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Beggars Quotes

All religions have honored the beggar. For he proves that in a matter at the same time as prosaic and holy, banal and regenerative as the giving of alms, intellect and morality, consistency and principles are miserably inadequate.

Author: Walter Benjamin (1982-1940)

Profession: German Critic, Philosopher

God ordains that beggars should beg for greatness, as for all else, when greatness shines out of them, and they don't know it.

Author: Georges Bernanos (1888-1948)

Profession: French Novelist, Political Writer

Beggars should be entirely abolished! Truly, it is annoying to give to them and annoying not to give to them.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Profession: German Philosopher

If begging should unfortunately be thy lot, knock at the large gates only.

Author: Arabian Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Arabian Origin

As for begging, it is safer to beg than to take, but it is finer to take than to beg.

Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Profession: British Author, Wit

Give a beggar a dime and he'll bless you. Give him a dollar and he'll curse you for withholding the rest of your fortune. Poverty is a bag with a hole at the bottom.

Author: Anzia Yezierska (1885-1970)

Profession: Polish Writer