poor quotes

They've got us surrounded again, the poor bastards.Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.

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

The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own.Theodor Adorno

Proletarian language is dictated by hunger. The poor chew words to fill their bellies.Theodor Adorno

Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.Aesop

There's something really great and romantic about being poor and sleeping on couches.Ben Affleck

The rich swell up with pride, the poor from hunger.Sholom Aleichem

My son, Wolf, was born when I was past 40 and the author of a best-selling novel. That means he has grown up a middle-class child - one who sometimes asks me for stories of my childhood but knows nothing of what it means to grow up poor and afraid. I have worked to make sure of that.Dorothy Allison

I was born in Montreal in 1939, the second son of poor immigrants.Sidney Altman

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

We weren't poor growing up on Long Island, but it wasn't lavish - just a regular middle-class house.Criss Angel

Live rich, die poor; never make the mistake of doing it the other way round.Walter Annenberg

What fun it would be to be poor, as long as one was excessively poor! Anything in excess is most exhilarating.Jean Anouilh

We are all equal, rich and poor, and we need a society where the people enjoy their rights.Jean-Bertrand Aristide

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

Let's face it, the Obama administration was handed a pretty poor deal from the previous administration.Richard Armitage

I'll always be poor in my mind.Chet Atkins

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

Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony.Jane Austen

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.Francis Bacon