By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
Even a poor man can receive honors.
To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the reach and power of every man. Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole.
Property is not the sacred right. When a rich man becomes poor it is a misfortune, it is not a moral evil. When a poor man becomes destitute, it is a moral evil, teeming with consequences and injurious to society and morality.
Nowadays nothing but money counts: a fortune brings honors, friendships; the poor man everywhere lies low.