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

Famous quotes containing the word poor:

    The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all.
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)

    That poor little thing was a good woman, Judge. But she just sort of let life get the upper hand. She was born here and she wanted to be buried here. I promised her on her deathbed she’d have a funeral in a church with flowers. And the sun streamin’ through a pretty window on her coffin. And a hearse with plumes and some hacks. And a preacher to read the Bible. And folks there in church to pray for her soul.
    Laurence Stallings (1804–1968)

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