The Poor And Rich Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About The Poor And Rich

#1. You ultimately judge the civility of a society not by how it treats the rich, the powerful, the protected and the highly esteemed, but by how it treats the poor, the disfavored and the disadvantaged ... - Author: Bryan Stevenson
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#2. I choose kindness ... I will be kind to the poor, for they are alone. Kind to the rich, for they are afraid. And kind to the unkind, for such is how God has treated me - Author: Max Lucado
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#3. I believe there is no one principle which predominates in human nature so much in every stage of life, from the cradle to the grave, in males and females, old and young, black and white, rich and poor, high and low, as this passion for superiority. - Author: David McCullough
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#4. When people complain of the decay of manners they have in mind not the impudent abbreviations of the crowd, but the decline in bowing and scraping and in speaking of one's employer as "the master." What the rich mean by the good manners of the poor is usually not civility, but servility. - Author: Robert Wilson Lynd
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#5. The world has also learned that economic growth, by itself, cannot close the gap between rich and poor. - Author: Dalai Lama XIV
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#6. Our goals can only be achieved with a society that respects and equally protects the rights of every human being, old and young, rich and poor, regardless of gender, color, race, or creed. We must reject the initiation of violence by individuals or government as morally repugnant. - Author: Ron Paul
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#7. Jesus discouraged the accumulation of wealth, worried about its effects on those who had it, and took special pleasure in helping the poor, dedicating his efforts to them. He must have shaken his head at the large gaps between rich and poor throughout ancient Palestine in the first century. - Author: Jay Parini
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#8. To see poor people, their benefits being cut, to see pensions of Americans who have worked like my father, all their lives, and taken away, to see the rich just accumulating more and more wealth. I mean, it seems to me that there has to be a point where you have to say, 'No, this has to stop.' - Author: Henry Giroux
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#9. Sweet Bird of Youth": "The big difference between people is not between the rich and the poor, the good and the evil. The biggest of all differences between people is between those who have had pleasure in love and those who haven't. - Author: Paul Newman
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#10. We have a system of justice in [the US] that treats you much better if you're rich and guilty than if you're poor and innocent. Wealth, not culpability, shapes outcomes. - Author: Bryan Stevenson
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#11. The U.S. should stop garrisoning the globe, subsidizing rich friends, and reconstructing poor enemies. Instead, it's about time Washington focused on defending America and its people. - Author: Doug Bandow
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#12. When you give a feast, do not invite your friends or your rich neighbors, in case they might invite you in return, and you would be repaid," she said, gazing down at her hands on the bar. "Invite the poor, the crippled, the lame and the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. - Author: Gary Whitta
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#13. The rich rob the poor and the poor rob one another. - Author: Sojourner Truth
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#14. I always have to get my U.K. fix, and 'Downton Abbey' is definitely that. I absolutely love period dramas, but this one is particularly appealing - following the ins and outs of aristocracy as well as the interaction between the rich and the poor. - Author: Estelle
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#15. Socrates may have thought himself to be the wisest in Athens, but King Solomon was the wisest in the world. With all his philosophy Socrates died a poor man, and with all his wisdom King Solomon died a rich man. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
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#16. The present assault upon capital is but the beginning. It will be but a stepping-stone to others, larger and more sweeping, till our political contests will become a war of the poor against the rich. - Author: Stephen J. Field
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#17. I told my girls, 'Look at Rihanna: She's one of the biggest pop stars in the world. She's really famous, really powerful, really rich. Yet in every single video she can only wear panties. Poor Rhianna! We'll know when she is properly powerful and successful when we see her in a lovely cardigan.' - Author: Caitlin Moran
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#18. But what should we do when the highborn and wealthy take to crime? Indeed, if a poor man will spend a year in prison for stealing out of hunger, how high would the gallows need to be to hang the rich man who breaks the law out of greed? - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#19. Unquestionably, however, something else is at work, something that cuts deeper into the American psyche. We have a profound hatred of the weak and the poor, and a corresponding groveling terror before the rich and successful, and we're building a bureaucracy to match those feelings. - Author: Matt Taibbi
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#20. Those who eat porridge and those who drink gruel live and die.
