The Poor Law Famous Quotes & Sayings

List of top 67 famous quotes and sayings about the poor law to read and share with friends on your Facebook, Twitter, blogs.

Top 67 Quotes About The Poor Law

#1. Help, master, help! here's a fish hangs in the net, like a poor man's right in the law; 'twill hardly come out. - Author: William Shakespeare
Quotes About The Poor Law #1185623
#2. The law, in its majestic impartiality, forbids the rich and poor alike to sleep under the bridges of Paris. - Author: Anatole France
Quotes About The Poor Law #1468928
#3. You wrong me. You wrong me, Mole. I loathe and despise this human trait of hounding smaller creatures to death, with large numbers opposed against one solitary animal. But, don't you see, it's the law of the wild. This poor fox is sacrificed today to the humans' cruelty. - Author: Colin Dann
Quotes About The Poor Law #1463638
#4. Oh, had I received the education I desired, had I been bred to the profession of the law, I might have been a useful member of society, and instead of myself and my property being taken care of, I might have been a protector of the helpless, a pleader for the poor and unfortunate. - Author: Sarah Moore Grimke
Quotes About The Poor Law #1419159
#5. To remedy the frequent distresses of the common people, the poor laws of England have been instituted; but it is to be feared that though they may have alleviated a little the intensity of individual misfortune, they have spread the general evil over a much larger surface. - Author: Thomas Malthus
Quotes About The Poor Law #1414934
#6. To better understand the Law of Attraction, see yourself as a magnet attracting unto you the essence of that which you are thinking and feeling. And so, if you are feeling fat, you cannot attract thin. If you feel poor, you cannot attract prosperity, and so on. It defies Law. - Author: Esther Hicks
Quotes About The Poor Law #1408615
#7. The rich were getting richer, the poor were getting poorer, small farmers were being squeezed out, workingmen were working twelve hours a day for a bare living; profits were for the rich, the law was for the rich, the cops were for the rich; - Author: John Dos Passos
Quotes About The Poor Law #1396259
#8. The poor man, whom the law does not allow to take ... a pair of shoes for his freezing feet, is allowed to put his hand into the pocket of the rich, and say, You shall educate me ... - Author: Marsilio Ficino
Quotes About The Poor Law #1395942
#9. Of course you got rights, the law's on your side, but sometimes the law takes a long time to kick in and so it gets put in the hands of us poor suckers on duty. You get my drift? - Author: Haruki Murakami
Quotes About The Poor Law #1215848
#10. People said that there was one law for the rich and one law for the poor, but it wasn't true. There was no law for those who made the law, and no law for the incorrigibly lawless. - Author: Terry Pratchett
Quotes About The Poor Law #1488286
#11. The law in its majesty prohibits rich and poor alike from sleeping under bridges. - Author: Anatole France
Quotes About The Poor Law #1168222
#12. The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread. - Author: Anatole France
Quotes About The Poor Law #1165973
#13. The law ... allows rich as well as poor to sleep under bridges. - Author: Anatole France
Quotes About The Poor Law #1073262
#14. Without investing in the rule of law for the poor, none of the other investments we make will be sustainable. - Author: Samantha Power
Quotes About The Poor Law #988786
#15. The function of law and theology are the same: to keep the poor from taking back by violence what the rich have stolen by cunning. - Author: Robert Anton Wilson
Quotes About The Poor Law #983220
#16. The law," he continued, "is made by the rich people so that the poor people can't get ahead ... - Author: Walter Mosley
Quotes About The Poor Law #968217
#17. I've always thought the law ought to put on spectacles, it has mighty poor eyesight once in a while. - Author: Margaret Deland
Quotes About The Poor Law #898271
#18. Charity is a nice gesture, but it only offers temporary relief. But if he can change the law, the benefits for the poor will last longer. - Author: Aya Ling
Quotes About The Poor Law #1751904
#19. Knowledge cannot be stolen from us. It cannot be bought or sold. We may be poor, and the sheriff may come and sell our furniture, or drive away our cow, or take our pet lamb, and leave us homeless and penniless; but he cannot lay the law's hand upon the jewelry of our minds. - Author: Elihu Burritt
Quotes About The Poor Law #1877538
#20. Only by helping yourself first can you help the poor. Only by changing yourself first, can you change their condition. You achieve this by first removing from your mind any thoughts of poverty, for to think of something is to invoke it. - Author: Stephen Richards
Quotes About The Poor Law #1854344
#21. The law of the fast benefits both those who fast and those who stand in need ... In addition to providing the means for taking care of the poor among us, fasting is a principle of power which helps us to individually achieve righteous purposes in our lives. - Author: Victor L. Brown
Quotes About The Poor Law #1841008
#22. I see now the virtue in madness, for this country knows no law nor any boundary. I pity the poor shades confined to the Euclidean prison that is sanity - Author: Grant Morrison
Quotes About The Poor Law #1805355
#23. Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law. - Author: Oliver Goldsmith
