Quotes About Poor People

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Glen Cook
“Rich men have dreams. Poor men die to make them come true.”
Glen Cook, Water Sleeps

Louis-Ferdinand Céline
“Poor people never, or hardly ever, ask for an explanation of all they have to put up with. They hate one another, and content themselves with that.”
Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Journey to the End of the Night

Betty  Smith
“The difference between rich and poor", said Francie, "is that the poor do everything with thier own hands and the rich hire hands to do things.”
Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Elaine Dundy
“[W]hat is always overlooked is that although the poor want to be rich, it does not follow that they either like the rich or that they in any way want to emulate their characters which, in fact, they despise. Both the poor and the rich have always found precisely the same grounds on which to complain about each other. Each feels the other has no manners, is disloyal, corrupt, insensitive - and has never put in an honest day's work in its life.”
Elaine Dundy, Elvis and Gladys

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“What is honour, my dear, when you have nothing to eat?”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Angela Nissel
“(Regarding check-cashing places):

It's hitting me how poor this really is: I'm standing in a long line to pay someone to give me my pay. So, technically, they get paid before I do, and it's my damn check.”
Angela Nissel, The Broke Diaries: The Completely True and Hilarious Misadventures of a Good Girl Gone Broke

Albert Camus
“Remembrance of things past is just for the rich. For the poor it only marks the faint traces on the path to death.”
Albert Camus, The First Man

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“Kushdo qofte, edhe njeriu i vogel, nga ata qe nuk e turbullojne ujin, qe askujt s'i bien me qafe, qe rrojne me friken e perendise, por edhe me friken per veten, shkojne me mendjen te mos ngacmojne njeri se keshtu as ate vete nuk do ta ngacmojne, do ta lene te qete ne hallet e tij, nuk deshiron qe te tjeret te futin hundet ne jeten e perditshme qe ben, nuk ia ka enda te flasin ne e ka te ri apo te vjeter jelekun, ne i ka te reja apo me mballoma çizmet, nuk ia ka enda te marrin vesh te tjeret ç'eshte duke ngrene, çfare po shkruan?... E ç'te keqe paska, moj zemer, qe une, kur shoh xhadene te prishur, eci ne maje te gishtave, shkel me kujdes per te ruajtur çizmet? Pse duhet shkruar per tjetrin qe ndonjehere nuk ka para as per te pire nje gote çaj? Sikur qenka e thene dhe e vulosur qe njerezit, te gjithe sa jane, patjeter duhet te pine çaj. Po pse e udhes qenka te shohesh ne gojen e tjetrit per te ditur ç'cope eshte duke pertypur? A fyhet njeriu keshtu? Jo, shpirti im! Perse u dashka fyer tjetri kur ai s'te ngacmon?”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

John Steinbeck
“...first the strangers came with argument and authority and gunpowder to back up both. And in the four hundred years Kino's people had learned only one defense - a slight slitting of the eyes and a slight tightening of the lips and a retirement. Nothing could break down this wall, and they could remain whole within the wall.”
John Steinbeck, The Pearl

Jorge Ramos
“Yes, Latinos dream more. When you live in poverty, when your president is imposed upon you, when they kill someone and no one gets indicted, and when only a few get rich, of course you dream more. It's no coincidence that magic realism happens in Latin America, because for us dreams and aspirations are part of life.”
Jorge Ramos

Viet Thanh Nguyen
“no one asks poor people if they want war.”
Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“If you are poor and go without food and clothes, don't hope for wealth in paradise, you are already forsaken”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Markus Zusak
“The impoverished always try to keep moving, as if relocating might help.”
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

Dennis Prager
“Unhappy poor people at least have the fantasy that money will make them happy; unhappy rich people don’t even have that.”
Dennis Prager, Happiness Is a Serious Problem: A Human Nature Repair Manual

Ljupka Cvetanova
“Poor people! They build tunnels to reach the light.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

“After staring at the poor in the eyes, my thoughts on how best to help people have dramatically changed.”
Moutasem Algharati

“Neither every rich person is noble nor miser.
Neither every poor person is humble nor wicked.”
Salsabeel

Jordi Sierra i Fabra
“Los pobres nunca salimos de pobres, pero a veces eso también nos mantiene a flote.”
Jordi Sierra i Fabra, Dos días de mayo

Eyden I.
“Morals are like social classes, there are poor and rich people.”
Eyden I., Woman's Book: Only For Men

Ana Claudia Antunes
“Inequality and poverty, unhealth and no wealth are hand in hand.
And if we are all born equal that should be true in all lands.
We cannot divide the world between poor and rich countries.
It's like saying the ones are good, the others are junkies.
That can only increase more prejudice, miseries and sorrow.
Turning the wheel today it will lead to a better tomorrow.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, The Mysterious Murder of Marilyn Monroe

Gaurav Parab
“The poor are not allowed to own thoughts, he told his young son.”
Gaurav Parab, Rustom and the Last Storyteller of Almora

Karan Mahajan
“Why do the poor refuse to give an accurate picture of their suffering?”
Karan Mahajan, The Association of Small Bombs

“The less fortunate will never have what they need until we who are more fortunate realize how little we require to be happy.”
James Castleton, MD, Mending of a Broken Heart

“I am here not to save money but to make more of it to empower the people and make the world a better place.”
Saminu Kanti

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