Quotations About / On: POVERTY

  • 41.
    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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  • 42.
    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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  • 43.
    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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  • 44.
    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).)
  • 45.
    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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  • 46.
    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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  • 47.
    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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  • 48.
    Poverty is relative, and the lack of food and of the necessities of life is not necessarily a hardship. Spiritual and social ostracism, the invasion of your privacy, are what constitute the pain of poverty.
    (Alice Foote MacDougall (1867-1945), U.S. businesswoman. The Autobiography of a Business Woman, ch. 7 (1928). Before making a great success in the restaurant and wholesale beverage businesses, MacDougall and her three children had been thrust into deep poverty by her husband's financial failure. Raised in wealth and high social standing, she had been forced to ask relatives for help and was humiliated by their presumptuous inquiries about her life style and expenditures.)
  • 49.
    Poverty in itself does not make men into a rabble; a rabble is created only when there is joined to poverty a disposition of mind, an inner indignation against the rich, against society, against the government.
    (Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831), German philosopher. "The State," addition 149, The Philosophy of Right (1821, trans. 1942).)
  • 50.
    Fire (spark) is reaction, produced by friction of two substances in negative and positive (opposite) directions. Fire seeks help of substance for its extension. It is the substance that helps fire to become furious. So intensity of fire depends on power of substances. Just Imagine, spark is bad economic & politicsl Governance and substance is poverty/inequality
    (reaction, wisdom, economy,)
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