Quotes of Begging

“ I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. ”

- Bible

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

- Doris Lessing

“ Children make you want to start life over. ”

- Anonymous

“ I know for a fact that if there's a role which I am suited for, I'll be signed on. I'll never go begging. ”

- Aishwarya Rai

“ I would willingly stand at street corners, hat in hand, begging passers-by to drop their unused minutes into it. ”

- Bernard Berenson

“ I'm demanding to be prosecuted. I'm begging to be prosecuted for perjury. ”

- George Galloway

“ I make this question, whether, since they do all live by begging... it were not better for the state to keep them. ”

- William Petty

“ We were begging for more resources, and you know, eventually, we got enough resources. It just took more days than we wanted it to take. ”

- Kathleen Blanco

“ If you just sit around praying, nothing gets done. ”

- Nora Roberts

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

- Robert Burton

“ Better a living beggar than a buried emperor. ”

- Jean de La Fontaine

“ Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes

“ Superstition, idolatry and hypocrisy have ample wages, but the truth goes begging. ”

- Martin Luther

“ As for begging, it is safer to beg than to take, but it is finer to take than to beg. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ I used to discuss with my brother ways and means of becoming martyrs, and we agreed to go together to the land of the Moors, begging our way for the love of God, so that we might be beheaded there. I believe that our Lord had given us courage enough even at that tender age, if only we could have seen a way… ”

- Saint Teresa Of Avila
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