Quotations About / On:
He who is not capable of enduring poverty is not capable of being free.
(Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by Lorenzo O'Rourke. "Thoughts," Postscriptum de ma vie, in Victor Hugo's Intellectual Autobiography, Funk and Wagnalls (1907).)
Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 361, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
Slow rises worth, by poverty depressed:
(Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British writer. Poverty in London (l. 177). . .
Oxford Book of English Verse. Sir Arthur Quille, ed. (1948) Oxford University Press.)
In going to America one learns that poverty is not a necessary accompaniment to civilisation.
(Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lecture, July 10, 1883. "Personal Impressions of America.")
Give me the poverty that enjoys true wealth.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "The Ponds," Walden (1854).)
Love me because of my poverty! ! Then, you can love me after gaining money to enhance my status.
Love me because of my poverty! Then, you can love me more because of my fame after becoming rich.
Searching of truth speaks of blindness and poverty, because it is within you. It is you.
The Devil on our way to greatness is not as audacious as the lesser stronghold of poverty that confronts our opportunities.
(Challenge to greatness)
I find helping an indigent to stand on his own, a more invigorating and self-cleansing pursuit than talking lifelong about poverty.
(Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, is from India. He lives in Bhubaneswar. A former civil servant, he is a social activist and is also a columnist.)