No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.

Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself. Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to love God better because of them.

Why, look at me. I've worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.

Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.