Poverty Quotes

Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy.
Benjamin Franklin
Dennis kucinich, 2004 speech to democratic national convention - poverty is a weapon of mass destruction....

Horace, odes - it is not the rich man you should properly call...
The hopes of the Republic cannot forever tolerate either undeserved poverty or self - Serving wealth.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
George bernard shaw - you are going to let the fear of poverty govern...
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

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
I worked myself up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.
Groucho Marx
In early childhood you may lay the foundation of poverty or riches, industry or idleness, good or evil, by the habits to which you train your children. Teach them right habits then, and their future life is safe.
Lydia Sigourney
There is something about poverty that smells like death.
Zora Neale Hurston
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
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
In early childhood you may lay the foundation of poverty or riches, industry of idleness, good or evil, by the habits to which you train your children. Teach them right habits then, and their future life is safe.
Mrs. Sigourney
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
This administration here and now declares unconditional war on poverty.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Poverty must not be a bar to learning and learning must offer an escape from poverty.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Painless poverty is better than embittered wealth.
Greek
It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.
Kin Hubbard
Loves conquers all things except poverty and toothache.
Mae West
Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things.
Eric Butterworth
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
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
Whoever cultivates the golden mean avoids both the poverty of a hovel and the envy of a palace.
Horace, Odes
The best coffee in Europe is Vienna coffee, compared to which all other coffee is fluid poverty.
Mark Twain, Greatly Exaggerated
The greatest wealth is a poverty of desires.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The want of goods is easily repaired, but the poverty of the soul is irreparable.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
What is the matter with the poor is poverty; what is the matter with the rich is uselessness.
George Bernard Shaw
People come to poverty in two ways accumulating debts and paying them off.
Jewish Prove
Real poverty is less a state of income than a state of mind.
George F. Gilde
Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason.
Henry Fielding
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
Woody Allen
Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness. An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation.
Kahlil Gibran
It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness poverty and wealth have both failed.
Kin Hubbard
True poverty does not come from God.
Yiddish Prove
In wealth many friends in poverty, not even relatives.
Japanese Prove
You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything - - Even poverty - - You can survive it.
Bill Cosby
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 opress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
Frederick Douglass, Speech, April 1886
Give me neither poverty nor riches.
Proverbs 30. 8 Bible
Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent.
Plato, The Republic
Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.
Kahlil Gibran