145 Poor Man Quotes To Inspire You

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Top 10 Poor Man Quotes (BEST)

  1. A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money. — W. C. Fields
  2. To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships. — W. E. B. Du Bois
  3. Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. — Nelson Mandela
  4. Charity is a cold grey loveless thing. If a rich man wants to help the poor, he should pay his taxes gladly, not dole out money at a whim. — Clement Attlee
  5. It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. — Seneca The Elder
  6. The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man. — Napoleon Bonaparte
  7. The rich man who gives to the poor does not bestow alms but pays a debt. — Ambrose
  8. A poor man is not the one without a cent. A poor man is the one without a dream. — Henry Ford
  9. I'm for the poor man - all poor men, black and white, they all gotta have a chance. They gotta have a home, a job, and a decent education for their children. 'Every man a king' - that's my slogan. — Huey Long
  10. A poor man with nothing in his belly needs hope, illusion, more than bread. — Georges Bernanos

Short Poor Man Quotes

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  • A forest is the poor man’s overcoat. — American Proverbs
  • Empathy is the poor man's cocaine, and love is just a chemical by any other name — Eyedea
  • No, not rich. I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing. — Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Why bad things happen to good people — Harold S. Kushner
  • Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings. — Horace
  • When a poor man eats a chicken, one of them is sick. — Yiddish Proverbs
  • Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways. — Proverbs
  • Rich man down and poor man up-they are still not even. — Yiddish Proverbs
  • The really poor man is not the one who lacks money, but the one who lacks the joy of the heart. — Chinmayananda Saraswati
  • The poor man is lacking many things, the greedy man all. — Italian Proverbs

Poor Man Image Quotes

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Poor man quote by Napoleon Bonaparte

The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man. — Napoleon Bonaparte

Poor man quote by Ambrose

The rich man who gives to the poor does not bestow alms but pays a debt. — Ambrose

Poor man quote by Georges Bernanos

A poor man with nothing in his belly needs hope, illusion, more than bread. — Georges Bernanos

Poor man quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

No, not rich. I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing. — Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Poor man quote by Horace

Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings. — Horace

Poor man quote Do not correct a fool or he will hate you. Correct a wise man and he will apprec
Do not correct a fool or he will hate you. Correct a wise man and he will appreciate you.

Rich Man Poor Man Quotes

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No one is so rich that he does not need another's help; no one so poor as not to be useful in some way to his fellow man; and the disposition to ask assistance from others with confidence and to grant it with kindness is part of our very nature. — Pope Leo XIII

He was the only man I ever knew who could get money from the rich and votes from the poor with the promise to protect them from each other. — Tommy Douglas

A poor but humble man who gives nothing to charity is preferrable to a rich but haughty man who does. — Nachman of Breslov

Poor man quote Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.
Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.

Every man is rich or poor according to the degree in which he can afford to enjoy the necessaries, conveniences, and amusements of human life. — Adam Smith

Poor man wanna be rich, rich man wanna be king, and a king ain't satisfied until he rules everything. — Bruce Springsteen

The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor. — Sir William Temple

Poor man quote Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.

If it's that difficult for a rich man to get into heaven, think how terrible it must be for a poor man to get in . He doesn't even have a bribe for the gatekeeper. — Reverend Ike

Cost is the enemy of the poor man, so the poor try to save money. Time is the enemy of the rich man, so the rich try to save time. — Andrew Tate

Wishing does not make a poor man rich. — Arabic Proverbs

The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor. — William Temple

Inspiring Poor Man Quotes

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A righteous wife can make a poor man feel like a king. — Boonaa Mohammed

It's the easiest thing in the world for a man to deceive himself. — Benjamin Franklin

Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth. — Solomon

Poor man quote The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute. The man who does not ask, is
The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute. The man who does not ask, is a fool for life.

I finally understand / for a woman it ain't easy tryin to raise a man / You always was committed / A poor single mother on welfare, tell me how ya did it / There's no way I can pay you back / But the plan is to show you that I understand / You are appreciated — Tupac Shakur

In poor environment, I find great inspiration. Many of the men and women whom I admire as artists, the things they write, the songs they sing, the admission is filled with inspired moments to overcome oppression. — Harry Belafonte

If you've got a billion dollars and you're ungrateful, you're a poor man. If you have very little but you're grateful for what you have, you're truly rich. — Tony Robbins

Poor man quote A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.
A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.

