Begging Sayings and Quotes

Begging can feel degrading. Whether it’s begging a partner to stay in your life, or requesting monetary assistance, begging makes you appear weak. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful quotes about begging.


Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.     

Miguel de Cervantes

You will never gain anyone's approval by begging for it. When you stand confident in your own worth, respect follows.     

Mandy Hale

A beggar hates his benefactor as much as he hates himself for begging.     

Oscar Wilde

I'm from Wisconsin so I always feel a little nauseous about begging and trying to trick people into liking me.     

Dan Harmon

Don’t beg anybody for anything, especially love.     

Toni Morrison

Never beg for mercy. Accept that you have failed. Begging is for dogs and humans.     

Paolo Bacigalupi

Beggars market their incapacity.     

Mason Cooley

It is safer to beg than to take, but it is finer to take than to beg.     

Oscar Wilde

Stars talk about how they dislike fans fussing over them, begging for autographs and things like that, but deep down inside, they love every minute of it.     

Brenda Fassie

It's amazing that no matter how much money you have, you can make some bad decisions, and in five months you're on the street, begging.     

Paz De La Huerta

Unhappiness makes beggars or accountants of us all.     

Barbara Grizutti Harrison

Writers are nothing but beggars with a good line.     

Charles Bukowski

Choosers will be beggars if the begging's not their choosing.     

 Garth Nix

Africa's salvation doesn't lie in begging and begging for more aid, and as an African, I find it very, very humiliating.     

George Ayittey