Poverty, the mother of manhood. Also, the mother of prostitution.— Lucan
Sublime Beggary quotations
Beggar that I am, I am even poor in thanks
O loss of sight, of thee I most complain! Blind among enemies, O worse than chains, Dungeon, or beggary, or decrepit age!
The real beggar is indeed the true and only king.
Borrowing is not much better than begging.
I see, sir, you are liberal in offers.
You taught me first to beg, and now methinks You teach me how a beggar should be answered.
Aspiring beggary is wretchedness itself.
Delay leads impotent and snail-paced beggary.
Set a beggar on horse backe, they saie, and hee will neuer alight.
Well, whiles I am a beggar, I will rail, And say there is no sin but to be rich;
And being rich, my virtue then shall be To say there is no vice but beggary
When beggars die, there are no comets seen; the heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.
Unless the old adage must be verified, That beggars mounted, run their horse to death.
A beggar through the world am I, From place to place I wander by.
Fill up my pilgrim's scrip for me, For Christ's sweet sake and charity.
If Pride leads the Van, Beggary brings up the Rear.
Idleness is the key of beggary.
Beggar that I am, I am even poor in thanks, but I thank you;
and sure, dear friends, my thanks are too dear a halfpenny.
The world is not thy friend, nor the world's law. - Romeo
He who begs timidly courts a refusal.
CLEOPATRA: If it be love indeed, tell me how much.
ANTONY: There's beggary in the love that can be reckoned. CLEOPATRA: I'll set a bourne how far to be belov'd. ANTONY: Then must thou needs find out new heaven, new earth.
Hope calculates its scenes for a long and durable life;
presses forward to imaginary points of bliss; and grasps at impossibilities; and consequently very often ensnares men into beggary, ruin and dishonor.
O loss of sight, of thee I most complain! Blind among enemies, O worse than chains, dungeon or beggary, or decrepit age! Light, the prime work of God, to me is extinct, and all her various objects of delight annulled, which might in part my grief have eased. Inferior to the vilest now become of man or worm; the vilest here excel me, they creep, yet see; I, dark in light, exposed to daily fraud, contempt, abuse and wrong, within doors, or without, still as a fool, in power of others, never in my own; scarce half I seem to live, dead more than half.
In this world, only those people who have fallen to the lowest degree of humiliation, far below beggary, who are not just without any social consideration but are regarded by all as being deprived of that foremost human dignity, reason itself -- only those people, in fact, are capable of telling the truth. All the others lie.
Not that I have the power to clutch my handWhen his fair angels would salute by palm,But for my hand, as unattempted yet,Like a poor beggar, raileth on the rich.Well, whiles I am a beggar, I will railAnd say there is no sin but to be rich;And being rich, my virtue then shall beTo say there is no vice but beggary.
Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of our science, and such is the mechanical determination of our age, and so recent are our best contrivances, that use has not dulled our joy and pride in them. These arts open great gates of a future, promising to make the world plastic and to lift human life out of its beggary to a godlike ease and power.
These arts open great gates of a future, promising to make the world plastic and to lift human life out of its beggary to a god- like ease and power.
Polite beggary is too common.
Those who, either from their own engagements and hurry of business, or from indolence, or from conceit and vanity, have neglected looking out of themselves, as far as my experience and observation reach, have from that time not only ceased to advance, and improve in their performances, but have gone backward. They may be compared to men who have lived upon their principal, till they are reduced to beggary, and left without resources.