Quotes and Sayings about Poor



"They've got us surrounded again, the poor bastards."
- Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.
(Related: Poor)

"Property is not the sacred right. When a rich man becomes poor it is a misfortune, it is not a moral evil. When a poor man becomes destitute, it is a moral evil, teeming with consequences and injurious to society and morality."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Society, Morality, Consequences, Evil, Man, Misfortune, Poor, Property, Right)

"Therefore I do pray and entreat you in the name of Jesus Christ to do so much as to make my being here in Japan known to my poor wife, in a manner a widow and my two children fatherless; which thing only is my greatest grief of heart and conscience."
- Will Adams
(Related: Wife, Heart, Being, Children, Christ, Conscience, Grief, Name, Poor)

"In the end of five years I made supplication to the king to go out of this land, desiring to see my poor wife and children according to conscience and nature."
- Will Adams
(Related: Nature, Wife, Children, Conscience, End, Land, Poor, Years)

"Proletarian language is dictated by hunger. The poor chew words to fill their bellies."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Hunger, Language, Poor, Words)

"The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Discipline, Poor, Thinking)

"Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth."
- Aesop
(Related: Poor, Worth)

"There's something really great and romantic about being poor and sleeping on couches."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Being, Poor, Romantic)

"Today, the Muslim world is the poorest of the global powers."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Muslim, Today, World)

"Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor."
- Sholom Aleichem
(Related: Life, Dream, Comedy, Fool, Poor, Tragedy)

"The rich swell up with pride, the poor from hunger."
- Sholom Aleichem
(Related: Hunger, Poor, Pride)

"I was born in Montreal in 1939, the second son of poor immigrants."
- Sidney Altman
(Related: Son, Poor)

"Written laws are like spiders' webs, and will, like them, only entangle and hold the poor and weak, while the rich and powerful will easily break through them."
- Anacharsis
(Related: Laws, Poor, Spiders, Will)

"After that I won a prize, I was with a group of ancient music of Spain that they helped me a lot with a grant, you see, during three years. And so I made my debut in 1944 and I found myself helping my family, it was a very poor family."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Family, Music, Poor, Spain, Years)

"Live rich, die poor; never make the mistake of doing it the other way round."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Mistake, Poor)

"What fun it would be to be poor, as long as one was excessively poor! Anything in excess is most exhilarating."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Excess, Fun, Poor)

"In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme."
- Aristotle
(Related: Power, Democracy, Majority, Poor, Will)

"Consider then, O man! whether there can be anything more wretched and poor, more naked and miserable, than man when he dies, if he be not clothed with Christ's righteousness, and enriched in his God."
- Johann Arndt
(Related: God, Christ, Man, Poor, Righteousness)

"But, alas! what poor Woman is ever taught that she should have a higher Design than to get her a Husband?"
- Mary Astell
(Related: Design, Husband, Poor, Woman)

"None of God's Creatures absolutely consider'd are in their own Nature Contemptible; the meanest Fly, the poorest Insect has its Use and Vertue."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Nature, God)

"I'll always be poor in my mind."
- Chet Atkins
(Related: Mind, Poor)

"What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Love, Men, Eyes, Feet, Help, Misery, Poor, Want)

"Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Women, Argument, Being, Matrimony, Poor)

"American democracy must be a failure because it places the supreme authority in the hands of the poorest and most ignorant part of the society."
- Thomas Babington
(Related: Society, Failure, American, Authority, Democracy)

"The School Energy Crisis Relief Act authorizes the Secretary of Energy to issue energy assistance grants to help the poorest school districts across the Nation offset these unexpected and challenging costs."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Act, Crisis, Energy, Help, Nation, School)

"To live life well is to express life poorly; if one expresses life too well, one is living it no longer."
- Gaston Bachelard
(Related: Life, Living)

"Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Poor)

"Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Anger, Men, Poor, Witty)

"Show me a poorly uniformed troop and I'll show you a poorly uniformed leader."
- Robert Baden-Powell
(Related: Leader)

"A person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it, then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Love, Emotion, Job, Poor)

"We do not kill the drama, we do not really limit its appeal by failing to encourage the best in it; but we do thereby foster the weakest and poorest elements."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Drama)

"Pride in the case of a rich man is bad, but pride in the case of a poor man is worse."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Man, Poor, Pride)

"Men who are scandalized at the lack of freedom in Russia do not ask themselves how real is liberty among the poor, the weak, and the ignorant in capitalist society."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Men, Society, Freedom, Liberty, Poor, Russia)

"Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Poor, Poverty)

"My children - in many dimensions they're as poorly behaved as many other children, but at least on this dimension I've got my kids brainwashed: You don't use Google, and you don't use an iPod."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: Children, Kids)

"But reason always cuts a poor figure beside sentiment; the one being essentially restricted, like everything that is positive, while the other is infinite."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Positive, Being, Infinite, Poor, Reason, Sentiment)

"A man is a poor creature compared to a woman."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Man, Poor, Woman)

"Mothers, unless they were very poor, didn't work. Both of my parents had to leave education. My mother had to work in a cotton mill until 18 or 19, when she took some training in domestic science."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Science, Work, Education, Mother, Mothers, Parents, Poor, Training)

"Tradition demands that we not speak poorly of the dead."
- Daniel Barenboim
(Related: Tradition)

"I think that age as a number is not nearly as important as health. You can be in poor health and be pretty miserable at 40 or 50. If you're in good health, you can enjoy things into your 80s."
- Bob Barker
(Related: Age, Health, Poor, Pretty)

"Poor people cannot rely on the government to come to help you in times of need. You have to get your education. Then nobody can control your destiny."
- Charles Barkley
(Related: Government, Education, People, Control, Destiny, Help, Poor)

"If the poor overweight jogger only knew how far he had to run to work off the calories in a crust of bread he might find it better in terms of pound per mile to go to a massage parlor."
- Christiaan Barnard
(Related: Work, Poor)

"This is why I have always said that it would be better if Muslims were poor."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Poor)

"Look at the Afghans, during the time of the Soviet invasion. They were among the poorest Muslims in the world, yet they were sustained by their faith in God, and God alone."
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Faith, Time, God, World)

"The poor monkey, quietly seated on the ground, seemed to be in sore trouble at this display of anger."
- Henry Walter Bates
(Related: Anger, Poor, Trouble)

"Logic is a poor model of cause and effect."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Cause, Effect, Logic, Poor)

"I have just been all round the world and have formed a very poor opinion of it."
- Thomas Beecham
(Related: Opinion, Poor, World)

"Well married a person has wings, poorly married shackles."
- Henry Ward Beecher
"You cannot sift out the poor from the community. The poor are indispensable to the rich."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Community, Poor)

"He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Poor)

"It is a good deed to forget a poor joke."
- Brendan Behan
(Related: Deed, Forget, Poor)

"I am the son of poor peasants who came at a very young age to live in Algeria. I only recently saw the place where they were born, near the city of Marrakech."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Age, Son, Poor)

"The real solution is to improve the incomes of the poor and provide their children with decent education."
- Carol Bellamy
(Related: Education, Children, Poor, Solution)

"Of all the ways of acquiring books, writing them oneself is regarded as the most praiseworthy method. Writers are really people who write books not because they are poor, but because they are dissatisfied with the books which they could buy but do not like."
- Walter Benjamin
(Related: People, Books, Poor, Writers, Writing)

"When I look back at it, I'm mostly amazed at how poorly it was shot. David Kelley is a great writer, and I thought the scripts were great, but it just looks so cheap."
- Peter Berg
(Related: Thought, Writer)

"A poor man with nothing in his belly needs hope, illusion, more than bread."
- Georges Bernanos
(Related: Hope, Illusion, Man, Needs, Nothing, Poor)

"There are few performers who would have had the audacity to even bring up the fact that they had been poorly reviewed."
- Sandra Bernhard
(Related: Fact)

"Any health care funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized and humane must - must - redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent healthcare is by definition re-distributional."
- Donald Berwick
(Related: Health, Wealth, Care, Healthcare)

"Poor fellow, he suffers from files."
- Aneurin Bevan
(Related: Poor)

"It is a curious phenomena that God has made the hearts of the poor, rich and those of the rich, poor."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: God, Poor)

"You can spend the money on new housing for poor people and the homeless, or you can spend it on a football stadium or a golf course."
- Jello Biafra
(Related: Money, People, Football, Golf, Poor)

"The idea was to make a movie ourselves with everyone playing a cameo role. Preferably before we all go, 'cos poor old Charlie Wilson was murdered, and of course Buster has gone."
- Ronald Biggs
(Related: Idea, Old, Poor)

"Must we be put to shame by much smaller and poorer countries, by Ireland, France, Austria or Sweden, who have understood that a nation's support of its arts is a matter of both national pride and cultural survival?"
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Survival, Countries, France, Ireland, Nation, Pride, Shame, Support)

"About the only difference between the poor and the rich, is this, the poor suffer misery, while the rich have to enjoy it."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Difference, Misery, Poor)

"Remember the poor, it costs nothing."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Nothing, Poor)

"Poverty is everyone's problem. It cuts across any line you can name: age, race, social, geographic or religious. Whether you are black or white; rich, middle-class or poor, we are ALL touched by poverty."
- Kathleen Blanco
(Related: Age, Poor, Poverty, Race, Religious)

"Beef also was difficult to be procured and exceedingly poor; the price nearly sixpence farthing per pound."
- William Bligh
(Related: Poor)

"I took upon myself to enact the part of a poor, unfortunate crazy girl, and felt it my duty not to shirk any of the disagreeable results that should follow."
- Nellie Bly
(Related: Duty, Poor, Results)

"All the asylum clothing is made by the patients, but sewing does not employ one's mind. After several months' confinement the thoughts of the busy world grow faint, and all the poor prisoners can do is to sit and ponder over their hopeless fate."
- Nellie Bly
(Related: Thoughts, Fate, Mind, Months, Poor, World)

"To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships."
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Related: Land, Man, Poor, Race)

"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Religion, Poor)

"The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Man, Poor)

"Human dignity is independent of national borders. We must always defend the interests of the poor and the persecuted in other countries."
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
(Related: Countries, Dignity, Poor)

"The shock caused by the September 11 events has also lead to a thorough reflection on the existing disparity between rich and poor countries, on the misery of populations of the South."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Countries, Events, Misery, Poor, Reflection)

"But the Western countries that link their partnership with the poorest countries with respect for democracy also have to consider that they have obligations towards these countries."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Countries, Democracy, Partnership, Respect)

"Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Car, Intelligence, Power, People, Poor)

"I loved music, and in my ninth year at MIT, I decided to buy a hi-fi set. I figured that all I needed to do was look at the specifications. So I bought what looked like the best one, turned it on, and turned it off in five minutes, the sound was so poor."
- Amar Bose
(Related: Music, Poor, Sound)

"Money is a good servant, but a poor master."
- Dominique Bouhours
(Related: Money, Poor)

"I board with a poor Scotchman: his wife can talk scarce any English."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Wife, English, Poor, Talk)

"Poor is the power of the lead that becomes bullets compared to the power of the hot metal that becomes types."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Power, Poor)

"Those who have some means think that the most important thing in the world is love. The poor know that it is money."
- Gerald Brenan
(Related: Money, Love, Poor, World)

"I. cannot stoop to reply to the folly and the slander of every poor Tory partisan who assails me, and I should not have noticed you but for the fact that you are a member of the House of Commons."
- John Bright
(Related: Fact, Folly, Poor, Slander)

"She was trusted and valued by her father, loved and courted by all dogs, cats, children, and poor people, and slighted and neglected by everybody else."
- Anne Bronte
(Related: Father, People, Cats, Children, Dogs, Poor)

"I would not send a poor girl into the world, ignorant of the snares that beset her path; nor would I watch and guard her, till, deprived of self-respect and self-reliance, she lost the power or the will to watch and guard herself ."
- Anne Bronte
(Related: Power, Poor, Self, Will, World)

"The rich don't exploit the poor. They just out-compete them."
- David Brooks
(Related: Poor)

"He who hesitates is poor."
- Mel Brooks
(Related: Poor)

"I will say this, - though: If it is true that fusion will put unlimited amounts of energy into our hands, then I'm worried. Our record on this score is extremely poor."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Energy, Poor, Will)

"We spend more on cows than the poor."
- Gordon Brown
(Related: Cows, Poor)

"We must then build a proper relationship between the richest and the poorest countries based on our desire that they are able to fend for themselves with the investment that is necessary in their agriculture, so that Africa is not a net importer of food, but an exporter of food."
- Gordon Brown
(Related: Food, Agriculture, Countries, Desire, Investment)

"Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly until you learn to do it well."
- Steve Brown
(Related: Worth)

"To treat a poor wretch with a bottle of Burgundy, and fill his snuff-box, is like giving a pair of laced ruffles to a man that has never a shirt on his back."
- Tom Brown
(Related: Giving, Man, Poor)

"The burden of disease falls on the poor."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Burden, Disease, Poor)

"I have seen this happen in recent years with regard to pharmaceuticals and vaccines, where, working together, we are improving access to medicines and vaccines for infectious diseases in the poorest countries."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Countries, Years)

"I believe that God and reality are too big for my poor words."
- Pat Buckley
(Related: God, Poor, Reality, Words)

"Back in the thirties we were told we must collectivize the nation because the people were so poor. Now we are told we must collectivize the nation because the people are so rich."
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Related: People, Nation, Now, Poor)

"Now that we are poor, we are free. No white man controls our footsteps."
- Sitting Bull
(Related: Footsteps, Man, Now, Poor)

"He who bestows his goods upon the poor shall have as much again, and ten times more."
- John Bunyan
(Related: Poor)

"Blanche talks about aging, and why should she be considered poor, because physical beauty is transitory and fading and she has such richness of the soul. I think that speech is so beautiful, and so telling and so true."
- Delta Burke
(Related: Beauty, Soul, Poor, Richness, Speech)

"If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Wealth, Poor)

"The poor dog, in life the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Life, Friend, First, Poor)

"I've always enjoyed poor health."
- Taylor Caldwell
(Related: Health, Poor)

"In 1970 I realized that there was negligible risk from x-rays but many radiographs had poor image quality so that the risk from a false negative was significant."
- John Cameron
(Related: Quality, Negative, Poor, Risk)

"Poorer students take out larger loans and will have to contribute more to the cost of higher education."
- Anne Campbell
(Related: Education, Students, Will)

"The reason why I buy into the Democratic Party more than the Republican Party is because there are over 2,000 verses of Scripture that deal with responding to the needs of the poor."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Needs, Party, Poor, Reason, Republican, Scripture)

"So I really would like to see both parties respond to the poor with greater commitment. But I've got to tell you, the Democrats, I feel, are doing a better job in that respect than Republicans are."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Commitment, Democrats, Job, Poor, Republicans, Respect)

"Of the 22 industrialized nations of the world, we're dead last in per capita giving to poor people."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: People, Giving, Nations, Poor, World)

"I teach at Eastern University, which is highly committed to doing work among the poor and the oppressed peoples of the world. We have a special commitment to the city."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Work, Commitment, Poor, University, World)

"I contend that, in spite of all that might be said about Watergate, Richard Nixon was good for the poor people of America."
- Tony Campolo
(Related: People, America, Nixon, Poor)

"You have to be very rich or very poor to live without a trade."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Poor, Trade)

"Prophecy, however honest, is generally a poor substitute for experience."
- Benjamin Cardozo
(Related: Experience, Poor, Prophecy)

"Imagination is a poor matter when it has to part company with understanding."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Imagination, Company, Poor, Understanding)

"It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards."
- Lewis Carroll
(Related: Memory, Poor)

"We were totally unprepared for such a large quantity of visitors, and in view of the preservation of the antiquities they being very crowded and in poor preservation, we were obliged to refuse admission until some preparation was made to safeguard the objects."
- Howard Carter
(Related: Being, Poor, Preparation, Quantity)

"There was no welfare state, and people had to rely mainly on the Poor Law - that was all the state provided. It was very degrading, very humiliating. And there was a means test for receiving poor relief."
- Barbara Castle
(Related: People, Law, Poor, State, Welfare)

"Almost every desire a poor man has is a punishable offence."
- Louis-Ferdinand Celine
(Related: Desire, Man, Poor)

"Nature never said to me: Do not be poor; still less did she say: Be rich; her cry to me was always: Be independent."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Nature, Poor)

"Change of fashion is the tax levied by the industry of the poor on the vanity of the rich."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Change, Fashion, Tax, Poor, Vanity)

"Whores don't live in company of poor men, citizens never support a weak company and birds don't build nests on a tree that doesn't bear fruits."
- Chanakya
(Related: Men, Birds, Company, Poor, Support)

