Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Indigence

"It is the care of a very great part of mankind to conceal their indigence from the rest. They support themselves by temporary expedients, and every day is lost in contriving for tomorrow." -

"It is the great privilege of poverty to be happy and yet unenvied, to be healthy without physic, secure without a guard, and to obtain from the bounty of nature what the great and wealthy are compelled to procure by the help of art." - Samuel Johnson, aka Doctor Johnson

"Power corrupts. Knowledge is power. Study hard. Be evil." - Samuel Johnson, aka Doctor Johnson