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Of all the advantages which come to any young man, I believe it to be demonstrably true that poverty is the greatest.

Only experience can show how salt the savor is of others' bread, and how sad a path it is to climb and descend another's stairs.

Over the hill to the poor-house I'm trudgin' my weary way.

Poor and content is rich, and rich enough; but riches endless is as poor as winter to him that ever fears he shall be poor.

Poor men's reasons are not heard.

Poverty - one thing money can't buy.

Poverty breeds wealth; and wealth in its turn breeds poverty. The earth, to form the mould, is taken out of the ditch; and whatever may be the height of the one will be the depth of the other.

Poverty is an anomaly to rich people; it is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell.

Poverty is less a matter of income than of prospects. While the incomes of the poor have steadily risen through Great Society largesse, their prospects have plummeted as families have broken into dependent fragments.

Poverty is no disgrace to a man but it is confoundedly inconvenient.

Poverty is no sin.

Poverty is not always of the nature of an affliction or judgment, but is rather merely a state of life, appointed by God for the proper trial and exercise of the virtues of contentment, patience, and resignation; and for one man to murmur against God, because he possesses not the riches he has given to another, is "the wrath that killeth the foolish man, and the envy that slayeth the silly one."

Poverty is not dishonorable in itself, but only when it comes from idleness, intemperance, extravagance, and folly.

Poverty is not the absence of goods, but rather the overabundance of desire.

Poverty is only contemptible when it is felt to be so. Doubtless the best way to make our poverty respectable is to seem never to feel it as an evil.

Poverty is the only load which is the heavier the more loved ones there are to assist in bearing it.

Poverty is the sixth sense.

Poverty is the stepmother of genius. See quote detail

Poverty is the test of civility and the touchstone of friendship.

Poverty is the wicked man's tempter, the good man's perdition, the proud man's curse, the melancholy man's halter.


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