Poor

Poor is an adjective related to a state of poverty, low quality or pity.

People with the surname Poor:

  • Charles Henry Poor, a US Navy officer
  • Charles Lane Poor, an astronomer
  • Edward Erie Poor, a president of the National Park Bank
  • Enoch Poor, a brigadier-general in the American Revolutionary War
  • Henry Poor (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Janet Meakin Poor, a landscape design specialist from Winnetka, Illinois
  • John A. Poor, a 19th-century American railroad entrepreneur, see European and North American Railway
  • Salem Poor, an African-American soldier in the American Revolution

Other articles related to "poor":

Tudor Period - Daily Life in The Period - Poverty
... with the wealthy expected to give alms to assist the impotent poor ... Tudor law was harsh on the able-bodied poor i.e ... The idea of the workhouse for the able-bodied poor was first suggested in 1576 ...
Edmund Ward Poor
... Edmund Ward Poor (1904–1966) was a co-founder of the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation, serving as its treasurer and director ... City native was the son of astronomer Charles Lane Poor and Anna Louise Easton and studied at both Williams College and Columbia University, obtaining ... Poor, Jr ...
Wallace Fountain - Why Fountains?
... Because of this, most of the poor had to pay for water ... The poor are not the only beneficiaries of these installations ... Anyone passing by, rich or poor, may quench his thirst, fulfilling this vital need in equal fashion ...
Gustavo Gutiérrez - The Preferential Option For The Poor
... problem increases when one sees that among the poor there is an "absence of recognition of their own human dignity and of their condition as daughters and sons of God" ... provides that the wealthy should not reproach or oppress the poor, but should show compassion as an expression of the love of God ... James warned people not to be contemptuous of the dignity of poor believers ...

Famous quotes containing the word poor:

    She was poor, but she was honest,
    Victim of the squire’s whim:
    First he loved her, then he left her,
    And she lost her honest name.
    —Unknown. She Was Poor but She Was Honest (l. 1–4)

    A heap of epithets is poor praise: the praise lies in the facts, and in the way of telling them.
    —Jean De La Bruyère (1645–1696)

    Oh! what a poor thing is human life in its best enjoyments!—subjected to imaginary evils when it has no real ones to disturb it! and that can be made as effectually unhappy by its apprehensions of remote contingencies as if it was struggling with the pains of a present distress!
    Samuel Richardson (1689–1761)