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Anzia Yezierska Quotes

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Poverty was an ornament on a learned man like a red ribbon on a white horse.
- Anzia Yezierska

The trouble with us is that the ghetto of the Middle
Ages and the children of the twentieth century have to live under one roof.
- Anzia Yezierska

A man is free to go up as high as he can reach up to;
but I,
with all my style and pep, can't get a man my equal
because a girl is always judged by her mother.
- Anzia Yezierska

As you simplify your life,
the laws of the universe will be simpler;
solitude will not be solitude,
poverty will not be poverty,
nor weakness weakness.
- Henry David Thoreau

 

Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty.
- St. Francis of Assisi

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Poverty is the worst form of violence.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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Christian voters should start looking
at global warming and extreme poverty
as religious issues that speak to the culture of life.
- Al Franken

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty,
the contemplation of mystery,
or the search of truth or perfection
is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession
of such days is fatal to human life.
- Lewis Mumford

We think sometimes that poverty is only
being hungry, naked and homeless.
The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and
uncared for is the greatest poverty.
We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
- Mother Teresa

Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself.
Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor
for helping us to love God better because of them.
- Mother Teresa

Love conquers all things except poverty and a toothache.
- Mae West

You can turn painful situations around through laughter.
If you can find humor in anything, even poverty,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Poverty with security is better than plenty
in the midst of fear and uncertainty.
- Aesop

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted
is the most terrible poverty.
- Mother Teresa

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody,
I think that is a much greater hunger,
a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
- Mother Teresa

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

The most terrible poverty is loneliness
and the feeling of being unloved.
- Mother Teresa

An important lever for sustained action in tackling
poverty and reducing hunger is money.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

Money is better than poverty,
if only for financial reasons.
- Woody Allen

For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.
- John W. Gardner

Coming generations will learn equality from poverty,
and love from woes.
- Khalil Gibran

Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life.
- Jimmy Dean

Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling
billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty,
while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world.
- Kofi Annan

Poverty is unnecessary.
- Muhammad Yunus

The essence of Africa's crisis is fundamentally its extreme poverty.
- Jeffrey Sachs

People can be so apathetic.
They continue to ignore the real people trapped in
poverty and homelessness.
It's almost maddening.
- Daphne Zuniga

The first priority of any serious program against poverty
is to strengthen the male role in poor families.
- George Gilder

Poverty is not a disgrace, but it's terribly inconvenient.
- Milton Berle

Poverty is multidimensional.
It extends beyond money incomes to education,
health care, political participation and advancement
of one's own culture and social organisation.
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

False shame accompanies a man that is poor,
shame that either harms a man greatly or profits him;
shame is with poverty,
but confidence with wealth.
- Hesiod

A nobler example, because a less personal one,
of the pinch of poverty, is when it prevents the accomplishment
of some cherished scheme for the benefit of the human race.
- James Payn

Wealthy men can't live in an island that is encircled by poverty.
We all breathe the same air.
We must give a chance to everyone, at least a basic chance.
- Ayrton Senna

Poverty makes you wise but it's a curse.
- Bertolt Brecht

Money can't buy poverty.
- Marty Feldman

Poverty is an anomaly to rich people;
it is very difficult to make out why people who want
dinner do not ring the bell.
- Walter Bagehot

As Jews, their families left Russia to escape the poverty and the antisemitism.
- Martin Lewis Perl

I have never known so much naive conviction allied
to greater intellectual poverty.
- Claude Levi-Strauss

At the current $5.15 an hour, the federal minimum wage
has become a poverty wage.
A full-time worker with one child lives below the official poverty line.
- Bernie Sanders

I avoid going through places where there's too much poverty.
- Loretta Lynn

People never knew we were poor, but out of that poverty
came the most incredible inventions -
board games,
recipes...
we never stopped inventing.
- Lynn Johnston

Poverty, to be picturesque, should be rural.
Suburban misery is as hideous as it is pitiable.
- Anthony Trollope

Their poverty secured their freedom,
since our desires and our possessions are the strongest fetters of despotism.
- Edward Gibbon

As poverty has been reduced in terms of mere survival,
it has become more profound in terms of our way of life.
- Raoul Vaneigem

If all of us acted in unison as I act individually
there would be no wars and no poverty.
I have made myself personally responsible
for the fate of every human being who has come my way.
- Anais Nin

Poverty is the schoolmaster of character.
- Antiphanes

Poverty does not make people terrorists,
but terrorists can exploit the frustration it creates
and use it as a breeding-ground for violent ideas.
- Anna Lindh

Dire poverty drives this mother back again to the factory
(no intelligent person will say she goes willingly).
- Margaret Sanger

Alleviating poverty would be the Bank's overarching objective.
- Lewis Thompson Preston

The native American has been generally despised by
his white conquerors for his poverty and simplicity.
- Charles Eastman

As society advances the standard of poverty rises.
- Theodore Parker

There's so much absurdity.
Poverty is so absurd.
- Frank McCourt

Real poverty is less a state of income than a state of mind.
- George Gilder

My sisters and I were fortunate to travel through Asia
and Europe at very young ages.
We confronted extraordinary beauty in Athens and unspeakable poverty in India.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

There was never a war on poverty.
Maybe there was a skirmish on poverty.
- Andrew Cuomo

I thought in this country, the best social program was a job.
Yet minimum wage jobs aren't paying enough to keep families out of poverty.
- Barbara Mikulski

Poverty of goods is easily cured; poverty of soul,
impossible.
- Michel de Montaigne

Traditionally the great men of our country have sprung from poor environments;
that being so,
it would appear we have long suffered from a severe lack of poverty.
- Gerald F. Lieberman

Individual effort is almost relatively impossible to
cope with the big problem of poverty as we see it.
- John Burns

The chief problem of low-income farmers is poverty.
- Nelson Rockefeller

Oh, I realize it's a penny here and a penny there,
but look at me: I've worked myself up from nothing
to a state of extreme poverty.
- Arthur Sheekman

There are no quick fixes to Indigenous poverty and social disaster.
- Malcolm Fraser

Anticipate charity by preventing poverty.
- Maimonides

The way that a handful of corporations in Los Angeles
dictate how our stories are told creates a real poverty
of imagination and it's a big problem.
- Alex Cox

I believe that, as long as there is plenty,
poverty is evil.
- Robert Kennedy

There is nothing worse than being ashamed of parsimony or poverty.
- Titus Livius

My mother's illness fitted into this protest against
the treatment of the sick who could not pay,
the inefficiency of commercialism, the waste,
the extravagance, and the poverty.
- Ellen Wilkinson

Certainly, the poverty, the discrimination,
the episodic unemployment could not but strike an inquiring youngster:
why did these exist,
and what could we do about them.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

Blacks are about seven times more likely to live in
neighborhoods of concentrated poverty than whites.
- John Powell

Hope is necessary in every condition.
The miseries of poverty, sickness and captivity would,
without this comfort, be insupportable.
- William Samuel Johnson

As a result of the current universal benefit,
the poverty rate for seniors in America is about 10%.
Without the universal benefit, it would be over 50%.
- Steve Israel


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