| Honest poverty is a gem that even a King
might be proud to call his own, but I wish to sell out. I have sported that
kind of jewelry long enough.
- Letter to San Francisco Alta California, written May 26, 1867; published July 21, 1867
It is good to begin life poor; it is good to begin life rich -- these are wholesome; but to begin it poor and prospectively rich! The man who has not experienced it cannot imagine the curse of it.
- Autobiography of Mark Twain
||Whereas principle is a great and noble
protection against showy and degrading vanities and vices, poverty is worth
six of it.
- "The $30,000 Bequest"
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