Quotations About / On: POVERTY

  • 41.
    False shame accompanies a man that is poor, shame that either harms a man greatly or profits him; shame is with poverty, but confidence with wealth.
    (Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 317.)
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  • 42.
    Liberalism, above all, means emancipation—emancipation from one's fears, his inadequacies, from prejudice, from discrimination ... from poverty.
    (Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Speech, March 29, 1967, New York City.)
  • 43.
    Except for poverty, incompatibility, opposition of parents, absence of love on one side and of desire to marry on both, nothing stands in the way of our happy union.
    (Cyril Connolly (1903-1974), British critic. "The Journal of Cyril Connolly 1928-1937," p. 159, published in David Pryce-Jones, Journal and Memoir (1983).)
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  • 44.
    As poverty has been reduced in terms of mere survival, it has become more profound in terms of our way of life.
    (Raoul Vaneigem (b. 1934), Belgian Situationist philosopher. repr. In Situationist International Anthology, ed. K. Knabb (1981). "Basic Banalities I," Internationale Situationiste 7 (April 1962).)
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  • 45.
    Oh, I realize it's a penny here and a penny there, but look at me: I've worked myself up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.
    (Arthur Sheekman, U.S. screenwriter. Norman McLeod. Groucho Marx as himself, in Monkey Business (film) (1931).)
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  • 46.
    Literary tradition is full of lies about poverty—the jolly beggar, the poor but happy milkmaid, the wholesome diet of porridge, etc.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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  • 47.
    The honest poor can sometimes forget poverty. The honest rich can never forget it.
    (Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), British author. "Cockneys and Their Jokes," All Things Considered (1908).)
  • 48.
    To be idle and to be poor have always been reproaches, and therefore every man endeavours with his utmost care to hide his poverty from others, and his idleness from himself.
    (Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. repr. in The Works of Samuel Johnson, vol. 2, eds. W.J. Bate, John M. Bullitt and L.F. Powell (1963). Idler (London, Aug. 5, 1758), no. 17.)
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  • 49.
    Be not anxious to avoid poverty. In this way the wealth of the universe may be securely invested.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, August 10, 1849, to Harrison Blake, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 173, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 50.
    The poverty from which I have suffered could be diagnosed as "Soho" poverty. It comes from having the airs and graces of a genius and no talent.
    (Quentin Crisp (b. 1908), British author. The Naked Civil Servant, ch. 7 (1968).)
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