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:

    Michelangelo said to Pope Julius II, “Self negation is noble, self-culture is beneficent, self-possession is manly, but to the truly great and inspiring soul they are poor and tame compared to self-abuse.” Mr. Brown, here, in one of his latest and most graceful poems refers to it in an eloquent line which is destined to live to the end of time—”None know it but to love it, None name it but to praise.”
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    I’ve studied now Philosophy
    And Jurisprudence, Medicine—
    And even, alas! Theology—
    From end to end with labor keen;
    And here, poor fool! with all my lore
    I stand, no wiser than before.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    Ai, ai, poor mother,
    your birth-pangs were fruitless:
    I am wroth with these spirits.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)