"I did it to myself. It wasn't society... it wasn't a pusher, it wasn't being blind or being black or being poor. It was all my doing."
- Ray Charles
(Related: Society, Being, Blind, Poor)

"Who gets the risks? The risks are given to the consumer, the unsuspecting consumer and the poor work force. And who gets the benefits? The benefits are only for the corporations, for the money makers."
- Cesar Chavez
(Related: Money, Work, Benefits, Corporations, Force, Poor)

"An infernal machine that produces every minute an impressive amount of poor, 26 million poor in 10 years are 2.6 million per year of new poor, this is the road, well, the road to hell."
- Hugo Chavez
(Related: Hell, Machine, Poor, Road, Years)

"Physical hunger and physical poverty is something I could only imagine. I've been poor when I was in China... As kids we never had to starve, but just didn't have enough meat, enough rice."
- Joan Chen
(Related: Hunger, Kids, Poor, Poverty)

"I'm scared to death of being poor. It's like a fat girl who loses 500 pounds but is always fat inside. I grew up poor and will always feel poor inside. It's my pet paranoia."
- Cher
(Related: Death, Pet, Being, Paranoia, Poor, Will)

"The rich are always advising the poor, but the poor seldom return the compliment."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Compliment, Poor)

"Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals. They never feel that it is an injustice to equals; nay it is treachery to comrades."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Men, Animals, Cruelty, Injustice, Poor, Treachery)

"The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Being, Poor)

"The honest poor can sometimes forget poverty. The honest rich can never forget it."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Forget, Poor, Poverty)

"I was very poor. As a child my dream was to have a leather football."
- Stephen Chow
(Related: Dream, Football, Poor)

"If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven."
- Jesus Christ
(Related: Heaven, Poor, Possessions, Treasure, Want, Will)

"Poor human reason, when it trusts in itself, substitutes the strangest absurdities for the highest divine concepts."
- John Chrysostom
(Related: Poor, Reason)

"I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Poor)

"Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another."
- Madonna Ciccone
(Related: Man, Poor)

"Energetic action on debt would make a radical difference to the prospects of many of the poorest countries in the world, at no practical cost to creditor countries."
- Kenneth Clarke
(Related: Action, Countries, Debt, Difference, Radical, World)

"But, in the name of the experimental method and out of our poor knowledge, are we really entitled to claim that everything happens by chance, to the exclusion of all other possibilities?"
- Albert Claude
(Related: Knowledge, Chance, Name, Poor, Possibilities)

"I guess none of us like to look back in our lives to a time when we made poor judgments and foolish mistakes."
- John Clayton
(Related: Time, Mistakes, Poor)

"He mocks the people who proposes that the government shall protect the rich and that they in turn will care for the laboring poor."
- Grover Cleveland
(Related: Government, People, Care, Poor, Will)

"Poor Darrell Hammond. What's he going to do when I leave office?"
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Office, Poor)

"I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of the nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love."
- Red Cloud
(Related: Love, Peace, Children, Nation, Poor, Right, Want, World)

"To be poor and independent is very nearly an impossibility."
- William Cobbett
(Related: Impossibility, Poor)

"Another great evil arising from this desire to be thought rich; or rather, from the desire not to be thought poor, is the destructive thing which has been honored by the name of "speculation"; but which ought to be called Gambling."
- William Cobbett
(Related: Thought, Desire, Evil, Gambling, Name, Poor)

"I decided, if I'm going to be poor and black and all, the least thing I'm going to do is to try and find out who I am. I created everything about me."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Poor)

"A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: Childhood, Poor, Preparation)

"The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer."
- Joan Collins
(Related: Beauty, Being)

"As the earth spins through space, a view from above the North Pole would encompass most of the wealth of the world - most of its food, productive machines, doctors, engineers and teachers. A view from the opposite pole would encompass most of the world's poor."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Food, Wealth, Doctors, Earth, Machines, Poor, Space, Teachers, World)

"Women do two thirds of the world's work. Yet they earn only one tenth of the world's income and own less than one percent of the world's property. They are among the poorest of the world's poor."
- Barber B. Conable, Jr.
(Related: Women, Work, Income, Poor, Property, World)

"Between richer and poorer classes in a free country a mutually respecting antagonism is much healthier than pity on the one hand and dependence on the other, as is, perhaps, the next best thing to fraternal feeling."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Country, Dependence, Feeling, Pity)

"Poor but happy is not a phrase invented by a poor person."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Poor)

"Good pitchers, after a tough outing, bounce back. Real good pitchers don't let too many poor games get in there."
- Don Cooper
(Related: Games, Poor)

"With eye upraised his master's looks to scan, The joy, the solace, and the aid of man; The rich man's guardian, and the poor man's friend, The only creature faithful to the end."
- George Crabbe
(Related: Friend, Eye, Joy, Man, Poor)

"Women's Lib? Poor little things. They always look so unhappy. Have you noticed how bitter their faces are?"
- Joan Crawford
(Related: Women, Faces, Poor)

"I'm from Brooklyn. I grew up very poor- seven people, four rooms. My dad had no education."
- Peter Criss
(Related: Dad, Education, People, Poor)

"I was poor. When you're poor you work, and when you're rich you expect somebody to hand it to you. So I think being reasonably poor is very good for people."
- Imogen Cunningham
(Related: Work, People, Being, Poor)

"I'd get more applause than some because I was just seventeen. If they didn't clap at the end of my act I would limp off stage and boy would they feel guilty. They would all burst into tremendous applause as they saw this poor cripple kid walking off."
- Jim Dale
(Related: Act, Applause, End, Poor, Walking)

"No, I was two years older than the other guys. I was a war baby. My family were a lot poorer than they were. I'd had to fight too hard for anything I had in my life and to smash things up for me."
- Roger Daltrey
(Related: Family, Life, War, Baby, Fight, Years)

"We weren't wealthy but we definitely weren't poor. We were incredibly rich because there was a wonderful community in Shepherd's Bush, where I grew up. All my friends were into villainy and crime."
- Roger Daltrey
(Related: Community, Crime, Friends, Poor, Villainy)

"I wanted to raise the voice of a lot of the people that I knew growing up, and this was, for the most part, poor people who had extraordinary dreams but also very amazing obstacles."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: Dreams, People, Growing up, Obstacles, Poor, Voice)

"Christ preferred the poor; ever since I have been converted so have I."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: Christ, Poor)

"If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Nature, Laws, Misery, Poor, Sin)

"I've always been driven by the concept of equal justice under the law, but only the rich can pay great sums of money for legal assistance and that puts them at an advantage over the poor."
- Samuel Dash
(Related: Legal, Money, Justice, Law, Poor)

"If the work is poor, the public taste will soon do it justice. And the author, reaping neither glory nor fortune, will learn by hard experience how to correct his mistakes."
- Jacques-Louis David
(Related: Experience, Work, Fortune, Glory, Justice, Mistakes, Poor, Public, Taste, Will)

"A poor life this if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare."
- W. H. Davies
(Related: Life, Time, Care, Poor)

"I was very poor and I was a waitress, and it's hard to be a poor waitress in New York."
- Kristin Davis
(Related: Poor)

"I firmly believe that our salvation depends on the poor."
- Dorothy Day
(Related: Poor, Salvation)

"We have no right to luxuries while the poor want bread."
- Thomas Day
(Related: Poor, Right, Want)

"Once again, the Republicans in the Senate have rejected an increase in the minimum wage. They support tax breaks for multi-millionaires, but they oppose helping the working poor to earn a decent income."
- Mark Dayton
(Related: Tax, Income, Poor, Republicans, Senate, Support, Wage)

"By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich."
- Democritus
(Related: Man, Poor)

"They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?"
- Princess Diana
(Related: Compromise, Poor)

"Oh the nerves, the nerves; the mysteries of this machine called man! Oh the little that unhinges it, poor creatures that we are!"
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Machine, Nerves, Poor)

"It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Men, Truth, Melancholy, Poor)

"He ate and drank the precious Words, his Spirit grew robust; He knew no more that he was poor, nor that his frame was Dust."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Poor, Spirit, Words)

"Programming is one of the most difficult branches of applied mathematics; the poorer mathematicians had better remain pure mathematicians."
- Edsger Dijkstra
(Related: Mathematicians, Mathematics, Programming)

"Went to 16 and hit a really bad 3 wood for my second shot and got stuck in the bunker about 70 yards from the pin. Poor execution, chunked it, hit a good chip up to about eight feet, missed it."
- Trent Dilfer
(Related: Execution, Feet, Poor, Wood)

"A great artist is never poor."
- Isak Dinesen
(Related: Artist, Poor)

"So it's a mistake for someone to think that they bailed New York out. They did assist us, for which we are grateful, but it's a mistake to say we bailed New York out by giving them a grant of money to help those poor people who throw it away on welfare."
- David Dinkins
(Related: Money, Mistake, People, Giving, Help, Poor, Welfare)

"Two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other's habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets. The rich and the poor."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Sympathy, Feelings, Thoughts, Habits, Nations, Poor)

"Smoking is the now the principal avoidable cause of premature death in Britain. It hits the worst off people hardest of all. Smoking is one of the principal causes of the health gap which leads to poorer people being ill more often and dying sooner."
- Frank Dobson
(Related: Death, Health, People, Being, Cause, Causes, Dying, Now, Smoking)

"Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so. For, those, whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow. Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me."
- John Donne
(Related: Art, Death, Poor)

"No matter how poor my eyes are I can still talk."
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas
(Related: Eyes, Poor, Talk)

"And plenty makes us poor."
- John Dryden
(Related: Poor)

"The doctors must tell you that one of the risks of surgery is that you might die. This poor doctor was talking to an actress. It was very dramatic to me. To him, it was just a thing he had to say."
- Patty Duke
(Related: Doctors, Poor, Talking)

"My mother's passion for something more, to write a different destiny for a dirt-poor farmer's daughter, was to shape my entire life."
- Faye Dunaway
(Related: Life, Daughter, Mother, Destiny, Passion)

"When you're really poor, everything you see is something you can't have."
- Patrick Duncan
(Related: Poor)

"One of the strangest things about life is that the poor, who need the money the most, are the ones that never have it."
- Finley Peter Dunne
(Related: Life, Money, Poor)

"Until these college students came into town, we were all very poor and didn't have money to do anything."
- Santiago Durango
(Related: Money, College, Poor, Students)

"I don't know how the poor farmers deal with such situations in real life. It's really sad."
- Sanjay Dutt
(Related: Life, Poor)

"A commitment to sexual equality with males is a commitment to becoming the rich instead of the poor, the rapist instead of the raped, the murderer instead of the murdered."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Equality, Commitment, Poor)

"Some have too much, yet still do crave; I little have, and seek no more. They are but poor, though much they have, And I am rich with little store."
- Edward Dyer
(Related: Poor)

"During the winter when the weather is too poor to work outside, I do use drawings and photographs, but I change my work so it is not just a time and place study."
- John Dyer
(Related: Change, Time, Work, Poor, Study, Weather, Winter)

"It was Orwellian. I completely disappeared, and disappeared the same day. It was by early that evening when the Times story ran. That was an overreaction. All human beings under pressure behave poorly."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: Day, Evening, Pressure)

"I behaved poorly by starting this whole thing and I made some mistakes in dealing with it, and they made some mistakes in dealing with me, and taking down all my stuff was probably one of them."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: Mistakes)

"The poor man wishes to conceal his poverty, and the rich man his wealth: the former fears lest he be despised, the latter lest he be plundered."
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
(Related: Man, Poor, Poverty, Wishes)

"But apart from the military measures, security measures, of course, Afghanistan needs great help for building up its social life, its economic life. It has become a very poor country, neglected for many years."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Life, Afghanistan, Building, Country, Help, Military, Needs, Poor, Security, Years)

"Pitching... sometimes I did so poorly, it brought me to tears."
- Dennis Eckersley
(Related: Tears)

"To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the reach and power of every man. Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole."
- Charles Edwards
(Related: Power, Society, Care, Man, Poor)

"I probably had the most fun recording For Richer For Poorer in Nashville."
- Mark Edwards
(Related: Fun)

"The man of science is a poor philosopher."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Science, Man, Poor)

"I have found out in later years that we were very poor, but the glory of America is that we didn't know it then."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: America, Glory, Poor, Years)

"One must be poor to know the luxury of giving!"
- George Eliot
(Related: Luxury, Poor)

"We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Poor)

"I was poor white trash, no glitter, no glamour, but I'm not ashamed of anything."
- Eminem
(Related: Glamour, Poor)

"While Haiti has recently celebrated more than 200 years of independence from French colonial rule, the citizens of the island remain vulnerable to poverty, poor health, and political chaos."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: Health, Chaos, Independence, Poor, Poverty, Years)

"We all would like to see a brighter future for Haiti, and I hope this conference will serve to explore many views. Respect for human rights, freedom, and the rule of law must be established in the poorest nation in our hemisphere."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: Hope, Freedom, Future, Rights, Human rights, Law, Nation, Respect, Will)

"The poorer is a family, the greater is the proportion of the total outgo which must be used for food... The proportion of the outgo used for food, other things being equal, is the best measure of the material standard of living of a population."
- Ernst Engel
(Related: Family, Food, Being, Living, Measure, Population)

"It wasn't so long ago that it was not popular to speak Gaelic in Ireland because the areas that Gaelic is spoken in were much poorer areas."
- Enya
(Related: Ireland, Popular)

"Today's developer is a poor substitute for the committed entrepreneur of the last century for whom the work of architecture represented a chance to celebrate the worth of his enterprise."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Architecture, Work, Chance, Poor, Today, Worth)

"Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor."
- Euripides
(Related: Time, Poor, Youth)

"When a man's stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor."
- Euripides
(Related: Difference, Man, Poor)

"Anybody who runs for president in this country and comes out as strong as the Democrats were about helping the poor folks and black folks is not going to win."
- Charles Evers
(Related: Country, Democrats, Poor, President)

"Is it right to shoot the poor prostitute or a woman who is unfaithful to her husband, or a man who loves another man?"
- Oriana Fallaci
(Related: Husband, Man, Poor, Right, Woman)

"War is something Arafat sends others to do for him. That is, the poor souls who believe in him. This pompous incompetent caused the failure of the Camp David negotiations, Clinton's mediation."
- Oriana Fallaci
(Related: War, Failure, Poor)

"The poorest parts of the world are by and large the places in which one can best view the worst of medicine and not because doctors in these countries have different ideas about what constitutes modern medicine. It's the system and its limitations that are to blame."
- Paul Farmer
(Related: Ideas, Blame, Countries, Doctors, Limitations, Medicine, World)

"We've taken on the major health problems of the poorest - tuberculosis, maternal mortality, AIDS, malaria - in four countries. We've scored some victories in the sense that we've cured or treated thousands and changed the discourse about what is possible."
- Paul Farmer
(Related: Health, Countries, Mortality, Problems, Sense)

"It is clear that the pharmaceutical industry is not, by any stretch of the imagination, doing enough to ensure that the poor have access to adequate medical care."
- Paul Farmer
(Related: Medical, Imagination, Care, Poor)

"In fact, it seems to me that making strategic alliances across national borders in order to treat HIV among the world's poor is one of the last great hopes of solidarity across a widening divide."
- Paul Farmer
(Related: Fact, Order, Poor, Solidarity, World)

"Without an advocate for the poor, without a new state of mind in America, the country lies on the brink of anarchy."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: America, Anarchy, Country, Lies, Mind, Poor, State)

"It's funny; I actually made poorer decisions when I sobered up then when I was screwed up."
- Corey Feldman
(Related: Funny, Decisions)

"We are particularly poor at the open economy issues."
- Martin Feldstein
(Related: Economy, Open, Poor)

"The poor man is he who, having much, craves for more."
- Marcus Minucius Felix
(Related: Man, Poor)

"Democracy no longer works for the poor if politicians treat them as a separate race."
- Frank Field
(Related: Democracy, Politicians, Poor, Race)

"There was really a snobbery from people in film - they did not want people who had come from television. It was the poor relation of show business, and especially situation comedy."
- Sally Field
(Related: Business, People, Comedy, Film, Poor, Snobbery, Television, Want)

"The present assault upon capital is but the beginning. It will be but a stepping-stone to others, larger and more sweeping, till our political contests will become a war of the poor against the rich."
- Stephen J. Field
(Related: War, Beginning, Poor, Present, Will)

"A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money."
- W. C. Fields
(Related: Money, Man, Nothing, Poor)

"It is a sin to be poor."
- Charles Fillmore
(Related: Poor, Sin)

