Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor, which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony.
There is a solitude in poverty, but a solitude that gives everything back its value.[Il y a une solitude dans la pauvreté, mais une solitude qui rend son prix à chaque chose.]
Poverty is the penalty of failure, – poverty, from whose loins spring the criminal and the tramp, both failures, both discouraged workers. Poverty is the inferno where ignorance festers and vice corrodes, and where the physical, mental, and moral parts of nature are aborted and denied.