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Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.

I know a fellow who's as broke as the Ten Commandments.
A man who has nothing can whistle in a robber's face.
It is no disgrace to be poor, but it might as well be.
You lose your manners when you're poor.
Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune, he had not the method of making a fortune.
One of the strangest things about life is that the poor, who need the money the most, are the ones that never have it.
The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.
Anyone who has struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.
The shortest distance between two points is under construction.
If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.
People, like nails, lose their effectiveness when they lose direction and begin to bend.
When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.
Most of us ask for advice when we know the answer but we want a different one.
I worked myself up from nothing to extreme poverty.

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