It is not the man who has little, but he who desires more, that is poor.
The worst country to be poor in is America.
Often when economic pressure is lifted, a man must pump back into himself a feeling of must.
For three things there is no remedy: Poverty associated with laziness, sickness coupled with old age, and enmity mixed with envy.
Beggars should be abolished. It annoys one to give to them, and it annoys one not to give to them.
Poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue; it is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.
Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable, and others extremely difficult.
Many a good face Under a ragged hat.
Poverty is the wicked man’s tempter, the good man’s perdition, the proud man’s curse, the melancholy man’s halter.
Not to be able to bear poverty is a shameful thing, but not to know how to chase it away by work is a more shameful thing yet.