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 Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux once said...

Gold gives an appearance of beauty even to ugliness: but with poverty everything becomes frightful. [Fr., L'or meme a la laideur donne un teint de beaute: Mais tout devient affreux avec la pauvrete.]

In Poverty Quotes, by Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux , Source: Satires (VIII, 209)

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