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A. G. Mojtabai Quotes and Sayings
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What staggers me is not the persistence of illusion,
but the persistence of the world in the face of illusion.
- A. G. Mojtabai

The poor North has much to do with slavery.
It staggers under its load and smarts under its lash.
- Gerrit Smith

The thought of a limit to perceptual space and time staggers the mind.
- Muhammed Iqbal

I realize I'm a very lucky man.
I love what I do, I love films, TV and theatre,
and the fact that I'm able to make a living at it staggers me.
- Eric Stoltz

 

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor PHOTO

Who, being loved, is poor?
- Oscar Wilde

A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.
- W. C. Fields PHOTO

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Let us touch the dying, the poor,
the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received
and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work.
- Mother Teresa

I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colors.
I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and
am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.
- Winston Churchill

Outer show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
- Aesop

No one has ever become poor by giving.
- Anne Frank

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

We are rich only through what we give,
and poor only through what we refuse.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When life is too easy for us, we must beware
or we may not be ready to meet the blows
which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

But, alas!
what poor Woman is ever taught that she should have
a higher Design than to get her a Husband?
- Mary Astell

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
- Henry Ford

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem,
it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
- David Friedman

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself.
Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor
for helping us to love God better because of them.
- Mother Teresa

We who are liberal and progressive know that the poor
are our equals in every sense except that of being equal to us.
- Lionel Trilling

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
- Lewis Carroll

When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense.
I just use the money for the poor.
I can't stop to count it.
- Evita Peron

Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike.
Each has their suffering.
Some suffer too much, others too little.
- The Buddha

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
- Francis Bacon

No society can surely be flourishing and happy,
of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
- Adam Smith

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

The poor don't know that their function in life is
to exercise our generosity.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Jesus preached more and taught more
about helping the poor and the sick and the hungry
than he did about heaven and hell.
Shouldn't that tell us something?
- John Grisham

The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans
is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt,
too.
- Oscar Levant

We approach people the same way we approach our cars.
We take the poor kid to a doctor and ask,
What's wrong with him, how much will it cost,
and when can I pick him up?
- James Hillman

Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
- Wallace Stevens

To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the reach and power of every man.
Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole.
- Charles Edwards

Far better is it to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs,
even though chequered by failure,
than to take rank with those poor spirits
who neither enjoy much nor suffer much,
because they live in the grey twilight
that knows not victory or defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

I love this work I do.
It's a privilege to serve the poor.
- Bono

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

I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
- Pablo Picasso

I try to give to the poor people for love
what the rich could get for money.
No, I wouldn't touch a leper for a thousand pounds;
yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.
- Mother Teresa

A person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it,
then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas.
- Evita Peron

Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.
- Euripides

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

I don't think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good.
I think of myself as somebody who from an early age
knew I was responsible for myself,
and I had to make good.
- Oprah Winfrey

To pay out millions upon millions of dollars in bonuses for incomplete work,
poor performance, and unacceptable products is the
height of government waste and mismanagement.
- Jim Gibbons

I decided, if I'm going to be poor and black and all,
the least thing I'm going to do is to try and find out who I am.
I created everything about me.
- Ornette Coleman

No man is poor who does not think himself so.
But if in a full fortune with impatience he desires more,
he proclaims his wants and his beggarly condition.
- Jeremy Taylor

In 1970 I realized that there was negligible risk from
x-rays but many radiographs had poor image quality
so that the risk from a false negative was significant.
- John Cameron

Is it right to shoot the poor prostitute or a woman
who is unfaithful to her husband,
or a man who loves another man?
- Oriana Fallaci

Religion without humanity is very poor human stuff.
- Sojourner Truth

It is clear that the pharmaceutical industry is not,
by any stretch of the imagination, doing enough to
ensure that the poor have access to adequate medical care.
- Paul Farmer

The poor have to labour in the face of the majestic equality of the law,
which forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges,
to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
- Anatole France

If the work is poor, the public taste will soon do it justice.
And the author, reaping neither glory nor fortune,
will learn by hard experience how to correct his mistakes.
- Jacques-Louis David

I teach at Eastern University, which is highly committed
to doing work among the poor and the oppressed peoples of the world.
We have a special commitment to the city.
- Tony Campolo

The tax code is not the only area where the administration
is helping the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
It has spent $155 billion for an unnecessary war driven by fear.
- Dennis Kucinich

Without greater support for childcare,
parents of young children may be forced to choose cheaper,
poor quality care for their children or fail to provide it entirely.
- Tim Johnson

The seminaries must be like the churches' poor relations,
prolonging their existence with austerity.
- Abraham Kuyper

The Christian Democrats always made you feel like the poor relation.
- Helmut Kohl

I contend that, in spite of all that might be said about Watergate,
Richard Nixon was good for the poor people of America.
- Tony Campolo

I thank fate for having made me born poor.
Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life.
- Anatole France

The poor dog, in life the firmest friend.
The first to welcome, foremost to defend.
- Lord Byron

The whole world knows that His glory has not been spread by force and weapons,
but by poor fishermen.
- Girolamo Savonarola

Taxing poor families runs counter to decades of effort
to help people lift themselves out of poverty through work.
- Nicholas Johnson

For humble individuals like myself, there is one poor comfort,
which is this, viz.
that gout, unlike any other disease,
kills more rich men than poor,
more wise men than simple.
- Thomas Sydenham

Dependency arguments often come from elites -
either aid agencies or governments -
and say something about attitudes to poor people.
- Paul Harvey

I don't know how the poor farmers deal with such situations in real life.
It's really sad.
- Sanjay Dutt

Hazard not your wealth on a poor man's advice.
- Don J. Manuel

No matter how poor my eyes are I can still talk.
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action,
and we have trusted only to rhetoric.
If we are really to be a great nation,
we must not merely talk; we must act big.
- Theodore Roosevelt

A self-taught man usually has a poor teacher and a worse student.
- Henny Youngman

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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