James Wood, comp. Dictionary of Quotations. 1899.
Play not for gain to Poverty wants
Play not for gain, but sport.George Herbert.
Play, that is, activity, not pleasures, will keep children cheerful.Jean Paul.
Play the man.George Herbert.
Pleasant tastes depend, not on the things themselves, but their agreeableness to this or that particular palate.Locke.
Pleasant words are as an honeycomb; sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.Bible.
Pleas’d with a rattle, tickl’d with a straw.Pope.
Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.Othello, ii. 3.
Pleasure and pain, though directly opposite, are yet so contrived by nature as to be constant companions.Charron.
Pleasure and revenge / Have ears more deaf than adders to the voice / Of any true decision.Troil. and Cress., ii. 2.
Pleasure and sympathy in things is all that is real and again produces reality; all else is empty and vain.Goethe.
Pleasure can be supported by illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.Chamfort.
Pleasure is a wanton trout; / An ye drink but deep ye’ll find him out.Burns.
Pleasure is far sweeter as a recreation than a business.R. D. Hitchcock.
Pleasure is nothing else but the intermission of pain, the enjoying of something I am in great trouble for till I get it.John Selden.
Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil.Plato.
Pleasure is the reflex of unimpeded energy.Sir W. Hamilton.
Pleasure itself is painful at bottom.Montaigne.
Pleasure of every kind quickly satisfies.Burke.
Pleasure preconceived and preconcerted ends in disappointment; but disappointment, when it involves neither shame nor loss, is as good as success; for it supplies as many images to the mind, and as many topics to the tongue.Johnson.
Pleasure soon exhausts us, and itself also but endeavour never does.Jean Paul.
Pleasure which cannot be obtained but by unreasonable and unsuitable expense, must always end in pain.Johnson.
Pleasure which must be enjoyed at the expense of another’s pain, can never be such as a worthy mind can fully delight in.Johnson.
Pleasure’s couch is virtue’s grave.Duganne.
Pleasures are like poppies spread, / You seize the flower, its bloom is shed; / Or, like the snowflake in the river, / A moment white, then melts for ever.Burns.
Pleasures lie thickest where no pleasures seem; / There’s not a leaf that falls upon the ground / But holds some joy of silence or of sound, / Some sprite begotten of a summer dream.Blanchard.
Pleasures waste the spirits more than pains.Zimmermann.
Pledges taken of faithless minds, / I hold them but as the idle winds / Heard and forgot.Dr. Walter Smith.
Plenty, and peace, breeds cowards; hardness ever of hardiness is mother.Cymbeline, iii. 6.
Plenty makes dainty.Scotch Proverb.
[Greek]—The half (i.e., well used) is more than the whole (i.e., abused).Hesiod.
Plerique enim lacrimas fundunt ut ostendant; et toties siccos oculos habent, quoties spectator definit—Many shed tears merely for show; and have their eyes quite dry whenever there is no one to observe them.Seneca.
Plerumque modestus / Occupat obscuri speciem, taciturnus acerbi—Usually the modest man passes for a reserved man, the silent for a sullen one.Horace.
Ploratur lacrymis amissa pecunia veris—The loss of money is bewailed with unaffected tears.Juvenal.
Ploravere suis non respondere favorem / Speratum meritis—They lamented that their merits did not meet with the gratitude they hoped for.Horace.
Plough deep while sluggards sleep.Franklin.
Plough or not plough, you must pay your rent.Proverb.
Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.Goethe.
Plura faciunt homines e consuetudine quam e ratione—Men do more things from custom than from reason.
Plura sunt quæ nos terrent, quam quæ premunt; et sæpius opinione quam re laboramus—There are more things to alarm than to harm us, and we suffer much oftener in apprehension than reality.Seneca.
Plures adorant solem orientem quam occidentem—More do homage to the rising sun than the setting one.Proverb.
Plures crapula quam gladius—Excess kills more than the sword.Proverb.
Plurima mortis imago—Death in very many a form.Virgil.
Plurima sunt quæ / Non audent homines pertusa dicere læna—There are very many things that men, when their cloaks have got holes in them, dare not say.Juvenal.
Pluris est oculatus testis unus quam auriti decem. / Qui audiunt, audita dicunt: qui vident, plane sciunt—One eye-witness is better than ten from mere hearsay. Hearers can only tell what they heard. Those who see, know exactly.Plautus.
Plus aloes quam mellis habet—She has more of the aloe than the honey.Juvenal.