"A man who cannot work without his hypodermic needle is a poor doctor. The amount of narcotic you use is inversely proportional to your skill."
- Martin H. Fischer
(Related: Work, Man, Poor, Skill)

"One of the great problems of the world today is undoubtedly this problem of not being able to talk to scientists, because we don't understand science; they can't talk to us because they don't understand anything else, poor dears."
- Michael Flanders
(Related: Science, Being, Poor, Problems, Scientists, Talk, Today, World)

"A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Business, Money, Nothing, Poor)

"When I was a kid in Houston, we were so poor we couldn't afford the last 2 letters, so we called ourselves po'."
- George Foreman
(Related: Houston, Letters, Poor)

"We are not concerned with the very poor. They are unthinkable, and only to be approached by the statistician or the poet."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Poor)

"The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread."
- Anatole France
(Related: Equality, Law, Poor, Sleep)

"The poor have to labour in the face of the majestic equality of the law, which forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread."
- Anatole France
(Related: Equality, Law, Poor, Sleep)

"I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life."
- Anatole France
(Related: Life, Fate, Gifts, Poor, Poverty, Value)

"It is only the poor who pay cash, and that not from virtue, but because they are refused credit."
- Anatole France
(Related: Virtue, Credit, Poor)

"No one has ever become poor by giving."
- Anne Frank
(Related: Giving, Poor)

"But when others suggested that the poor should not simply be the objects of these programs but also the subjects - that they should be actively involved in shaping the programs, making decisions about how to spend the money etc. - some of the previous supporters reconsidered."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Money, Decisions, Poor)

"For many of those who had historically supported welfare programs in the broadest sense, it was perfectly reasonable to enact legislation in which poor people were the objects of efforts to assist them."
- Barney Frank
(Related: People, Legislation, Poor, Sense, Welfare)

"Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Men, Content, Discontent, Poor)

"Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Being, Poor, Shame)

"We are privileged. There are poor people out there. We must to do something to make them privileged."
- Antonia Fraser
(Related: People, Poor)

"The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations."
- David Friedman
(Related: Children, Force, Nations, Poor, Solution)

"Modern poets talk against business, poor things, but all of us write for money. Beginners are subjected to trial by market."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Business, Money, Poets, Poor, Talk)

"The endurance of the inequalities of life by the poor is the marvel of human society."
- James Anthony Froude
(Related: Life, Society, Endurance, Poor)

"He is poor indeed that can promise nothing."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Nothing, Poor, Promise)

"He is not poor that hath not much, but he that craves much."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Poor)

"Poor men's reasons are not heard."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Men, Poor)

"We can safely abandon the doctrine of the eighties, namely that the rich were not working because they had too little money, the poor because they had much."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Money, Doctrine, Poor)

"The conspicuously wealthy turn up urging the character building values of the privation of the poor."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Character, Values, Building, Poor)

"The walls are the publishers of the poor."
- Eduardo Galeano
(Related: Poor)

"Meanwhile, parents, students and teachers all report higher satisfaction with charter schools. People like them. They cost less money. They raise the academic achievement of poor kids. Go ahead, get a little enthused."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Money, People, Achievement, Kids, Parents, Poor, Satisfaction, Schools, Students, Teachers)

"An economy growing at 7 percent per year, can and must find the resources to improve the lives of its millions of poor."
- Sonia Gandhi
(Related: Economy, Poor)

"In cities like Athens, poor houses lined narrow and tortuous streets in spite of luxurious public buildings."
- Stephen Gardiner
(Related: Athens, Cities, Houses, Poor, Public)

"I am a poor hater."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: Poor)

"Now, we put out a lot of carbon dioxide every year, over 26 billion tons. For each American, it's about 20 tons. For people in poor countries, it's less than one ton. It's an average of about five tons for everyone on the planet. And, somehow, we have to make changes that will bring that down to zero."
- Bill Gates
(Related: People, American, Countries, Now, Poor, Will)

"That is not enough. Sport has been great for me, a great learning place that if you want to achieve you can, even if you are from the poorest part of Africa."
- Haile Gebrselassie
(Related: Learning, Want)

"I don't think anyone sets out to malign poor people but certainly that's what we do through organizations such as the World Trade Organization, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund."
- Bob Geldof
(Related: People, Poor, Trade, World)

"Poorly paid labor is inefficient labor, the world over."
- Henry George
(Related: Labor, World)

"This erosion of the middle class is happening all over the place. The opening of a wider gap between rich and poor is always accompanied by such a process."
- Susan George
(Related: Class, Middle class, Poor)

"It is a poor cause which has to be lied for regularly."
- Katherine Fullerton Gerould
(Related: Cause, Poor)

"To pay out millions upon millions of dollars in bonuses for incomplete work, poor performance, and unacceptable products is the height of government waste and mismanagement."
- Jim Gibbons
(Related: Government, Work, Performance, Poor, Waste)

"You have no idea what a poor opinion I have of myself and how little I deserve it."
- William Gilbert
(Related: Idea, Opinion, Poor)

"The first priority of any serious program against poverty is to strengthen the male role in poor families."
- George Gilder
(Related: First, Poor, Poverty)

"Reproductive choice has to be straightened out. There will never be a woman of means without choice anymore. That just seems to me so obvious. The states that changed their abortion laws before Roe are not going to change back. So we have a policy that only affects poor women, and it can never be otherwise."
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Related: Change, Women, Policy, Abortion, Choice, Laws, Obvious, Poor, states, Will, Woman)

"Sacred cows make very poor gladiators."
- Nikki Giovanni
(Related: Cows, Poor)

"A student will send me an urgent appeal to hear her, saying she is poor and wants my advice as to whether it is worth while to continue her studies. I invariably refuse such requests."
- Alma Gluck
(Related: Advice, Poor, Saying, Will, Worth)

"Of course people don't want war. Why should a poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best thing he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece?"
- Hermann Goering
(Related: Life, War, People, Poor, Risk, Want)

"I see drawings and pictures in the poorest of huts and the dirtiest of corners."
- Vincent Van Gogh
"Heaven must be an awfully dull place if the poor in spirit live there."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Heaven, Poor, Spirit)

"Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law."
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Related: Men, Law, Poor)

"The man who has his millions will want everything he can lay his hands on and then raise his voice against the poor devil who wants ten cents more a day."
- Samuel Gompers
(Related: Day, Devil, Man, Poor, Voice, Want, Will)

"People in Medicaid ought to have access to the same insurance as the rest of the population. If they are segregated, it will be a poor plan for poor people."
- John Goodman
(Related: People, Poor, Population, Rest, Will)

"To judge from all Communist papers, magazines and brochures, and from all public assemblies, one might even surmise that a revolt of the poor peasants in Western Europe might break out at any moment!"
- Herman Gorter
(Related: Europe, Poor, Public)

"The revolution in Russia was victorious with the help of the poor peasants. This should always be borne in mind here in Western Europe and all the world over. But the workers in Western Europe stand alone: this should never be forgotten in Russia."
- Herman Gorter
(Related: Europe, Revolution, Help, Mind, Poor, Russia, Workers, World)

"And it is practically the same in the case of the four or five million poor peasants in France, and also for Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, and two of the Scandinavian countries. Everywhere small and medium sized industry prevails."
- Herman Gorter
(Related: Belgium, Countries, France, Poor)

"Because in Russia you were able to triumph with the help of a large class of poor peasants, you represent things in such a way, as if we in Western Europe are also going to have that help."
- Herman Gorter
(Related: Class, Europe, Help, Poor, Russia)

"As farmers or owners, the poor peasants possess a piece of land. The excellent means of transport enables them often to sell their goods. At the very worst they can mostly provide their own food."
- Herman Gorter
(Related: Food, Land, Poor)

"The poor peasant here hives under conditions quite different from those of Russia. Though often terrible, they are not as appalling as they were there."
- Herman Gorter
(Related: Poor, Russia)

"Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune, he had not the method of making a fortune."
- Thomas Gray
(Related: Fortune, Poor)

"Quite a few, actually, are involved in education. They have had the same experience Hanna and I had: when they started having their own kids, they didn't want them to have a poor educational experience; they wanted them to enjoy school."
- Daniel Greenberg
(Related: Experience, Education, Kids, Poor, School, Want)

"You can't just lecture the poor that they shouldn't riot or go to extremes. You have to make the means of legal redress available."
- Harold H. Greene
(Related: Legal, Extremes, Poor, Riot)

"The devil had as good have let Paul alone, for he no sooner comes into prison but he falls a preaching, at which the gates of Satan's prison fly open, and poor sinners come forth."
- William Gurnall
(Related: Devil, Open, Poor, Preaching, Prison, Satan)

"Listen to the lyrics - we're singing about everyday life: rich people trying to keep money, poor people tying to get it, and everyone having trouble with their husband or wife!"
- Buddy Guy
(Related: Money, HusbPeople, Poor, Singing, Trouble, Trying)

"Marlon was so sensitive, you thought the poor guy just had a bad education."
- Uta Hagen
(Related: Education, Thought, Poor)

"First we attacked the Russian soldiers with our gases, and then when we saw the poor fellows lying there, dying slowly, we tried to make breathing easier for them by using our own life-saving devices on them."
- Otto Hahn
(Related: Life, Dying, First, Lying, Poor, Soldiers)

"No one is rich whose expenditures exceed his means, and no one is poor whose incomings exceed his outgoings."
- Thomas Chandler Haliburton
(Related: Poor)

"He who leaves nothing to chance will do few things poorly, but he will do few things."
- Edward F. Halifax
(Related: Chance, Nothing, Will)

"More negatives write than call. It's a cheap shot for me to go on the air with the critical letters or E-mail I get because the reaction of the listeners is always an instantaneous expression of sympathy for me and contempt for the poor critic."
- John Hall
(Related: Sympathy, Contempt, Expression, Letters, Poor)

"I've had two callers ask, 'Did you ever work for someone who is poorer than you are?' Their idea is it takes a rich person to give you a job because jobs are something that are given to you, an inferior, from on high."
- John Hall
(Related: Work, Idea, Job, Jobs)

"When I talked to my medical friends about the strange silence on this subject in American medical magazines and textbooks, I gained the impression that here was a subject tainted with Socialism or with feminine sentimentality for the poor."
- Alice Hamilton
(Related: Medical, Impression, American, Friends, Poor, Sentimentality, Silence, Socialism)

"There are but two places where all go after death, white and black, rich and poor; those places are Heaven and Hell. Heaven is a place made for those, who are born again, and who love God, and it is a place where they will be happy for ever."
- Jupiter Hammon
(Related: Love, Death, God, Heaven, Hell, Poor, Will)

"He will bring us all, rich and poor, white and black, to his judgment seat."
- Jupiter Hammon
(Related: Judgment, Poor, Will)

"Everybody needs history but the people who need it most are poor folks - people without resources or options."
- Henry Hampton
(Related: History, People, Needs, Options, Poor)

"When the idle poor become the idle rich, you'll never know just who is who, or which is which."
- E. Y. Harburg
(Related: Poor)

"My argument is that War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Peace, War, History, Argument, Poor, Reading)

"People who are much too sensitive to demand of cripples that they run races ask of the poor that they get up and act just like everyone else in the society."
- Michael Harrington
(Related: Society, People, Act, Poor)

"That the poor are invisible is one of the most important things about them. They are not simply neglected and forgotten as in the old rhetoric of reform; what is much worse, they are not seen."
- Michael Harrington
(Related: Old, Poor, Reform, Rhetoric)

"Clothes make the poor invisible. America has the best-dressed poverty the world has ever known."
- Michael Harrington
(Related: America, Clothes, Poor, Poverty, World)

"The poor tread lightest on the earth. The higher our income, the more resources we control and the more havoc we wreak."
- Paul Harrison
(Related: Control, Earth, Income, Poor)

"I believe and I say it is true Democratic feeling, that all the measures of the Government are directed to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer."
- William Henry Harrison
(Related: Government, Purpose, Feeling, Poor)

"I believe that all the measures of the Government are directed to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer."
- William Henry Harrison
(Related: Government, Purpose, Poor)

"All the measures of the Government are directed to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer."
- William Henry Harrison
(Related: Government, Purpose, Poor)

"Dependency arguments often come from elites - either aid agencies or governments - and say something about attitudes to poor people."
- Paul Harvey
(Related: People, Arguments, Poor)

"To be remembered after we are dead, is but poor recompense for being treated with contempt while we are living."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Being, Contempt, Living, Poor)

"I know that a man who shows me his wealth is like the beggar who shows me his poverty; they are both looking for alms from me, the rich man for the alms of my envy, the poor man for the alms of my guilt."
- Ben Hecht
(Related: Wealth, Envy, Guilt, Man, Poor, Poverty)

"If you're poor and you do something stupid, you're nuts. If you're rich and do something stupid, you're eccentric."
- Bobby Heenan
(Related: Poor)

"You lose your manners when you are poor."
- Lillian Hellman
(Related: Manners, Poor)

"The next thing I wrote was in a writing class at night school. It was about a poor woman who worked at a dime store and who was all alone for Christmas in Laurel, Mississippi."
- Beth Henley
(Related: Christmas, Class, Night, Poor, School, Woman, Writing)

"I want there to be no peasant in my kingdom so poor that he cannot have a chicken in his pot every Sunday."
- Henry IV
(Related: Poor, Want)

"Eyes and ears are poor witnesses to people if they have uncultured souls."
- Heraclitus
(Related: People, Eyes, Poor)

"It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich."
- Frank Herbert
(Related: Man, Poor)

"It is part of a poor spirit to undervalue himself and blush."
- George Herbert
(Related: Blush, Poor, Spirit)

"Poverty must have many satisfactions, else there would not be so many poor people."
- Don Herold
(Related: People, Poor, Poverty)

"The body is the soul's poor house or home, whose ribs the laths are and whose flesh the loam."
- Robert Herrick
(Related: Home, Soul, Body, Poor)

"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
(Related: Wealth, Confidence, Man, Poor, Poverty, Shame)

"Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and the poor have a grudge against the poor, and the poet against the poet."
- Hesiod
(Related: Poor)

"Courage is poorly housed that dwells in numbers; the lion never counts the herd that are about him, nor weighs how many flocks he has to scatter."
- Aaron Hill
(Related: Courage, Numbers)

"The wealth of the country, its capital, its credit, must be saved from the predatory poor as well as the predatory rich, but above all from the predatory politician."
- James J. Hill
(Related: Wealth, Country, Credit, Poor)

"I am actually in poor health due to chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome, and my ability to work is greatly diminished right now, so I have to get better before I can start another big project."
- Laura Hillenbrand
(Related: Health, Work, Ability, Fatigue, Now, Poor, Project, Right)

"We approach people the same way we approach our cars. We take the poor kid to a doctor and ask, What's wrong with him, how much will it cost, and when can I pick him up?"
- James Hillman
(Related: People, Poor, Will, Wrong)

"The paperback is very interesting but I find it will never replace the hardcover book - it makes a very poor doorstop."
- Alfred Hitchcock
(Related: Poor, Will)

"This paperback is very interesting, but I find it will never replace a hardcover book - it makes a very poor doorstop."
- Alfred Hitchcock
(Related: Poor, Will)

"They were written on cheap blue notebooks bought by poor women. I'm interested in folk tales in the way that medicine and magic in women's stories are all kind of combined."
- Alice Hoffman
(Related: Women, Folk, Magic, Medicine, Poor)

"How prone poor Humanity is to dam up the minutest remnants of its freedom, and build an artificial roof to prevent it looking up to the clear blue sky."
- E. T. A. Hoffmann
(Related: Freedom, Humanity, Poor, Sky)

"The person who does not know how to live while they are making a living is a poorer person after their wealth is won than when they started."
- J. G. Holland
(Related: Wealth, Living)

"It's hard being black. You ever been black? I was black once - when I was poor."
- Larry Holmes
(Related: Being, Poor)

"Luxury may possibly contribute to give bread to the poor; but if there were no luxury, there would be no poor."
- Henry Home
(Related: Luxury, May, Poor)

"These poor wretches were stolen from their homes, carried to a strange country, and sold to servitude, from which they sought to escape on the first occasion which offered."
- Philip Hone
(Related: Country, First, Poor)

"Who is affected more when it's cold? Poor people. Who is affected more when it's hot? Poor people. Who is affected more when it's wet? Poor people. Who is most affected when the economy is bad? Poor people. Poor people are the most fragile."
- Russel Honore
(Related: People, Economy, Poor)

"Pale death, with impartial step, knocks at the hut of the poor and the towers of kings."
- Horace
(Related: Death, Kings, Poor)

"Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings."
- Horace
(Related: Death, Kings, Man, Poor)

"Despotism is the only form of government which may with safety to itself, neglect the education of its infant poor."
- Samuel Horsley
(Related: Education, Government, May, Neglect, Poor, Safety)

"Beauty is only skin deep, but it's a valuable asset if you're poor or haven't any sense."
- Vernon Howard
(Related: Beauty, Deep, Poor, Sense, Skin)

"The average man's judgment is so poor, he runs a risk every time he uses it."
- Edgar Watson Howe
(Related: Time, Judgment, Man, Poor, Risk)

"It's such a Bore Being always Poor."
- Langston Hughes
(Related: Being, Poor)

"I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, his cloak was out at the elbows, the water passed through his shoes, - and the stars through his soul."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Love, Soul, Man, Old, Poor, Stars, Water)

"Before the arrival of the Credit Union, people who were from the poor background or a working class background couldn't borrow from banks."
- John Hume
(Related: People, Banks, Class, Credit, Poor)

"My father was unemployed and I was the eldest of seven children. We were very poor. And when you ask how did we support ourselves, the only funding that we had was unemployment payments."
- John Hume
(Related: Father, Children, Poor, Support, Unemployment)

"In fact, effective solidarity with the poor, both individual persons and entire nations, is indispensable for the construction of peace."
- Claudio Hummes
(Related: Peace, Fact, Nations, Poor, Solidarity)

"A servant church must have as its priority solidarity with the poor."
- Claudio Hummes
(Related: Church, Poor, Solidarity)

"The Bible has been the Magna Carta of the poor and of the oppressed."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Bible, Poor)

"My parents were founders of the Cuban Communist Party, and I grew up extremely poor."
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante
(Related: Parents, Party, Poor)

"In praising science, it does not follow that we must adopt the very poor philosophies which scientific men have constructed. In philosophy they have much more to learn than to teach."
- Dean Inge
(Related: Men, Science, Philosophy, Poor)

"Man, as we know him, is a poor creature; he is halfway between an ape and a god and he is travelling in the right direction."
- Dean Inge
(Related: God, Direction, Man, Poor, Right)

"Few nations have been so poor as to have but one god. Gods were made so easily, and the raw material cost so little, that generally the god market was fairly glutted and heaven crammed with these phantoms."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: God, Gods, Heaven, Nations, Poor)

"I suppose we all loved those kind of sci-fi movies where terrible things came out of swamps and came to Mars. And there's usually some poor girl. All the guys are trying to desperately handle levers and saying, go to something or other."
- Neil Innes
(Related: Movies, Poor, Saying, Trying)

"The thing which grieves and oppresses my heart with respect to poor Scotland, is the hardness of heart manifest in the levity and cruelty with which they speak of others."
- Edward Irving
(Related: Heart, Cruelty, Poor, Respect, Scotland)

"The state of my poor boy's health prevents me from leaving home for a night."
- Edward Irving
(Related: Health, Home, Night, Poor, State)

"It is a damn poor mind indeed which can't think of at least two ways to spell any word."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Mind, Poor, Word)

"The poor are the only consistent altruists; they sell all they have and give it to the rich."
- Holbrook Jackson
(Related: Poor)

"Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them."
- Robert Jarvik
(Related: Fear, Leaders, Sense)

"I have lost everything, and I am so poor now that I really cannot afford to let anything worry me."
- Joseph Jefferson
(Related: Now, Poor, Worry)

"Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Experience, Man, Poor)

"The power of the word in Morocco belonged to men and to the authorities. No one asked the point of view of poor people or women."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Men, Power, Women, People, Poor, Word)

"It is easy enough to say that poverty is no crime. No; if it were men wouldn't be ashamed of it. It is a blunder, though, and is punished as such. A poor man is despised the whole world over."
- Jerome K. Jerome
(Related: Men, Crime, Man, Poor, Poverty, World)

"Born poor, but of honored and humble people, I am particularly proud to die poor."
- Pope John XXIII
(Related: People, Poor)

"It's a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word."
- Andrew Johnson
(Related: Mind, Poor, Word)

"The goal to strive for is a poor government but a rich people."
- Andrew Johnson
(Related: Government, People, Goal, Poor)

"Taxing poor families runs counter to decades of effort to help people lift themselves out of poverty through work."
- Nicholas Johnson
(Related: Work, People, Effort, Help, Poor, Poverty)

"Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable, and others extremely difficult."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Happiness, Enemy, Liberty, Poverty)

"You cannot spend money in luxury without doing good to the poor. Nay, you do more good to them by spending it in luxury, than by giving it; for by spending it in luxury, you make them exert industry, whereas by giving it, you keep them idle."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Money, Giving, Luxury, Poor)

"Every man is rich or poor according to the proportion between his desires and his enjoyments."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Man, Poor)

"Without frugality none can be rich, and with it very few would be poor."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Poor)

"To be idle and to be poor have always been reproaches, and therefore every man endeavors with his utmost care to hide his poverty from others, and his idleness from himself."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Care, Idleness, Man, Poor, Poverty)

"Without greater support for childcare, parents of young children may be forced to choose cheaper, poor quality care for their children or fail to provide it entirely."
- Tim Johnson
(Related: Quality, Care, Children, May, Parents, Poor, Support)

"People never knew we were poor, but out of that poverty came the most incredible inventions - board games, recipes... we never stopped inventing."
- Lynn Johnston
(Related: People, Games, Inventions, Poor, Poverty)

"There is no obstacle in the path of young people who are poor or members of minority groups that hard work and preparation cannot cure."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: Work, People, Cure, Hard work, Minority, Poor, Preparation)

"The Christian missionary may preach the gospel to the poor naked heathen, but the spiritual heathen who populate Europe have as yet heard nothing of Christianity."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Christian, Christianity, Europe, May, Nothing, Poor, Spiritual)

"But it is not conscious strategy to go for unconventional roles."
- Anil Kapoor
(Related: Strategy)

"Not exactly but I get inspiration from stories which are unconventional."
- Anil Kapoor
(Related: Inspiration)

"Everyone starts a film thinking that it would be a big hit. But sometimes it goes haywire."
- Anil Kapoor
(Related: Film, Thinking)

"I have lot of respect of filmmakers who work in Telugu and Tamil."
- Anil Kapoor
(Related: Work, Respect)

"What interests me is the sense of the darkness that we carry within us, the darkness that's akin to one of the principal subjects of the sublime - terror."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Darkness, Sense, Terror)

"Re-investing in one's own little moments of insight is very important."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Moments)

"Red is a colour I've felt very strongly about. Maybe red is a very Indian colour, maybe it's one of those things that I grew up with and recognise at some other level."
- Anish Kapoor
"Red, of course, is the colour of the interior of our bodies. In a way it's inside out, red."
- Anish Kapoor
"Sculpture occupies the same space as your body."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Body, Sculpture, Space)

"That freedom that Picasso afforded himself, to be an artist in a huge number of ways, seems to be a huge psychological liberation."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Artist, Freedom)

"The eye is a very quick instrument, much quicker than the ear. The eye gets it immediately."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Eye, Quick)

"The idea is that the object has a language unto itself."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Idea, Language)

"The work itself has a complete circle of meaning and counterpoint. And without your involvement as a viewer, there is no story."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Work, Meaning)

"One must not believe any of those mythologies about oneself as an artist."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Artist)

"We live in a fractured world. I've always seen it as my role as an artist to attempt to make wholeness."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Artist, World)

"One doesn't make art for other people, even though I am very concerned with the viewer."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Art, People)

"What one does in the studio is to pose a series of problems to oneself. I've got to look for some deeper meaning, for some reason for this thing to be in the world. There's enough stuff in the world."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Meaning, Problems, Reason, World)

"Work grows out of other work, and there are very few eureka moments."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Work, Moments)

"You know that day after day of, Oh God what am I going to do with myself feeling? The fear of the emptiness that it implies keeps me going."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: God, Fear, Day, Feeling)

"Being an artist is a very long game. It is not a 10-year game. I hope I'll be around making art when I'm 80."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Art, Hope, Artist, Being)

"Artists don't make objects. Artists make mythologies."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Artists)

"All ideas grow out of other ideas."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Ideas)

"A work will only have deep resonance if the kind of darkness I can generate is something that is resident in me already."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Work, Darkness, Deep, Will)

"There's something imminent in the work, but the circle is only completed by the viewer."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Work)

"It's precisely in those moments when I don't know what to do, boredom drives one to try a host of possibilities to either get somewhere or not get anywhere."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Boredom, Moments, Possibilities)

"Content arises out of certain considerations about form, material, context-and that when that subject matter is sufficiently far away."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Content)

"I am Indian, and I'm proud of it. Indian life is mythologically rich and powerful."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Life)

"I feel the symbolic world is the nub of a problem for an artist."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Artist, World)

"I feel there's everything to do yet."
- Anish Kapoor
"I think I understand something about space. I think the job of a sculptor is spatial as much as it is to do with form."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Job, Space)

"I used to empty the studio out and throw stuff away. I now don't. There will be a whole series of dead ends that a year or two down the line I'll come back to."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Now, Will)

"I, in the end, make art for myself."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Art, End)

"I'm not an artist who has an agenda that's set by the work."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Work, Artist)

"I've always felt that if one was going to take seriously this vocation as an artist, you have to get beyond that decorative facade."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Artist, Vocation)

"One of the great currents in the contemporary experience of art is that it seems to come out of the experience of the author."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Art, Experience)

"If you get a bad review, you take that in your stride."
- Anish Kapoor
"It's the role of the artist to pursue content."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Artist, Content)

"Maybe the way we have learned to look has changed in the last 25 years, and the exotic is much more acceptable. There are many artists now, younger artists, who work out of the exotic."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Work, Artists, Now, Years)

"Much of what I make is geometric, and has a kind of almost mathematical logic to the form."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Logic)

"My first show sold within the first 3 minutes, and I came back to the studio and spent the next two and a half years making almost nothing."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: First, Nothing, Years)

"My work is not about my life history. It's not about the story of my neurosis."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Life, Work, History, Neurosis)

"One can hardly be Indian and not know that almost every accent, which hand you eat your food with, has some deeper symbolic truth, reality."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Food, Truth, Reality)

"One cannot set out to make a work that's spiritual. What is a contemporary iconography for the spiritual? Is it some fuzzy space?"
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Work, Space, Spiritual)

"One does afford oneself the luxury to come into the studio and all day, every day, spend one's life making aesthetic propositions. What an immense luxury."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Life, Day, Luxury)

"One does not set out with the idea that I've just had a great idea and now I'm going to go and carry it out. Almost all art that's made like that doesn't go anywhere."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Art, Idea, Now)

"I've nothing to say."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Nothing)

"I think we brothers realised his loss more and more as we grew older. We actually grew closer after his death."
- Raj Kapoor
(Related: Death, Brothers, Loss)

"A woman always has her man, but the man unconsciously leans on his roots, his heritage. He feels like an orphan without his parents."
- Raj Kapoor
(Related: Man, Parents, Woman)

"Once, he was chosen to play Ram in a small Ramleela company, but his parents were against it."
- Raj Kapoor
(Related: Company, Parents, Play)

"I've struggled a lot for what I have today."
- Raj Kapoor
(Related: Today)

"These Americans are among the working poor with full-time jobs earning $5.15 an hour. Millions fall into this boat, even more when you consider that the poverty line has not been adequately adjusted to reflect the true level of poverty in this country."
- Marcy Kaptur
(Related: Americans, Country, Jobs, Poor, Poverty)

"A few men own from ten thousand to two hundred thousand acres each. The poor Laborer can find no resting place, save on the barren mountain, or in the trackless desert."
- Denis Kearney
(Related: Men, Poor)

"The Islam of the 18th, 19th and first half of the 20th century was a poor thing. Nobody bothered about it. Islam was that funny sort of pure system of beliefs that depressed people in the Middle East held as their religion."
- John Keegan
(Related: Funny, Religion, People, Islam, Beliefs, First, Poor)

"In the north we could not hope to keep the worst and poorest servant for a single day in the wretched discomfort in which our negro servants are forced habitually to live."
- Fanny Kemble
(Related: Hope, Day)

"There really has not been a strong Republican message to either the poor or the African American community at large."
- Jack Kemp
(Related: African, American, Community, Poor, Republican)

"I think the best thing I can do is to be a distraction. A husband lives and breathes his work all day long. If he comes home to more table thumping, how can the poor man ever relax?"
- Jackie Kennedy
(Related: Home, Work, HusbDay, Man, Poor, Relax)

"If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Society, Help, Poor)

"Whether we are poor among the poorest, or less poor among the wealthier, let us stand proud and noteworthy, united and strong, comforted by our belonging to the Community of the Free Nations of our Planet."
- Mathieu Kerekou
(Related: Community, Nations, Poor, United)

"You don't seem to realize that a poor person who is unhappy is in a better position than a rich person who is unhappy. Because the poor person has hope. He thinks money would help."
- Jean Kerr
(Related: Money, Hope, Help, Poor)

"I believe Aids is the most important issue we face, because how we treat the poor is a reflection of who we are as a people."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: People, Poor, Reflection)

"Hatred, intolerance, poor hygienic conditions and violence all have roots in illiteracy, so we're trying to do something to help the poor and the needy."
- Abdul Qadeer Khan
(Related: Hatred, Help, Intolerance, Poor, Trying, Violence)

"It's more important to try to do something for the crores of poor people of my country."
- Imran Khan
(Related: People, Country, Poor)

"Paul Farmer has helped to build amazing health care system in one of the poorest areas of Haiti. He founded Partners in Health, which serves the destitute and the sick in many parts of the world from Haiti to Boston and from Russia to Peru."
- Tracy Kidder
(Related: Health, Boston, Care, Russia, World)

"People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand my complaint about them not understanding me."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: People, Complaint, Understanding)

"War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: War, Poor, Tomorrow)

"Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Poor)

"The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Past, Poor)

"The entrance into Jerusalem has all the elements of the theatre of the absurd: the poor king; truth comes riding on a donkey; symbolic actions - even parading without a permit!"
- David Kirk
(Related: Truth, Actions, Poor, Theatre)

"And taking more money out of the private economy and having the government perform as it has poorly done with the stimulus I don't think is the right way to go."
- Mark Kirk
(Related: Government, Money, Economy, Right)

"Africa is poor because its investors and its creditors are unspeakably rich."
- Naomi Klein
(Related: Poor)

"I felt like a loser. I was unhappy as a child most of the time. We were terribly poor and I hated my size."
- Don Knotts
(Related: Time, Poor)

"The Christian Democrats always made you feel like the poor relation."
- Helmut Kohl
(Related: Christian, Democrats, Poor)

"The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all your time."
- Willem de Kooning
(Related: Time, Being, Poor, Trouble)

"It is interesting to note that the 200 richest people have more assets than the 2 billion poorest."
- David Korten
(Related: People)

"But for the children of the poorest people we're stripping the curriculum, removing the arts and music, and drilling the children into useful labor. We're not valuing a child for the time in which she actually is a child."
- Jonathan Kozol
(Related: Time, Music, People, Children, Curriculum, Drilling, Labor)

"You need massive recruitment to tell the poorest of the poor what is possible."
- Jonathan Kozol
(Related: Poor)

"Justice is a whore that won't let herself be stiffed, and collects the wages of shame even from the poor."
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Justice, Poor, Shame, Wages)

"Sexuality poorly repressed unsettles some families; well repressed, it unsettles the whole world."
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Sexuality, World)

"Obama is a leveler. He has come to narrow the divide between rich and poor. For him the ultimate social value is fairness. Imposing it upon the American social order is his mission."
- Charles Krauthammer
(Related: American, Mission, Order, Poor, Value)

"Abortion politics have distracted all sides from what is really essential: a major aid campaign to improve midwifery, prenatal care and emergency obstetric services in poor countries."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Related: Politics, Abortion, Care, Countries, Poor)

"Neither Western donor countries like the U.S. nor poor recipients like Cameroon care much about Africans who are poor, rural and female."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Related: Care, Countries, Poor)

"Surely our inaction with respect to Syria is a poor precedent if we're fighting a war on terror."
- Bill Kristol
(Related: War, Fighting, Inaction, Poor, Respect, Terror)

"Its easy to have principles when you're rich. The important thing is to have principles when you're poor."
- Ray Kroc
(Related: Poor, Principles)

"The tax code is not the only area where the administration is helping the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. It has spent $155 billion for an unnecessary war driven by fear."
- Dennis Kucinich
(Related: War, Fear, Tax, Poor)

