The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?
For it is we who must pray for our daily bread, and if He grants it to us, it is only through our labour, our skill and preparation.
Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings.
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.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
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.
Religion is what keeps the poor man from murdering the rich.
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.
Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.
There's something really great and romantic about being poor and sleeping on couches.
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.
Poor and content is rich, and rich enough.
Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.
An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.
I believe Aids is the most important issue we face, because how we treat the poor is a reflection of who we are as a people.
When a man's stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor.
No, not rich. I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing.
There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time.
Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.
The rich become richer and the poor become poorer is a cry heard throughout the whole civilized world.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.