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Poverty Quotes


These are some of the best 'Poverty' quotations and sayings.

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A man forget not, though in rags he lies, and know the mortal through the crown's disguise.

A poor man resembles a fiddler, whose music, though liked, is not much praised, because he lives by it; while a gentleman performer, though the most wretched scraper alive, throws the audience into rapture.

A wise man poor is like a sacred book that's never read; to himself he lives and to all else seems dead.

An avowal of poverty is no disgrace to any man; to make no effort to escape it is indeed disgraceful.

As pauperism, in distinction from poverty, is dependence on other people for existence, and not on our own exertions, so there is a moral pauperism in the man who is dependent on others for that support of the moral life - self respect.

As poor as a church mouse.

As you say, I am honoured and famous and rich. But as I have to do all the hard work, and suffer an increasing multitude of fools gladly, it does not feel any better than being reviled, infamous and poor, as I used to be.

Bed is the poor man's opera.

Blessed is he that considereth the poor.

Chill penury weighs down the heart itself; and though it sometimes be endured with calmness, it is but the calmness of despair.

Few, save the poor, feel for the poor.

He is not poor that has little, but he that desires much.

He is now rising from affluence to poverty.

He is poor whose expenses exceed his income.

He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.

He travels safe and not unpleasantly, who is guarded by poverty and guided by love.

Hunger is insolent, and will be fed.

I am as poor as Job, my lord, but not so patient.

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

If poverty is the mother of crime, lack of good sense is the father.


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