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Quotes of the Day for 30 June 2000 – Poverty

On this day in 1572 the English Poor Law, the first known welfare legislation, was adopted. Herewith some quotes relating to Poverty.

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The quotes:

I wish I were either rich enough or poor enough to do a lot of things that are impossible in my present comfortable circumstances.
     - Don Herold

I realize, of course, that it is no shame to be poor; but it's no great honor either.
     - Tevye

Thousands upon thousands are yearly brought into a state of real poverty by their great anxiety not to be thought poor.
     - William Corbett

La vrai disette, c'est l'absence de livres. (Real poverty is lack of books.)
     - Colette

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