Quotes About The Poor Law #1798873
#24. Nature's law, That man was made to mourn. Man's inhumanity to man Makes countless thousands mourn! O Death, the poor man's dearest friend, The kindest and the best! - Author: Robert Burns
Quotes About The Poor Law #1778264
#25. The surge of ninety thousand poor Central Americans across the border in 2014 proved that. Obama pretended his hands were tied. It's the law! It wasn't the law. So either Obama is stupid or he was deliberately lying, and the smart money is on deliberately lying. - Author: Ann Coulter
Quotes About The Poor Law #1774193
#26. In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets and steal loaves of bread. - Author: Anatole France
Quotes About The Poor Law #1754101
#27. You can rob from the poor to give to the rich. It's legal. - Author: Marty Rubin
Quotes About The Poor Law #895306
#28. We legislate against forestalling and monopoly; we would have a common granary for the poor; but the selfishness which hoards thecorn for high prices, is the preventative of famine; and the law of self-preservation is surer policy than any legislation can be. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Quotes About The Poor Law #1743631
#29. He has created the poor savage with no guide but natural law, and it is to their hearts that He deigns to stoop. They are His wild flowers whose homeliness delights Him. - Author: Therese Of Lisieux
Quotes About The Poor Law #1680473
#30. Jesus reveals salvation, as the Marxist critic and occasional atheist Terry Eagleton observes, to be a matter not 'of cult, law and ritual', but of 'feeding the hungry, welcoming the immigrants, visiting the sick, and protecting the poor, orphaned and widowed from the violence of the rich'. - Author: Kenan Malik
Quotes About The Poor Law #1676872
#31. In every society where property exists there will ever be a struggle between rich and poor. Mixed in one assembly, equal laws can never be expected; they will either be made by the member to plunder the few who are rich, or by the influence to fleece the many who are poor. - Author: John Adams
Quotes About The Poor Law #1607982
#32. It is not that anyone imagines the law to be just. Everyone knows that there is one law for the rich and another for the poor. But no one accepts the implications of this, everyone takes it for granted that the law, such as it is, will be respected, and feels a sense of outrage when it is not. - Author: George Orwell
Quotes About The Poor Law #1509387
#33. There was no welfare state, and people had to rely mainly on the Poor Law - that was all the state provided. It was very degrading, very humiliating. And there was a means test for receiving poor relief. - Author: Barbara Castle
Quotes About The Poor Law #1498935
#34. If the poor, for example, because they are more in number, divide among themselves the property of the rich,- is not this unjust? . this law of confiscation clearly cannot be just. - Author: Aristotle.
Quotes About The Poor Law #1491790
#35. Let the amelioration in our laws of property proceed from the concession of the rich, not from the grasping of the poor. Let us understand that the equitable rule is, that no one should take more than his share, let him be ever so rich. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Quotes About The Poor Law #297053
#36. Napoleon said that if it weren't for religion the poor would kill the rich. This may be all you needed to know about any human community. The churches were the real police stations, the real keepers of law and order. - Author: Thomas McGuane
Quotes About The Poor Law #472353
#37. Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law. - Author: Oliver Goldsmith
Quotes About The Poor Law #421166
#38. What rights have women? ... [they are] punished for breaking laws which they have no voice in making. All avenues to enterprise and honors are closed against them. If poor, they must drudge for a mere pittance if of the wealthy classes, they must be dressed dolls of fashion parlor puppets ... - Author: Ernestine Rose
Quotes About The Poor Law #390120
#39. And for that they were rich,/And robbed the poor; and for that they were strong,/And scourged the weak; and for that they made laws/Which turned the sweat of labor's brow to blood! - /For these their sins the nations cast them out. - Author: Henry Taylor
Quotes About The Poor Law #378597
#40. After the war, prompted by the Cardinal Archbishop of Paris, I entered Parliament so that a priest could speak out for the poor, as canon law at that time still permitted. - Author: Abbe Pierre
Quotes About The Poor Law #368310
#41. In a composite nation like ours, as before the law, there should be no rich, no poor, no high, no low, no white, no black, but common country, common citizenship, equal rights and a common destiny. - Author: Frederick Douglass
Quotes About The Poor Law #343786
#42. The code of poor laws has at length grown up into a tree, which, like the fabulous Upas, overshadows and poisons the land; unwholesome expedients were the bud, dilemmas and depravities have been the blossom, and danger and despair are the bitter fruit. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Quotes About The Poor Law #339446
#43. I've always been driven by the concept of equal justice under the law, but only the rich can pay great sums of money for legal assistance and that puts them at an advantage over the poor. - Author: Samuel Dash
Quotes About The Poor Law #315664
