We have collected the best Poor Man Quotes by famous authors including Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Piyush Goyal, Georges Bernanos, James Altucher, Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
Almost every desire a poor man has is a punishable offence.
Even a poor man doesn’t ask alms unless he sees you have the ability to give.
A poor man with nothing in his belly needs hope, illusion, more than bread.
Nobody wants to make me a rich man. In fact, most people want to make me a very poor man. I can guarantee some people fantasize at night about how poor they can make me.
The poor man wishes to conceal his poverty, and the rich man his wealth: the former fears lest he be despised, the latter lest he be plundered.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
It is the lash of hunger which compels the poor man to submit. In order to live he must sell – ‘voluntarily’ sell – himself every day and hour to the ‘beast of property.’
If it doesn’t reach the last poor man, your constitution is wrong.
A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.
W. C. Fields
Bioscience and biotech offer many opportunities. The U.S. focuses on the rich man; India has rich man diseases and poor man diseases. So you have a much larger set of opportunities.
In Brazil, a poor man goes to jail when he steals. When a rich man steals, he becomes a minister.
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
We have ministers who are incapable of doing what has been ordered from above because there is no follow up, because there are no consequences. If you are poor man and you steal, your hand is cut off after three offences. But if you are a rich man, nobody will say anything to you.
Basmah bint Saud
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
The poor man looks upon the law as an enemy, not as a friend. For him, the law is always taking something away.
Pride in the case of a rich man is bad, but pride in the case of a poor man is worse.
Whenever I had anything and saw a fellow being suffering, I was more anxious to relieve him than to benefit myself. And this is one of the true secrets of my being a poor man to this day.
I know that a man who shows me his wealth is like the beggar who shows me his poverty; they are both looking for alms from me, the rich man for the alms of my envy, the poor man for the alms of my guilt.
It is harder for a poor man to be successful than it is for a rich man.
I think the best thing I can do is to be a distraction. A husband lives and breathes his work all day long. If he comes home to more table thumping, how can the poor man ever relax?
If bad and inexperienced politicians control power in Nigeria, my wealth may turn into poverty, and I am not ready to become a poor man.
Nowadays nothing but money counts: a fortune brings honors, friendships; the poor man everywhere lies low.
In so far as the government lands can be disposed of, I am in favor of cutting up the wild lands into parcels so that every poor man may have a home.
Live and think like a poor man and you’ll always be OK.
To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the reach and power of every man. Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole.
It is the poor man who’ll ever count his flock.
The poor man who enters into a partnership with one who is rich makes a risky venture.
I once started tennis lessons and turned some poor man grey overnight. Now I feign injuries when I’m asked for a game.
It is easy enough to say that poverty is no crime. No; if it were men wouldn’t be ashamed of it. It is a blunder, though, and is punished as such. A poor man is despised the whole world over.
Jerome K. Jerome
My father was a poor man, very poor in a British colonial possession where class and race were very important.
Poverty brings one blessing in Turkey – the poor man is of necessity a monogamist.
I think I probably have the philosophy of a poor man. You know, like maybe I’d steal the pennies off a dead man’s eyes.
Property is not the sacred right. When a rich man becomes poor it is a misfortune, it is not a moral evil. When a poor man becomes destitute, it is a moral evil, teeming with consequences and injurious to society and morality.
I got a degree in sociology, didn’t read much fiction in college, and I was a pretty political, left-wing type of guy. I wanted to do some kind of work in social change and make things better for the poor man, and I was very romantic and passionate about it.
Andre Dubus III
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.
Let the poor man count as his enemy, and his worst enemy, every invader of the right of free discussion.
I’d seen my father. He was a poor man, and I watched him do astonishing things.