The Danger of Poverty
"Poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue; it is hard for an empty bag to stand upright."
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."