How to Define Who is Poor
"Not he who has little, but he who wishes more, is poor."
Poverty and Happiness
"Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable, and others extremely difficult."
The Danger of Poverty
"Poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue; it is hard for an empty bag to stand upright."