Homer (flourished c. 700 BCE)
“A timid beggar is a bad beggar.”
- The Odyssey (Book 17) by Homer, translated by E. V. Rieu and edited by D. C. H. Rieu. New York: Penguin Classics, 2009. The quote comes from a line delivered by Penelope. She commenting on Odysseus, who was at the time disguised as a beggar.