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Positive Quotes about Poor

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Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

Related topics: Inspirational Government Political Generosity Compassion Kindness

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

We are rich only through what we give,
and poor only through what we refuse.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Who, being loved, is poor?
- Oscar Wilde

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It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

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

 

Outer show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
- Aesop

No one has ever become poor by giving.
- Anne Frank

I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colors.
I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and
am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.
- Winston Churchill

Jesus preached more and taught more
about helping the poor and the sick and the hungry
than he did about heaven and hell.
Shouldn't that tell us something?
- John Grisham

Far better is it to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs,
even though chequered by failure,
than to take rank with those poor spirits
who neither enjoy much nor suffer much,
because they live in the grey twilight
that knows not victory or defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

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

A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.
- W. C. Fields

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

The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence,
to live as if he were poor.
- William Temple

When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas.
- Evita Peron

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

Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The man of science is a poor philosopher.
- Albert Einstein

No society can surely be flourishing and happy,
of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
- Adam Smith

Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings.
- Horace

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
- Henry Ford

I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
- Pablo Picasso

Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.
- Euripides

It is only the poor who pay cash,
and that not from virtue,
but because they are refused credit.
- Anatole France

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

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

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
- Lewis Carroll

Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike.
Each has their suffering.
Some suffer too much, others too little.
- The Buddha

I love this work I do.
It's a privilege to serve the poor.
- Bono

The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans
is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt,
too.
- Oscar Levant

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

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

The poor don't know that their function in life is
to exercise our generosity.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

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

When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

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

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

The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly
that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway
is usually a poor judge of distance.
- Laurence J. Peter

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool,
a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
- Sholom Aleichem

War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
- Wallace Stevens

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

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

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor,
it cannot save the few who are rich.
- John F. Kennedy

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

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

You need massive recruitment to tell the poorest of
the poor what is possible.
- Jonathan Kozol

Art is much less important than life,
but what a poor life without it.
- Robert Motherwell

The poor tread lightest on the earth.
The higher our income, the more resources we control
and the more havoc we wreak.
- Paul Harrison

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

Few, save the poor, feel for the poor.
- Letitia Landon

The opponents of this process have always tried to
vilify westernization as a poor imitation.
- Orhan Pamuk

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

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

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

I would rather write for the instruction,
or even the amusement of the poor than for the amusement of the rich.
- Frederick Marryat

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

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

A servant church must have as its priority solidarity with the poor.
- Claudio Hummes

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

It is a good deed to forget a poor joke.
- Brendan Behan

I firmly believe that our salvation depends on the poor.
- Dorothy Day

You lose your manners when you are poor.
- Lillian Hellman

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

Many poor and low-income women cannot afford to purchase
contraceptive services and supplies on their own.
- Louise Slaughter

I think Morse's thing about being a poor policeman
but a good detective is a very good description of him.
- John Thaw

My parents were founders of the Cuban Communist Party,
and I grew up extremely poor.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante


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