavez
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.
Ridgely Torrence
Most of our troubles are due to poor implementation….wrong priorities and unattainable targets
J. R. D. Tata
Perfect preparation prevents piss-poor performance.
Woody Hayes
There is no more compassionate and effective way to help poor people in New York City than to give to Robin Hood.
Paul Tudor Jones
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.
Frederick Lenz
Being poor is a mere trifle. It is being known to be poor that is the sting.
Jerome K. Jerome
It is very expensive to give bad medical care to poor people in a rich country.
Paul Farmer
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?
Jim Yong Kim
Poverty is not natural; it is man-made
Nelson Mandela
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.
George C. Marshall
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.
Cornel West
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
Zach Braff
We learned many years ago that the rich may have money, but the poor have time.
Cesar Chavez
You cannot sift out the poor from the community. The poor are indispensable to the rich.
Henry Ward Beecher
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.
Philip James Bailey
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.
Emma Lazarus
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.
Chris Matthews
Poverty sits by the cradle of all our great men and rocks all of them to manhood.
Heinrich Heine
We dont need to solve the problem of the rich-poor gap. We need to solve the problem of common prosperity.
Zong Qinghou
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.
Marcie Cohen Ferris
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.
Joseph Addison
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.
Frank Rich
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.
Clarence Darrow
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
Maude Barlow
[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.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Lust is a poor, weak, whimpering, whispering thing compared with that richness and energy of desire which will arise when lust has been killed.
C. S. Lewis
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.
Red Cloud
Throughout my whole life money has always been a problem. But I didn’t realize that we were poor when we were kids!
Charlyne Yi
We must live more simply so that the poor may simply live.
Ted Trainer
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.
Anthony Bourdain
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.
Emma Goldman
Music’s golden tongue Flatter’d to tears this aged man and poor.
John Keats
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.
Emir Kusturica
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.
Martin Seligman
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.
Isabel Allende
Although my spelling is still sometimes poor, I have managed to overcome the worst of my difficulties through training myself to concentrate.
Richard Branson
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.
Bill Gates
The poor despise labor when performed by slaves.
George Mason
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.
Charles Bukowski
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 tired—my God, so tired—of leaving them all broken on the page with just ‘The End’ written underneath.
J. D. Salinger
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.
Muhammad Yunus
Reality is but a poor excuse for not having an imagination.
Marissa Mayer
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.
David Mamet
War is a most uneconomical, foolish, poor arrangement, a bloody enrichment of that soil which bears the sweet flower of peace.
M. E. W. Sherwood
The mother- poor invaded soul- finds even the bathroom door no bar to hammering little hands.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Ministry to the poor is a crucial sign that we believe the gospel.
Timothy Keller
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.
Eli Broad
Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.
Zig Ziglar
How very dull our lives would be without literature! How very much dark and poor, how so sad and empty the world would be!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
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.
Kurt Vonnegut
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.
Henry Cloud
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
Maxine Waters
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
Eric Hoffer
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.
Diogenes Laertius
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.
Walt Disney
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.
Francis Quarles
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.
Carl Lewis
Though men can cover crimes with bold, stern looks, poor women’s faces are their own faults’ books.
William Shakespeare
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).
Francis Chan
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.
Michael Ian Black
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.
Ricky Gervais
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.
William Plomer
The poor looking shepherd of the dessert is in substance very rich with all the magical treasures of the desert.
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole.
Baruch Spinoza
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.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Taika Waititi
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
David Berg
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.
William Cobbett
A man who doesn’t make you feel special, wanted or important would make a very poor husband.
Jeanne Phillips
It seems to me to be important to distinguish a good idea from poor implementations of it
Ron Jeffries
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.
George Saunders
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!’
Sophie Monk
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.
Bill Gates
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.
Gustave Flaubert
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.
Paul Farmer
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!
Colley Cibber
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.
Tim Johnson
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.
Dick Cavett
A thought crossed his mind: How do you make poor people feel wealthy when wages are stagnant? You give them cheap loans.
Michael Lewis
Wars make people rich – and they make a lot of people poor, and they take a lot of people’s lives away from them.
Bell Hooks
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.
Naomi Klein
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.
Alix Kates Shulman
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?
Rand Paul
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.
Ben Jonson
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.
Aung San Suu Kyi
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.
Diana Ross
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.
Matthew Desmond
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.
Dan Bilzerian
It’s outrageous to line your pockets off the misery of the poor; It’s outrageous, the crimes some human beings must endure.
Paul Simon
Creed was ended by egos and people wanting to do their own thing and poor decision-making.
Scott Stapp
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.
Stephen F. Lynch
Too much of water hast thou, poor Ophelia, And therefore I forbid my tears.
William Shakespeare
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.
