Poverty Quotes

Real poverty is less a state of income than a state of mind.
George F. Gilde
Johnson - it is the great privilege of poverty to be happy...

Plutarch - learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth,...
There is something about poverty that smells like death.
Zora Neale Hurston
Mrs. sigourney - in early childhood you may lay the foundation of...
None can be an impartial or wise observer of human life but from the vantage ground of what we should call voluntary poverty.
Henry David Thoreau

True poverty does not come from God.
Yiddish Prove
The want of goods is easily repaired, but the poverty of the soul is irreparable.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
Aristotle
Painless poverty is better than embittered wealth.
Greek
Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry, all things easy. He that rises late must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night, while laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.
Benjamin Franklin
Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction.
Dennis Kucinich, 2004 speech to Democratic National Convention
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
Woody Allen
Learn to be pleased with everything with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial to others with poverty, for not having much to care for, and with obscurity, for being unenvied.
Plutarch
He who ashamed of his poverty would be equally proud of his wealth.
Author Unknown
It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty.
Juvenal, Satires
Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.
Kahlil Gibran
Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent.
Plato, The Republic
The honest poor can sometimes forget poverty. The honest rich can never forget it.
G. K. Chesterton
The greatest wealth is a poverty of desires.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Whoever cultivates the golden mean avoids both the poverty of a hovel and the envy of a palace.
Horace, Odes
What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence, a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.
Herbert Simon, economist
It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness poverty and wealth have both failed.
Kin Hubbard
People come to poverty in two ways accumulating debts and paying them off.
Jewish Prove
Wealth is not of necessity a curse, nor poverty a blessing. Wholesome and easy abundance is better than either extreme; better for our manhood that we have enough for daily comfort; enough for culture, for hospitality, for charity. More than this may or may not be a blessing. Certainly it can be a blessing only by being accepted as a trust.
R. D. Hitchcock
Loves conquers all things except poverty and toothache.
Mae West
The chief problem with lower income farmers is poverty.
Nelson Rockefelle
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
Aristotle
However mean your life is, meet it and live it: do not shun it and call it hard names. Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Things do not change, we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts. God will see that you do want society.
Henry David Thoreau
Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness. An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation.
Kahlil Gibran
However mean your life is, meet it and live it do not shun it and call it hard names. Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Things do not change, we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.
Henry David Thoreau
The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not a poet enough to call forth its riches; for to the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place.
Rainer Maria Rilke
The best coffee in Europe is Vienna coffee, compared to which all other coffee is fluid poverty.
Mark Twain, Greatly Exaggerated
The hopes of the Republic cannot forever tolerate either undeserved poverty or self - Serving wealth.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Like dear St. Francis of Assisi I am wedded to Poverty: but in my case the marriage is not a success.
Oscar Wilde, , in a letter to his friend, Frances Forbes - Robertson, who had invited him to her wedding in London, but Wilde wa
Poverty is the schoolmaster of character.
Antiphanes
Poverty of goods is easily cured poverty of the mind is irreparable.
D. A. Battista
Give me neither poverty nor riches.
Proverbs 30. 8 Bible
We have weapons of mass destruction we have to address here at home. Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction. Homelessness is a weapon of mass destruction. Unemployment is a weapon of mass destruction.
Dennis Kucinich