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Poor Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Poor

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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

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

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Who, being loved, is poor?
- Oscar Wilde

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

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


 

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

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

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

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

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

The poor don't know that their function in life is
to exercise our generosity.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

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

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

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

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

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

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

No society can surely be flourishing and happy,
of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
- Adam Smith

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

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

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

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

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

The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans
is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt,
too.
- Oscar Levant

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

Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike.
Each has their suffering.
Some suffer too much, others too little.
- The Buddha

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You have made people listen.
You have made people care, and you have taught us
that whether we are poor or prosperous,
we have only one world to share.
You have taught young people that
they do have the power to change the world.
- Kofi Annan, UN Secretary General, to Bono. (November 1999)

It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.
- Charles Dickens

I'm scared to death of being poor.
It's like a fat girl who loses 500 pounds but is always fat inside.
I grew up poor and will always feel poor inside.
It's my pet paranoia.
- Cher

Running those poor steers back and forth in the heat is ridiculous.
What they ought to do is put the steers in the convention
hall and run the delegates.
- Stanley Marcus

There is one class of men, whom it especially behoves
to be tenacious of the right of free discussion.
I mean the poor.
- Gerrit Smith

Poor human reason, when it trusts in itself,
substitutes the strangest absurdities for the highest divine concepts.
- John Chrysostom

Above all things, I must not get angry.
If I do get angry I knock all the teeth out of the
mouth of the poor wretch who has angered me.
- Franz Schubert

Pale death, with impartial step, knocks at the hut
of the poor and the towers of kings.
- Horace

Written laws are like spiders' webs,
and will,
like them, only entangle and hold the poor and weak,
while the rich and powerful will easily break through them.
- Anacharsis

The rich are richer, and the poor are poorer,
in the city than elsewhere; and, as a rule,
the greater are the riches of the rich and the poverty of the poor.
- Josiah Strong

It is poor civic hygiene to install technologies that
could someday facilitate a police state.
- Bruce Schneier

The entrance into Jerusalem has all the elements of
the theatre of the absurd:
the poor king;
truth comes riding on a donkey; symbolic actions -
even parading without a permit!
- David Kirk

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

A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

People never knew we were poor, but out of that poverty
came the most incredible inventions -
board games,
recipes...
we never stopped inventing.
- Lynn Johnston

A poor man with nothing in his belly needs hope,
illusion, more than bread.
- Georges Bernanos

I believe that God and reality are too big for my poor words.
- Pat Buckley

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

Perhaps they do not recognize themselves,
for a rich man is even harder to define than a poor one.
- William Graham Sumner

Of the 22 industrialized nations of the world,
we're dead last in per capita giving to poor people.
- Tony Campolo

We are not concerned with the very poor.
They are unthinkable, and only to be approached by
the statistician or the poet.
- E. M. Forster

No one is so miserable as the poor person who maintains
the appearance of wealth.
- Charles Spurgeon

I was born in Montreal in 1939, the second son of poor immigrants.
- Sidney Altman

It is clear that the pharmaceutical industry is not,
by any stretch of the imagination, doing enough to
ensure that the poor have access to adequate medical care.
- Paul Farmer

You can spend the money on new housing for poor people and the homeless,
or you can spend it on a football stadium or a golf course.
- Jello Biafra

Parents with meager means have the same aspirations
for their children as other parents.
Children from poor families have the same needs as other children.
- Mark Sanford

The seminaries must be like the churches' poor relations,
prolonging their existence with austerity.
- Abraham Kuyper

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

Making the best of things is...
a damn poor way of dealing with them.
My whole life has been a series of escapes from that quicksand.
- Rose Wilder Lane

Mine has been a concern for the people,
a concern to maintain stability, a concern to get people
working together racially,
ethnically, rich and poor - all segments of the city.
- Walter Washington

Some dying men are the most tyrannical;
and certainly,
since they will shortly trouble us so little for evermore,
the poor fellows ought to be indulged.
- Herman Melville

The issues that matter to me are the social safety nets for people,
health care, middle-class concerns.
We need to take care of the middle class and the poor in our country.
- Tim McGraw


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