Robert Kiyosaki
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.
Richard Quest
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.
Beatrix Potter
Nigeria has moved into low-middle-income, but their north is very poor, and the health care systems there have broken down.
Bill Gates
Being poor is people wondering why you didn’t leave.
John Scalzi
The miser, poor fool, not only starves his body, but also his own soul.
Theodore Parker
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.
Melissa Harris-Perry
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.
Muhammad Yunus
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
Frederik Willem de Klerk
The Christian Democrats always made you feel like the poor relation.
Helmut Kohl
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.
Desmond Tutu
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.
Gottfried Leibniz
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.
Robert E. Howard
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.
Jack LaLanne
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.
Michelle Alexander
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.
Barbara Ehrenreich
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.
Leila Janah
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.
Vincent de Paul
Poor firms ignore their competitors; average firms copy their competitors; winning firms lead their competitors.
Philip Kotler
At what point is someone precluded from availing themselves of the justification of self-defense because of their own poor judgment or bad behavior?
Dan Gelber
A poor man who eats too much, as contradistinguished from a gourmand, who is a rich man who ”lives well.”
Elbert Hubbard
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.
Muhammad Yunus
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.
Marco Rubio
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.
Marian Wright Edelman
Where can one find a profounder desolation than in the poor child who has lost its mother?
Joyce Cary
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.
Anne Bronte
The fastest way to become rich is to socialize with the poor; the fastest way to become poor is to socialize with the rich.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
No one is rich whose expenditures exceed his means, and no one is poor whose incomings exceed his outgoings.
Thomas Chandler Haliburton
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.
Tammara Webber
Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.
Leonardo da Vinci
I know several women my age who are really poor…because they spent most of their energy taking care of children.
Mary Gaitskill
You can’t help the poor by being one of them.
Abraham Lincoln
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.
Robert J. Shiller
Every life deserves a certain amount of dignity, no matter how poor or damaged the shell that carries it.
Rick Bragg
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.
Juliette Gordon Low
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.
David Nasaw
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.
Martin Farquhar Tupper
Cats are the tigers of us poor devils.
Theophile Gautier
Let’s face it, the Obama administration was handed a pretty poor deal from the previous administration.
Richard Armitage
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.
John Donne
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.
Narendra Modi
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.
Clarence Thomas
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.
Lillian B. Rubin
All I wanted, even when I hated you most, was some poor, barren, parched excuse to love you. But you only gave me riddles.
Patricia A. McKillip
As for begging, it is safer to beg than to take, but it is finer to take than to beg
Oscar Wilde
Think what the world could look like if we took care of the poor even half as well as we do our Bibles!
Dorothy Day
The abject pleasure of an abject mind
And hence so dear to poor weak woman kind.
[Lat., Vindicta
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…
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Some people are so poor, all they have is their money.
Blake Griffin
Code-sharing, alliances, and connections are all about “how do we screw the poor customer for more money?”
Michael O’Leary
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.
Rebecca Makkai
To say to a rich man: You are poor! is to tell the Archbishop of Granada that his sermons are worthless.
Honore de Balzac
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.
Bell Hooks
Poor is a state of mind. Broke is, ‘I’m just passing through.’
Dave Ramsey
Anybody who helps the poor is delighted. So naturally, they (critics) are not very happy with us.
Mother Teresa
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?
Mervyn Peake
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.
Andrew Johnson
Feed the poor and get rich or feed the rich and get poor.
Colonel Sanders
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.
Cormac McCarthy
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.
Charles Barkley
The whole world knows that His glory has not been spread by force and weapons, but by poor fishermen.
Girolamo Savonarola
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.
Victor Hugo
The best way to help the poor is not to become one of them
Lang Hancock
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.
Frederick Douglass
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.
Narendra Modi
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.
Louisa May Alcott
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.
Francis Bacon
I’m not sure Roosevelt was quite a monster, he just did a poor job on the economics.
Amity Shlaes
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.
Barry Commoner
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.
Eliphas Levi
Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress.
George Eliot
Logic and cold reason are poor weapons to fight fear and distrust. Only faith and generosity can overcome them.
Jawaharlal Nehru
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.
Victor Davis Hanson
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.
Diamanda Galas
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.
Pope Francis
Therefore, give to the poor. I beg you, I admonish you, I charge you, I command you to give.
Saint Augustine
We need a better strategy for poor people…because what we’re doing isn’t working.
Mick Cornett
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.
Jesse Jackson
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.
Adrian Frutiger
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.
Jeremy Irvine
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.
E. L. Doctorow
It’s such a Bore Being always Poor.
Langston Hughes
The rich brother needs to let the gospel humble him while the poor brother needs to let the gospel affirm him.
