a moneyless man goes fast through the market
/ɐ mˈʌnɪləs mˈæn ɡoʊz fˈæst θɹuː ðə mˈɑːɹkɪt/
used to imply that people who lack financial resources tend to focus on their basic needs and move quickly through life, driven by necessity rather than material desires
beggars cannot be choosers
/bˈɛɡɚz kænˈɑːt biː tʃˈuːzɚz/
used to suggest that in a state of desperation, one must accept whatever is available, rather than being selective or demanding
in times of prosperity, friends will be plenty; in times of adversity, not one in twenty
/ɪn tˈaɪmz ʌv pɹəspˈɛɹɪɾi fɹˈɛndz wɪl biː plˈɛnti ɪn tˈaɪmz ʌv ædvˈɚsɪɾi nˌɑːt wˈʌn ɪn twˈɛnti/
used to imply that people are attracted to success and wealth, but true friendship is revealed in times of hardship, emphasizing the importance of loyalty and support in friendships
when poverty comes in (at) the door, love flies out (of) the window
/wˌɛn pˈɑːvɚɾi kˈʌmz ɪn æt ðə dˈoːɹ lˈʌv flˈaɪz ˈaʊt ʌv ðə wˈɪndoʊ/
used to suggest that financial difficulties or poverty can put a strain on a relationship, causing love and affection to diminish or disappear
poverty is no sin
/pˈɑːvɚɾi ɪz nˈoʊ sˈɪn/
used to imply that being poor or lacking material wealth is not a moral failing or a source of shame, encouraging empathy and understanding toward those who are less fortunate
a beggar can never be bankrupt
/ɐ bˈɛɡɚ kæn nˈɛvɚ biː bˈæŋkɹʌpt/
used to imply that someone who has nothing cannot experience financial ruin, as they have no material possessions or assets to lose, emphasizing the importance of simplicity and humility in life
an empty purse frightens away friends
/ɐn ˈɛmpti pˈɜːs fɹˈaɪʔn̩z ɐwˈeɪ fɹˈɛndz/
used to imply that people may be less inclined to associate with those who are poor or struggling
the poor man pays twice
/ðə pˈʊɹ mˈæn pˈeɪz twˈaɪs/
used to imply that a poor man often ends up spending more due to the need for cheaper, lower-quality items that require frequent replacement or repair
poverty is no disgrace, but it is a great inconvenience
/pˈɑːvɚɾi ɪz nˈoʊ dɪsɡɹˈeɪs bˌʌt ɪt ɪz ɐ ɡɹˈeɪt ɪnkənvˈiːnɪəns/
used to imply that while being poor is not a shameful condition, it can create significant challenges, hardships, and limitations in life
poverty is not a crime
/pˈɑːvɚɾi ɪz nˌɑːɾə kɹˈaɪm/
used to imply that being poor is not inherently a moral failing or a punishable offense, and individuals should not be treated as inferior or guilty due to their economic circumstances
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