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Marcus Minucius Felix Quotes and Sayings

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The poor man is he who, having much,
craves for more.
- Marcus Minucius Felix

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

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

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

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

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

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

Who, being loved, is poor?
- Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Experience demands that man is
the only animal which devours his own kind,
for I can apply no milder term to
the general prey of the rich on the poor.
- Thomas Jefferson

If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it;
blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches;
for the Creator,
there is no poverty.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

The poor peasant here hives under conditions quite
different from those of Russia.
Though often terrible, they are not as appalling as they were there.
- Herman Gorter

The rich, by unfair combinations, contribute frequently
to prolong a season of distress among the poor.
- Thomas Malthus

Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how
extremely expensive it is to be poor.
- James A. Baldwin

In the end of five years I made supplication to the
king to go out of this land,
desiring to see my poor wife and children according
to conscience and nature.
- Will Adams

A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

The rich are always advising the poor,
but the poor seldom return the compliment.
- Lord Chesterfield

Even a poor man can receive honors.
- Sophocles

Not only does the proportion of the poor increase with the growth of the city,
but their condition becomes more wretched.
- Josiah Strong

The rich don't exploit the poor.
They just out-compete them.
- David Brooks

The wealth of the country, its capital,
its credit, must be saved from the predatory poor as
well as the predatory rich,
but above all from the predatory politician.
- James J. Hill

An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and
most fatal ailment of all republics.
- Plutarch

The rich swell up with pride, the poor from hunger.
- Sholom Aleichem

The real solution is to improve the incomes of the
poor and provide their children with decent education.
- Carol Bellamy

Italy is divided between us and them,
rich and poor, north and south, young and old,
employed and unemployed.
- Romano Prodi

Parents with meager means have the same aspirations
for their children as other parents.
Children from poor families have the same needs as other children.
- Mark Sanford

I was always a self-proclaimed poor slider.
- Willie Stargell

The beloved of the Almighty are: the rich who have
the humility of the poor,
and the poor who have the magnanimity of the rich.
- Saadi

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.
- Cher

It's hard being black.
You ever been black? I was black once -
when I was poor.
- Larry Holmes

It is clear that the pharmaceutical industry is not,
by any stretch of the imagination, doing enough to
ensure that the poor have access to adequate medical care.
- Paul Farmer

Never dress down for the poor.
They won't respect you for it.
They want their First Lady to look like a million dollars.
- Imelda Marcos

Television preachers extract money from the poor to
live in a style and to indulge in shameful acts which
equal or outdo the worst of the Renaissance Popes.
- J. Irwin Miller

Despotism is the only form of government which may with safety to itself,
neglect the education of its infant poor.
- Samuel Horsley

It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor,
whilst the discontented man is never rich.
- Frank Herbert


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