Timothy Keller
I’m trying to figure out if I love art enough to be poor.
Marina Keegan
Thou source of all my bliss and all my woe, That found’st me poor at first, and keep’st me so.
Oliver Goldsmith
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.
Phyllis McGinley
A poor thing, perhaps, but my own.
William Shakespeare
Poor and content is rich, and rich enough.
William Shakespeare
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.
Paul Broun
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
Frank Herbert
Even a poor plan is better than no plan at all.
Mikhail Chigorin
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.
Jonathan Franzen
We are all jars of clay, fragile and poor, yet we carry within us an immense treasure.
Pope Francis
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!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
The difference between a good and a poor architect is that the poor architect succumbs to every temptation and the good one resists it.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
I know what it’s like to be pregnant and nervous and poor.
Loretta Lynn
Were it not for love, Poor life would be a ship not worth launching.
Edwin Arlington Robinson
Ay! idleness! the rich folks never fail
To find some reason why the poor deserve
Their miseries.
Robert Southey
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.
John Hancock
When in doubt, parenthesize. At the very least it will let some poor schmuck bounce on theВ % key in vi.
Larry Wall
Being Christian towards poor people means trying to improve their lives and give them back some self-respect.
Jo Brand
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.
Mother Teresa
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’
Chris O’Donnell
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?
William Makepeace Thackeray
The patience and forbearance of the poor are among the strongest bulwarks of the rich.
C. L. R. James
Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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.
Roger Chamberlain
Apparently I’m the most naked that anyone’s been on TNT. My poor mother. I’m ready to run away.
Sheryl Lee
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 world’s problems or, for that matter, to any problems.
Pope Francis
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.
Frank Carson
Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action.
Theodore Roosevelt
Our efforts to help the poor does not mean we’re going to eradicate poverty.
Rick Warren
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.
Dale Jamieson
Conservatives divide the world in terms of good and evil while liberals do it in terms of the rich and poor.
Dennis Prager
But truths need to be repeated many times so that they don’t, poor things, lapse into oblivion.
Jose Saramago
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
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.
Alice Foote MacDougall
Pray for me that I not loosen my grip on the hands of Jesus even under the guise of ministering to the poor.
Mother Teresa
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.
Nikki Glaser
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.
Linda McQuaig
Republicans have been accused of abandoning the poor. It’s the other way around. They never vote for us.
Dan Quayle
About the only difference between the poor and the rich, is this, the poor suffer misery, while the rich have to enjoy it.
Josh Billings
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.
Christopher Hitchens
In England, even the poorest of people believe that they have rights; that is very different from what satisfies the poor in other lands.
Simon Heffer
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.
N. T. Wright
My parents were founders of the Cuban Communist Party, and I grew up extremely poor.
Guillermo Cabrera Infante
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.
Richard Stanley
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.
Evita Peron
There are two kinds of people in the world—only two kinds. Not black or white, rich or poor, but those either dead in sin or dead to sin.
Leonard Ravenhill
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.
Henry Cejudo
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.
Emma Goldman
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.
Allen Sapp
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.
Samuel Pepys
You’re too beautiful for your own good. Once you leave, we’ll have to send some of the guards with you. You’ll never survive on your own, poor thing.
Kiera Cass
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.
Martin Schulz
Rich people believe ‘I create my life.’ Poor people believe ‘Life happens to me.’
T. Harv Eker
If you’ve seen one city slum, you’ve seen them all.
Spiro T. Agnew
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.
John Newton
What a trade! Poor painters! They always wish to be understood, and they are analysed instead.
Pablo Picasso
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.
Henry David Thoreau
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.
Maxine Waters
O, how wretched is that poor man that hangs on princes’ favors.
William Shakespeare
Failure is part of the process of success.
Robert Kiyosaki
No one ever became poor from giving.
Anne Frank
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
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Step by step, we will break this cycle of silence, poor information and stigma.
Chevy Chase
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.
Mike McCurry
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!
Mary Russell Mitford
I grew up poor, but I didn’t have poor dreams
Magic Johnson
Filipinos want beauty. I have to look beautiful so that the poor Filipinos will have a star to look at from their slums.
Imelda Marcos
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.
Kurt Vonnegut
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.
M. F. K. Fisher
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.
J. C. Watts
Medicaid is a vital safety net for New York’s poor and vulnerable, young and old alike.
James T. Walsh
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.
William Shakespeare
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.
Matt Taibbi
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.
Pope Francis
Some people think that poor people are lazy. Actually, it takes a lot of work to survive when you are dirt-poor.
Muhammad Yunus
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.
Barbara Ehrenreich
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.
John Kenneth Galbraith
The very poor are strictly materialistic. It takes money to be a mystic.
Edward Abbey
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.
