Quotes of Destitute

“ I've never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is only a temporary situation. ”

- Mike Todd

“ Charity separates the rich from the poor; aid raises the needy and sets him on the same level with the rich. ”

- Eva Peron

“ It's up to us to accept our circumstances, to make the most of our possibilities. Until we face the facts, we won't change them. ”

- Alexandra Stoddard

“ I know a fellow who's as broke as the Ten Commandments. ”

- John Marquand

“ The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever. ”

- Bible

“ He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. ”

- Bible

“ He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. ”

- The Holy Bible

“ If we be empty and poor, it is not because God's hand is straitened, but ours is not opened. ”

- Thomas Manton

“ If everyone would take only according to his needs and would leave the surplus to the needy, no one would be rich, no one poor, no one in misery. ”

- St. Basil

“ Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. ”

- Bible

“ A person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it, then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion. ”

- Liberty Hyde Bailey

“ I have never felt bereft of anything. ”

- Ben Kingsley

“ Television is the literature of the illiterate, the culture of the low-brow, the wealth of the poor, the privilege of the underprivileged, the exclusive club of the excluded masses. ”

- Lee Loevinger

“ I don't think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good. ”

- Oprah Winfrey

“ He is poor indeed that can promise nothing. ”

- Thomas Fuller

“ Being broke is a temporary situation. Being poor is a state of mind. ”

- Mike Todd

“ Forgetfulness. A gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscience. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ FRIENDLESS, adj. Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense. ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ There is no credulity so eager and blind as the credulity of covetness, which, in its universal extent, measures the moral misery and the intellectual destitution of mankind. ”

- Joseph Conrad

“ Avarice is as destitute of what it has as poverty is of what it has not. ”

- Publilius Syrus

“ Giving a few dollars to a blind beggar or a destitute orphan may be characterized as charity; a large gift of money to an educational institution or a symphony orchestra is philanthropy. ”

- Carl Bakal

“ He will regard the prayer of the destitute. ”

- The Holy Bible

“ Woe to those who pray but are heedless in their prayer, who make a show of piety and give no alms to the destitute. ”

- The Koran

“ What we have found in this country, and maybe we're more aware of it now, is one problem that we've had, even in the best of times, and that is the people who are sleeping on the grates, the homeless, you might say, by choice. ”

- Ronald Reagan

“ I used to think I was poor. Then they told me I wasn't poor, I was needy. Then they told me it was self-defeating to think of myself as needy. I was deprived. (Oh not deprived but rather underprivileged.) Then they told me that underprivileged was overused… ”

- Jules Feiffer

“ The man who believes he can do something is probably right, and so is the man who believes he can t. Anonymous I don't think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as someone who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good. ”

- Oprah Winfrey

“ We reveal the fullness of our devotion to individualism by keeping it as a reward for full participation in society. For the prisoner, the chronically ill, the bedridden old and the destitute, we reserve the forced collective life. ”

- Elaine Cumming

“ INADMISSIBLE, adj. Not competent to be considered. Said of certain kinds of testimony which juries are supposed to be unfit to be entrusted with, and which judges, therefore, rule out, even of proceedings before themselves alone. Hearsay evidence is inadmissible because the person quoted was unsworn and is not before the court for examination; yet most momentous actions, military, political, commercial and of every other kind, are daily undertaken on hearsay evidence… ”

- Ambrose Bierce

“ MAD, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence; not conforming to standards of thought, speech and action derived by the conformants from study of themselves; at odds with the majority; in short, unusual. It is noteworthy that persons are pronounced mad by officials destitute of evidence that themselves are sane… ”

- Ambrose Bierce
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