#44. In relations between the rich and the strong, between the rich and the poor, between the master and the servant, it's liberty that grinds down, and the law which liberates. - Author: Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire
Quotes About The Poor Law #499729
#45. Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless. - Author: Isaiah
Quotes About The Poor Law #292248
#46. I thought I had been a suffragist before I became a Poor Law Guardian, but now I began to think about the vote in women's hands not only as a right but as a desperate necessity. - Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
Quotes About The Poor Law #194522
#47. My guess is that good and bad parenting is spread fairly evenly across different social groups. But can you imagine Tony Blair lecturing the middle class on how to bring up their children? He is far more comfortable as a latter-day exponent of the Poor Law mentality. - Author: Martin Jacques
Quotes About The Poor Law #142240
#48. Without plenty, the wealthy lack compassion for the poor, hoarding without sharing. Without law, the strong bully the weak, stealing by force. - Author: Jacqueline Carey
Quotes About The Poor Law #125864
#49. Substantive and procedural law benefits and protects landlords over tenants, creditors over debtors, lenders over borrowers, and the poor are seldom among the favored parties. - Author: John Turner
Quotes About The Poor Law #119769
#50. That is its sole law: everything has to submit to form. If any of literature's other elements are stronger than form, such as style, plot, theme, if any of these take control over form, the result is poor. That is why writers with a strong style often write poor books. - Author: Karl Ove Knausgard
Quotes About The Poor Law #97501
#51. 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
Quotes About The Poor Law #88793
#52. 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
Quotes About The Poor Law #51886
#53. Laws: We know what they are, and what they are worth! They are spider webs for the rich and mighty, steel chains for the poor and weak, fishing nets in the hands of government. - Author: Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Quotes About The Poor Law #552581
#54. In presidential campaign I released a 65-page file from the Syracuse University College of Law that showed poor grades, back in college, also. If I were plagiarizing consistently, my grades would have been better. - Author: Joe Biden
Quotes About The Poor Law #570105
#55. Read whatever chapter of scripture you will, and be ever so delighted with it - yet it will leave you as poor, as empty and unchanged as it found you unless it has turned you wholly and solely to the Spirit of God, and brought you into full union with and dependence upon him. - Author: William Law
Quotes About The Poor Law #652590
#56. In the maxims of the law, God is seen as the rewarder of perfect righteousness and the avenger of sin. But in Christ, His face shines out, full of grace and gentleness to poor, unworthy sinners. - Author: John Calvin
Quotes About The Poor Law #654346
#57. It's only the poor who can't get away with murder. - Author: Marty Rubin
Quotes About The Poor Law #656861
#58. I was born Katie O'Reilly," she began. "Poor Irish, but proud of it. I boarded the Titanic at Queenstown as a third class passenger with nothing more than the clothes on my back. And the law at my heels." Titanic Rhapsody - Author: Jina Bacarr
Quotes About The Poor Law #657451
#59. The great can protect themselves, but the poor and humble require the arm and shield of the law. - Author: Andrew Jackson
Quotes About The Poor Law #665667
#60. If you truly want to help the poor, first become rich yourself. - Author: Stephen Richards
Quotes About The Poor Law #728416
#61. The law's a necessary evil
we canna be doing without it
but do ye not think it a poor substitute for conscience? - Author: Diana Gabaldon
Quotes About The Poor Law #737084
#62. grown up poor in the midst of Southern California affluence, graduated from Stanford Law School, and held a series of jobs, including corporate lawyer, developer of vast Southern California orange groves, and deputy chair of - Author: Gwenda Blair
Quotes About The Poor Law #742179
#63. The proliferation of right-to-carry laws throughout the states has drawn plaintive complaints from the criminal element. They feel that it makes their profession too dangerous when the streets are full of "civilians" who may or may not be armed. Poor babies! - Author: Jeff Cooper
Quotes About The Poor Law #754143
#64. How often do the poor daydream of a better life? Plenty, no doubt, and where does it get them? It is the poor who begin with a daydream and realize at some point that they have to get up, roll their sleeves, and start doing something about those day dreams who succeed. And there are many who have. - Author: Stephen Richards
Quotes About The Poor Law #784663
#65. law grinds the poor, rich men rule the law - Author: Oliver Goldsmith
Quotes About The Poor Law #847253
#66. The poor man looks upon the law as an enemy, not as a friend. For him, the law is always taking something away. - Author: Robert Kennedy
Quotes About The Poor Law #861613
#67. We cannot buy it. We are too poor. Then men who have made the law have taken our own drink from us, and have not left us wherewith to buy it. Yet they can buy it, because they are rich. I have a feeling that that is not just. I do not grudge them their riches and all it can buy for them. - Author: Neil M. Gunn
Quotes About The Poor Law #867058

Famous Authors

Popular Topics