"Ours is not a poor country and even though we are now a poor people, there should be no room for the despondency that has settled on large sections of the population."
- John Agyekum Kufuor
(Related: People, Country, Now, Poor, Population)

"Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy."
- Milan Kundera
(Related: Ambition, Poor, Sense)

"I saw how many people were poor and how many kids my age went to school hungry in the morning, which I don't think most of my contemporaries in racially segregated schools in the South thought very much about at the time."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Age, Time, Thought, People, Kids, Poor, School, Schools)

"The seminaries must be like the churches' poor relations, prolonging their existence with austerity."
- Abraham Kuyper
(Related: Churches, Existence, Poor)

"Nobody is poor unless he stand in need of justice."
- Lactantius
(Related: Justice, Poor)

"My parents were so poor when I was a kid, I never went anywhere. I take our youngsters with us because I don't know anything that teaches them so much."
- Alan Ladd
(Related: Parents, Poor)

"I was critical of the Israeli government, however, for not being prepared for the move. One does not uproot thousands of people without planning in advance what will be done with them. This was a political and human error in which the government functioned poorly."
- Norman Lamm
(Related: Government, People, Being, Error, Planning, Will)

"I am persuaded, that if any attempt is made to improve the education of the poor, and such an unmanly spirit should guide the resolution of a society or committee for that purpose, it would render the design abortive."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Design, Education, Society, Purpose, Committee, Poor, Resolution, Spirit)

"In such a case, it would be almost sure of success, if the active members of a society established for that purpose, were inclined to meet the poor as men, as brethren, and as Christians."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Society, Men, Success, Purpose, Poor)

"The poor wish to be rich, the rich wish to be happy, the single wish to be married, and the married wish to be dead."
- Ann Landers
(Related: Poor)

"Few, save the poor, feel for the poor."
- Letitia Landon
(Related: Poor)

"Making the best of things is... a damn poor way of dealing with them. My whole life has been a series of escapes from that quicksand."
- Rose Wilder Lane
(Related: Life, Poor)

"It was easier to do Shakespeare than a lot of modern movie scripts that are so poorly written."
- Jessica Lange
(Related: Shakespeare)

"Who says Australia offers not a home for every poor Englishman, or any other countryman that finds his way to our shores? And what sort of thanks do we get for it?"
- Henry Lawson
(Related: Home, Poor)

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free."
- Emma Lazarus
(Related: Poor, Yearning)

"Life is about having a good time, and it was a good time. We did some things well and some things poorly, but that was always the case."
- Norman Lear
(Related: Life, Time)

"Apparently I'm the most naked that anyone's been on TNT. My poor mother. I'm ready to run away."
- Sheryl Lee
(Related: Mother, Poor)

"When the civil rights battle was won, all the Jews and hippies and artists were middle class white people and all the blacks were still poor. Materially, not much changed."
- Jonathan Lethem
(Related: People, Artists, Battle, Civil rights, Class, Hippies, Middle class, Poor)

"The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt, too."
- Oscar Levant
(Related: Democrats, Difference, Poor, Republicans)

"Any kid who has two parents who are interested in him and has a houseful of books isn't poor."
- Sam Levenson
(Related: Books, Parents, Poor)

"Oscar Wilde said the rich and the poor are equal - they can both sleep under the bridge. Right? Do they have a right? You're damn right they have a right!"
- Al Lewis
(Related: Poor, Right, Sleep)

"It doesn't matter whether you are rich or poor - as long as you've got money."
- Joe E. Lewis
(Related: Money, Poor)

"He who does not believe has no soul. He is empty. He has no ideals. He has nothing to live for. He has no sunshine, no light, no joy in life. He is a poor, poor man."
- Robert Ley
(Related: Life, Soul, Ideals, Joy, Light, Man, Nothing, Poor)

"The pleasures of the imagination are as it were only drawings and models which are played with by poor people who cannot afford the real thing."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Imagination, People, Poor)

"Traditionally the great men of our country have sprung from poor environments; that being so, it would appear we have long suffered from a severe lack of poverty."
- Gerald F. Lieberman
(Related: Men, Being, Country, Poor, Poverty)

"If you look around Brazil you see pregnant women everywhere. Here you don't see that as much. There the only thing they do is babies, babies, babies! Especially the poor families."
- Adriana Lima
(Related: Women, Babies, Brazil, Poor)

"The world is richer than ever, and the gaps between rich and poor are wider."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Poor, World)

"It's not hard to tell we was poor - when you saw the toilet paper dryin' on the clothesline."
- George Lindsey
(Related: Poor)

"I grew up poor. I never had any money. I was a hobo, you know, ride the freights."
- Art Linkletter
(Related: Money, Poor)

"I don't think I can tell any stories about how I lived in a van in Alaska. I grew up in the suburbs, I even had my own room. We weren't poor. Everything was very normal."
- Lisa Loeb
(Related: Poor)

"Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well."
- Jack London
(Related: Life, Cards, Poor)

"It would be nice to say the rich people, the fancy people, all behaved like bastards and the poor slobs all came through like heroes. But as a matter of fact, sometimes the poor slobs behave like slobs and the great, noble, privileged characters come off very well, indeed."
- Walter Lord
(Related: People, Fact, Fancy, Heroes, Poor)

"A poor choice of words conveyed to some the impression that I embrace the discarded policies of the past. Nothing could be further from the truth, and I apologize to anyone who was offended by my statement."
- Trent Lott
(Related: Truth, Impression, Choice, Nothing, Past, Poor, Words)

"Badges mean nothing in themselves, but they mark a certain achievement and they are a link between the rich and the poor. For when one girl sees a badge on a sister Scout's arm, if that girl has won the same badge, it at once awakens an interest and sympathy between them."
- Juliette G. Low
(Related: Sister, Sympathy, Achievement, Interest, Nothing, Poor)

"Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Politics, Compromise, Party, Poor, Statesmanship)

"I think it's time to do clean-up for a generation. I believe this is one of the movies that hits home for all colors and all races. Everybody I talk to, black or white, suburban, rich or poor, can relate to rejection, can relate to not having a father or a mother."
- Derek Luke
(Related: Home, Movies, Time, Mother, Father, Colors, Poor, Rejection, Talk)

"I think you have to learn that there's a company behind every stock, and that there's only one real reason why stocks go up. Companies go from doing poorly to doing well or small companies grow to large companies."
- Peter Lynch
(Related: Company, Reason)

"Proponents of the Central America Free Trade Agreement have conveniently ignored this fundamental fact: the effect of trade on incomes in Central America and how to alleviate the adverse consequences of trade liberalization on the poor."
- Stephen F. Lynch
(Related: Agreement, America, Consequences, Effect, Poor, Trade)

"I know what it's like to be pregnant and nervous and poor."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: Poor)

"Back then, we didn't know we were poor, and people were more proud then."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: People, Poor)

"We are very fond of blaming the poor for destroying the environment. But often it is the powerful, including governments, that are responsible."
- Wangari Maathai
(Related: Environment, Poor)

"I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than a king without the desire to read."
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Related: Books, Desire, Poor)

"Personally, people know themselves very poorly."
- Ernst Mach
(Related: People)

"It was tough for him in that newsroom with Ted Baxter getting all the glory and this poor guy doing all the work. Murray worried so much he worried his hair off!"
- Gavin MacLeod
(Related: Work, Glory, Hair, Poor)

"Poor is the man who does not know his own intrinsic worth and tends to measure everything by relative value. A man of financial wealth who values himself by his financial net worth is poorer than a poor man who values himself by his intrinsic self worth."
- Sydney Madwed
(Related: Financial, Values, Wealth, Man, Measure, Poor, Self, Worth)

"I'm hostile to men, I'm hostile to women, I'm hostile to cats, to poor cockroaches, I'm afraid of horses."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Men, Women, Cats, Horses, Poor)

"I gained direct knowledge of the life of the poor in big towns: I have lived the narrowing mechanism of its conditioning and feared it."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Life, Knowledge, Poor)

"In the works of man, everything is as poor as its author; vision is confined, means are limited, scope is restricted, movements are labored, and results are humdrum."
- Joseph de Maistre
(Related: Vision, Man, Poor, Results)

"They talked about me as if I were Mother Teresa, and that every time I get a paycheck I go and send it to poor people and that we spend every free moment helping out people less fortunate. That was an enormous exaggeration."
- Wendie Malick
(Related: Time, Mother, People, Exaggeration, Poor)

"The rich, by unfair combinations, contribute frequently to prolong a season of distress among the poor."
- Thomas Malthus
(Related: Poor)

"There is no intrinsic worth in money but what is alterable with the times, and whether a guinea goes for twenty pounds or for a shilling, it is the labor of the poor and not the high and low value that is set on gold or silver, which all the comforts of life must arise from."
- Bernard de Mandeville
(Related: Life, Money, Gold, Labor, Poor, Value, Worth)

"People of substance may sin without being exposed for their stolen pleasure; but servants and the poorer sort of women have seldom an opportunity of concealing a big belly, or at least the consequences of it."
- Bernard de Mandeville
(Related: Women, People, Opportunity, Being, Consequences, May, Pleasure, Sin)

"Could I have worked under a system where there were Draconian controls on my creativity, meaning budget, time, script choices, etc.? Definitely not. I would have fared poorly under the old studio system that guys like Howard Hawks did so well in. I cannot."
- Michael Mann
(Related: Time, Creativity, Choices, Hawks, Meaning, Old)

"Respectable means rich, and decent means poor. I should die if I heard my family called decent."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Family, Poor)

"Hazard not your wealth on a poor man's advice."
- Don J. Manuel
(Related: Wealth, Advice, Man, Poor)

"I'm basically a cocktail jazz kind of pianist. I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a very good keyboard player. People think I think I'm good. I think I'm a very poor piano player."
- Ray Manzarek
(Related: People, First, Jazz, Poor)

"I think I'm a very poor piano player."
- Ray Manzarek
(Related: Poor)

"God has always been hard on the poor."
- Jean-Paul Marat
(Related: God, Poor)

"Never dress down for the poor. They won't respect you for it. They want their First Lady to look like a million dollars."
- Imelda Marcos
(Related: Dress, First, Lady, Poor, Respect, Want)

"It's the rich you can terrorize. The poor have nothing to lose."
- Imelda Marcos
(Related: Nothing, Poor)

"Filipinos want beauty. I have to look beautiful so that the poor Filipinos will have a star to look at from their slums."
- Imelda Marcos
(Related: Beauty, Poor, Want, Will)

"Running those poor steers back and forth in the heat is ridiculous. What they ought to do is put the steers in the convention hall and run the delegates."
- Stanley Marcus
(Related: Poor, Running)

"The man who has no money is poor, but one who has nothing but money is poorer. He only is rich who can enjoy without owning; he is poor who though he has millions is covetous."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Money, Man, Nothing, Poor)

"The influential man is the successful man, whether he be rich or poor."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Successful, Man, Poor)

"To many a man, and sometimes to a youth, there comes the opportunity to choose between honorable competence and tainted wealth. The young man who starts out to be poor and honorable, holds in his hand one of the strongest elements of success."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Success, Opportunity, Wealth, Competence, Man, Poor, Youth)

"No, not rich. I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing."
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
(Related: Money, Man, Poor)

"I would rather write for the instruction, or even the amusement of the poor than for the amusement of the rich."
- Frederick Marryat
(Related: Amusement, Poor)

"Economically, unfair trade will benefit nobody in the long run, as poorer countries will be bled totally dry and will become unable to produce anything."
- Chris Martin
(Related: Countries, Trade, Will)

"Whoever named it necking was a poor judge of anatomy."
- Groucho Marx
(Related: Poor)

"The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Poor, Will)

"The poor despise labor when performed by slaves."
- George Mason
(Related: Labor, Poor)

"I have departed from this planet and I have left behind my poor earthly ones with their occupations which are as many as they are useless; at last I am living in the scintillating splendor of the stars, each of which used to seem to me as large as millions of suns."
- Jules Massenet
(Related: Living, Occupations, Poor, Stars)

"I was just very interested in the American frontier and the growth of capitalism - those enormous fortunes that were being made, more often than not, on the blood of poor people, black people, Indian people. They were the ones who paid very dearly for those great fortunes."
- Peter Matthiessen
(Related: People, Growth, American, Being, Blood, Capitalism, Poor)

"Sanctions always hurt the poor, the weak, the children."
- Brian May
(Related: Children, Hurt, Poor)

"A matter that seems to be very clear in terms of the alternative view, is what do you expect to happen in Africa with regard to immune systems, where people are poor, subject to repeat infections and all of that. Surely you would expect their immune systems to collapse."
- Thabo Mbeki
(Related: People, Poor)

"We've had a long wrangle with the pharmaceutical industry about parallel imports, and what we were saying is we want to make medicines and drugs as affordable as a possible to what is largely a poor population."
- Thabo Mbeki
(Related: Drugs, Poor, Population, Saying, Want)

"The poor prey on one another because their lives offer no hope and communicate the tragic message to these human beings that they have no possibility to attain a decent standard of living."
- Thabo Mbeki
(Related: Hope, Possibility, Living, Poor)

"The rosary was said every evening. I always liked that sentence about the medieval Churches, that they were the Bibles of the poor. The Church was my first book and I would think it is still my most important book."
- John McGahern
(Related: Church, Churches, Evening, First, Poor)

"I love the description of Gothic churches before the printed word, that they were the bibles of the poor."
- John McGahern
(Related: Love, Churches, Poor, Word)

"There are few surer ways to become disliked by men than to perform well where they have performed poorly."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Men)

"The issues that matter to me are the social safety nets for people, health care, middle-class concerns. We need to take care of the middle class and the poor in our country."
- Tim McGraw
(Related: Health, People, Care, Class, Country, Middle class, Poor, Safety)

"Money is a poor man's credit card."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Money, Credit, Man, Poor)

"Money is just the poor man's credit card."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Money, Credit, Man, Poor)

"We're going to be treated very poorly, I think that goes with the territory, and you have to get over it, get beyond it and know who you are among your peers and especially among your family when you look in the mirror."
- Vince McMahon
(Related: Family)

"It is not acceptable that we continue to see thousands of acres burn because of forest fires, because of poor management on our forests, big kill, and we have these catastrophic situations take place when we are not able to take action."
- Cathy McMorris
(Related: Action, Management, Poor)

"I enjoy my money, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I'd certainly rather be rich than poor."
- Christine McVie
(Related: Money, Poor)

"The poorest residents of the gulf coast were most affected by the devastating hurricanes, and the poorest Americans have shouldered a disproportionate share of the burden in Iraq."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: Americans, Burden, Iraq)

"I don't want to remember 2005 as a year that the government heaped unnecessary burdens upon American families. Stealing from the poor and middle class and giving to the rich, while increasing the deficit, is hardly responsible."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: Government, American, Class, Giving, Middle class, Poor, Want)

"Some dying men are the most tyrannical; and certainly, since they will shortly trouble us so little for evermore, the poor fellows ought to be indulged."
- Herman Melville
(Related: Men, Dying, Poor, Trouble, Will)

"The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Argument, Crime, Poor, Poverty, Slander)

"I am a poor man and of little worth, who is laboring in that art that God has given me in order to extend my life as long as possible."
- Michelangelo
(Related: Art, Life, God, Man, Order, Poor, Worth)

"He who knows how to be poor knows everything."
- Jules Michelet
(Related: Poor)

"Though I be poor, I'm honest."
- Thomas Middleton
(Related: Poor)

"The universe lies before you on the floor, in the air, in the mysterious bodies of your dancers, in your mind. From this voyage no one returns poor or weary."
- Agnes de Mille
(Related: Lies, Mind, Poor, Universe)

"We have two American flags always: one for the rich and one for the poor. When the rich fly it means that things are under control; when the poor fly it means danger, revolution, anarchy."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Control, American, Anarchy, Danger, Flags, Revolution, Poor)

"I would be a poorer person if the only things I knew were what I had found out for myself."
- J. Irwin Miller
"Television preachers extract money from the poor to live in a style and to indulge in shameful acts which equal or outdo the worst of the Renaissance Popes."
- J. Irwin Miller
(Related: Money, Poor, Style, Television)

"I've chosen my wedding ring large and heavy to continue forever. But exactly because of that all the time that Dave and I have an argument I feel it like handcuffs, and on anger time I throw it in a basket. Poor Dave, he bought me three wedding rings already!"
- Carmen Miranda
(Related: Anger, Time, Wedding, Argument, Poor)

"My parents were very poor, but we never felt any sense of need or want. It was a very close, loving, tightly-knit family growing up, and I never felt any sense of deprivation or anything like that."
- George J. Mitchell
(Related: Family, Growing up, Parents, Poor, Sense, Want)

