"Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is."
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"Poor men's reasons are not heard."
"Poverty is the worst form of violence."
"For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred."
"Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune, he had not the method of making a fortune."
"The best way to help poor people is to not be one of them."
"You lose your manners when you're poor."
"Poverty must have many satisfactions, else there would not be so many poor people."
"Oh, God! that bread should be so dear! And flesh and blood so cheap!"
"In America today, we are nearer a final triumph over poverty than is any other land."
"It is no disgrace to be poor, but it might as well be."
"This mournful truth is everywhere confessed, slow rises worth by poverty depressed."
"Here we all live in a state of ambitious poverty."
"A man who has nothing can whistle in a robber's face."
"If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich."
"I wasn't born in a log cabin, but my family moved into one as soon as they could afford it."
"Show me a man with very little money and I will show you a bum."
"Poverty is not the root cause of crime."
"Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another."
"Hard as it may appear in individual cases, dependent poverty ought to be held disgraceful."
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