Plus dolet quam necesse est, qui ante dolet quam necesse est—He who grieves before it is necessary, grieves more than is necessary.
Plus etenim fati valet hora benigni / Quam si nos Veneris commendet epistola Marti—A moment of smiling fortune is of more avail (to a soldier) than if he were recommended to Mars by an epistle from Venus.Juvenal.
Plus fait douceur que violence—Gentleness does more than violence.La Fontaine.
Plus impetus, majorem constantiam, penes miseros—We find greater violence and more perseverance among the wretched.Tacitus.
Plus in amicitia valet similitudo morum quam affinitas—Similarity of manners conduces more to friendship than relationship.Cornelius Nepos.
Plus in posse quam in actu—More in possibility than actuality.
Plus je vis l’étranger, plus j’aimai ma patrie—The more I saw of foreign countries, the more I loved my own.De Belloy.
Plus on approche des grands hommes, plus on trouve qu’ils sont hommes—The nearer one approaches to great persons, the more one sees that they are but men.La Bruyère.
Plus on lui ôte, plus il est grand—The more you take from him, the greater he is.Quoted by Emerson.
Plus ratio quam vis cæca valere solet—Reason can generally effect more than blind force.Gallus.
Plus salis quam sumptus—More taste than expense.Cornelius Nepos.
Plus une pierre est jétée de haut, plus elle fait d’impression où elle tombe—The greater the height from which a stone is cast, the greater the impression on the spot where it falls.French. (?)
Plus vetustis nam favet / Invidia mordax, quam bonis præsentibus—Stinging envy is more merciful to good things that are old than such as are new.Phædrus.
Plutarch warns young men that it is well to go for a light to another man’s fire, but by no means to tarry by it, instead of kindling a torch of their own.John Morley.
Plutôt une défaite au Rhin que l’abandon du Pape!—Rather a defeat on the Rhine than abandon the Pope.Louis Napoleon to the proposal to buy the allegiance of Italy against Germany by the sacrifice of Rome.
Poco dâno espanta, y mucho amansa—A little loss alarms one, a great loss tames one down.Spanish Proverb.
Poem (a) is a thought so passionate and alive, that, like the spirit of a plant or an animal, it has an architecture of its own, and adorns nature with a new thing.Emerson.
Poems that are great, books that are great, all of them, if you search the first foundation of their greatness, have been veridical, the truest they could get to be.Carlyle.
Poesie ist tiefes Schmerzen, / Und es kommt das echte Lied / Einzig aus dem Menschenherzen / Das ein tiefes Leid durchglüht—Poetry is deep pain, and the genuine song issues only from the human heart through which a deep sorrow glows.Justin Kerner.
Poesy is love’s chosen apostle, and the very almoner of God. She is the home of the outcast, and the wealth of the needy.Lowell.
Poesy is of so subtle a spirit, that in pouring out of one language into another it will evaporate.Denham.
Poeta nascitur, non fit—A poet is born, not made.Law.
Poetica surgit / Tempestas—A storm is gathering in the poetic world.Juvenal.
Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.Plato.
Poetry creates life.Fred. W. Robertson.
Poetry has given me the habit of wishing to discover the good and the beautiful in all that meets and surrounds me.Coleridge.
Poetry implies the whole truth, philosophy expresses a particle of it.Thoreau.
Poetry incorporates those spirits which, like angels, can never assume the body of an outward act; and sheds the perfume of those flowers which spring up but never bear any seed.Jean Paul.
Poetry interprets in two ways: by expressing with magical felicity the physiognomy and movements of the outer world; and by expressing with inward conviction the ideas and laws of the inward.Matthew Arnold.
Poetry is a spirit, not disembodied, but in the flesh, so as to affect the senses of living men.Stedman.
Poetry is always a personal interpretation of life.H. W. Mabie.
Poetry is an art, the easiest to dabble in, and the hardest in which to reach true excellence.Stedman.
Poetry is an attempt man makes to render his existence harmonious.Carlyle.
Poetry is faith.Emerson.
Poetry is inestimable as a lonely faith, a lonely protest in the uproar of atheism.Emerson.
Poetry is inspiration; has in it a certain spirituality and divinity which no dissecting knife will discover; arises in the most secret and most sacred region of man’s soul, as it were in our Holy of Holies; and as for external things, depends only on such as can operate in that region; among which it will be found that Acts of Parliament and the state of Smithfield Markets nowise play the chief parts.Carlyle.