"It is the mind that maketh good or ill, That maketh wretch or happy, rich or poor."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Mind, Poor)

"I don't think anybody cares about unwed mothers unless they're black or poor. The question is not morality, the question is money. That's what we're upset about."
- Toni Morrison
(Related: Money, Morality, Mothers, Poor, Question)

"It is the lash of hunger which compels the poor man to submit. In order to live he must sell - 'voluntarily' sell - himself every day and hour to the 'beast of property.'"
- Johann Most
(Related: Day, Hunger, Man, Order, Poor, Property)

"Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it."
- Robert Motherwell
(Related: Art, Life, Poor)

"The black population now consists of two distinct classes-the middle class and the poor."
- Constance Baker Motley
(Related: Class, Middle class, Now, Poor, Population)

"In real terms, there is a greater disparity of earnings between the very rich and the very poor."
- Ferdinand Mount
(Related: Poor)

"A servant of God has but one Master. It ill becomes the servant to seek to be rich, and great, and honored in that world where his Lord was poor, and mean, and despised."
- George Muller
(Related: God, Poor, World)

"Yes, now I understood for the first time that my soul was not so poor and empty as it had seemed to me, and that it had been only the sun that was lacking to open all its germs, and buds to the light."
- Max Muller
(Related: Time, Soul, First, Light, Now, Open, Poor, Sun)

"Rather than improving the wealth of their own nation, the Mexican government encourages its poor to come to the U.S. and send money home."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: Government, Home, Money, Wealth, Nation, Poor)

"It's not that we poor men are so powerful to be able to banish the devil. It's that God gives us the power."
- Gabriele Nanni
(Related: Men, Power, God, Devil, Poor)

"It is extremely important that mass media, having freed from the relics of the Cold War, served for peace and dialogue between nations and religions, the rich and the poor, countries and continents."
- Nursultan Nazarbayev
(Related: Peace, War, Countries, Media, Nations, Poor)

"At the Sex Institute in Bloomington, Indiana, they were a phenomenal help, too. We went out there for a few days, and they gave us access to materials. And the biographies, there are four or five, ranging from very poor to excellent."
- Liam Neeson
(Related: Sex, Help, Poor)

"The forces in a capitalist society, if left unchecked, tend to make the rich richer and the poor poorer."
- Jawaharlal Nehru
(Related: Society, Poor)

"And my real enemy is not to hold the specimen sterile, but it's the lighting. The light is our real enemy. So we have to work with very very poor lighting. But we can increase the light with computers."
- Lennart Nilsson
(Related: Computers, Work, Enemy, Light, Poor)

"As might be supposed, my parents were quite poor, but we somehow never seemed to lack anything we needed, and I never saw a trace of discontent or a failure in cheerfulness over their lot in life, as indeed over anything."
- Albert J. Nock
(Related: Life, Failure, Cheerfulness, Discontent, Parents, Poor)

"No Man is richer for having his Estate all in Money, Plate, etc. lying by him, but on the contrary, he is for that reason the poorer."
- Dudley North
(Related: Money, Lying, Man, Reason)

"I'd like CBS, at this point, to say where they got those documents from. I think they should say where they got these documents because I thought it was a very poor job of reporting by CBS."
- Bob Novak
(Related: Thought, Job, Poor)

"Not all of those who cry "The poor, the poor!" will enter the kingdom of heaven."
- Michael Novak
(Related: Heaven, Poor, Will)

"It is harder for a poor man to be successful than it is for a rich man."
- Gregory Nunn
(Related: Successful, Man, Poor)

"In my early years, my father was away as a soldier in the war. When he came back, work was very difficult to come by. Even though he was a highly skilled man, a maker of furniture, the payment for that work was very poor."
- Trevor Nunn
(Related: Work, War, Father, Man, Poor, Years)

"I was never very good at exams, having a poor memory and finding the examination process rather artificial, and there never seemed to be enough time to follow up things that really interested me."
- Paul Nurse
(Related: Time, Examination, Memory, Poor)

"We need somebody who's got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom, the empathy to understand what it's like to be poor or African-American or gay or disabled or old - and that's the criterion by which I'll be selecting my judges."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Mom, Heart, African, Empathy, Gay, Judges, Old, Poor, Teenage)

"It seems that the fiction writer has a revolting attachment to the poor, for even when he writes about the rich, he is more concerned with what they lack than with what they have."
- Flannery O'Connor
(Related: Fiction, Poor, Writer)

"Sex - the poor man's polo."
- Clifford Odets
(Related: Sex, Man, Poor)

"It is the poor man who'll ever count his flock."
- Ovid
(Related: Man, Poor)

"Nowadays nothing but money counts: a fortune brings honors, friendships; the poor man everywhere lies low."
- Ovid
(Related: Money, Fortune, Lies, Man, Nothing, Poor)

"Technology tools such as laptops are the kind of help that we need. A program that provides laptops for all youngsters would close a gap that most of us are not aware of, or will not admit to, which is a tremendous gap in the poor communities."
- Major Owens
(Related: Technology, Help, Poor, Tools, Will)

"Poor people have more fun than rich people, they say; and I notice it's the rich people who keep saying it."
- Jack Paar
(Related: People, Fun, Poor, Saying)

"You are a dear soul who plays polo, and I am a poor Pole who plays solo."
- Ignacy Jan Paderewski
(Related: Soul, Poor)

"Why has the Democratic Party become so arrogantly detached from ordinary Americans? Though they claim to speak for the poor and dispossessed, Democrats have increasingly become the party of an upper-middle-class professional elite, top-heavy with journalists, academics and lawyers."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: Americans, Democrats, Lawyers, Party, Poor)

"Three thousand people died at ground zero. Their families are entitled to a little bit of respect, to respect the memory of those poor people that died there. And how about the families of all those soldiers that died in the two ensuing wars? Aren't they entitled to a little bit of respect - the kids, the wives, the parents?"
- Carl Paladino
(Related: People, Kids, Memory, Parents, Poor, Respect, Soldiers, Wives)

"The opponents of this process have always tried to vilify westernization as a poor imitation."
- Orhan Pamuk
(Related: Imitation, Opponents, Poor)

"The miser, starving his brother's body, starves also his own soul, and at death shall creep out of his great estate of injustice, poor and naked and miserable."
- Theodore Parker
(Related: Death, Soul, Brother, Body, Injustice, Miser, Poor)

"Make the people sovereign and the poor will use the machinery of government to dispossess the rich."
- C. Northcote Parkinson
(Related: Government, People, Poor, Will)

"I'd become sort of involved in things that were happening to people. No matter what color they be, whether they be Indians, or Negroes, the poor white person or anyone who was I thought more or less getting a bad shake."
- Gordon Parks
(Related: Thought, People, Poor)

"I hated school. Even to this day, when I see a school bus it's just depressing to me. The poor little kids."
- Dolly Parton
(Related: Day, Kids, Poor, School)

"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country."
- George S. Patton
(Related: War, Country, Dumb, Dying, Poor)

"China has always maintained that all countries, big or small, rich or poor, strong or weak, are equal members of the international community and they should stand and speak in the world as such."
- Li Peng
(Related: Community, Countries, Poor, World)

"Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire."
- William Penn
(Related: Knowledge, Clothes, Humility, Ignorance, Poor, Pride)

"Saw a wedding in the church. It was strange to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition."
- Samuel Pepys
(Related: Wedding, People, Church, Delight, Fools, Poor)

"Strange, to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition, every man and wife gazing and smiling at them."
- Samuel Pepys
(Related: Wife, People, Delight, Fools, Man, Poor)

"I think it is inevitable that people program poorly. Training will not substantially help matters. We have to learn to live with it."
- Alan Perlis
(Related: People, Help, Training, Will)

"I had watched for many years and seen how a few rich families held much of Argentina's wealth and power in their hands. So Peron and the government brought in an eight hour working day , sickness pay and fair wages to give poor workers a fair go ."
- Evita Peron
(Related: Government, Power, Wealth, Day, Poor, Sickness, Wages, Workers, Years)

"When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas."
- Evita Peron
(Related: Ideas, Poor)

"Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense. I just use the money for the poor. I can't stop to count it."
- Evita Peron
(Related: Money, Books, Nonsense, Poor)

"Charity separates the rich from the poor; aid raises the needy and sets him on the same level with the rich."
- Evita Peron
(Related: Charity, Poor)

"The poor child was the drudge of the household, and was always in the wrong. He was, however, the most bright and discreet of all the brothers; and if he spoke little, he heard and thought the more."
- Charles Perrault
(Related: Thought, Brothers, Poor, Wrong)

"The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway is usually a poor judge of distance."
- Laurence J. Peter
(Related: Man, Poor)

"That some are poorer than others, ever was and ever will be: And that many are naturally querulous and envious, is an Evil as old as the World."
- William Petty
(Related: Evil, Old, Will, World)

"In a change of masters the poor change nothing except their master's name."
- Phaedrus
(Related: Change, Name, Nothing, Poor)

"Rich kids gave us their old clothes. They were the best clothes we ever had. We were these very pure, naive, poor children. The rich kids called us a lot of names but it never bothered us because we didn't know what the words meant."
- River Phoenix
(Related: Children, Clothes, Kids, Names, Old, Poor, Words)

"I have always detested any departure from reality, an attitude which I relate to my mother's poor mental health."
- Jean Piaget
(Related: Health, Mother, Attitude, Departure, Mental health, Poor, Reality)

"I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money."
- Pablo Picasso
(Related: Money, Man, Poor)

"Most of us take it for granted that the person performing our radiologic procedures is a competent professional. But the fact is, poorly trained individuals examine and treat thousands of patients in this country every day."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: Country, Day, Fact)

"After the war, prompted by the Cardinal Archbishop of Paris, I entered Parliament so that a priest could speak out for the poor, as canon law at that time still permitted."
- Abbe Pierre
(Related: Time, War, Law, Paris, Parliament, Poor)

"Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world, have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars, poor professional men, poor artisans and artists, poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius."
- Albert Pike
(Related: Men, Genius, Artists, Poets, Poor, World)

"All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince."
- Plato
(Related: Men, Nature, God, Earth, Poor)

"The poor man who enters into a partnership with one who is rich makes a risky venture."
- Titus Maccius Plautus
(Related: Man, Partnership, Poor)

"An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics."
- Plutarch
(Related: Poor)

"My father was a poor man, very poor in a British colonial possession where class and race were very important."
- Sidney Poitier
(Related: Father, Class, Man, Poor, Possession, Race)

"Satan is wiser now than before, and tempts by making rich instead of poor."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Now, Poor, Satan)

"But Satan now is wiser than of yore, and tempts by making rich, not making poor."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Now, Poor, Satan)

"Lo! The poor Indian, whose untutored mind sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: God, Clouds, Mind, Poor, Wind)

"Conservatives divide the world in terms of good and evil while liberals do it in terms of the rich and poor."
- Dennis Prager
(Related: Evil, Liberals, Poor, World)

"If no man could become rich in Peru, no man could become poor."
- William Prescott
(Related: Man, Poor)

"When I got outta High School I was driving a truck. I was just a poor boy from Memphis, Memphis."
- Elvis Presley
(Related: Driving, Poor, School)

"Italy is divided between us and them, rich and poor, north and south, young and old, employed and unemployed."
- Romano Prodi
(Related: Italy, Old, Poor)

"I do remember smiling quite a bit inside it though since I knew it wouldn't be seen on film - so of course while the poor planet is being blown up I'm smiling and laughing like mad!"
- David Prowse
(Related: Being, Film, Poor)

"What we think of as our sensitivity is only the higher evolution of terror in a poor dumb beast. We suffer for nothing. Our own death wish is our only real tragedy."
- Mario Puzo
(Related: Death, Dumb, Evolution, Nothing, Poor, Sensitivity, Terror, Tragedy)

"Republicans have been accused of abandoning the poor. It's the other way around. They never vote for us."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Poor, Republicans, Vote)

"The physicians of one class feel the patients and go away, merely prescribing medicine. As they leave the room they simply ask the patient to take the medicine. They are the poorest class of physicians."
- Ramakrishna
(Related: Class, Medicine, Physicians)

"Most agree, whatever their party political position, that the West can and should open its agricultural markets more fully to the products of the poorer countries of the globe. They are agricultural societies that need our markets more than our charity."
- John Redwood
(Related: Charity, Countries, Open, Party)

"You can't very well live in a castle while your kin is on the poor side of town and barely have enough food. Some want you to get to the top and rely on you making it for them, too."
- Martha Reeves
(Related: Food, Poor, Want)

"In the order I was in, each brother takes five vows, one of which is teaching the poor gratuitously. As a young person I was seized by this idea of social justice and I wanted very much to follow my vow of teaching the poor gratuitously."
- Godfrey Reggio
(Related: Brother, Idea, Justice, Order, Poor, Teaching, Vow)

"Everybody says how hard comedy is, but, when it comes time to honor things, whether it's on a weekly critical basis or whether it's award time, at that time of the year, comedy is the poor, dumb child of dramatic work."
- Ivan Reitman
(Related: Time, Work, Comedy, Dumb, Honor, Poor)

"It is but a poor eloquence which only shows that the orator can talk."
- Joshua Reynolds
(Related: Eloquence, Poor, Talk)

"The pleasures of the mighty are obtained by the tears of the poor."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Poor, Tears)

"The interesting thing is, while we die of diseases of affluence from eating all these fatty meats, our poor brethren in the developing world die of diseases of poverty, because the land is not used now to grow food grain for their families."
- Jeremy Rifkin
(Related: Food, Eating, Land, Now, Poor, Poverty, World)

"We've got to take care of the poor."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Care, Poor)

"According to our Christian ethics, we're supposed to love God, love each other and help take care of the poor. It is immoral to charge somebody making $5,000 an income tax."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Love, God, Christian, Care, Ethics, Tax, Help, Income, Poor)

"If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for the Creator, there is no poverty."
- Rainer Maria Rilke
(Related: Life, Blame, Poor, Poverty)

"To see those babies with no food for three of four days, old people sitting in the hot sun, when you see these poor people, you cannot help but being compassionate or affected."
- Geraldo Rivera
(Related: Food, People, Babies, Being, Help, Old, Poor, Sun)

"I blame my mother for my poor sex life. All she told me was 'the man goes on top and the woman underneath.' For three years my husband and I slept in bunk beds."
- Joan Rivers
(Related: Life, Sex, Mother, HusbBeds, Blame, Man, Poor, Woman, Years)

"Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business."
- Tom Robbins
(Related: Business, Government, Soul, Force, Magic, Poor)

"There are pastors who won't go to people's sick beds. How can people of God turn their back on the sick, poor and hungry?"
- James Robinson
(Related: God, People, Beds, Poor)

"That didn't happen. Still, I had six pretty good years and one where I didn't reach what I wanted for myself or the club. I don't accept that makes you a bad manager or a poor coach. If that is the view I strongly disagree with it."
- Bryan Robson
(Related: Manager, Coach, Poor, Pretty, Years)

"I come from a profession which has suffered greatly because of the lack of civility. Lawyers treat each other poorly and it has come home to haunt them. The public will not tolerate a lack of civility."
- James E. Rogers
(Related: Home, Lawyers, Profession, Public, Will)

"A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Leadership, Help)

"Last year, when we were in Mobile, Al., covering Hurricane Ivan, we heard the stories of poor people, many of them black stranded downtown because they had no way out."
- Al Roker
(Related: People, Poor)

"When life is too easy for us, we must beware or we may not be ready to meet the blows which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Life, May, Poor)

"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Failure, Victory, Defeat, Poor, Rank, Spirits, Twilight)

"Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Action, Nation, Poor, Rhetoric, Talk)

"My father worked hard, but we were still very poor; and I didn't want anybody arguing about money, so I became the entertainer - the one who wanted everyone to be happy. I didn't want there to be any problems."
- Diana Ross
(Related: Money, Father, Poor, Problems, Want)

"People don't like other poor people, and rather than blame the people that make you all poor, you blame each other."
- Johnny Rotten
(Related: People, Blame, Poor)

"Excuse my scribbling, it is late, and I have a poor candle."
- Henri Rousseau
(Related: Poor)

"We seek true individuality and the true individuals. But we find them not. For lo, we mortals see what our poor eyes can see; and they, the true individuals, - they belong not to this world of our merely human sense and thought."
- Josiah Royce
(Related: Thought, Eyes, Individuality, Poor, Sense, World)

"See that the President, the Cabinet and staff are informed. If cut out of the information flow, their decisions may be poor, not made, or not confidently or persuasively implemented."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Decisions, Information, May, Poor, President)

