(?)
Quotes are added by the Goodreads community and are not verified by Goodreads. (Learn more)
George Orwell

“People are wrong when they think that an unemployed man only worries about losing his wages; on the contrary, an illiterate man, with the work habit in his bones, needs work even more than he needs money. An educated man can put up with enforced idleness, which is one of the worst evils of poverty. But a man like Paddy, with no means of filling up time, is as miserable out of work as a dog on the chain. That is why it is such nonsense to pretend that those who have 'come down in the world' are to be pitied above all others.
The man who really merits pity is the man who has been down from the start,
and faces poverty with a blank, resourceless mind.”


George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London
Read more quotes from George Orwell


Share this quote:
Share on Twitter

Friends Who Liked This Quote


To see what your friends thought of this quote, please sign up!

91 likes
All Members Who Liked This Quote



This Quote Is From

Down and Out in Paris and London Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
75,977 ratings, average rating, 5,081 reviews
Open Preview

Browse By Tag