Poetry is music in words, and music is poetry in sound; both excellent sauce, but they have lived and died poor that made them their meal.Fuller.
Poetry is musical thought, thought of a mind that has penetrated into the inmost heart of a thing, detected the melody that lies hidden in it,… the heart of Nature being everywhere music, if you can only reach it.Carlyle.
Poetry is only born after painful journeys into the vast regions of thought.Balzac.
Poetry is right royal. It puts the individual for the species, the one above the infinite many.Hazlitt.
Poetry is something to make us wiser and better by continually revealing those types of beauty and truth which God has set in all men’s souls.Lowell.
Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows and of lending existence to nothing.Burke.
Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth by calling imagination to the help of reason.Johnson.
Poetry is the breath and finer spirit of all knowledge; it is the impassioned expression which is the countenance of all science.Wordsworth.
Poetry is the exquisite expression of exquisite impressions.Joseph Roux.
Poetry is the first and last of all knowledge—it is as immortal as the heart of man.Wordsworth.
Poetry is the key to the hieroglyphics of nature.Hare.
Poetry is the language of feeling.W. Winter.
Poetry is the morning dream of great minds.Lamartine.
Poetry is the music of the soul; and, above all, of great and feeling souls.Voltaire.
Poetry is the offspring of the rarest beauty, begot by imagination upon thought, and clad by taste and fancy in habiliments of grace.Simms.
Poetry is the only verity, the expression of a sound mind speaking after the ideal, and not after the apparent.Emerson.
Poetry is the perpetual endeavour to express the spirit of the thing; to pass the brute body, and search the life and reason which cause it to exist; to see that the object is always flowing away, whilst the spirit or necessity which causes it subsists.Emerson.
Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.Shelley.
Poetry is the utterance of truth,—deep, heartfelt truth. The true poet is very near the oracle.Chapin.
Poetry is the worst mask in the world behind which folly and stupidity could attempt to hide their features.Bryant.
Poetry itself is strength and joy, whether it be crowned by all mankind, or left alone in its own magic hermitage.J. Sterling.
Poetry must first be good sense, though it is something better.Quoted by Emerson.
Poetry ought to go straight to the heart, because it has come from the heart; and aim at the man in the citizen, and not the citizen in the man.Schiller.
Poetry says more and in fewer words than prose.Voltaire.
Poetry should be great and unobtrusive.Keats.
Poetry should be vital, either stirring our blood by its divine movements, or snatching our breath by its divine perfection.A. Birrell.
Poetry uses the rainbow tints for special effects, but always keeps its essential object in the purest white light of truth.Holmes.
Poetry was given to us to hide the little discords of life and to make man contented with the world and his condition.Goethe.
Poetry, were it the rudest, so it be sincere, is the attempt which man makes to render his existence harmonious, the utmost he can do for that end; it springs therefore from his whole feelings, opinions, activity, and takes its character from these. It may be called the music of the whole inner being.Carlyle.
Poets and heroes are of the same race; the latter do what the former conceive.Lamartine.
Poets and painters ha’e leave to lee.Scotch Proverb.
Poets are all who love, who feel great truths, and tell them.Bailey.
Poets are liberating gods; they are free and make free.Emerson.
Poets are natural sayers, sent into the world for the end of expression.Emerson.
Poets are never young in one sense. Their delicate ear hears the far-off whispers of eternity, which coarser souls must travel towards for scores of years before their dull sense is touched by them. A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.Holmes.
Poets are the hierophants of an unapprehended inspiration, the mirrors of the gigantic shadows which futurity casts upon the present.Schiller.
Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.Disraeli.
Poets lose half the praise they should have got, / Could it be known what they discreetly blot.Waller.
Poets of old date, being privileged with senses, had also enjoyed external Nature; but chiefly as we enjoy the crystal cup which holds good or bad liquor for us; that is to say, in silence, or with slight incidental commentary; never, as I compute, till after the “Sorrows of Werter” was there man found who would say: Come, let us make a description: Having drunk the liquor, Come, let us eat the glass.Carlyle.
Poets should be lawgivers; that is, the boldest lyric inspiration should not chide and insult, but should announce and lead the civil code, the day’s work.Emerson.
Poets should turn philosophers in age, as Pope did. We are apt to grow chilly when we sit out our fire.Sterne.
Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.Plato.
Point d’argent, point de Suisse—No money, no Swiss.French Proverb.