"Whereas it has long been known and declared that the poor have no right to the property of the rich, I wish it also to be known and declared that the rich have no right to the property of the poor."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Poor, Property, Right)

"Marie Stopes had established the first birth control clinic in Britain; the whole question of informing women, especially those who were poor, about methods of contraception, began to be discussed."
- Dora Russell
(Related: Women, Control, Birth control, First, Poor, Question)

"The report of this made me exceedingly angry, for I could not see why information which a middle-class woman could get from her doctor should be withheld from a poorer woman who might need it far more."
- Dora Russell
(Related: Information, Woman)

"Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death."
- Rosalind Russell
(Related: Death, Life, Poor)

"If my career continues along its current arc, people will probably look at me and see a writer who is obsessed with the relationship between rich and poor and with how the rich somehow or other always manage to betray the poor, even when they don't mean to."
- Richard Russo
(Related: People, Career, Poor, Will, Writer)

"We need to reclaim our American system of limited government, low taxes, reasonable regulations, and sound money, which has blessed us with unprecedented prosperity. And it has done more to help the poor than any other economic system ever designed."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Government, Money, American, Help, Poor, Prosperity, Sound, Taxes)

"The best loved by God are those that are rich, yet have the humility of the poor, and those that are poor and have the magnanimity of the rich."
- Saadi
(Related: God, Humility, Poor)

"The beloved of the Almighty are: the rich who have the humility of the poor, and the poor who have the magnanimity of the rich."
- Saadi
(Related: Humility, Poor)

"My manner of thinking, so you say, cannot be approved. Do you suppose I care? A poor fool indeed is he who adopts a manner of thinking for others!"
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Care, Fool, Poor, Thinking)

"When I was writing pretty poor poetry, this girl with midnight black hair told me to go on."
- Carl Sandburg
(Related: Poetry, Hair, Midnight, Poor, Pretty, Writing)

"Parents with meager means have the same aspirations for their children as other parents. Children from poor families have the same needs as other children."
- Mark Sanford
(Related: Aspirations, Children, Needs, Parents, Poor)

"Too many people, because they were white and poor, black and rich, or just plain busy with something other than politics, have felt they had no voice in our government."
- Mark Sanford
(Related: Government, Politics, People, Poor, Voice)

"When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die."
- Jean-Paul Sartre
(Related: War, Poor, Wage)

"When rich people fight wars with one another, poor people are the ones to die."
- Jean-Paul Sartre
(Related: People, Fight, Poor)

"There are two types of poor people, those who are poor together and those who are poor alone. The first are the true poor, the others are rich people out of luck."
- Jean-Paul Sartre
(Related: People, First, Luck, Poor)

"The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity."
- Jean-Paul Sartre
(Related: Life, Exercise, Generosity, Poor)

"It is unfortunate that the poor judgment shown by a small group of young actors has tarnished the reputation of every child who has ever appeared before a camera."
- Fred Savage
(Related: Actors, Judgment, Poor, Reputation)

"Know how and how much to tip people who expect gratuities, even in the case of poor service."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: People, Poor, Service)

"The whole world knows that His glory has not been spread by force and weapons, but by poor fishermen."
- Girolamo Savonarola
(Related: Fishermen, Force, Glory, Poor, Weapons, World)

"Democracies are poor breeding grounds for terrorism and war."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: War, Breeding, Poor, Terrorism)

"The rich become richer and the poor become poorer is a cry heard throughout the whole civilized world."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: Poor, World)

"I would be a traitor to these poor burned bodies if I came here to talk good fellowship."
- Rose Schneiderman
(Related: Poor, Talk)

"It is poor civic hygiene to install technologies that could someday facilitate a police state."
- Bruce Schneier
(Related: Hygiene, Police, Poor, State)

"Above all things, I must not get angry. If I do get angry I knock all the teeth out of the mouth of the poor wretch who has angered me."
- Franz Schubert
(Related: Poor)

"The problem was the journalists who also did not understand much of my music, but they wrote about it. I think you fell into the usual trap laid out by parts of the press and other writers: that the poor musician has always to fight the evil companies and managers."
- Klaus Schulze
(Related: Music, Evil, Fight, Managers, Poor, Press)

"We need to make sure middle-class people are able to pay the bills. We need to make sure that poor people don't starve. Those are values, too."
- Charles Schumer
(Related: People, Values, Poor)

"Bush is a very poor impromptu speaker. He does fine in small groups but when speaking without a script in front of large groups or answering questions he wasn't prepped for, he has problems."
- Peter Schuyler
(Related: Poor, Problems, Questions)

"We have good security. It's hard to get in here. Barring a tactical entry where terrorists come in and hold us hostage, that's about the only thing that could possibly warrant me carrying a gun in the clubhouse. That's highly unlikely, and I admit that. But my personal belief is I don't want to suffer from the poor choices of others."
- Luke Scott
(Related: Belief, Choices, Poor, Security, Want)

"There is a noble manner of being poor, and who does not know it will never be rich."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Being, Poor, Will)

"It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Man, Poor)

"Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Life, Nothing, Poor, Shadow, Sound, Walking)

"Poor and content is rich, and rich enough."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Content, Poor)

"How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?"
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Poor)

"If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottage princes' palaces."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Men, Churches, Poor)

"Very few people can afford to be poor."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: People, Poor)

"Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Time, Poor, Poverty, Questions, Uselessness, Waste)

"Hope is a flatterer, but the most upright of all parasites; for she frequents the poor man's hut, as well as the palace of his superior."
- William Shenstone
(Related: Hope, Man, Poor)

"A miser grows rich by seeming poor; an extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich."
- William Shenstone
(Related: Man, Miser, Poor)

"There is nothing on earth so easy as to forget, if a person chooses to set about it. I'm sure I have as much forgot your poor, dear uncle, as if he had never existed; and I thought it my duty to do so."
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan
(Related: Thought, Duty, Earth, Forget, Nothing, Poor)

"This war differs from other wars, in this particular. We are not fighting armies but a hostile people, and must make old and young, rich and poor, feel the hard hand of war."
- William Tecumseh Sherman
(Related: War, People, Fighting, Old, Poor)

"Sometimes in this whole Medicare prescription drug debate, we focus on the prescription drug benefit, and I am glad we do because it is the first time we have ever offered real help to seniors, especially the poor, those in need."
- John Shimkus
(Related: Time, Debate, First, Focus, Help, Poor)

"The glories of our blood and state, Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no armour against fate, Death lays his icy hand on kings. Scepter and crown must tumble down, And, in the dust, be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade."
- James Shirley
(Related: Death, Blood, Fate, Kings, Poor, Shadows, State)

"I think the rich are too rich and the poor are too poor. I don't think the black people are going to rise at all; I think most of them are going to die."
- Nina Simone
(Related: People, Poor)

"India happens to be a rich country inhabited by very poor people."
- Manmohan Singh
(Related: People, Country, Poor)

"Many poor and low-income women cannot afford to purchase contraceptive services and supplies on their own."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Women, Poor)

"The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations."
- Adam Smith
(Related: Aspirations, Poor, Poverty, Tragedy)

"Poor David Hume is dying fast, but with more real cheerfulness and good humor and with more real resignation to the necessary course of things, than any whining Christian ever dyed with pretended resignation to the will of God."
- Adam Smith
(Related: Humor, God, Christian, Cheerfulness, Dying, Poor, Resignation, Will)

"No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable."
- Adam Smith
(Related: Society, Poor)

"A man's real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor."
- Alexander Smith
(Related: Man, Memory, Nothing, Poor, Possession)

"I've been poor and I've been rich, and rich is better."
- Bessie Smith
(Related: Poor)

"There is one class of men, whom it especially behoves to be tenacious of the right of free discussion. I mean the poor."
- Gerrit Smith
(Related: Men, Class, Poor, Right)

"Let the poor man count as his enemy, and his worst enemy, every invader of the right of free discussion."
- Gerrit Smith
(Related: Enemy, Man, Poor, Right)

"The poor North has much to do with slavery. It staggers under its load and smarts under its lash."
- Gerrit Smith
(Related: Poor, Slavery)

"The only violence was when these so-called 'freedom fighters' terrorized the poor Africans in the villages... They were told what to do and who to support."
- Ian Smith
(Related: Poor, Support, Violence)

"Poor air quality, which can be influenced by a variety of fumes, chemicals and allergens, is arguably the leading cause of triggers for most asthmatics in urban areas."
- Ian Smith
(Related: Quality, Cause, Leading, Poor, Variety)

"My singing is part of me, like my stoutness, or my light hair, or my poor eyesight."
- Kate Smith
(Related: Hair, Light, Poor, Singing)

"Somewhere near you, somebody right now is trying to help the indigent and poor - providing food, shelter, clothing or simple kindness."
- Tony Snow
(Related: Food, Help, Kindness, Now, Poor, Right, Trying)

"If you see oppression of the poor, and justice and righteousness trampled in a country, do not be astounded."
- King Solomon
(Related: Country, Justice, Oppression, Poor, Righteousness)

"We were growing up in West Virginia. Everybody was poor there in the southern part of the state. It was like growing up in the Great Depression from the stories I hear people tell. Everybody was poor and so we didn't know that we were any different from anybody else."
- James Green Somerville
(Related: People, Depression, Growing up, Poor, State)

"Washington is a great international city and in the congregation we have people who are rich and poor, black and white, and from every part of the world."
- James Green Somerville
(Related: People, Poor, Washington, World)

"My father was a Presbyterian minister, working among the poor in West Virginia. He had taken what amounted to a vow of poverty when he accepted that call and so we never had much money."
- James Green Somerville
(Related: Money, Father, Poor, Poverty, Vow)

"I went off to a school with the children of CEOs and diplomats. To be able to be at home with that group of people and at home with the desperately poor has been good for me in preparation for my coming to Washington."
- James Green Somerville
(Related: Home, People, Children, Poor, Preparation, School, Washington)

"Lyrics have to be underwritten. That's why poets generally make poor lyric writers because the language is too rich. You get drowned in it."
- Stephen Sondheim
(Related: Language, Poets, Poor, Writers)

"There are some who praise a man free from disease; to me no man who is poor seems free from disease but to be constantly sick."
- Sophocles
(Related: Disease, Man, Poor, Praise)

"Even a poor man can receive honors."
- Sophocles
(Related: Man, Poor)

"Imagine a political system so radical as to promise to move more of the poorest 20% of the population into the richest 20% than remain in the poorest bracket within the decade? You don't need to imagine it. It's called the United States of America."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: America, Population, Promise, Radical, states, United)

"Nowadays there is more dynamism in chess, modern players like to take the initiative. Usually they are poor defenders though."
- Boris Spassky
(Related: Chess, Poor)

"It is the mind that maketh good of ill, that maketh wretch or happy, rich or poor."
- Edmund Spenser
(Related: Mind, Poor)

"No one is so miserable as the poor person who maintains the appearance of wealth."
- Charles Spurgeon
(Related: Wealth, Appearance, Poor)

"Mankind is divided into rich and poor, into property owners and exploited; and to abstract oneself from this fundamental division; and from the antagonism between poor and rich means abstracting oneself from fundamental facts."
- Joseph Stalin
(Related: Facts, Mankind, Poor, Property)

"The reason that a good citizen does not use such destructive means to become wealthier is that, if everyone did so, we would all become poorer from the mutual destructiveness."
- Richard Stallman
(Related: Reason)

"Creed was ended by egos and people wanting to do their own thing and poor decision-making."
- Scott Stapp
(Related: People, Decision, Poor)

"I was always a self-proclaimed poor slider."
- Willie Stargell
(Related: Poor, Self)

"Now that was one thing, but from an actor's point of view, this poor young man, crying from the moment I opened the door to the moment he left. Now if an actor did that they would say he's over-acting."
- Rod Steiger
(Related: Actor, Man, Now, Poor)

"I've been rich and I've been poor. It's better to be rich."
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Poor)

"If you're in trouble, or hurt or need - go to the poor people. They're the only ones that'll help - the only ones."
- John Steinbeck
(Related: People, Help, Hurt, Poor, Trouble)

"Planning ahead is a measure of class. The rich and even the middle class plan for future generations, but the poor can plan ahead only a few weeks or days."
- Gloria Steinem
(Related: Class, Future, Generations, Measure, Middle class, Planning, Poor)

"We might be on the brink of an apocalypse if, instead of poor people with suicide bombs killing middle class guys, middle-class people with suicide bombs started killing rich guys."
- Bruce Sterling
(Related: People, Bombs, Class, Killing, Middle class, Poor, Suicide)

"But in any case, I did poorly on the tests and so, in the first three years of school, I had teachers who thought I was stupid and when people think you're stupid, they have low expectations for you."
- Robert Sternberg
(Related: Thought, People, Expectations, First, School, Teachers, Tests, Years)

"Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!"
- Wallace Stevens
(Related: Poor, Silly, Spring)

"Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Life, Cards, Poor)

"Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a poor substitute for life."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Life, Books, Poor)

"I was brought up in a very poor and very violent household. I spent much of my childhood being afraid."
- Patrick Stewart
(Related: Being, Childhood, Poor)

"The rich are richer, and the poor are poorer, in the city than elsewhere; and, as a rule, the greater are the riches of the rich and the poverty of the poor."
- Josiah Strong
(Related: Poor, Poverty)

"Not only does the proportion of the poor increase with the growth of the city, but their condition becomes more wretched."
- Josiah Strong
(Related: Growth, Poor)

"There are people who have tremendously important things to say, but they say it so poorly that nobody would ever want to read it."
- Theodore Sturgeon
(Related: People, Want)

"Perhaps they do not recognize themselves, for a rich man is even harder to define than a poor one."
- William Graham Sumner
(Related: Man, Poor)

"The men who start out with the notion that the world owes them a living generally find that the world pays its debt in the penitentiary or the poor house."
- William Graham Sumner
(Related: Men, Debt, Living, Poor, World)

"The fellow that has no money is poor. The fellow that has nothing but money is poorer still."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Money, Nothing, Poor)

"I am provocative, and I admit this. It isn't as if I'm only on the receiving end, a poor, frail little creature. I can be thoroughly nasty when I get going, and I don't pull my punches."
- Helen Suzman
(Related: End, Poor, Provocative)

"I'm not knocking the poor homosexual, I'm not. They need salvation just like anybody else."
- Jimmy Swaggart
(Related: Poor, Salvation)

"For globalization to work for America, it must work for working people. We should measure the success of our economy by the breadth of our middle class, and the scope of opportunity offered to the poorest child to climb into that middle class."
- John J. Sweeney
(Related: Success, Work, People, Opportunity, America, Class, Economy, Globalization, Measure, Middle class)

"Poor nations are hungry, and rich nations are proud; and pride and hunger will ever be at variance."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Hunger, Nations, Poor, Pride, Will)

"For humble individuals like myself, there is one poor comfort, which is this, viz. that gout, unlike any other disease, kills more rich men than poor, more wise men than simple."
- Thomas Sydenham
(Related: Men, Comfort, Disease, Poor)

"A poor man is like a foreigner in his own country."
- Ali ibn Abi Talib
(Related: Country, Man, Poor)

"You may imagine the joy manifested by these poor Africans, when they heard one of their own color address them in a friendly manner, and in a language they could comprehend!"
- Lewis Tappan
(Related: Joy, Language, May, Poor)

"No man is poor who does not think himself so. But if in a full fortune with impatience he desires more, he proclaims his wants and his beggarly condition."
- Jeremy Taylor
(Related: Fortune, Impatience, Man, Poor)

"I am a poor student sitting at the feet of giants, yearning for their wisdom and begging for lessons that might one day make me a complete artist, so that if all goes well, I may one day sit beside them."
- Rod Taylor
(Related: Wisdom, Artist, Day, Feet, Giants, May, Poor, Yearning)

"While the President leads his potential adversaries in almost every state, his support is soft. He is seen as honest, sincere, just, and friendly but gets mediocre or relatively poor ratings being competent strong, intelligent, and a forceful leader."
- Robert Teeter
(Related: Leader, Being, Poor, Potential, President, State, Support)

"The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor."
- William Temple
(Related: Abstinence, Exercise, Man, Poor)

"I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money. No, I wouldn't touch a leper for a thousand pounds; yet I willingly cure him for the love of God."
- Mother Teresa
(Related: Love, Money, God, People, Cure, Poor)

"Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work."
- Mother Teresa
(Related: Work, Dying, Lonely, Poor)

"Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself. Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to love God better because of them."
- Mother Teresa
(Related: Life, Love, Work, God, Heaven, Poor, Poverty, Will)

