Archive for the ‘poverty’ Category

Everyone has an opinion on the poor and the causes of deprivation and we’ve collected the thoughts of those who would tell us how to solve poverty or help us have hope through laughter.

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Eli Khamarov: Poverty is Like Punishment

Posted by admin on Friday, June 17, 2016

Eli Khamarov Money Quote saying poverty is like a prison sentence imposed for no reason on those being punished. Eli Khamarov said:

Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn’t commit
— Eli Khamarov

Anatole France: Law Forbids Rich Begging

Posted by admin on Thursday, June 16, 2016

Anatole France Money Quote saying the wealthy are forbidden from panhandling and stealing food, just as it does the poor. Anatole France said:

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
— Anatole France

P.J. O’Rourke: Can’t Rid Poverty by Giving

Posted by admin on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

P.J. O’Rourke Money Quote saying dropping cash on the poor is not a solution to poverty, but a short-term fix that makes the giver feel better. P.J. O’Rourke said:

You can’t get rid of poverty by giving people money
— P.J. O’Rourke

William Hazlitt: Adversity A Great Teacher

Posted by admin on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

William Hazlitt Money Quote saying wealth teaches us, adversity teaches more as doing without possessions increases our strength. William Hazlitt said:

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it
— William Hazlitt

Samuel Johnson: Decent Provision for Poor

Posted by admin on Monday, June 13, 2016

Samuel Johnson Money Quote saying how a society cares for those in poverty is a telling sign of that society. Samuel Johnson said:

A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization
— Samuel Johnson

Willem de Kooning: Poverty Time Consuming

Posted by admin on Sunday, June 12, 2016

Willem de Kooning Money Quote saying poverty is all one has time for when they are poor and it consumes every bit of free time. Willem de Kooning said:

The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all your time
— Willem de Kooning

Samuel Johnson: Negligence Affords Poverty

Posted by admin on Saturday, June 11, 2016

Samuel Johnson Money Quote saying the attitude of negligence is a sure attraction to poverty for one who believes they have the luxury of being neglectful. Samuel Johnson said:

He that thinks he can afford to be negligent is not far from being poor
— Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson: Hide Poverty & Idleness

Posted by admin on Friday, June 10, 2016

Samuel Johnson Money Quote saying our self-image depends on hiding our laziness from ourselves and being poor – the poverty that results – from others. Samuel Johnson said:

To be idle and to be poor have always been reproaches, and therefore every man endeavors with his utmost care to hide his poverty from others, and his idleness from himself
— Samuel Johnson

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