Poverty, sir, is no disgrace to a man, but it is confoundedly inconvenient.

Sydney Smith (1771-1845) English clergyman, essayist, wit
(Attributed)

Quoted in Potter Briscoe, Sydney Smith: His Wit and Wisdom (1900). Hayward (1858) says that Smith attributed this to "a fellow-passenger in a stage coach"

Added on 23-Jan-09 | Last updated 23-Jan-09
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