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In a country well governed poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed wealth is something to be ashamed of.

Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.
At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.
Mockery is often the result of a poverty of wit.
When ever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither is safe.
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
If the rich could hire other people to die for them, the poor could make a wonderful living.
Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.
I worked myself up from nothing to extreme poverty.
Poor is the man who does not know his own intrinsic worth and tends to measure everything by relative value. A man of financial wealth who values himself by his financial net worth is poorer than a poor man who values himself by his intrinsic self worth.
You don't seem to realize that a poor person who is unhappy is in a better position than a rich person who is unhappy. Because the poor person has hope. He thinks money would help.
A man who has nothing can whistle in a robber's face.
Do not ask the name of the person who seeks a bed for the night. He who is reluctant to give his name is the one who most needs shelter.
Oh, God! that bread should be so dear! And flesh and blood so cheap!
That the poor are invisible is one of the most important things about them. They are not simply neglected and forgotten as in the old rhetoric of reform; what is much worse, they are not seen.
Four specters haunt the Poor -- Old Age, Accident, Sickness and Unemployment. We are going to exorcise them. We are going to drive hunger from the hearth. We mean to banish the workhouse from the horizon of every workman in the land.
I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life.
What is the matter with the poor is poverty; what is the matter with the rich is uselessness.

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