Quotations About / On:
The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
(H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist. Minority Report: H.L. Mencken's Notebooks, no. 273 (1956).)
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.)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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.)
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.)
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).)