"People are ready to say, 'Yes, we are ready for single-payer health insurance.' We are the only industrialized country in the world that does not have national health insurance. We are the richest in wealth and the poorest in health of all the industrial nations."
- Studs Terkel
(Related: Health, People, Wealth, Country, Nations, World)

"No business in the world has ever made more money with poorer management."
- Bill Terry
(Related: Business, Money, Management, World)

"Remember, it's as easy to marry a rich woman as a poor woman."
- William Makepeace Thackeray
(Related: Poor, Woman)

"I think Morse's thing about being a poor policeman but a good detective is a very good description of him."
- John Thaw
(Related: Being, Poor)

"And it's absolutely true that male sexual behaviour and female responses to male demands change a lot when they start communicating - and the levels of the communication that I've seen on the ground in very, very poor areas are so high and I think why don't we have that here?"
- Emma Thompson
(Related: Change, Communication, Poor)

"I think the point about ActionAid is what it's asking people to do is engage with poor people in developing countries and understand what their lives are like and understand how the way we live our lives impacts on theirs."
- Emma Thompson
(Related: People, Countries, Poor)

"I don't think people understand that being poor means you have to work from dawn until dusk just to survive through the day. I think there's some notion that poor people lie about all day not doing anything."
- Emma Thompson
(Related: Work, Lie, People, Being, Dawn, Day, Poor)

"In the end, we may be hurting the very people we should be concerned about - the inner-city poor, those who already have to live with many risks in their daily lives, those who do not have clout here in Washington."
- Fred Thompson
(Related: People, End, May, Poor, Washington)

"Being broke is a temporary situation. Being poor is a state of mind."
- Mike Todd
(Related: Being, Mind, Poor, State)

"Inequality makes everyone unhappy, the poor most of all, and that is well within the remit of the state. More money gives less extra happiness the richer we get, yet we are addicted to earning and spending more every year."
- Polly Toynbee
(Related: Happiness, Money, Inequality, Poor, State)

"To love one person with a private love is poor and miserable: to love all is glorious."
- Thomas Traherne
(Related: Love, Poor)

"We who are liberal and progressive know that the poor are our equals in every sense except that of being equal to us."
- Lionel Trilling
(Related: Being, Liberal, Poor, Sense)

"But then in novels the most indifferent hero comes out right at last. Some god comes out of a theatrical cloud and leaves the poor devil ten thousand-a-year and a title."
- Anthony Trollope
(Related: God, Devil, Poor, Right)

"Let a man find himself, in distinction from others, on top of two wheels with a chain - at least in a poor country like Russia - and his vanity begins to swell out like his tires. In America it takes an automobile to produce this effect."
- Leon Trotsky
(Related: America, Country, Effect, Man, Poor, Russia, Vanity)

"You know the funny thing, I don't get along with rich people. I get along with the middle class and the poor people better than I get along with the rich people."
- Donald Trump
(Related: Funny, People, Class, Middle class, Poor)

"Religion without humanity is very poor human stuff."
- Sojourner Truth
(Related: Religion, Humanity, Poor)

"Laissez Faire was very good sauce for the goose, labor, but was very poor sauce for the gander, capital."
- Benjamin Tucker
(Related: Labor, Poor)

"I've been rich and I've been poor. Rich is better."
- Sophie Tucker
(Related: Poor)

"Substantive and procedural law benefits and protects landlords over tenants, creditors over debtors, lenders over borrowers, and the poor are seldom among the favored parties."
- John Turner
(Related: Benefits, Law, Poor)

"Niger is not an isolated island of desperation. It lies within a sea of problems across Africa - particularly the 'forgotten emergencies' in poor countries or regions with little strategic or material appeal."
- Desmond Tutu
(Related: Countries, Desperation, Lies, Poor, Problems, Sea)

"For those of you who don't understand Reaganomics, it's based on the principle that the rich and the poor will get the same amount of ice. In Reaganomics, however, the poor get all of theirs in winter."
- Mo Udall
(Related: Poor, Will, Winter)

"The Bio-diversity Convention has not yielded any tangible benefits to the world's poor."
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(Related: Benefits, Poor, World)

"History has shown us all too often the consequences of dreaming poorly or not at all."
- Jeff Vandermeer
(Related: History, Consequences)

"To be rich nowadays merely means to possess a large number of poor objects."
- Raoul Vaneigem
(Related: Poor)

"Our musical alphabet is poor and illogical."
- Edgard Varese
(Related: Poor)

"It would be nice if the poor were to get even half of the money that is spent in studying them."
- Bill Vaughan
(Related: Money, Poor)

"The tax collector must love poor people, he's creating so many of them."
- Bill Vaughan
(Related: Love, People, Tax, Poor)

"At the time the Sendmail program had a very poor reputation with respect to security, with four root vulnerabilities per year for two successive years."
- Wietse Venema
(Related: Time, Poor, Reputation, Respect, Security, Years)

"The nominal budget is a poor indicator of the impact of government outlays and revenues."
- William Vickrey
(Related: Government, Poor)

"I think people really marry far too much; it is such a lottery after all, and for a poor woman a very doubtful happiness."
- Queen Victoria
(Related: Happiness, People, Poor, Woman)

"The mouth obeys poorly when the heart murmurs."
- Voltaire
(Related: Heart)

"I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours."
- Kurt Vonnegut
(Related: Poor, Right, Wonder)

"I was taught that the human brain was the crowning glory of evolution so far, but I think it's a very poor scheme for survival."
- Kurt Vonnegut
(Related: Survival, Evolution, Glory, Poor)

"Poor, darling fellow - he died of food. He was killed by the dinner table."
- Diana Vreeland
(Related: Food, Poor)

"There are no automatic links between poverty and terrorism. Among millions of poor people in the world, only a few turn to terrorism."
- Gijs de Vries
(Related: People, Poor, Poverty, Terrorism, World)

"Allowing Texas to display the Ten Commandments on State property but disallowing Kentucky courthouses from doing the same is a poor and flawed interpretation of the U.S. Constitution."
- Ginny B. Waite
(Related: Constitution, Kentucky, Poor, Property, State)

"Success in life comes not from holding a good hand, but in playing a poor hand well."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Life, Success, Poor)

"It would be a poor thing to be an atom in a universe without physicists, and physicists are made of atoms. A physicist is an atom's way of knowing about atoms."
- George Wald
(Related: Atoms, Poor, Universe)

"Vexed sailors cursed the rain, for which poor shepherds prayed in vain."
- Edmund Waller
(Related: Poor, Rain)

"I met the president when he was president-elect at a meeting in Austin. He spoke of his faith. He spoke of his desire for a compassionate conservatism, for a faith-based initiative that would do something for poor people."
- Jim Wallis
(Related: Faith, People, Conservatism, Desire, Meeting, Poor, President)

"You can't be evangelical and associate yourself with Jesus and what he says about the poor and just have no other domestic concerns than tax cuts for wealthy people."
- Jim Wallis
(Related: People, Tax, Poor, Tax cuts)

"We are prophetic interrogators. Why are so many people hungry? Why are so many people and families in our shelters? Why do we have one of six of our children poor, and one of three of these are children of color? 'Why?' is the prophetic question."
- Jim Wallis
(Related: People, Children, Poor, Question)

"Our educational system is appallingly poor right now. Yet, somehow we're turning out some of the most intellectual and powerful sophisticated minds in the world. I think that's because we still have the opportunity here."
- Malcolm Wallop
(Related: Opportunity, Now, Poor, Right, World)

"Medicaid is a vital safety net for New York's poor and vulnerable, young and old alike."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: Old, Poor, Safety)

"What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest."
- Andy Warhol
(Related: America, Country, Tradition)

"I've slept with a couple of people and made some poor choices and put things in jeopardy with... what I was happy with, and that's my own fault. I've got no one else to blame about that stuff."
- Shane Warne
(Related: People, Blame, Choices, Fault, Jeopardy, Poor)

"The circulating medium being issued only by those who labor, they would suddenly become invested with all the wealth and all the power; and those who did not labor, be they ever so rich now, would as suddenly become poor and powerless."
- Josiah Warren
(Related: Power, Wealth, Being, Labor, Now, Poor)

"The poorest people are the sweetest people."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: People)

"Mine has been a concern for the people, a concern to maintain stability, a concern to get people working together racially, ethnically, rich and poor - all segments of the city."
- Walter Washington
(Related: People, Concern, Poor, Stability)

"This nation has always struggled with how it was going to deal with poor people and people of color. Every few years you will see some great change in the way that they approach this. We've had the war on poverty that never really got into waging a real war on poverty."
- Maxine Waters
(Related: Change, War, People, Nation, Poor, Poverty, Will, Years)

"Poor Andy Nave was killed. He refused to surrender and was shot by Dick Fields. I felt sorry as he used to be quite friendly towards me before the war, but it could not be helped."
- Stand Watie
(Related: War, Poor, Surrender)

"More and more Americans are asking about the price that we have to pay when Wal-Mart comes into a community, treats workers poorly, violates immigration laws and squashes small businesses."
- Anthony Weiner
(Related: Americans, Community, Laws, Workers)

"I worshipped money so much that it ruined my life. Money is not my god. I just want to manage His money for Him, for the poor people, the lost kids. I just love everybody."
- Brian Welch
(Related: Love, Money, Life, God, People, Kids, Poor, Want)

"In the best days of our republic Americans were fiercely proud of the fact that rich and poor met on such equal terms in so many ways, and without the slightest trace of hostility."
- Robert Welch
(Related: Americans, Fact, Poor)

"The system that had grown up in most states is that wealthy districts with an affluent population can afford to spend a lot more on their public school systems than the poorer districts."
- William Weld
(Related: Population, Public, School, states)

"The hopeless grief of those poor colored people affected me more than almost anything else."
- Gideon Welles
(Related: People, Grief, Poor)

"What the poor, the weak, and the inarticulate desperately require is power, organization, and a sense of identity and purpose, not rarefied advice of political scientists."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Power, Purpose, Advice, Identity, Poor, Scientists, Sense)

"What makes community organizing especially attractive is the faith it places in the ability of the poor to make decisions for themselves."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Faith, Ability, Community, Decisions, Poor)

"You don't win tournaments by playing well and thinking poorly."
- Lee Westwood
(Related: Thinking)

"And now let me address all of you, high and low, rich and poor, one with another, to accept of mercy and grace while it is offered to you; Now is the accepted time, now is the day of salvation; and will you not accept it, now it is offered unto you?"
- George Whitefield
(Related: Time, Day, Grace, Mercy, Now, Poor, Salvation, Will)

"It is a poor sermon that gives no offense; that neither makes the hearer displeased with himself nor with the preacher."
- George Whitefield
(Related: Poor)

"Who, being loved, is poor?"
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Being, Poor)

"There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor. The poor can think of nothing else."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Money, Class, Community, Nothing, Poor)

"Pa did not like a country so old and worn out that the hunting was poor. He wanted to go west. For two years he had wanted to go west and take a homestead, but Ma did not want to leave the settled country."
- Laura Ingalls Wilder
(Related: Country, Hunting, Old, Poor, Want, Years)

"Our ministry also supports orphanages in the U.S. and overseas, thousands of poor children in Latin America, drug centers for addicted men, and a drug center in Israel."
- David Wilkerson
(Related: Men, America, Children, Israel, Poor)

"The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying, 'Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses.' She's got a baseball bat and yelling, 'You want a piece of me?'"
- Robin Williams
(Related: Baseball, Liberty, Poor, Saying, Want)

"To help the poor to a capacity for action and liberty is something essential for one's own health as well as theirs: there is a needful gift they have to offer which cannot be offered so long as they are confined by poverty."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: Health, Action, Help, Liberty, Poor, Poverty)

"Christians should emphatically be campaigning for justice for the poor - but the Church is not a campaign."
- Rowan D. Williams
(Related: Church, Justice, Poor)

"Freedom is an indivisible word. If we want to enjoy it, and fight for it, we must be prepared to extend it to everyone, whether they are rich or poor, whether they agree with us or not, no matter what their race or the color of their skin."
- Wendell Willkie
(Related: Fight, Freedom, Poor, Race, Skin, Want, Word)

"Suffice it to say, I'm not poor."
- August Wilson
(Related: Poor)

"I believe we ought to subsidize some health care for the poor, but Medicare subsidizes everyone's health care."
- James Q. Wilson
(Related: Health, Care, Poor)

"I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Love, Liberty, Nation, Poor)

"I don't think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good."
- Oprah Winfrey
(Related: Age, Poor)

"I would rather read a poorly structured story that has fresh ideas than a tightly structured one with cliches."
- Douglas Wood
(Related: Ideas, Cliches)

"I had a woman breakdown and cry when she met me which was difficult to deal with because immediately when someone starts to cry, you want to comfort them, you know, "Poor thing." I comforted her. I tried to make her feel better."
- Elijah Wood
(Related: Comfort, Want, Woman)

"Ability is a poor man's wealth."
- John Wooden
(Related: Wealth, Ability, Man, Poor)

"I grew up in a very modest house. We were poor-we lived on the poverty level. We all got jobs as young kids."
- Chely Wright
(Related: Jobs, Kids, Poor, Poverty)

"A free America... means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
(Related: Government, America, Democracy, Freedom, Machine, Man, Poor)

"I know some people say I can be funny. But there is always a deeper meaning to what I say. I am a socialist at heart and have the interests of the poor in mind. When people see how I manage to work my way out of tough situations, it gives them hope in their own life."
- Lalu Prasad Yadav
(Related: Life, Work, Funny, People, Heart, Hope, Meaning, Mind, Poor)

"Today in India there are all sections of people, as the BJP realized when the poor voted them out."
- Lalu Prasad Yadav
(Related: People, Poor, Today)

"But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams."
- William Butler Yeats
(Related: Dreams, Being, Feet, Poor)

"There's a constant flow of child actors. It's kind of funny to watch the new crew come through. I think, You poor little things. You're going to have to struggle for a long time."
- Tina Yothers
(Related: Funny, Time, Actors, Poor, Struggle)

"I have committed my life to helping the poor, and I believe that if more companies followed Wal-Mart's lead in providing opportunity and savings to those who need it most, more Americans battling poverty would realize the American dream."
- Andrew Young
(Related: Life, Dream, Opportunity, American, Americans, Poor, Poverty)

"Civil rights leaders are involved in helping poor people. That's what I've been doing all my life."
- Andrew Young
(Related: Life, People, Civil rights, Leaders, Poor)

"No one is ever too old, too rich, too poor, to pray."
- Loretta Young
(Related: Old, Poor)

"A self-taught man usually has a poor teacher and a worse student."
- Henny Youngman
(Related: Man, Poor, Self)

"I had no idea that I would ever get involved with something like lending money to poor people, given the circumstances in which I was working in Bangladesh."
- Muhammad Yunus
(Related: Money, People, Idea, Circumstances, Poor)

"I went to the bank and proposed that they lend money to the poor people. The bankers almost fell over."
- Muhammad Yunus
(Related: Money, People, Poor)

"They explained to me that the bank cannot lend money to poor people because these people are not creditworthy."
- Muhammad Yunus
(Related: Money, People, Poor)

"The capitalists speculate on the two following factors: the female worker must be paid as poorly as possible and the competition of female labour must be employed to lower the wages of male workers as much as possible."
- Clara Zetkin
(Related: Competition, Wages, Workers)

"I was lucky to come from a difficult area. It teaches you not just about football but also life. There were lots of kids from different races and poor families. People had to struggle to get through the day."
- Zinedine Zidane
(Related: Life, People, Day, Football, Kids, Poor, Struggle)

"I was discriminated against because I was Jewish, Italian, black and Puerto Rican. But maybe the worst prejudice I experienced was against the poor. I grew up on welfare and often had to move in the middle of the night because we couldn't pay the rent."
- Philip Zimbardo
(Related: Night, Poor, Prejudice, Welfare)

"My early childhood prepared me to be a social psychologist. I grew up in a South Bronx ghetto in a very poor family. From Sicilian origin, I was the first person in my family to complete high school, let alone go to college."
- Philip Zimbardo
(Related: Family, Childhood, College, First, Poor, School)

"Yes. Otherwise I could have done a lot of Hollywood movies. After Crouching Tiger I got a lot of offers, but I turned them down because they were all victim roles - poor girls sold to America to be a wife or whatever. I know I have the ability to go deeper, to take on more original roles than that."
- Zhang Ziyi
(Related: Movies, Wife, Ability, America, Girls, Hollywood, Poor)

"It makes it difficult to decide which to go see, since no film about say, some tragic genocide in Africa is going to get a bad review even if it's poorly made."
- Terry Zwigoff
(Related: Film, Genocide)