Self-negation is noble, self-culture beneficent, self-possession is manly, but to the truly great and inspiring soul they are poor and tame compared with self-abuse. — Pope Julius II

Whores don’t live in company of poor men, citizens never support a weak company and birds don’t build nests on a tree that doesn’t bear fruits. — Chanakya

The wise man draws more advantage from his enemies than the fool from his friends — Benjamin Franklin

Never say you cannot afford something. That is a poor man's attitude. Ask HOW to afford it. — Robert Kiyosaki

Poor People Quotes

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People will hurt you. But don't use that as an excuse for your poor choices, use it as motivation to make the right ones. — LeCrae

Football is the only sport where you put people together, it doesn't matter if you are rich, or poor, or black, or white. It is one nation. This is the beauty of football. — Pele

The exclusion of the weak and insignificant, the seemingly useless people, from a Christian community may actually mean the exclusion of Christ; in the poor brother Christ is knocking at the door. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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Poor people have big TV's. Rich people have big libraries. — Jim Rohn

You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves. — Abraham Lincoln

Sitting with the poor and less fortunate people removes the ego and pride from your heart. — Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya

Poor man quote Words of comfort skillfully administered are the oldest therapy known to man.
Words of comfort skillfully administered are the oldest therapy known to man.

I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil. Government belongs wherever evil needs an adversary and there are people in distress. — Robert Kennedy

In order for us as poor and oppressed people to become part of a society that is meaningful, the system under which we now exist has to be radically changed... It means facing a system that does not lend its self to your needs and devising means by which you change that system. — Ella Baker

Poor people, especially those of color, are worth nothing to corporations and private contractors if they are on the street. In jail and prisons, however, they can each generate corporate revenues of $30,000 to $40,000 a year. — Chris Hedges

Mine is a quiet exploration—a quest for new meanings in color, texture and design. Even though I sometimes portray scenes of poor and struggling people, it is a great joy to paint. — Lois Mailou Jones

Poor Folk Quotes

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If you ask for good schools, you aren't likely to get them. If you ask for jobs or economic investment, you won't get that either. But what we have learned, is that the one thing that poor folks of color can ask for and get are Police & Prisons. — Michelle Alexander

Lobbyists in Washington are making six figure salaries selling our government out to the corporate interests and we just sit and smile as if nothing is happening while the poor folks are getting poorer and their pharmaceutical bills rise. — Hal Holbrook

They were written on cheap blue notebooks bought by poor women. I'm interested in folk tales in the way that medicine and magic in women's stories are all kind of combined. — Alice Hoffman

Poor man quote Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
Every man dies. Not every man really lives.

Mass incarceration has become normalized in the United States. Poor folks of color are shuttled from decrepit, underfunded schools to brand new, high tech prisons and then relegated to a permanent undercaste - stigmatized as undeserving of any moral care or concern. — Michelle Alexander

The working-class folks and the poor, and those normal people living their lives out in the world without the glitter and the fanfare. There is a lot to learn from them. — Mark Ruffalo

Too often, systems of oppression turn those who are the targets of the oppression against one another. It's happened in the USA between white working class and poor folks on the one hand, and people of color on the other. — Tim Tebow

Poor man quote The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his feet.

My folks were English. They were too poor to be British. I still have a bit of British in me. In fact, my blood type is solid marmalade. — Bob Hope

The poor folk gladly came to me, for I did them no unkindness, but helped them as much as I could. — Joan of Arc

As sore places meet most rubs, proud folks meet most affronts. — Benjamin Franklin

The poor folks hate the rich folks, and the rich folks hate the poor folks. All of my folks hate all of your folks, it's American as apple pie. — Tom Lehrer

Poor Boy Quotes

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Not the children of the rich or of the powerful only, but of all alike, boys and girls, both noble and ignoble, rich and poor, in all cities and towns, villages and hamlets, should be sent to school — John Amos Comenius

