Quotes of Beggary

“ Better a living beggar than a buried emperor. ”

- Jean de La Fontaine

“ Borrowing is not much better than begging; just as lending with interest is not much better than stealing. ”

- Doris Lessing

“ Set a beggar on horseback, and he will ride a gallop. ”

- Robert Burton

“ Homer himself must beg if he want means, and as by report sometimes he did "go from door to door and sing ballads, with a company of boys about him. ”

- Robert Burton

“ Set a beggar on horse backe, they saie, and hee will neuer alight. ”

- Robert Greene

“ It needs not nor it boots thee not, proud queen, Unless the adage must be verified, That beggars mounted run their horse to death. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ I see, sir, you are liberal in offers. You taught me first to beg, and now methinks You teach me how a beggar should be answered. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ To get thine ends, lay bashfulness aside; Who fears to ask, doth teach to be deny'd. ”

- Robert Herrick

“ A beggar through the world am I, From place to place I wander by. Fill up my pilgrim's scrip for me, For Christ's sweet sake and charity. ”

- James Russell Lowell

“ Beggar that I am, I am even poor in thanks, but I thank you; and sure, dear friends, my thanks are too dear a halfpenny. ”

- William Shakespeare
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