I want all to have a share of everything and all property to be in common; there will no longer be either rich or poor; [...] I shall begin by making land, money, everything that is private property, common to all. [...] But who will till the soil? The slaves.
Allah has imposed fasting so that the wealthy might suffer hunger and be kind to the poor.
A poor man is like a foreigner in his own country.
Being poor is a little like having an earache over a Bank Holiday. All you can think about is the pain and how long it will be before a healing hand can be found to take away the anguish.
The poor don't really like that ticket. They are desperate to get away and join the rich, and have glossy hair, bright eyes and white teeth. The rich live longer and can afford to be charming.
Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.
Love haz a most vorashus appetight, but a poor digestion, what it feeds on most alwus distresses it. Prudes, are coquets, gone to seed. It iz our duty tew pray for them who revile and persekute us, but i dont kno az we are obliged tew let them kno it.
God only, who made us rich, can make us poor.
Courage is poorly housed that dwells in numbers; the lion never counts the herd that are about him, nor weighs how many flocks he has to scatter.
What a miserable thing it is to be poor.
I am all at once what Christ is, ' since he was what I am, and This Jack, joke, poor potsherd, ' patch, matchwood, immortal diamond, Is immortal diamond.
He is not poor who has enough of things to use. If it is well with your belly, chest and feet, the wealth of kings can give you nothing more.
The office of the lawyer, however poorly filled, is too delicate, personal and confidential to be occupied by a corporation.
There once was upon a time a poor widow who had an only son Jack, and a cow called Milky-White.
I hired finishers because Im a good starter and a poor finisher.