Even though the faces change,
porridge eaters and gruel drinkers continue to manifest. - Author: Santosh Lamichhane
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#21. My image of what a city should be - the super-rich and all the poor and desperate and the people who have some kind of a desire. It's a surviving game, people trying to survive on many different levels. - Author: Ai Weiwei
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#22. The poor and the middle class work for money. The rich have money work for them. - Author: Robert T. Kiyosaki
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#23. Rich man and poor move side by side toward the limit of death. - Author: Pindar
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#24. Religion does what philosophy could never do; it shows the equal dealings of Heaven to the happy and the unhappy, and levels all human enjoyments to nearly the same standard. It gives to both rich and poor the same happiness hereafter, and equal hopes to aspire after it. - Author: Oliver Goldsmith
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#25. Fear and guilt are the dark angels that haunt rich men, Khader said to me once. I wasn't sure if that was true, or if he simply wanted it to be true, but I did know from experience that despair and humiliation haunt the poor. - Author: Gregory David Roberts
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#26. The rich aren't happy so they try and get richer thinking it will make a difference. The poor aren't happy. They try and get rich thinking that will make a difference. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#27. They are having quite an argument over Treasury Secretary Mellon's Tax Bill. Mr. Mellon wants to cut the surtax on the rich, and leave it as is on the poor, as there is more poor than rich. I suppose the majority will win. - Author: Will Rogers
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#28. A candidate is a person who gets money from the rich and votes from the poor to protect them from each other. - Author: Stanislaw Lem
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#29. The majestic equality of the law forbids rich and poor alike from pissing in the streets, sleeping under bridges, and stealing bread. - Author: Anatole France
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#30. My aim is to make the poor look rich and the rich look poor. - Author: Vivienne Westwood
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#31. Syldor was not a land of oppressive rules, roles, and labels. Here, love and power were open to, for, and between all; woman or man, rich or poor. What mattered was the sharpness of your mind, the speed of your blade, and the heat of your touch. - Author: Natalia Marx
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#32. I care about a lot of issues. I care about libraries, I care about healthcare, I care about homelessness and unemployment. I care about net neutrality and the steady erosion of our liberties both online and off. I care about the rich/poor divide and the rise of corporate business. - Author: Sara Sheridan
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#33. Experience declares that man is the only animal which devours his own kind; for I can apply no milder term to the governments of Europe, and to the general prey of the rich on the poor. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
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#34. The sins of women and children, domestic servants and the weak, the poor and the ignorant, are the sins of the husbands and fathers, the masters, the strong and the rich and the educated. - Author: Victor Hugo
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#35. Whereas it has long been known and declared that the poor have no right to the property of the rich, I wish it also to be known and declared that the rich have no right to the property of the poor. - Author: John Ruskin
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#36. It's well proved economics that if a country which is rich and a country that is poor come together in global trade, sooner or later the standard of living of the poor country will go up towards that of the rich country. - Author: N. R. Narayana Murthy
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#37. Rich people always had someone to call who could arrange something that the average guy couldn't get done, no matter how right or wrong. The only call the poor man could make was to Jesus. If Jesus didn't answer, Smith and Wesson always did. - Author: James Anderson
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#38. He speaks to the poor, the powerless, and he mocks the rich and powerful. He isn't the Messiah the Pharisees are looking for. - Author: Stephanie Landsem
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#39. So the swallow flew over the great city, and saw the rich making merry in their beautiful houses, while the beggars were sitting at the gates. He flew into dark lanes, and saw the white faces of starving children looking out listlessly at the black streets ... - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#40. Booze is the greatest of all equalizers. Rich drunks and poor drunks both pass out the same way. - Author: Chuck Klosterman
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#41. The oligarchic character of the modern English commonwealth does not rest, like many oligarchies, on the cruelty of the rich to the poor. It does not even rest on the kindness of the rich to the poor. It rests on the perennial and unfailing kindness of the poor to the rich. - Author: G.K. Chesterton
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#42. It is really not so repulsive to see the poor asking for money as to see the rich asking for more money. And advertisement is the rich asking for more money. - Author: G.K. Chesterton
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#43. Thoughtout life, we all live our lives assuming two roles, the role of a slave and the role of a master. It only depend on an individual which role he assumes first - Author: Nathanael Kanyinga
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#44. Forget if you are rich or poor. All you need is faith in yourself. If you have the passion to work then just get up and set forth and you will find the way! - Author: Narendra Modi
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#45. Market economy favors the have against the have not - Author: Bangambiki Habyarimana
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#46. Calamity with us, is made an excuse for doing wrong. With them, it is erected into a reason for their doing right. This is really the justice of rich to poor, and I protest against it because it is so. - Author: Charles Dickens
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#47. The three saddest things are the ill wanting to be well, the poor wanting to be rich, and the constant traveler saying 'anywhere but here'. - Author: E. E. Cummings
