Gambling promises the poor what property performs for the rich, something for nothing.
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- What is the matter with the poor is poverty; what is the matter with the rich is uselessness.
- Life on board a pleasure steamer violates every moral and physical condition of healthy life except fresh air. It is a guzzling, lounging, gambling, dog’s life. The only alternative to excitement is irritability.
- Property is organized robbery.
- The greatest evils and the worst of crimes is poverty; our first duty, a duty to which every other consideration should be sacrificed, is not to be poor.
- Man is the only animal which esteems itself rich in proportion to the number and voracity of its parasites.
- You must not suppose, because I am a man of letters, that I never tried to earn an honest living.