Timothy Keller
The greatest single cause of a poor self-image is the absence of unconditional love.
Zig Ziglar
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.
Bobby Jindal
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.
Bernardino Ramazzini
The global financial crisis – missed by most analysts – shows that most forecasters are poor at pricing in economic/financial risks, let alone geopolitical ones.
Nouriel Roubini
Alas! innocence is but a poor substitute for experience.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
What women would do if they could not cry, nobody knows. What poor, defenceless creatures they would be!
Douglas William Jerrold
It’s important to be thankful, even if you’re poor. I mean, come on, we all have clean water—well OK, not people in the developing world.
Avril Lavigne
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.
Maggie Stiefvater
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.
Sam Mendes
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
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.
Joseph Lancaster
If one has one cow, it is always better not to be too familiar with those who have seven.
Phyllis Bottome
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
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.
Michael Medved
He learned that when people are very poor they still have something to give and the impulse to give it.
John Steinbeck
Men are more important than tools. If you don’t believe so, put a good tool into the hands of a poor workman.
John Joseph Bernet
Our life a harp is, with unnumbered strings, And tones and symphonies; but our poor skill Some shallow notes from its great music brings.
John Boyle O’Reilly
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.
Pranab Mukherjee
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.
David Wilkerson
I’m concerned about the fact there seems to be a war on the poor – that if you’re poor, somehow you’re shiftless and lazy.
John Kasich
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.
James Stenson
Stay with me, Lord, for as poor as my soul is I want it to be a place of consolation for You. . .
Pio of Pietrelcina
Sygmnd was a poor Austrian who’d lost all the vowels in his name in a boating accident.
Woody Allen
Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law.
Oliver Goldsmith
It is a poor head that cannot find plausible reason for doing what the heart wants to do.
Richard Hofstadter
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.
Albert Camus
Think rich, look poor.
Andy Warhol
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.
Ricky Gervais
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.
Christopher Hitchens
A rich man’s war and a poor man’s fight.
Shelby Foote
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.
Ann Landers
When the rich wage war, it’s the poor who die.
Jean-Paul Sartre
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.
James Wolcott
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.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Gail Collins
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.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Many overlook the fact that Jesus was homeless. He did not only teach the poor; He lived among them.
Dillon Burroughs
Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words? He thinks I don’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.
Ernest Hemingway
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.
Leonard Peltier
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.
Sarah Josepha Hale
The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.
Napoleon Bonaparte
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.
David Letterman
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.
Takafumi Horie
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?
William Shakespeare
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
Mother Teresa
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 can’t afford insurance. Obesity is, well, bad.
Emily Levine
Hillary Clinton gets rich making you poor.
Donald Trump
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.
Richard F. Heck
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.
John Adams
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.
Benedict Cumberbatch
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.
Arlene J. Chai
The cost of living in sin would make a poor man out of Paul Getty.
Elvis Costello
I’d feel more comfortable talking to the blacks, or Hispanics, or the poor areas. I feel more at home, believe it or not.
Joe Arpaio
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.
George Mason
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.
Saint John Chrysostom
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.
Rohinton Mistry
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.
Kevin Warwick
I want my poor value to exist past me, somewhere else.
Richard Gilman
God pity the poor novelist.
Steven Millhauser
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.”
T. Harv Eker
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.
Moss Hart
More powerful than God, more evil than the Devil; the poor have it, the rich lack it, and if you eat it you die?
Margaret Atwood
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.
Lisel Mueller
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.
Hans F. Sennholz
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.
George Saunders
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].
Elie Wiesel
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.
John Keegan
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.
Tony Bradman
Poor is the nation that has no heroes, but poorer still is the nation that having heroes, fails to remember and honor them.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Crime and violence is an attack on the poor and will never be accepted in a Trump administration.
Donald Trump
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.
Beth Henley
Economy is for the poor; the rich may dispense with it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
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.
Bob Geldof
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.
Jean-Bertrand Aristide
Liberty, in its last analysis, is but the sweat of the poor and the blood of the brave.
Robert Toombs
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.
George Crabbe
Michael Jackson was a poor black boy who grew up to be a rich white woman
Molly Ivins
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.
Shane Claiborne
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.”
Donald Miller
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
Cornel West
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.
Pope Francis
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.
Charles Barkley
What would the daughters of the rich do with themselves if the poor ceased to exist?
Angela Carter
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.
Narendra Modi
I was always a self-proclaimed poor slider.
Willie Stargell
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.
Liam Neeson
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.
John Kenneth Galbraith
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!
Maud Hart Lovelace
The poor dog, in life the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend.
Lord Byron
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?
Jean Baptiste Massillon
And many a poor man that has roved Loved and thought himself beloved From a glad kindness cannot take his eyes.
William Butler Yeats