Poverty Quotes

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

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

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

Michel Chossudovsky

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

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

Tom Baker

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


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

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

Mark Zuckerberg

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
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