Nowadays nothing but money counts: a fortune brings honors, friendships; the poor man everywhere lies low.
To be poor does not mean you lack the means to extend charity to another. You may lack money or food, but you have the gift of friendship to overwhelm the loneliness that grips the lives of so many.
Fondness is a poor substitute for friendship.
Friendship requires more time than poor busy men can usually command.
Acquaintance is a degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor and obscure, and intimate when he is rich and famous
A good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.
Once poverty is gone, we'll need to build museums to display its horrors to future generations. They'll wonder why poverty continued so long in human society - how a few people could live in luxury while billions dwelt in misery, deprivation and despair.