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All Crimes are safe, but hated Poverty.
This, only this, the rigid Law persues.

-: [ London: A Poem (1738), lines 159-160. ]
~ Samuel Johnson | ( British author. ) | 1709-1784 | Poverty
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
Anyone who has struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.
~ James Baldwin | ( African-American writer. ) | 1924-1987 | Poverty
quotes Division : American writers   
     
As for the virtuous poor, one can pity them, of course, but one cannot possibly admire them. They have made private terms with the enemy, and sold their birthright for very bad pottage. They must also be extraordinarily stupid.
~ Oscar Wilde | ( Irish poet and dramatist. ) | 1854-1900 | Poverty
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
Content with poverty, my soul I arm;
And virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm.

-: [ Third Book of Horace, Ode 29. ]
~ John Dryden | (British poet, dramatist and critic. ) | 1631-1700 | Poverty
quotes Division : Critics   
     
Do not ask the name of the person who seeks a bed for the night. He who is reluctant to give his name is the one who most needs shelter.
~ Victor Hugo | ( French poet, dramatist and novelist. ) | 1802-1885 | Poverty
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.
~ John W. Gardner | ( American educator, and social activist. ) | 1912-2002 | Poverty
quotes Division : Educators   
     
Four specters haunt the Poor -- Old Age, Accident, Sickness and Unemployment. We are going to exorcise them. We are going to drive hunger from the hearth. We mean to banish the workhouse from the horizon of every workman in the land.
~ David Lloyd George | ( British statesman. ) | 1863-1945 | Poverty
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
Give me the poverty that enjoys true wealth.
~ Henry David Thoreau | ( American naturalist ) | 1817-1862 | Poverty
quotes Division : Naturalists   
     
Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.
~ Benjamin Franklin | ( American statesman ) | 1706-1790 | Poverty
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
I am a poor man, but I have this consolation: I am poor by accident, not by design.
~ Josh Billings | ( American humorist and lecturer. ) | 1815-1885 | Poverty
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
I have found out in later years that my family was very poor, but the glory of America is that we didn't know it. [On his childhood]
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower | ( Thirty-fourth President of the USA. ) | 1890-1969 | Poverty
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life.
~ Anatole France | ( French writer. ) | 1844-1924 | Poverty
quotes Division : French Authors and Writers   
     
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
~ John F. Kennedy | ( Thirty-fifth President of the USA ) | 1917-1963 | Poverty
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
In a country well governed poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed wealth is something to be ashamed of.
~ Confucius | ( Chinese philosopher. ) | 551 - 479 BC | Poverty
quotes Division : Chinese philosophers   
     
In going to America one learns that poverty is not a necessary accompaniment to civilization.
~ Oscar Wilde | ( Irish poet and dramatist. ) | 1854-1900 | Poverty
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
It is seldom that the miserable of the world can help regarding their misery as a wrong inflicted by those who are less miserable.
~ George Eliot | ( British writer. ) | 1819-1880 | Poverty
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
It is the great privilege of poverty to be happy and yet unenvied, to be healthy with physic, secure without a guard, and to obtain from the bounty of nature what the great and wealthy are compelled to procure by the help of art.
~ Samuel Johnson | ( British author. ) | 1709-1784 | Poverty
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
~ Abraham Lincoln | ( Politician. President of the United States. ) | 1809-1865 | Poverty
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
~ Mother Teresa | ( Albanian-born missionary. ) | 1910-1997 | Poverty
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
Nature makes us poor only when we want necessaries, but custom gives the name of poverty to the want of superfluities.
~ Samuel Johnson | ( British author. ) | 1709-1784 | Poverty
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
No man can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.
~ Woodrow T. Wilson | ( Twenty-eighth President of the USA. ) | 1856-1924 | Poverty
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     

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