However mean your life is, meet it and live it
do not shun it and call it hard names
it is not so bad as you are
It looks poorest when you are richest
The fault finder will find faults in paradise
Love your life, poor as it is
You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poor-house
The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the almshouse as brightly as from the rich man's abode
The snow melts before its door as early in the spring.
I do not see but a quiet mind may live as contentedly there
The town`s poor seem to me often to live the most independent lives of any.
Maybe they are simply great enough to receive without misgiving.