Poverty Quotes

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

Ronald Reagan

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

Plato

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

Benjamin Franklin

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

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

Kin Hubbard

Who, being loved, is poor?

Oscar Wilde

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

Mother Teresa

Real poverty is lack of books

Sidonie Gabrielle

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

Confucius

The inevitable consequence of poverty is dependence.

Samuel Johnson

Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable and others extremely difficult.

Samuel Johnson

A man guilty of poverty easily believes himself suspected.

Samuel Johnson

One solitary philosopher may be great, virtuous, and happy in the depth of poverty, but not a whole people.

Isaak Iselin

Poverty sits by the cradle of all our great men, and rocks them up to manhood; and this meager foster-mother remains their faithful companion throughout life.

Heinrich Heine

Poverty, labor, and calamity are not without their luxuries, which the rich, the indolent, and the fortunate in vain seek for.

William Hazlitt

Nor is there on earth a more powerful advocate for vice than poverty.

Oliver Goldsmith

Wealth and poverty are seen for what they are. It begins to be seen that the poor are only they who feel poor, and poverty consists in feeling poor. The rich, as we reckon them, and among them the very rich, in a true scale would be found very indigent and ragged.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Poverty is only contemptible when it is felt to be so. Doubtless the best way to make our poverty respectable is to seem never to feel it as an evil.

Christian Nestell Bovee

Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.

Benjamin Franklin

Loves conquers all things except poverty and toothache.

Mae West

The prevalent fear of poverty among the educated classes is the worst moral disease from which our civilization suffers

William James

Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn't commit.

Eli Khamarov

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

Benjamin Franklin

George Bush doesn't care about black people, ... They're saying black families are looting and white families are just looking for food...they're giving the (Army) permission to shoot us

Kanye West

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : January 21, 2014
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