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Henry Walter Bates Quotes and Sayings

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The poor monkey, quietly seated on the ground,
seemed to be in sore trouble at this display of anger.
- Henry Walter Bates

The city and province were given up to anarchy;
the coloured people,
elated with victory, proclaimed the slaughter of all whites,
except the English, French, and American residents.
- Henry Walter Bates

It was with deep interest that my companion and myself,
both now about to see and examine the beauties of a
tropical country for the first time,
gazed on the land where I, at least,
eventually spent eleven of the best years of my life.
- Henry Walter Bates

Besides alligators, the only animals to be feared are the poisonous serpents.
These are certainly common enough in the forest,
but no fatal accident happened during the whole time of my residence.
- Henry Walter Bates

 

Their elegant shape, showy colours, and slow,
sailing mode of flight, make them very attractive objects,
and their numbers are so great that they form quite
a feature in the physiognomy of the forest,
compensating for the scarcity of flowers.
- Henry Walter Bates

They took their meals together; and it was remarked on such occasions,
when the friendship of animals is put to a hard test,
that they never quarrelled or disputed the possession
of a favourite fruit with each other.
- Henry Walter Bates

The people were simpler, more peaceable and friendly
in their manners and dispositions;
and assassinations,
which give the southern provinces so ill a reputation,
were almost unknown.
- Henry Walter Bates

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Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor PHOTO

Outer show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
- Aesop

Let us touch the dying, the poor,
the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received
and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work.
- Mother Teresa

We are rich only through what we give,
and poor only through what we refuse.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

When life is too easy for us, we must beware
or we may not be ready to meet the blows
which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

No one has ever become poor by giving.
- Anne Frank

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

Who, being loved, is poor?
- Oscar Wilde

A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.
- W. C. Fields PHOTO

Far better is it to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs,
even though chequered by failure,
than to take rank with those poor spirits
who neither enjoy much nor suffer much,
because they live in the grey twilight
that knows not victory or defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself.
Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor
for helping us to love God better because of them.
- Mother Teresa

I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colors.
I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and
am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.
- Winston Churchill

Jesus preached more and taught more
about helping the poor and the sick and the hungry
than he did about heaven and hell.
Shouldn't that tell us something?
- John Grisham

The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence,
to live as if he were poor.
- William Temple

Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
- Wallace Stevens

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
- Francis Bacon

We who are liberal and progressive know that the poor
are our equals in every sense except that of being equal to us.
- Lionel Trilling

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

The Christian missionary may preach the gospel
to the poor naked heathen,
but the spiritual heathen who populate Europe
have as yet heard nothing of Christianity.
- Carl Jung

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
- Henry Ford

The poor don't know that their function in life is
to exercise our generosity.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

A person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it,
then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the reach and power of every man.
Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole.
- Charles Edwards

When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas.
- Evita Peron

The man of science is a poor philosopher.
- Albert Einstein

I love this work I do.
It's a privilege to serve the poor.
- Bono

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem,
it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
- David Friedman

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool,
a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
- Sholom Aleichem

I try to give to the poor people for love
what the rich could get for money.
No, I wouldn't touch a leper for a thousand pounds;
yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.
- Mother Teresa

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

When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

No society can surely be flourishing and happy,
of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
- Adam Smith

We approach people the same way we approach our cars.
We take the poor kid to a doctor and ask,
What's wrong with him, how much will it cost,
and when can I pick him up?
- James Hillman

Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike.
Each has their suffering.
Some suffer too much, others too little.
- The Buddha

I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
- Pablo Picasso

The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway
is usually a poor judge of distance.
- Laurence J. Peter

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

It is only the poor who pay cash,
and that not from virtue,
but because they are refused credit.
- Anatole France

The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans
is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt,
too.
- Oscar Levant

Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.
- Euripides

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
- Lewis Carroll

Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings.
- Horace

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

You have made people listen.
You have made people care, and you have taught us
that whether we are poor or prosperous,
we have only one world to share.
You have taught young people that
they do have the power to change the world.
- Kofi Annan, UN Secretary General, to Bono. (November 1999)

The poor have to labour in the face of the majestic equality of the law,
which forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges,
to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
- Anatole France

People who are much too sensitive to demand of cripples
that they run races ask of the poor that they get up
and act just like everyone else in the society.
- Michael Harrington

Those who have some means think that the most important
thing in the world is love.
The poor know that it is money.
- Gerald Brenan

Human dignity is independent of national borders.
We must always defend the interests of the poor and
the persecuted in other countries.
- Kjell Magne Bondevik

But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
- William Butler Yeats

The devil had as good have let Paul alone,
for he no sooner comes into prison but he falls a preaching,
at which the gates of Satan's prison fly open,
and poor sinners come forth.
- William Gurnall

The endurance of the inequalities of life by the poor
is the marvel of human society.
- James Anthony Froude

Listen to the lyrics - we're singing about everyday life:
rich people trying to keep money,
poor people tying to get it, and everyone having trouble
with their husband or wife!
- Buddy Guy

Until these college students came into town,
we were all very poor and didn't have money to do anything.
- Santiago Durango

The black population now consists of two distinct classes-the
middle class and the poor.
- Constance Baker Motley

The poor man wishes to conceal his poverty,
and the rich man his wealth: the former fears lest he be despised,
the latter lest he be plundered.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Whores don't live in company of poor men,
citizens never support a weak company and birds don't
build nests on a tree that doesn't bear fruits.
- Chanakya

Written laws are like spiders' webs,
and will,
like them, only entangle and hold the poor and weak,
while the rich and powerful will easily break through them.
- Anacharsis

By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
- Democritus

No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country.
He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.
- George S. Patton

In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich,
because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.
- Aristotle

The poor despise labor when performed by slaves.
- George Mason

At the time the Sendmail program had a very poor reputation
with respect to security,
with four root vulnerabilities per year for two successive years.
- Wietse Venema

What makes community organizing especially attractive
is the faith it places in the ability of the poor to
make decisions for themselves.
- Paul Wellstone


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