Policy sits above conscience.Timon of Athens, iii. 2.
Polished steel will not shine in the dark; no more can reason, however refined, shine efficaciously but as it reflects the fight of Divine truth shed from heaven.John Foster.
Politeness is benevolence in small things. (?)
Politeness is real kindness kindly expressed.Witherspoon.
Politeness is the flower of humanity.Joubert.
Politeness is to goodness what words are to thoughts.Joubert.
Politeness makes a man appear outwardly as he should be within.La Bruyère.
Political liberty is to be found only in moderate governments.Montesquieu.
Politicians think that by stopping up the chimney they can stop its smoking. They try the experiment; they drive the smoke back, and there is more smoke than ever.Borne.
Politics is a deleterious profession, like some poisonous handicrafts.Emerson.
Politics is the science of exigencies.Theodore Parker.
[Greek]—Much may happen between the cup and the lip.Greek.
[Greek]—Many dread powers exist, and no one more so than man.Sophocles.
Pompa mortis magis terret quam mors ipsa—The solemnity associated with death awes us more than death itself.
[Greek]—Man is an air-bubble.Greek Proverb.
Ponamus nimios gemitus; flagrantior æquo / Non debet dolor esse viri, nec vulnere major—Let us dismiss excessive laments; a man’s grief should not be immoderate, nor greater than the wound received.Juvenal.
Ponderanda sunt testimonia, non numeranda—Testimonies are to be weighed, not counted.
Pone seram, cohibe; sed quis custodiet ipsos / Custodes? cauta est, et ab illis incipit uxor—Fasten the bolt and restrain her; but who is to watch over the watchers themselves? The wife is cunning, and will begin with them.Juvenal.
Pons asinorum—The asses’ bridge.The Fifth Proposition in the First Book of Euclid.
Ponto nox incubat atra, / Intonuere poli et crebris micat ignibus æther—Black night sits brooding on the deep; the heavens thunder, and the ether gleams with incessant flashes.Virgil.
Poor and content is rich and rich enough; / But riches fineless is as poor as winter / To him that ever fears he shall be poor.Othello, iii. 3.
Poor folk hae neither ony kindred nor ony freends.Scotch Proverb.
Poor folk seek meat for their stomachs, and rich folks stomachs for their meat.Scotch Proverb.
Poor folks are glad of porridge.Scotch Proverb.
Poor folks must say “Thank ye” for little.Proverb.
Poor folk’s wisdom goes for little.Dutch Proverb.
Poor in abundance, famished at a feast, man’s grief is but his grandeur in disguise, and discontent is immortality.Young.
Poor is the triumph o’er the timid hare.Thomson.
Poor love is lost in men’s capacious minds; / In women’s it fills all the room it finds.John Crowne.
Poor men do penance for rich men’s sins.Italian Proverb.
Poor men, when Yule is cold, / Must be content to sit by little fires.Tennyson.
Poor men’s tables are soon placed.Proverb.
Poor naked wretches, wheresoe’er you are, / That bide the pelting of this pitiless storm, / How shall your houseless heads and unfed sides, / Your looped and windowed raggedness, defend you / From seasons such as these? O I have ta’en / Too little care of this!King Lear, iii. 2.
Poor tenant bodies, scant o’ cash, / How they maun thole (bear) a factor’s snash; / He’ll stamp and threaten, curse and swear, / He’ll apprehend them, poind their gear; / While they maun (must) stan’, wi’ aspect humble, / An’ hear it a’, and fear and tremble!Burns.
Poor the raiment you may wear, / Scanty fare at best be thine; / Let the soul within be clothed / With a majesty divine.M. W. Wood.
Poor though I am, despised, forgot, / Yet God, my God, forgets me not; / And he is safe, and must succeed, / For whom the Lord vouchsafes to plead.Cowper.
Poor, wandering, wayward man! Art thou not tired, and beaten with stripes, even as I am? Ever, whether thou bear the royal mantle or the beggar’s gaberdine, art thou so weary, so heavy-laden; and thy bed of rest is but a grave.Carlyle.
Poor when I have, poor when I haven’t, poor will I ever be.Gaelic Proverb.
Poortith (poverty) is better than pride.Scotch Proverb.
Popular glory is a perfect coquette; her lovers must toil, feel every inquietude, indulge every caprice, and perhaps at last be jilted into the bargain.Goldsmith.
Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.Carlyle.
Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth.J. S. Mill.
