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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

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

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

Who, being loved, is poor?
- Oscar Wilde

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have found out in later years that we were very poor,
but the glory of America is that we didn't know it then.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor,
it cannot save the few who are rich.
- John F. Kennedy

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

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 of science is a poor philosopher.
- Albert Einstein

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

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

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

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

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

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

The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly
that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The poor don't know that their function in life is
to exercise our generosity.
- 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 who are liberal and progressive know that the poor
are our equals in every sense except that of being equal to us.
- Lionel Trilling

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

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

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

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

Medicaid is a vital safety net for New York's poor and vulnerable,
young and old alike.
- James T. Walsh

I believe that all the measures of the Government are
directed to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer.
- William Henry Harrison

Ours is not a poor country and even though we are now a poor people,
there should be no room for the despondency that has
settled on large sections of the population.
- John Agyekum Kufuor

The forces in a capitalist society, if left unchecked,
tend to make the rich richer and the poor poorer.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

To love one person with a private love is poor and miserable:
to love all is glorious.
- Thomas Traherne

Charity separates the rich from the poor;
aid raises the needy and sets him on the same level with the rich.
- Evita Peron

It is a poor sermon that gives no offense;
that neither makes the hearer displeased with himself nor with the preacher.
- George Whitefield

You cannot sift out the poor from the community.
The poor are indispensable to the rich.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I have always detested any departure from reality,
an attitude which I relate to my mother's poor mental health.
- Jean Piaget

When the civil rights battle was won,
all the Jews and hippies and artists were middle class
white people and all the blacks were still poor.
Materially, not much changed.
- Jonathan Lethem

A great artist is never poor.
- Isak Dinesen

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

It is harder for a poor man to be successful than it is for a rich man.
- Gregory Nunn

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

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

I think the best thing I can do is to be a distraction.
A husband lives and breathes his work all day long.
If he comes home to more table thumping,
how can the poor man ever relax?
- Jackie Kennedy

He who does not believe has no soul.
He is empty.
He has no ideals.
He has nothing to live for.
He has no sunshine, no light, no joy in life.
He is a poor, poor man.
- Robert Ley

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

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

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

The paperback is very interesting but I find it will
never replace the hardcover book -
it makes a very poor doorstop.
- Alfred Hitchcock


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