Poverty Quotes

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
Michel eyquem de montaigne - the want of goods is easily repaired, but the...
Japanese prove - in wealth many friends in poverty, not even...
Whoever cultivates the golden mean avoids both the poverty of a hovel and the envy of a palace.
Horace, Odes
Zora neale hurston - there is something about poverty that smells like...
Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason.
Henry Fielding
What is the matter with the poor is poverty; what is the matter with the rich is uselessness.
George Bernard Shaw
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
You are going to let the fear of poverty govern your life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live.
George Bernard Shaw
This administration here and now declares unconditional war on poverty.
Lyndon B. Johnson
People come to poverty in two ways accumulating debts and paying them off.
Jewish Prove
Poverty of goods is easily cured poverty of the mind is irreparable.
D. A. Battista
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
Woody Allen
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 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
He who ashamed of his poverty would be equally proud of his wealth.
Author Unknown
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
It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness poverty and wealth have both failed.
Kin Hubbard
I worked myself up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.
Groucho Marx
It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.
Kin Hubbard
The best coffee in Europe is Vienna coffee, compared to which all other coffee is fluid poverty.
Mark Twain, Greatly Exaggerated
Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy.
Benjamin Franklin
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the worst poverty of all.
Mother Teresa
It is not the rich man you should properly call happy, but him who knows how to use with wisdom the blessings of the gods, to endure hard poverty, and who fears dishonor worse than death, and is not afraid to die for cherished friends or fatherland.
Horace, Odes
Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction.
Dennis Kucinich, 2004 speech to Democratic National Convention
We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
Mother Theresa
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
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
Poverty is the schoolmaster of character.
Antiphanes
True poverty does not come from God.
Yiddish Prove
It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty.
Juvenal, Satires
Jargon allows us to camouflage intellectual poverty with verbal extravagance.
David Pratt
Poverty must not be a bar to learning and learning must offer an escape from poverty.
Lyndon B. Johnson
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
The greatest wealth is a poverty of desires.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent.
Plato, The Republic
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
Real poverty is less a state of income than a state of mind.
George F. Gilde
You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything - - Even poverty - - You can survive it.
Bill Cosby
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