Quotations About / On: POVERTY

  • 21.
    To marry the Irish is to look for poverty.
    (J.P. (James Patrick) Donleavy (b. 1926), U.S. author. The Ginger Man, ch. 2 (1955).)
  • 22.
    There's no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty.
    (George Farquhar (1678-1707), Irish dramatist. Archer, a "gentleman of broken fortunes," in The Beaux' Stratagem, act 1, sc. 1.)
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  • 23.
    Nothing incites to money-crimes like great poverty or great wealth.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. "More Maxims of Mark," p. 945, Mark Twain: Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, & Essays, 1891-1910, Library of America (1992).)
  • 24.
    There is nothing worse than being ashamed of parsimony or poverty.
    (Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXXIV, 4.)
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  • 25.
    The great advantage in noble parentage is that enables one to endure poverty more easily.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 174, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Dawn, "Third Book," aphorism 200, "Enduring Poverty," (1881).)
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  • 26.
    Poverty keeps together more homes than it breaks up.
    ([H.H. (Hector Hugh) Munro] Saki (1870-1916), Scottish author. The Baroness, in "Esmé," The Chronicles of Clovis (1911).)
  • 27.
    The community which has neither poverty nor riches will always have the noblest principles.
    (Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Protagoras, 679 B....)
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  • 28.
    Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
    (Woody Allen (b. 1935), U.S. filmmaker. "The Early Essays," Without Feathers (1976).)
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  • 29.
    "It's a wery remarkable circumstance, sir", said Sam, "that poverty and oysters seems to go together."
    (Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Sam Weller in The Pickwick Papers, ch. 22, p. 301 (1837).)
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  • 30.
    Poverty was an ornament on a learned man like a red ribbon on a white horse.
    (Anzia Yezierska (c. 1881-1970), Polish author. Red Ribbon on a White Horse, ch. 9 (1950). Of Poland, in letter from Boruch Shlomoe Mayer to Anzia Yezierska.)
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