Quotes containing word "poor"

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Sell also: hapless, inadequate, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, pitiable, pitiful, short, wretched

Definitions and meanings of word "poor"

• Noun: people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group); example: "the urban poor need assistance"

• Adj: deserving or inciting pity; examples: "a hapless victim", "miserable victims of war", "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworth", "piteous appeals for help", "pitiable homeless children", "a pitiful fate", "Oh, you poor thing", "his poor distorted limbs", "a wretched life"

• Adj: having little money or few possessions; examples: "deplored the gap between rich and poor countries", "the proverbial poor artist living in a garret"

• Adj: characterized by or indicating poverty; examples: "the country had a poor economy", "they lived in the poor section of town"

• Adj: lacking in specific resources, qualities or substances; examples: "a poor land", "the area was poor in timber and coal", "food poor in nutritive value"

• Adj: not sufficient to meet a need; examples: "an inadequate income", "a poor salary", "money is short", "on short rations", "food is in short supply", "short on experience"

• Adj: unsatisfactory; examples: "a poor light for reading", "poor morale", "expectations were poor"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "poor"

Jean-Paul Sartre
4 quotes about poor
French Writer, Philosopher, Novelist, Critic, Activist, Playwright
Wednesday 21 June 1905 - Tuesday 15 April 1980
Cornel West
7 quotes about poor
American Philosopher, Critic, Author, Actor, Educator, Activist
Born Tuesday 2 June 1953
Herman Gorter
6 quotes about poor
Dutch Writer, Poet
Saturday 26 November 1864 - Thursday 15 September 1927
Jay-Z
3 quotes about poor
American Writer, Artist, Musician, Producer, Songwriter
Born Thursday 4 December 1969
Russel Honore
one quote about poor
American Soldier
Born 1947
Tony Campolo
5 quotes about poor
American Leader, Author, Clergyman, Sociologist, Speaker
Born 1935
Albert Pike
one quote about poor
American Writer, Lawyer
Friday 29 December 1809 - Thursday 2 April 1891
Anatole France
4 quotes about poor
French Novelist
Tuesday 16 April 1844 - Sunday 12 October 1924
Samuel Johnson
5 quotes about poor
English Critic, Poet, Author, Editor
Wednesday 18 September 1709 - Monday 13 December 1784
Evita Peron
4 quotes about poor
Argentinian Statesman
Wednesday 7 May 1919 - Saturday 26 July 1952
Emma Thompson
4 quotes about poor
English Actress
Born Wednesday 15 April 1959

Almost all the noblest things that have been achieved in the world, have been achieved by poor men; poor scholars, poor professional men, poor artisans and artists, poor philosophers, poets, and men of genius.

Albert Pike

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Who is affected more when it's cold? Poor people. Who is affected more when it's hot? Poor people. Who is affected more when it's wet? Poor people. Who is most affected when the economy is bad? Poor people. Poor people are the most fragile.

Russel Honore

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There are two types of poor people, those who are poor together and those who are poor alone. The first are the true poor, the others are rich people out of luck.

Jean-Paul Sartre

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I'm scared to death of being poor. It's like a fat girl who loses 500 pounds but is always fat inside. I grew up poor and will always feel poor inside. It's my pet paranoia.

Cher

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I was poor. When you're poor you work, and when you're rich you expect somebody to hand it to you. So I think being reasonably poor is very good for people.

Imogen Cunningham

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An infernal machine that produces every minute an impressive amount of poor, 26 million poor in 10 years are 2.6 million per year of new poor, this is the road, well, the road to hell.

Hugo Chavez

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One of the reasons inequality gets so deep in this country is that everyone wants to be rich. That's the American ideal. Poor people don't like talking about poverty because even though they might live in the projects surrounded by other poor people and have, like, ten dollars in the bank, they don't like to think of themselves as poor.

Jay-Z

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About the only difference between the poor and the rich, is this, the poor suffer misery, while the rich have to enjoy it.

Josh Billings

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A calling is you feel - you look out and see the need - maybe it's the need for the poor, to help poor people. Maybe it's the need to get involved in the race problem, as Martin Luther King was - felt called.

Billy Graham

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There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor. The poor can think of nothing else.

Oscar Wilde

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Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.

Benjamin Franklin

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We have two American flags always: one for the rich and one for the poor. When the rich fly it means that things are under control; when the poor fly it means danger, revolution, anarchy.

Henry Miller

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Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and the poor have a grudge against the poor, and the poet against the poet.

Hesiod

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You cannot sift out the poor from the community. The poor are indispensable to the rich.

Henry Ward Beecher

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I don't think people understand that being poor means you have to work from dawn until dusk just to survive through the day. I think there's some notion that poor people lie about all day not doing anything.

Emma Thompson

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The beloved of the Almighty are: the rich who have the humility of the poor, and the poor who have the magnanimity of the rich.

Saadi

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For those of you who don't understand Reaganomics, it's based on the principle that the rich and the poor will get the same amount of ice. In Reaganomics, however, the poor get all of theirs in winter.

Mo Udall

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Government spending is taxation. When you look at this, I've never heard of a poor person spending himself into prosperity; let alone I've never heard of a poor person taxing himself into prosperity.

Arthur Laffer

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The best loved by God are those that are rich, yet have the humility of the poor, and those that are poor and have the magnanimity of the rich.

Saadi

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Few, save the poor, feel for the poor.

Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Words: save, poor, feel
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