Poverty Quotes

Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. And it will leave you unfulfilled.

Barack Obama

Loneliness is the ultimate poverty

Abigail Van Buren

Anticipate charity by preventing poverty; assist the reduced fellow man, either by a considerable gift or a sum of money or by teaching him a trade or by putting him in the way of business so that he may earn an honest livelihood and not be forced to the dreadful alternative of holding out his hand for charity. This is the highest step and summit of charity's golden ladder.

Maimonides

It is poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.

Mother Teresa

As society advances the standard of poverty rises.

Theodore Parker

Poverty is a divine stepmother who does for youths what their own mothers were unable to do. It introduces them to frugality, to the world and to life.

Honore de Balzac

Poverty has, in large cities, very different appearances. It is often concealed in splendor, and often in extravagance. It is the care of a very great part of mankind to conceal their indigence from the rest. They support themselves by temporary expedients, and every day is lost in contriving for tomorrow.

Samuel Johnson

You are going to let the fear of poverty govern your life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live.

George Bernard Shaw

Poverty has many roots, but the tap root is ignorance

Lyndon B. Johnson

Give me, indulgent gods with mind serene, And guiltless heart, to range the sylvan scene, No splendid poverty, no smiling care, No well-bred hate, or servile grandeur, there.

Edward Young, Love of Fame

Poverty is an anomaly to rich people. It is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell.

Bagehot, Walter

The concept of social inclusion in essence means replacing a welfarist approach to helping the underprivileged with one of investing in them and their communities to bring them into the mainstream market economy. It’s a modern and fresh approach that views everyone as a potential wealth creator and invests in their human capital. My reason for adopting such an approach is simple: at a time when Australia needs more skilled people and has an ageing population, we simply can’t afford to have one in ten or more of our people out of the workforce due to unemployment, low skills or the effects of chronic poverty. Social inclusion is an economic imperative.

Julia Gillard

The power of your subconscious mind will build up mental and physical wounds, proclaim liberty to the fear ridden mind, and liberate you completely from the limitations of poverty, failure, misery, lack, and frustration.

Joseph Murphy

A proper home can provide the bridge across that terrible gulf between poverty and a better future.

Aga Khan IV

If poverty was a man, I would have slain him.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Paying visits to ones own relatives prolongs the life of a person and prevents poverty and indigence.

Jafar ibn Muhammad as-S

Wealth and poverty do not lie in a person's estate, but in their souls.

Antisthenes

Success, just like poverty is a state of mind. You can become successful instantly with a simple decision and commitment. Long lasting and pronounced success comes to those who renew their commitment to a mindset of abundance every minute, hour and day.

Bryant McGill

Poverty can curdle the libido and corrode civilized thoughts. One's sense of humour vanishes, to be replaced by a curry-spoiling sarcasm as one's Mr Hyde emerges from the swamp of the subconscious.

Tom Baker

It's not what you've been taught - in the conservative sectors - that you have a poverty of materials. You're all healthy, you're all strong enough to make sounds until the end of time. The only problem you have is deciding whether your sound is any good. What I'm encouraging you to do is not to think about that too much, not to reevaluate the sounds, but just to examine them, and see what the structure is. See what's actually there, before you start this process of trying to ask yourself whether Nancy Reagan would like it, or Mrs. Bush. Just take the whole big first chunk, and then break it down. Follow what you know about it to where it goes... The music's there. I'm not trying to be weird, but it's there. I was taught that I didn't have anything, and it was my job to work hard and get something, and that's just not true.

Robert Ashley

The most powerful tool to lift families out of extreme poverty is to grant micro-loans to women.

Begum Aga Khan

Poverty and adversity is the cause of the souls rebellion, revolt, and the gravity of dismay.

al-Hadi, Ali

A parents' dissatisfaction causes poverty and leads to humiliation.

al-Hadi, Ali

Poverty is the self's greed and increased despair.

al-Hadi, Ali
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