Quotations About / On: POVERTY

  • 21.
    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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  • 22.
    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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  • 23.
    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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  • 24.
    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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  • 25.
    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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  • 26.
    In going to America one learns that poverty is not a necessary accompaniment to civilisation.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lecture, July 10, 1883. "Personal Impressions of America.")
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  • 27.
    Give me the poverty that enjoys true wealth.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "The Ponds," Walden (1854).)
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  • 28.
    Poverty is like a battlefield; only those who have been in it before know what its like.
    (poverty)
    More quotations from: Charles Monroe
  • 29.
    Poverty isn't the very source of crime. The humanity's sinful, depraved, and fallen nature is.
    (My reaction to people blaming poverty for the evils of the society.)
    More quotations from: Yehoshua Shim'onai
  • 30.
    Very early in my childhood I associated poverty, toil, unemployment, drunkenness, cruelty, quarreling, fighting, debts, jail with large families.
    (Margaret Sanger (1879-1966), U.S. birth control advocate. My Fight for Birth Control, ch. 1 (1931). Sanger, one of eleven children in a financially stressed family, became the first prominent advocate of birth control and of the dissemination (then illegal) of birth control information.)
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