By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor. The poor can think of nothing else.
The poor have to labour in the face of the majestic equality of the law, which forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
Its unfortunate and I really wish I wouldn't have to say this, but I really like human beings who have suffered. They're kinder.
Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.
Sure, my childhood was unusual. All these eccentric, wild people frequented our home: rock stars, drag queens, models, bikers, freaks. But I was not this little rich girl. My mom and I lived in an apartment.
Religion is what keeps the poor man from murdering the rich.
In our nature, however, there is a provision, alike marvelous and merciful, that the sufferer should never know the intensity of what he endures by its present torture, but chiefly by the pang that rankles after it.
No, not rich. I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing.
So long as little children are allowed to suffer, there is no true love in this world.
The rich become richer and the poor become poorer is a cry heard throughout the whole civilized world.
It is by suffering that human beings become angels.
Poor and content is rich, and rich enough.
To suffer the penalty of too much haste, which is too little speed.
If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for the Creator, there is no poverty.
An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorius triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
Oh the nerves, the nerves; the mysteries of this machine called man! Oh the little that unhinges it, poor creatures that we are!
The poor wish to be rich, the rich wish to be happy, the single wish to be married and the married wish to be dead.
Some dying men are the most tyrannical; and certainly, since they will shortly trouble us so little for evermore, the poor fellows ought to be indulged.
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.
When a man's stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor.
I am a poor man and of little worth, who is laboring in that art that God has given me in order to extend my life as long as possible.