Poverty Quotes

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

Mother Teresa

Loneliness is the most terrible poverty.

Mother Teresa

Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy.

Benjamin Franklin

I have urged on woman independence of man, not that I do not think the sexes mutually needed by one another, but because in woman this fact has led to an excessive devotion, which has cooled love, degraded marriage and prevented it her sex from being what it should be to itself or the other. I wish woman to live, first for God's sake. Then she will not take what is not fit for her from a sense of weakness and poverty. Then if she finds what she needs in man embodied, she will know how to love and be worthy of being loved.

Margaret Fuller

If the anti-abortion movement took a tenth of the energy they put into noisy theatrics and devoted it to improving the lives of children who have been born into lives of poverty, violence, and neglect, they could make a world shine.

Michael Jay Tucker

An avowal of poverty is no disgrace to any man; to make no effort to escape it is indeed disgraceful.


Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness. An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation.

Kahlil Gibran

There was never a war on poverty. Maybe there was a skirmish on poverty.

Andrew Cuomo

In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.


Real poverty is lack of books

Sidonie Gabrielle

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

Mother Teresa

It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.

Kin Hubbard

Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.

George Bernard Shaw

Poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue; it is hard for an empty bag to stand upright

Benjamin Franklin

Wealth and poverty: the one is the parent of luxury and indolence, and the other of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent


Poverty is a career for lot's of well paid people

Ronald Reagan

Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.

Henry Ford

Idleness travels very slowly, and poverty soon overtakes her.

John Hunter

Boredom is the keynote of poverty -- of all its indignities, it is perhaps the hardest of all to live with -- for where there is no money there is no change of any kind.

Moss Hart

For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.

John W. Gardner

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.

Richard Bach

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

Woody Allen

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

Kahlil Gibran

Poverty wants some things, Luxury many things, Avarice all things

Benjamin Franklin
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