Say what you like about my bloody murderous government,' I says, 'but don't insult me poor bleedin' country.
The familiar mood that awaits the sensitive young who are poor and dispossessed is a mood of sharp and painful inferiority, of violently angry... →
They've got us surrounded again, the poor bastards.
The ransoming of captives has been practiced by Jews for many centuries and has been regarded as a greater obligation than charity for the poor.
I've personally demanded that tyrants let their people go. I've tried to feed the hungry, clothe the poor, protect the elderly and infirm... →
Property is not the sacred right. When a rich man becomes poor it is a misfortune, it is not a moral evil. When a poor man becomes destitute, it is a... →
In the end of five years I made supplication to the king to go out of this land, desiring to see my poor wife and children according to conscience... →
It is easy to romanticize poverty, to see poor people as inherently lacking agency and will. It is easy to strip them of human dignity, to reduce... →
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Proletarian language is dictated by hunger. The poor chew words to fill their bellies.
The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own.