Poverty Quotes

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


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

Benjamin Franklin

I worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.

Groucho Marx

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

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

As society advances the standard of poverty rises.

Theodore Parker

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

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