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#48. I think pictures and words have the power to make us rich or poor. - Author: Barbara Kruger
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#49. As you grow up, always tell the truth, do no harm to others, and don't think you are the most important being on earth. Rich or poor, you then can look anyone in the eye and say, 'I'm probably no better than you, but I'm certainly your equal. - Author: Harper Lee
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#50. See, the poor dream all their lives of getting enough to eat and looking like the rich. And what do the rich dream of?? Losing weight and looking like the poor. - Author: Aravind Adiga
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#51. An enlightened society is one where all people - the rich and the poor, the literate and the illiterate, the black and the white, men and women - live happily as children of the same Lord. Thus experiencing the brotherhood of men under the fatherhood of God. - Author: Pandurang Shastri Athavale
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#52. There are no borders in bonsai. The dove of peace flies to palace as to humble house, to young as to old, to rich and poor. So does the spirit of bonsai. - Author: John Yoshio Naka
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#53. I have the most eclectic audience - I've got gay, I've got straight, black, white, rich, poor, young, old, in 45 countries. And they don't all come because I'm the Sinatra kid, though that's a big part of it. My biggest successes have come from pop songs that I write myself. - Author: Michael Buble
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#54. Consistently rated the most peaceable of all countries in the world by the Global Peace Index, Iceland has reduced its military expenditure to zero, has no armed forces, and has reduced the inequality gap between rich and poor. - Author: Scilla Elworthy
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#55. The forces in a capitalist society, if left unchecked, tend to make the rich richer and the poor poorer. - Author: Jawaharlal Nehru
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#56. After all, the rich get richer and the poor get children. Which is okay so long as lots of them starve in infancy. - Author: John Brunner
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#57. I am poor, but I am rich. I have my children, I have a garden with roses, and I have my faith and the memories of those who have gone before me. What more is there? - Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
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#58. The way corporate media likes to portray America is as a homogenous whole that high-five's each other at the Super Bowl. But what we have is a grotesque disparity between the rich and poor that is only getting wider. - Author: Tom Morello
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#59. WHAT IS GREATER THAN GOD, MORE EVIL THAN THE DEVIL? THE POOR HAVE IT. THE RICH NEED IT. AND IF YOU EAT IT, YOU WILL DIE. - Author: Ernie Lindsey
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#60. Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country and giving it to the rich people of a poor country. - Author: Ron Paul
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#61. It is said that heaven does not create one man above or below another man. Any existing distinction between the wise and the stupid, between the rich and the poor, comes down to a matter of education. - Author: Fukuzawa Yukichi
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#62. The rich did not care who ruled, as long as they were allowed to be rich. The poor could not afford to care and nobody asked their opinion in any case. Only the middle class mattered and any half-witted ruler knows how to pamper them. - Author: Anand Neelakantan
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#63. Risks? I have lived with the prospect of assassination for years. What risks? All men die, rich and poor alike. But if I am to die, then let it be while I fight, not like some bullock in a pen waiting for the ax to fall. - Author: David Gemmell
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#64. The rate of profit ... is naturally low in rich and high in poor countries, and it is always highest in the countries which are going fastest to ruin. - Author: Adam Smith
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#65. There's class warfare, all right, but it's my class, the rich class, that's making war, and we're winning. - Author: Warren Buffett
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#66. A man's real possession is his memory; in nothing else is he rich; in nothing else is he poor." Richter has said: "Memory is the only paradise from which we cannot be driven away. Grant but memory to us, and we can lose nothing by death. - Author: William Walker Atkinson
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#67. Globalization means standardization. The very rich and the very poor must want the same things, but only the rich can have them. - Author: Arundhati Roy
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#68. You should never value people according to the size of their bank balances. Being poor does not make them bad and being rich does not make them good - Author: Jackie Ballard
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#69. There are no more useful members in a commonwealth than merchants. They knit mankind together in a mutual intercourse of good offices, distribute the gifts of Nature, find work for the poor, and wealth to the rich, and magnificence to the great. - Author: Joseph Addison
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#70. All to whom want is terrible, upon whatever principle, ought to think themselves obliged to learn the sage maxims of our parsimonious ancestors, and attain the salutary arts of contracting expense; for without economy none can be rich, and with it few can be poor. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#71. The line between good and evil does not lie between "us" and "them," between the West and the rest, between Left and Right, between rich and poor. That fateful line runs down the middle of each of us, every human society, every individual. - Author: N. T. Wright
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#72. How far, O rich, do you extend your senseless avarice? Do you intend to be the sole inhabitants of the earth? Why do you drive out the fellow sharers of nature, and claim it all for yourselves? The earth was made for all, rich and poor, in common. Why do you rich claim it as your exclusive right? - Author: Ambrose
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#73. Time is the ultimate democracy. Rich and poor, young and old, male and female: all have 24 hours in a day and 7 days in a week. - Author: Elizabeth Grace Saunders
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#74. Writers are writing in every corner of the globe.
