Quotations About / On: POVERTY

  • 11.
    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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  • 12.
    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).)
  • 13.
    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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  • 14.
    Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
    (Woody Allen (b. 1935), U.S. filmmaker. "The Early Essays," Without Feathers (1976).)
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  • 15.
    "It's a wery remarkable circumstance, sir", said Sam, "that poverty and oysters seems to go together."
    (Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Sam Weller in The Pickwick Papers, ch. 22, p. 301 (1837).)
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  • 16.
    Poverty was an ornament on a learned man like a red ribbon on a white horse.
    (Anzia Yezierska (c. 1881-1970), Polish author. Red Ribbon on a White Horse, ch. 9 (1950). Of Poland, in letter from Boruch Shlomoe Mayer to Anzia Yezierska.)
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  • 17.
    Modernized by tin roofs and T-shirts, Third World poverty is no longer picturesque.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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  • 18.
    He who is not capable of enduring poverty is not capable of being free.
    (Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by Lorenzo O'Rourke. "Thoughts," Postscriptum de ma vie, in Victor Hugo's Intellectual Autobiography, Funk and Wagnalls (1907).)
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  • 19.
    Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 361, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 20.
    Slow rises worth, by poverty depressed:
    (Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British writer. Poverty in London (l. 177). . . Oxford Book of English Verse. Sir Arthur Quille, ed. (1948) Oxford University Press.)
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