Poverty

  • Gentility is what is left over from rich ancestors after the money is gone.


    Civilisation, Gentility, Poverty, Style

  • Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.


    Living, Poverty

  • In my youth, I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.


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  • Like dear St Francis of Assisi, I am wedded to poverty; but in my case the marriage is not a success.


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  • As for the virtuous poor, one can pity them of course, but one cannot possibly admire them.


    Poverty

  • He was a gentleman, whom was generally spoken of as having nothing a year, paid quarterly.


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  • The greatest of evils and the worst of crimes is poverty. Our first duty to which every other consideration should be sacrificed, is not to be poor.


    Poverty

  • Look at me. Worked myself from nothing to an extreme state of poverty.


    Poverty

  • If only the Bapu (Ghandi) knew the cost of setting him up in poverty.


    Poverty

  • Everyone was poor and proud. My parents didn’t have anything to be proud of so they just carried on.


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  • It’s no disgrace to be poor, but it might as well be.


    Poverty

  • It’s so bad being homeless in the winter. They should go somewhere hot like the Caribbean where they can eat free fish all day.


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  • My problem lies with reconciling my gross habits with my net income.


    Poverty

  • There is a wealth of poverty in Northern Ireland which must be overcome.


    Poverty

  • Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty, knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.


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  • The poverty from which I have suffered could be diagnosed as 'Soho' poverty. It comes from having the airs and graces of a genius and no talent.


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  • Almost every desire a poor person has, is a punishable offence.


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  • It is hard to be without money. To get on without it is like travelling in a foreign country without a passport - you are stopped, suspected and made ridiculous at every turn, besides being subjected to the most serious inconveniences.


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