Quotes by beggars

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  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    Beggars do not envy millionaires, though of course they will envy other beggars who are more successful.
    Source: The Conquest Of Happiness
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    Beggars mounted run their horse to death.
    Source: Henry VI 1, 4
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
    Friedrich Nietzsche
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    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.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
    William Shakespeare
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    Conceit, more rich in matter than in words, brags of his substance: they are but beggars who can count their worth.
  • Georges Bernanos
    Georges Bernanos
    French writer 1888-1948
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    God ordains that beggars should beg for greatness, as for all else, when greatness shines out of them, and they don't know it.
  • Carmen Sylva
    Carmen Sylva
    Ps. van Elisabeth zu Wied, Queen of Romania 1843-1916
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    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
    W. H. Auden
    American poet 1907-1973
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    Literary confessors are contemptible, like beggars who exhibit their sores for money, but not so contemptible as the public that buys their books.
  • Mary McCarthy
    Mary McCarthy
    American author 1912-1989
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    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.
  • Abbe Pierre
    Abbe Pierre
    French priest 1912-2007
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    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
    Bernard M. Baruch
    American investor, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant 1870-1965
    Bernard M. Baruch
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    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.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    When beggars die there are no comets seen; The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.
    Source: Julius Caesar II, ii, 30-31
  • Octavio Paz
    Octavio Paz
    Mexican Poet, Essayist 1914-
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    Writers, you know, are the beggars of Western society.
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