Quotes by beggars
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English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
Beggars do not envy millionaires, though of course they will envy other beggars who are more successful.Source: The Conquest Of Happiness
Beggars mounted run their horse to death.Source: Henry VI 1, 4
German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
Beggars should be entirely abolished! Truly, it is annoying to give to them and annoying not to give to them.Origineel:
Bettler aber sollte man ganz abschaffen! Wahrlich, man ärgert sich ihnen zu geben und ärgert sich ihnen nicht zu geben.
Conceit, more rich in matter than in words, brags of his substance: they are but beggars who can count their worth.
French writer 1888-1948
God ordains that beggars should beg for greatness, as for all else, when greatness shines out of them, and they don't know it.
Ps. van Elisabeth zu Wied, Queen of Romania 1843-1916
If you could throw as an alms to those who would use it well the time that you fritter away, how many beggars would become rich!
W. H. Auden
American poet 1907-1973
Literary confessors are contemptible, like beggars who exhibit their sores for money, but not so contemptible as the public that buys their books.
American author 1912-1989
The American character looks always as if it had just had a rather bad haircut, which gives it, in our eyes at any rate, a greater humanity than the European, which even among its beggars has an all too professional air.
French priest 1912-2007
The question I asked Georges has now become a general one - You, who thought you were superfluous, who thought there was no place for you in society, not only are you not superfluous, you are needed and so those who were beggars become givers.
Bernard M. Baruch
American investor, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant 1870-1965
When beggars and shoeshine boys, barbers and beauticians can tell you how to get rich it is time to remind yourself that there is no more dangerous illusion than the belief that one can get something for nothing.
When beggars die there are no comets seen; The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.Source: Julius Caesar II, ii, 30-31
Mexican Poet, Essayist 1914-
Writers, you know, are the beggars of Western society.
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