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Poverty Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Poverty.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Poverty is unnecessary.
- Muhammad Yunus

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

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

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

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

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

Poverty breeds lack of self-reliance.
- Daniel De Leon

I read somewhere that 77 per cent of all the mentally ill live in poverty.
Actually, I'm more intrigued by the 23 per cent who
are apparently doing quite well for themselves.
- Jerry Garcia

What matters poverty? What matters anything to him
who is enamoured of our art? Does he not carry in himself
every joy and every beauty?
- Sarah Bernhardt

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

We expect that in the next years, the economy will improve.
And we expect that extreme poverty will drop from 22
percent to 11 percent by the year 2000.
- Alberto Fujimori

As covetousness is the root of all evil,
so poverty is the worst of all snares.
- Daniel Defoe

Poverty is uncomfortable; but nine times out of ten
the best thing that can happen to a young man is to
be tossed overboard and compelled to sink or swim.
- James A. Garfield

Rap's conscious response to the poverty and oppression of U.S.
blacks is like some hideous parody of sixties black pride.
- David Foster Wallace

It is unacceptable that someone can work full time -
and work hard -
and not be able to lift themselves out of poverty.
- Sherrod Brown

How the sting of poverty, or small means,
is gone when one keeps house for one's own comfort
and not for the comfort of one's neighbors.
- Dinah Maria Mulock

Offhand, the only North American writers I can think
of who have come from a background of rural poverty
and gone on to write about it have been Negroes.
- Alden Nowlan

That is one of the bitter curses of poverty;
it leaves no right to be generous.
- George Gissing

Gender equality is more than a goal in itself.
It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty,
promoting sustainable development and building good governance.
- Kofi Annan

The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.
- Adam Smith

You can't get rid of poverty by giving people money.
- P. J. O'Rourke

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

It was a way out of poverty.
It was a way to success.
It was a way to education.
And it was a way to a brighter day for me.
- Little Richard

Poverty and lack of knowledge must be challenged.
- Russell Simmons

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

I would like to solemnly reaffirm, that poverty is not a fatality.
- Mathieu Kerekou

Poverty is not the root cause of crime.
- Rush Limbaugh

Money is only a vehicle that provides you with options,
and I say there's only one thing that money can't buy -
poverty.
- Jerry Doyle

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

The common argument that crime is caused by poverty
is a kind of slander on the poor.
- H. L. Mencken

Prosperity is a way of living and thinking,
and not just money or things.
Poverty is a way of living and thinking,
and not just a lack of money or things.
- Eric Butterworth

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

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

Black people must address itself to the causes of poverty.
That's oppression in this country.
- H. Rap Brown

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

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

Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn't commit.
- Eli Khamarov

When I was young, poverty was so common that we didn't know it had a name.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

No family gets rich from earning the minimum wage.
In fact, the current minimum wage does not even lift a family out of poverty.
- Jon Corzine

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

Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason.
- Henry Fielding

There are three major social issues that this country is struggling with:
education,
poverty, and drugs.
Two of them we talk about, and one of them we don't.
- Steven Soderbergh

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

We can no longer prosper by increasing human productivity.
The more we try to do, the more poverty we will create.
- Paul Hawken

The two big advantages I had at birth were to have
been born wise and to have been born in poverty.
- Sophia Loren

Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty.
It is not.
It is the opposite of vulgarity.
- Coco Chanel

The honest poor can sometimes forget poverty.
The honest rich can never forget it.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

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

Education can lift individuals out of poverty and into rewarding careers.
- Christine Gregoire

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

The rich are richer, and the poor are poorer,
in the city than elsewhere; and, as a rule,
the greater are the riches of the rich and the poverty of the poor.
- Josiah Strong

We have common enemies today.
It's called childhood poverty.
It's called cancer.
It's called AIDS.
It's called Parkinson's.
It's called Muscular Dystrophy.
- Jerry Doyle

All the arguments which are brought to represent poverty
as no evil show it evidently to be a great evil.
- Samuel Johnson


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