Poverty Quotes

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

Mother Teresa

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.

Frederick Douglass

Poverty is the mother of crime.

Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator

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

The mother of revolution and crime is poverty.


Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.


Poverty is the worst form of violence.

Mahatma Gandhi

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.

Martin Luther King Jr

The poor man is not he who is without a cent, but he who is without a dream

Harry Kemp

A poor man is like a foreigner in his own country.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

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

James Baldwin

Poverty wants few things, avarice everything.

Bartholomew of San Concordio

A squirrel dying in front of your house may be more relevant to your interests right now than people dying in Africa.

Mark Zuckerberg

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

Michel Chossudovsky

In wealth, many friends; in poverty, not even relatives.

Japanese Proverb

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

Andrew Cuomo

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

Kahlil Gibran

Being poor is a little like having an earache over a Bank Holiday. All you can think about is the pain and how long it will be before a healing hand can be found to take away the anguish.

Tom Baker

The world has enough for everybody, but some minorities, the descendants of the same people that crucified Christ, and of those that expelled Bolvar from here and in their own way crucified him . . . have taken control of the riches of the world.

Hugo Chavez

Poverty wants few things, avarice everything.

Bartholomew of San Concordio

We make the future sustainable when we invest in the poor, not when we insist on their suffering.

Bill Gates

By 2035, there will be almost no poor countries left in the world.

Bill Gates

Of course, for a lot of people, death was a welcome change. Grinding poverty takes the edge off most things, including life.

Tom Baker

Although it is foolish to believe that book learning is anything like the whole of education, it is always necessary, particularly in ages when there is a poverty of living examples of the possible high human types.

Allan David Bloom

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