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Quotations About / On: POVERTY

  • 11.
    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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  • 12.
    In general, Russia suffers from a frightening poverty in the sphere of facts and a frightening wealth of all types of arguments.
    (Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, February 23, 1890, to his editor and friend, A.S. Suvorin. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 4, p. 24, "Nauka" (1976).)
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  • 13.
    Clothes make the poor invisible.... America has the best-dressed poverty the world has ever known.
    (Michael Harrington (1928-1989), U.S. social scientist, author. The Other America, ch. 1, sct. 1 (1962).)
  • 14.
    Poverty, to be picturesque, should be rural. Suburban misery is as hideous as it is pitiable.
    (Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. The Macdermots of Ballycloran, vol. 3, ch. ix, London, T.C. Newby (1847).)
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  • 15.
    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).)
  • 16.
    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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  • 17.
    We have two useless gods who never leave our island, but like to dwell in it constantly, Poverty and Helplessness.
    (Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 8.111.2.)
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  • 18.
    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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  • 19.
    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).)
  • 20.
    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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