Popularity is a blaze of illumination, or alas! of conflagration, kindled round a man; showing what is in him; not putting the smallest item more into him; often abstracting much from him; conflagrating the poor man himself into ashes and “caput mortuum.”Carlyle.
Populus me sibilat; at mihi plaudo / Ipse domi, simul ac nummos contemplor in arca—The people hiss me; but I applaud myself at home as soon as I gaze upon the coins in my chest.Horace, for the miser.
Populus vult decipi; decipiatur—The people wish to be deceived; then let them.
Por mucho madrugar, no amanéce mas aina—Early rising does not make the day dawn sooner.Spanish Proverb.
Porcus Epicuri—A pig of Epicurus.
Porro unum est necessarium—But one thing is needful.Motto.
Porte fermée, le diable s’en va—The devil goes away when he sees a shut door.Proverb.
Portrait-painting may be to the painter what the practical knowledge of the world is to the poet, provided he considers it as a school by which he is to acquire the means of perfection in his art, and not as the object of that perfection.Burke.
Portraiture is the basis and the touchstone of historic painting.Schlegel.
Positive happiness is constitutional and incapable of increase; misery is artificial, and generally proceeds from our folly.Goldsmith.
Positiveness is a good quality for preachers and orators, because whoever would obtrude his thoughts and reasons upon a multitude, will convince others the more as he appears convinced himself.Swift.
Posse comitatus—The power of the county, which the sheriff has the power to raise in certain cases.Law.
Possession is nine-tenths of the law.Proverb.
Possession of land implies the duty of living on it, and by it, if there is enough to live on; then … if there is more land than enough for one’s self, the duty of making it fruitful and beautiful for as many more as can live on it.Ruskin.
Possunt quia posse videntur—They are able because they look as if they were.Virgil.
Post bellum auxilium—Aid after the war is over.
Post cineres gloria sera venit—Glory comes too late after one is reduced to ashes.Martial.
Post epulas stabis vel passus mille meabis—After eating, you should either stand or walk a mile.Proverb.
Post equitem sedet atra cura—Behind the horseman sits dark care.Horace.
Post hoc; ergo propter hoc—After this; therefore on account of this.A logical fallacy.
Post mediam noctem visus quum somnia vera—He appeared to me in vision after midnight, when dreams are true.Horace.
Post nubila Phœbus—After clouds the sun.Motto.
Post prælia præmia—After battle rewards.Motto.
Post tenebras lux—After darkness light.Motto.
Post tot naufragia portum—After so many shipwrecks we reach port.Motto.
Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness, when bequeathed by those who, when alive, would part with nothing.Colton.
Postulata—Things admitted; postulates.
Pot! don’t call the kettle black.Proverb.
Potatoes don’t grow by the side of the pot.Proverb.
Potentissimus est, qui se habet in potestate—He is the most powerful who has himself in his power.Seneca.
Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and poor man has a grudge against poor man, and poet against poet.Hesiod.
[Greek]—Where I may stand, and plant my lever.Archimedes.
Pound an almond, and the clear white colour will be altered into a dirty one, and the sweet taste into an oily one.Locke.
Pour avoir du goût, il faut avoir de l’âme—To have taste, one must have some soul.Vauvenargues.
Pour bien connaître un homme il faut avoir mangé un boisseau de sel avec lui—To know a man well, one must have eaten a bushel of salt with him.French Proverb.
Pour bien désirer—To desire good.Motto.
Pour bien instruire, il ne faut pas dire tout ce qu’on sait, mais seulement ce qui convient à ceux qu’on instruit—To teach successfully we must not tell all we know, but only what is adapted to the pupil we are teaching.La Harpe.
Pour comble de bonheur—As the height of happiness.French.
Pour connaître le prix de l’argent, il faut être obligé d’en emprunter—To know the value of money, a man has only to borrow.French Proverb.
Pour connaître les autres, il faut se connaître soi-même—To know other people one must know one’s self.French Proverb.
Pour couper court—To cut the matter short.French.
Pour dompter les anglais, / Il faut bâtir un pont / Sur le Pas-de-Calais—To conquer the English one must build a bridge over the Straits of Dover.A French song.
Pour encourager les autres—To encourage the rest to go and do likewise.French.
Pour être assez bon, il faut l’être trop—To be good enough, one must be too good.French Proverb.
Pour exécuter de grandes choses il faut vivre comme si on ne devait jamais mourir—To achieve great things a man should so live as if he were never to die.La Rochefoucauld.
