Poverty Quotes

We all have the chance to create a world where extreme poverty is the exception rather than the rule, and where all children have the same chance to thrive, no matter where theyre born.

Bill Gates

Borrowed thoughts, like borrowed money, only show the poverty of the borrower.

Lady Marguerite Blessington

Poverty is the mother of crime.

Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator

When a country is well governed, poverty and a mean condition are things to be ashamed of. When a country is ill governed, riches and honor are things to be ashamed of.

Confucius

Wealth is an inborn attitude of mind, like poverty. The pauper who has made his pile may flaunt his spoils, but cannot wear them plausibly.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

Global poverty is an "input" on the supply side; the global economic system feeds on cheap labor.

Michel Chossudovsky

Debt is the worst poverty.

Thomas Fuller

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.

Aristotle

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.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Do you not see the wealth of the land of the Persians ? Do you not remember the poverty of the land of the Arabs ? Do you not see how the crops in this land cover the earth ? If the holy war were not enjoined by Allah, we should still come and conquer this rich land and exchange the hunger of our deserts for the abundant eating which is now ours.

al-Walid, Khalid ibn

Poverty wants few things, avarice everything.

Bartholomew of San Concordio

If freedom is to be saved and enlarged, poverty must be ended. There is no other solution.

Aneurin Bevan

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

James Baldwin

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

Michael Pollan

I am much more open about categories of gender, and my feminism has been about women's safety from violence, increased literacy, decreased poverty and more equality. I was never against the category of men.

Judith Butler
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