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Bed is the poor man's opera.
Hunger is insolent, and will be fed.
If you've ever really been poor, you remain poor at heart all your life.
Poor men's reasons are not heard.
Poverty - one thing money can't buy.
The rich would have to eat money, but luckily the poor provide food.
There were times my pants were so thin I could sit on a dime and tell if it was heads or tails.
Poverty makes you sad as well as wise.
The child was diseased at birth - stricken with an hereditary ill that only the most vital men are able to shake off. I mean poverty - the most deadly and prevalent of all diseases.
There is no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty.
The poor on the borderline of starvation live purposeful lives. To be engaged in a desperate struggle for food and shelter is to be wholly free from a sense of futility.
It is easy enough to say that poverty is no crime. No, if it were, men wouldn't be ashamed of it. It's a blunder, though, and is punished as such.
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.
Poverty is an anomaly to rich people: it is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell.
Short of genius, a rich man cannot imagine poverty.
The conspicuously wealthy turn up urging the character-building value of privation for the poor.
Modern poverty is not the poverty that was blest in the Sermon on the Mount.
The poor will always be with you.
This is one of the bitter curses of poverty: it leaves no right to be generous.
Poverty is less a matter of income than of prospects. While the incomes of the poor have steadily risen through Great Society largesse, their prospects have plummeted as families have broken into dependent fragments.
Over the hill to the poor-house I'm trudgin' my weary way.
He is now fast rising from affluence to poverty.
The greatest man in history was the poorest.
As poor as a church mouse.
That amid our highest civilization men faint and die with want is not due to the niggardliness of nature, but to the injustice of man.
I am as poor as Job, my lord, but not so patient.
Poverty is no sin.
O God! that bread should be so dear, And flesh and blood so cheap!
The poor always ye have with you.
He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord.
Blessed is he that considereth the poor.
It is life near the bone, where it is sweetest.

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