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Poor Quotes

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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

Related topics: Inspirational Government Political Generosity Compassion Kindness

Who, being loved, is poor?
- Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 man of science is a poor philosopher.
- Albert Einstein

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 fellow, he suffers from files.
- Aneurin Bevan

There are no automatic links between poverty and terrorism.
Among millions of poor people in the world,
only a few turn to terrorism.
- Gijs de Vries

The issues that matter to me are the social safety nets for people,
health care, middle-class concerns.
We need to take care of the middle class and the poor in our country.
- Tim McGraw

I grew up in a very modest house.
We were poor-we lived on the poverty level.
We all got jobs as young kids.
- Chely Wright

Lo!
The poor Indian, whose untutored mind sees God in clouds,
or hears him in the wind.
- Alexander Pope

I've always enjoyed poor health.
- Taylor Caldwell

The poor are the only consistent altruists;
they sell all they have and give it to the rich.
- Holbrook Jackson

I have just been all round the world and have formed
a very poor opinion of it.
- Thomas Beecham

Christians should emphatically be campaigning for justice for the poor -
but the Church is not a campaign.
- Rowan D. Williams

It's a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word.
- Andrew Johnson

Success in life comes not from holding a good hand,
but in playing a poor hand well.
- Denis Waitley

A commitment to sexual equality with males is a commitment
to becoming the rich instead of the poor,
the rapist instead of the raped, the murderer instead of the murdered.
- Andrea Dworkin

Creed was ended by egos and people wanting to do their
own thing and poor decision-making.
- Scott Stapp

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

Whoever named it necking was a poor judge of anatomy.
- Groucho Marx

In fact, effective solidarity with the poor,
both individual persons and entire nations,
is indispensable for the construction of peace.
- Claudio Hummes

I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than
a king without the desire to read.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

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

Perhaps they do not recognize themselves,
for a rich man is even harder to define than a poor one.
- William Graham Sumner

Money is just the poor man's credit card.
- Marshall McLuhan

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)

Poor human reason, when it trusts in itself,
substitutes the strangest absurdities for the highest divine concepts.
- John Chrysostom

A poor man with nothing in his belly needs hope,
illusion, more than bread.
- Georges Bernanos

A man who cannot work without his hypodermic needle is a poor doctor.
The amount of narcotic you use is inversely proportional to your skill.
- Martin H. Fischer

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

All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman;
and however we deceive ourselves,
as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince.
- Plato

The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.
- Napoleon Bonaparte


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