[On Sitting Bull:] The contents of his pockets were often emptied into the hands of small, ragged little boys, nor could he understand how so much wealth should go brushing by, unmindful of the poor. — Annie Oakley

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, No escape from reality. Open your eyes, Look up to the skies and see, I'm just a poor boy, I need no sympathy, Because I'm easy come, easy go, Little high, little low, Any way the wind blows doesn't really matter to me, to me. — Freddie Mercury

Poor man quote A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

My boy, the 'quenelles de sole' were splendid, but the peas were poor. You should shake the pan gently, all the time, like this. — Marie-Antoine Careme

Rocky is a poor Italian boy from a poor Italian family, and he appreciates the buck more than almost anybody. He's only got two halfway decent purses so far, and it was like a tiger tasting blood — Rocky Marciano

When I got outta High School I was driving a truck. I was just a poor boy from Memphis, Memphis. — Elvis Presley

Poor man quote No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the g
No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.

Once upon a time, there was a boy who learned to read at the age of 5. This changed his life. Owing to the adventure tales he read, he discovered a way to escape from the poor house, the poor country, and the poor reality in which he lived. — Mario Vargas Llosa

My views on everything from welfare to a balanced budget to affirmative action can be traced to what Buddy and Helen Watts taught me as a young boy growing up poor but proud in Eufaula. — J. C. Watts

For a country boy, poor as I was, whose constant worry was to be able to have enough to eat, the Army guaranteed one's survival. — Mo Yan

That was always my experience-a poor boy in a rich town; a poor boy in a rich boy's school; a poor boy in a rich man's club at Princeton .... However, I have never been able to forgive the rich for being rich, and it has colored my entire life and works. — F. Scott Fitzgerald

Rich Man Quotes

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The female doesn't want a rich man or a handsome man or even a poet, she wants a man who understands her eyes if she gets sad, and points to his chest and say : 'Here is your home country.' — Nizar Qabbani

The rich man is not one who is in possession of much, but one who gives much. — Saint John Chrysostom

No man becomes rich unless he enriches others. — Andrew Carnegie

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No man is rich enough to buy back his past. — Oscar Wilde

Earthly riches are like the reed. Its roots are sunk in the swamp, and its exterior is fair to behold; but inside it is hollow. If a man leans on such a reed, it will snap off and pierce his soul. — Anthony of Padua

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Riches don't make a man rich, they only make him busier. — Christopher Columbus

Poor man quote If you want to test a man’s character give him power.
If you want to test a man’s character give him power.

Riches are for the comfort of life, and not life for the accumulation of riches. I asked a holy wise man, "Who is fortunate and who is unfortunate?" He replied: "He was fortunate who ate and sowed, and he was unfortunate who died without having enjoyed. — Saadi Shirazi

If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires. — Epicurus

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In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face. — Diogenes

Man's greatest joy is to slay his enemy, plunder his riches, ride his steeds, see the tears of his loved ones and embrace his women — Genghis Khan

Poor Life Quotes

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Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. — William Shakespeare

Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well. — Jack London

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the action that we do. — Mother Teresa

The death penalty is no more effective a deterrent than life imprisonment... It is also evident that the burden of capital punishment falls upon the poor, the ignorant and the underprivileged members of society. — Thurgood Marshall

Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. — Nelson Mandela

Of course people don't want war. Why should a poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best thing he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? — Hermann Goring

Of course people don't want war. Why should a poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best thing he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? — Hermann Goering

In Community of Caring, we believe the quality of caring we give to our parents, to our brothers and sisters, to our families, to our friends and neighbors, and to the poor and the powerless endows a life, a community with respect, hope and happiness. — Eunice Kennedy Shriver

If there is no friendship with them [the poor] and no sharing of the life of the poor, then there is no authentic commitment to liberation, because love exists only among equals. — Gustavo Gutiérrez

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. — Sholom Aleichem

Poorer Quotes

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Poor is the nation that has no heroes, but poorer still is the nation that having heroes, fails to remember and honor them. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Where globalization means, as it so often does, that the rich and powerful now have new means to further enrich and empower themselves at the cost of the poorer and weaker, we have a responsibility to protest in the name of universal freedom. — Nelson Mandela

