Quotations About / On: POVERTY
Hunger has no religion and illiteracy is the mother of poverty
(My childhood poverty)
Poverty can not be erased till old values sustain
(Poverty is curse for human life)
The rich are never as possessed by their riches as the poor are by their poverty.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
Wealth makes the laws that poverty must obey.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
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).)
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.)
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).)
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.)
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).)
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).)