Rich men, Poor men Proverbs

Saying about the Rich & the Poor men

You have to be rich to be able to live like a poor man. ~ French Proverb

Never promise a poor person, and never owe a rich one. ~ Brazilian Proverb

It’s as difficult to be rich without bragging as it is to be poor without complaining. ~ Chinese Proverb

The rich eat when they want, the poor when they can. ~ Georgian Proverb

Who is blind? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich? He who is happy with his lot. ~ Indian Proverb

The poor can only guess at what wealth is; the rich don’t know what poverty means. ~ Chinese Proverb

The rich eat kebab, the poor inhale smoke. ~ Tajikistani Proverb

The poor ones give their alms in a humble way, the rich man throws them down with contempt. ~ Chinese Proverb

Better to be a poor woman than the slave of the rich. ~ Swedish Proverb

If a rich man eats a snake people say, “This is wisdom!” If a poor man eats a snake people say, “This is folly!” ~ Lebanese Proverb

The rich would have to eat money, but luckily the poor provide food. ~ Russian Proverb

The rich get richer, and the poor get babies. ~ American Proverb

When you are rich, you are resented; when you are poor, you are despised. ~ Ghanaian Proverb

In a fight the rich man tries to save his face, the poor man his coat. ~ Russian Proverb

The devil visits the rich too — but he visits the poor twice. ~ Swedish Proverb

Where rich people can make honest money, poor people have to steal. ~ Gypsy Proverb

Be sure not to owe anything to the rich, and don’t lend anything to the poor. ~ Portuguese Proverb

The rich man makes mistakes and the poor men get the blame. ~ Romanian Proverb

The miser will stubbornly live poorly in order to die rich. ~ Spanish Proverb

Poverty runs after the poor, wealth after the rich. ~ Hebrew Proverb

Rather be a slave to a rich man than the spouse of a poor man. ~ Indian Proverb

When a rich man falls they say it was an accident; when a poor man falls they say that he was drunk. ~ Turkish Proverb

If a rich man steals it is a mistake; if a poor man makes a mistake he has stolen. ~ Moroccan Proverb

The rich have medicines the poor have health. ~ German Proverb

Better poor with honor than rich with shame. ~ Dutch Proverb

Better poor on land than rich at sea. ~ Dutch Proverb

A satisfied man is happy even if he is poor; a dissatisfied man is sad even if he is rich. ~ Chinese Proverb

If you are poor, though you dwell in the busy marketplace, no one will inquire about you; if you are rich, though you dwell in the heart of the mountains, you will have distant relatives. ~ Chinese Proverb

A doctor will take care of the rich man; the poor man is cured with work. ~ Polish Proverbs

Greed keeps men forever poor, even the abundance of this world will not make them rich. ~ Mongolian Proverb

People think that the poor are not as wise as the rich, for if a man be wise, why is he poor? ~ African Proverb

Children are a poor man’s riches. ~ Danish Proverb

Rich men accumulate money; the poor accumulate years. ~ Chinese Proverb

When a rich man wants children, he gets dollars, when a poor man wants dollars, he gets children. ~ Arabian Proverb

If work were good for you, the rich would leave none for the poor. ~ Haitian Proverb

The generous man enriches himself by giving; the miser hoards himself poor. ~ Dutch Proverb

If a rich man ate a snake, they would say it was because of his wisdom; if a poor man ate it, they would say it was because of his stupidity. ~ Saudi Arabian Proverb

Like will to like, be they poor or rich. ~ Dutch Proverbs

With virtue you can’t be entirely poor; without virtue you can’t really be rich. ~ Chinese Proverb

Do not judge by appearances; a rich heart may be under a poor coat. ~ Gaelic Proverb

The right time to dine is: for the rich man, when he is hungry; and for the poor, when he has something to eat. ~ Mexican Proverbs

The poor man and the rich man do not play together. ~ Ghanaian Proverb

If a rich man dies, all the world is moved; if a poor man dies, nobody knows it. ~ Armenian Proverbs

The poor looks for food and the rich man for appetite. ~ Indian Proverbs

When death comes, the rich man has no money and the poor man no debt. ~ Estonian Proverbs

The rich man plans for tomorrow, the poor man for today. ~ Chinese Proverb

Poverty is a sin that the rich never forgive. ~ Russian Proverbs

Saying about the poor and rich


Riches without law are more dangerous than is poverty without law. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money. ~ Author Unknown

The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs. ~ Karl Marx

Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress. ~ Francis Bacon

One cause, which is not always observed, of the insufficiency of riches, is that they very seldom make their owner rich. ~ Samuel Johnson

A man is rich whose income is larger than his expenses, and he is poor if his expenses are greater than his income. ~ Jean De La Bruyere

The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

Luxury is artificial poverty; and no man has so much care as he who endeavours after the most riches. ~ Wellins Calcott

If you are rich, you have to be an idiot not to stay rich. And if you are poor, you have to be really smart to get rich. ~ John Green

Small aid is wealth for daily gladness; once a man be done with hunger, rich and poor are all as one. ~ Euripides

The rich swell up with pride, the poor from hunger. ~ Sholom Aleichem

The covetous man is always poor. ~ Claudius Claudianus

No, not rich. I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing. ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Poor and content is rich, and rich enough. ~ William Shakespeare

There are two things needed in these days; first, for rich men to find out how poor men live; and second, for poor men to know how rich men work. ~ Edward Atkinson

There is no get-rich-quick scheme equal to a poor girl marrying a rich man. ~ Edgar Watson Howe

About the only difference between the poor and the rich, is this, the poor suffer misery, while the rich have to enjoy it. ~ Henry Wheeler Shaw

He who is content in his poverty is wonderfully rich. ~ Author Unknown

Have you never been moved by poor men’s fidelity, the image of you they form in their simple minds? Why should you always talk of their envy, without understanding that what they ask of you is not so much your worldly goods, as something very hard to define, which they themselves can put no name to; yet at times it consoles their loneliness; a dream of splendor, of magnificence, a tawdry dream, a poor man’s dream — and yet God blesses it! ~ Georges Bernanos

Being sensitive to the needs of the oppressed poor, creates a new world in which all persons affirm their full sense of humanity. ~ Pedrito U. Maynard-Reid

A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money. ~ W.C. Fields

If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed. ~ Edmund Bruke

He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

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