Learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial to others; with poverty, for not having much to care for, and with obscurity, for being unenvied.
It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.
Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.
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.
As I have said before, the ever more sophisticated weapons piling up in the arsenals of the wealthiest and the mightiest can kill the illiterate, the ill, the poor and the hungry, but they cannot kill ignorance, illness, poverty or hunger
People from both political parties have long recognized that welfare without work creates negative incentives that lead to permanent poverty. It robs people of self-esteem.
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance
prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an
organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor
property will be safe.
For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.
Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy.
Poverty is a career for lot's of well paid people
The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved.
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
Poverty is the worst form of violence.
It is a tragic mix-up when the United States spends $500,000 for every enemy soldier killed, and only $53 annually on the victims of poverty.
There was never a war on poverty. Maybe there was a skirmish on poverty.
Simply put, unsustainable debt is helping to keep too many poor countries and poor people in poverty.
Honest poverty lives happily; ill gotten wealth worries.
To die in order to avoid the pains of poverty, love, or anything that is disagreeable, is not the part of a brave man, but of a coward.
Debt is the worst poverty.
Poverty wants few things, avarice everything.
Avarice is disgrace; cowardice is a defect; poverty often disables an intelligent man from arguing his case; a poor man is a stranger in his own town; misfortune and helplessness are calamities; patience is a kind of bravery; to sever attachments with the wicked world is the greatest wealth; piety is the best weapon of defence.
You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.
Within each of us lies the power of our consent to health and sickness, to riches and poverty, to freedom and to slavery. It is we who control these, and not another.
Poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue; it is hard for an empty bag to stand upright