The richer we have become materially, the poorer we become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly in the air like birds and swim in the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every man is our brother, and every man’s burden is our own. Where poverty exists, all are poorer. Where hate flourishes, all are corrupted. Where injustice reins, all are unequal. — Whitney M. Young

... let us unite, not in spite of our differences, but through them. For differences can never be wiped away, and life would be so much the poorer without them. Let all human races keep their own personalities, and yet come together, not in a uniformity that is dead, but in a unity that is living. — Rabindranath Tagore

The fellow that has no money is poor. The fellow that has nothing but money is poorer still. — Billy Sunday

Giving a poor person money keeps them poorer longer...often forever; give them knowledge instead. — Robert Kiyosaki

I believe that all the measures of the Government are directed to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer. — William Henry Harrison

Men would not be richer for being miserly; generosity does not make a man poorer. — Yiddish Proverbs

Longbottom, if brains were gold, you'd be poorer than Weasley, and that's saying something. — J. K. Rowling

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More Poor Man Quotes

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If a man has an apartment stacked to the ceiling with newspapers, we call him crazy. If a woman has a trailer house full of cats, we call her nuts. But when people pathologically hoard so much cash that they impoverish the entire nation, we put them on the cover of Fortune magazine and pretend that they are role models. — Lester B. Pearson

If blacks were given the right to vote, that would place every splay-footed, bandy-shanked, hump-backed, thick-lipped, flat-nosed, woolly-headed, ebon-colored in the country upon an equality with the poor white man. — Andrew Johnson

Wherever there is great property there is great inequality. For one very rich man there must be at least five hundred poor, and the affluence of the few supposes the indigence of the many. The affluence of the rich excites the indignation of the poor, who are often both driven by want, and prompted by envy, to invade his possessions. — Adam Smith

Nobody can refuse a person who comes and asks for a job. Nobody can refuse a poor man when he goes and asks for food. Nobody can stop any Indian if he asks a question of his government. This is what the Congress party and the UPA have done over the last 10 years. — Rahul Gandhi

The impious soul screams: I burn; I am ablaze; I know not what to cry or do; wretched me, I am devoured by all the ills that compass me about; alack, poor me, I neither see nor hear! This is the soul’s chastisement of itself. For the mind of the man imposes these on the soul. — Egyptian Proverbs

Whatever a man has in superabundance is owed, of natural right, to the poor for their sustenance. So Ambrosius says, and it is also to be found in the Decretum Gratiani: The bread which you withhold belongs to the hungry: the clothing you shut away, to the naked: and the money you bury in the earth is the redemption and freedom of the penniless. — Thomas Aquinas

The Prophet Muhammad (s) said: "Do not turn away a poor man...even if all you can give is half a date. If you love the poor and bring them near you...God will bring you near Him on the Day of Resurrection." — Muhammad ibn Isa at-Tirmidhi

Each man is good in the sight of the Great Spirit. It is not necessary for eagles to be crows. Now we are poor but we are free. No white man controls our footsteps. If we must die, we die defending our rights. — Sitting Bull

There are those who argue that everything breaks even in this old dump of a world of ours. I suppose these ginks who argue that way hold that because the rich man gets ice in the summer and the poor man gets it in the winter things are breaking even for both. Maybe so, but I'll swear I can't see it that way. — Bat Masterson

I blame my mother for my poor sex life. All she told me was 'the man goes on top and the woman underneath.' For three years my husband and I slept in bunk beds. — Joan Rivers

What can I give Him, Poor as I am? If I were a shepherd I would bring a lamb. If I were a Wise Man I would do my part. Yet what can I give Him? I give Him my heart. — Christina Rossetti

Be generous to the poor orphans and those in need. The man to whom our Lord has been liberal ought not to be stingy. We shall one day find in Heaven as much rest and joy as we ourselves have dispensed in this life. — Ignatius of Loyola

I am poor and feeble, persecuted and vulnerable, Yeshua conquered me, and with the New Man he honored me, He delivered me from the poverty-stricken self with his great love, he cherishes me. — Daniel Zion

When a man's stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor. — Euripides

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