Quotations About / On: POVERTY
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).)
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....)
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
(Woody Allen (b. 1935), U.S. filmmaker. "The Early Essays," Without Feathers (1976).)
"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).)
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.)
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).)