Writers are writing, moreover, in rich countries and poor countries alike. - Author: Minae Mizumura
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#75. What the poor need is not charity but capital, not caseworkers but coworkers. And what the rich need is a wise, honorable and just way of divesting themselves of their overabundance. - Author: Clarence Jordan
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#76. That the young rich smell the stink of the poor and learn to find it a bit amusing. They had to laugh, otherwise it would be too terrifying. - Author: Charles Bukowski
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#77. You can always tell a rich New York girl from a poor one. And you can tell a rich Boston girl from a poor one. After all, that's what accents and manners are there for. But to the native New Yorker, the midwestern girls all looked and sounded the same. Sure, the - Author: Amor Towles
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#78. While the poor and middle class fight for us in Afghanistan, and while most Americans struggle to make ends meet, we mega-rich continue to get our extraordinary tax breaks. - Author: Warren Buffett
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#79. We must always embrace individual liberty and enforce the constitutional rights of all Americans-rich and poor, immigrant and native, black and white. - Author: Rand Paul
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#80. The poor should learn what has always been the motto of the rich: "What's mine is mine and what is yours if I can I steal it." - Author: William C. Brown
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#81. The very rich and the very social are, often, the very stuffy. - Author: Edna Ferber
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#82. We face a dilemma because although everybody is better off than they've ever been at any time in our history, we've also got the biggest gap between the rich and the poor that we've ever had, and we've potentially got a planet which is going to go bust any day. - Author: Stuart Rose
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#83. The poor live slow and hard; the rich, fast and easy. The rest of us shuffle along as we may. - Author: Mason Cooley
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#84. Mankind being originally equals in the order of creation, the equality could only be destroyed by some subsequent circumstance; the distinctions of rich, and poor, may in a great measure be accounted for, and that without having recourse to the harsh, ill-sounding names of oppression and avarice. - Author: Thomas Paine
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#85. Throughout the play everything possible was done to show the virtue, innocence and helplessness of the poor, and the abandoned cruelty, the heartless self-indulgence of the rich. - Author: Joyce Cary
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#86. When people get at each other's throat, the rich and the poor and the Left and the Right and so on, and you have a basic breakdown, that becomes very threatening. - Author: Ray Dalio
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#87. With a remainder of that brotherly compassion which is never totally absent from the heart of a drinker, Phoebus rolled Jehan with his foot onto one of those poor man's pillows which Providence provides on all the street corners of Paris and which the rich disdainfully refer to as heaps of garbage. - Author: Victor Hugo
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#88. Someone said drink the water, but I will drink the wine
Someone said take a poor man, the rich don't have a dime
Go fool yourself, if you will, I just haven't got the time
I'll give you back your water, and I will take the wine. - Author: Frank Sinatra
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#89. Most Elizabethan men will shake their heads in disbelief if you suggest the idea of the equality of the sexes. No two men are born equal - some are born rich, some poor; the elder of two brothers will succeed to his father's estates, not the younger - so why should men and women be treated equally? - Author: Ian Mortimer
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#90. It is just as often a great misfortune to be the child of the rich as it is to be the child of the poor. Wealth has its misfortunes. Too much, too great opportunity and advantage given to a child has its misfortunes. - Author: Clarence Darrow
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#91. In fifteen hundred years someone will figure out a way to squeeze black juice out of the yellow sand, and that will get everyone very excited. Some people who were rich already will get a lot richer, and some people who were poor will be told that they're richer but will be pretty sure they're not. - Author: Louise Carey
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#92. God is a man of such perfect, flawless character that he only watches over everyone equally
the strong and the weak, the rich and the poor
and never plays favorites or reaches His hand out to any of them. Oh, what a wonderful God. He can just drop dead. - Author: Yukako Kabei
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#93. In real terms, there is a greater disparity of earnings between the very rich and the very poor. - Author: Ferdinand Mount
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#94. Justice is justly represented blind, because she sees no difference in the parties concerned. She has but one scale and weight, for rich and poor, great and small. - Author: William Penn
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#95. We have, in the E.U., a market rigged in favour of the rich and stacked against the poor, and I think that's wrong. - Author: Michael Gove
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#96. Let the rich man rediscover the poor one; the free man the pisoner; and the resurrected man the corpse. - Author: Alexandre Dumas
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#97. Old maids like the houseless and unemployed poor, should not ask for a place and an occupation in the world: the demand disturbs the happy and the rich. - Author: Charlotte Bronte
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#98. Where art thou, beloved To-morrow?
When young and old, and strong and weak,
Rich and poor, through joy and sorrow,
Thy sweet smiles we ever seek,
In thy place
ah! well-a-day!
We find the thing we fled
To-day! - Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
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#99. If you're white and you're rich in the USA, if you get busted for drugs, you get a good attorney, and you in all likelihood serve no time. But if you're poor, black, Hispanic, or poor and white for that matter, you can get put in jail. - Author: Rand Paul
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#100. Funding from rich countries to help the poor and vulnerable adapt to climate change is not even one percent of what is needed. This glaring injustice must be addressed at Copenhagen in December . - Author: Barbara Stocking
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