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Poverty Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Poverty

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

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Poverty is unnecessary.
- Muhammad Yunus

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

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

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

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 is the frontier we have to be able to cross.
- Ricardo Lagos

Every year 3.1 million Indian children die before the age of 5,
mostly from diseases of poverty like diarrhea.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

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

Americans are blessed with great plenty;
we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation
to assist those who are suffering from poverty,
disease, war and famine.
- Adam Schiff

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

I've always believed the two best anti-poverty programs are work and marriage.
- James Talent

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

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

This administration here and now declares unconditional war on poverty.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel;
its poverty by how little.
- William R. Alger

I made a decision that whether or not I was going to
make under the national poverty level wasn't going
to play a part in whether or not I was an actor.
That's what I do.
- Don Johnson

Of course I am frustrated with regard to extreme poverty,
to violence that never seems to cease.
- Roger Moore

Poverty must not be a bar to learning and learning
must offer an escape from poverty.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

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

Poverty doesn't imply necessarily violence.
- Alberto Fujimori

A whole generation of Americans will retire in poverty instead of prosperity,
because they simply are not preparing for retirement now.
- Scott Cook

Wars of nations are fought to change maps.
But wars of poverty are fought to map change.
- Muhammad Ali

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

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

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

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

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

The correlation between poverty and obesity can be
traced to agricultural policies and subsidies.
- Michael Pollan

I do not want to speak about overpopulation or birth control,
but I think education is the way to give new impetus to the poverty question.
- Harri Holkeri

Poverty must be reduced not only for reasons of moral and justice,
but also of security.
- Anna Lindh

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

People who go to work every day and perform the services
essential to keeping our economy functioning deserve
to live above the poverty level.
- Marcy Kaptur

For me, unemployment and poverty in the Greater Montreal
area is not mainly a problem of structure,
or design, or statistics.
It is a profoundly human situation.
- Kim Campbell

Elvis was rock'n'roll.
He came from the poverty and the pain.
- Link Wray

Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how
extremely expensive it is to be poor.
- James A. Baldwin

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

The media seems to think only abortion and gay marriage are religious issues.
Poverty is a moral issue, it's a faith issue,
it's a religious issue.
- Jim Wallis

It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty.
- Juvenal

Liberalism, above all, means emancipation -
emancipation from one's fears,
his inadequacies, from prejudice, from discrimination,
from poverty.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

A rich man cannot enjoy a sound mind nor a sound body
without exercise and abstinence;
and yet these are truly the worst ingredients of poverty.
- Henry Home

What power can poverty have over a home where loving
hearts are beating with a consciousness of untold riches of the head and heart?
- Orison Swett Marden

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

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

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

Taxing poor families runs counter to decades of effort
to help people lift themselves out of poverty through work.
- Nicholas Johnson

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

The poor man wishes to conceal his poverty,
and the rich man his wealth: the former fears lest he be despised,
the latter lest he be plundered.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

My poverty is not complete: it lacks me.
- Antonio Porchia

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

My state has the highest child poverty rate in all of New England,
above the national average.
- Patrick J. Kennedy

If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it;
blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches;
for the Creator,
there is no poverty.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

Poverty is the mother of crime.
- Marcus Aurelius

If they are unsuccessful in married life,
who suffers more the bitter consequences of poverty
than the wife? But if successful,
she has not a dollar to call her own.
- Ernestine Rose


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