Pour faire de l’esprit—To play the wit.French.
Pour faire rire—To excite laughter.French.
Pour faire un bon ménage il faut que l’homme soit sourd et la femme aveugle—To live happily together the husband must be deaf and the wife blind.French Proverb.
Pour forth thy fervours for a healthful mind, / Obedient passions, and a will resigned; / For love, which scarce collective man can fill; / For patience, sovereign o’er transmuted ill; / For faith, that, panting for a happier seat, / Counts death kind Nature’s signal of retreat.Johnson.
Pour grands que soient les rois, ils sont ce que nous sommes; / Ils peuvent se tromper comme les autres hommes—However great kings may be, they are what we are; they may be deceived like other men.Corneille.
Pour l’ordinaire la fortune nous vend bien chèrement, ce qu’on croit qu’elle nous donne—Fortune usually sells us very dear what we fancy she is giving us.French.
Pour parvenir à bonne foy—To succeed honourably.Motto.
Pour qui ne les croit pas, il n’est pas de prodiges—There are no miracles for those who have no faith in them.French.
Pour ranger le loup, il faut le marier—To tame the wolf you must get him married.French Proverb.
Pour savoir quelles étoient véritablement les opinions des hommes, je devois plutôt prendre garde à ce qu’ils pratiquoient qu’à ce qu’ils disoient—To know what men really think, I would pay regard rather to what they do than to what they say.Descartes.
Pour se faire valoir—To make one’s self of consequence.
Pour s’établir dans le monde, on fait tout ce que l’on peut pour y paraître établi—To establish himself in the world a man must do all he can to appear already established.La Rochefoucauld.
Pour soutenir les droits que le ciel autorise, / Abîme tout plutôt; c’est l’esprit de l’église—To maintain your rights granted by Heaven, let everything perish rather than yield; this is the spirit of the Church.Boileau.
Pour tromper un rival l’artifice est permis: / On peut tout employer contre ses ennemis—We may employ artifice to deceive a rival, anything against our enemies.Richelieu.
Pour un plaisir mille douleurs—For a single pleasure a thousand pains.French Proverb.
Pour y parvenir—To carry your point.Motto.
Povertà non ha parenti—Poor people have no relations.Italian Proverb.
Poverty and hunger have many learned disciples.German Proverb.
Poverty breeds strife.Proverb.
Poverty breeds wealth, and wealth in its turn breeds poverty. The earth to form the mould is taken out of the ditch; and whatever may be the height of the one will be the depth of the other.Hare.
Poverty consists in feeling poor.Emerson.
Poverty ever comes at the call.Goldsmith.
Poverty has no greater foe than bashfulness.Proverb.
Poverty, incessant drudgery, and much worse evils, it has often been the lot of poets and wise men to strive with, and their glory to conquer.Carlyle.
Poverty is but as the pain of piercing the ears of a maiden, and you hang jewels in the wound.Jean Paul.
Poverty is in want of much, avarice of everything.Publius Syrus.
Poverty is no crime and no credit.Proverb.
Poverty is not a shame, but the being ashamed of it is.Proverb.
Poverty is often concealed in splendour, and often in extravagance. It is the care of a great part of mankind to conceal their indigence from the rest. They support themselves by temporary expedients, and every-day is lost in contriving for to-morrow.Johnson.
Poverty is the mither (mother) o’ a’ arts.Scotch Proverb.
Poverty is the only load which is the heavier the more loved ones there are to assist in supporting it.Jean Paul.
Poverty is the reward of idleness.Dutch Proverb.
Poverty makes people satirical—soberly, sadly, bitterly satirical.H. Friswell.
Poverty of soul is irreparable.Montesquieu.
Poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue. It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.Ben. Franklin.
Poverty palls the most generous spirits; it cows industry and casts resolution itself into despair.Addison.
Poverty persuades a man to do and suffer everything that he may escape from it.Lucian.
Poverty should engender an honest pride, that it may not lead and tempt us to unworthy actions.Dickens.
Poverty sits by the cradle of all our great men, and rocks them up to manhood.Heine.
Poverty snatches the reins out of the hands of piety.Saadi.
Poverty takes away so many means of doing good, and produces so much inability to resist evil, both natural and moral, that it is by all virtuous means to be avoided.Johnson.
Poverty treads upon the heels of great and unexpected riches.La Bruyère.
Poverty wants some, luxury many, and avarice all things.Cowley.