Poverty Quotes

Should poverty, illness, and ...

Should poverty, illness, and death not exist, man would not bow to anything - Imam Hussain (AS)
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We're consumers. We are the byproducts of a lifestyle obsession. Murder, crime, p...

We're consumers. We are the byproducts of a lifestyle obsession. Murder, crime, poverty, these things don't concern me. What concerns me are celebrity magazines, television with 500 channels, some guy's name on my underwear. Rogaine, Viagra, Olestra.
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 12
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"There are 150 billionaires in the UK while 14 million pe...

"There are 150 billionaires in the UK while 14 million people live in poverty. In a fair society there would be no billionaires and no one would live in poverty." - Jeremy Corbyn
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 23
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β€˜He who loves to sleep and the foldi...

β€˜He who loves to sleep and the folding of hands, poverty will set upon you like a thief in the night.’ - The Bible
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 15
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"The greatest we...

"The greatest wealth is a poverty of desires." β€”Seneca
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 09
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β€œIn a country well governed, poverty is somethi...

β€œIn a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.” β€” Confucius
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 17
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"Capitalism has neither the capacity,...

"Capitalism has neither the capacity, nor the morality, nor the ethics to solve the problems of poverty" - Fidel Castro
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 07
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β€œPoverty is the parent o...

β€œPoverty is the parent of revolution and crime.” β€” Aristotle, Greek philosopher
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 17
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"In a country well governed, poverty is someth...

"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
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 17
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β€œPoverty frees them from ordinary s...

β€œPoverty frees them from ordinary standards of behaviour, just as money frees people from work.” - George Orwell.
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 30
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"Gratitude is ri...

"Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty." - Doris Day
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 27
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β€œWe think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, ...

β€œWe think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty.” β€” Mother Theresa
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 17
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"We are one of the richest countries in the wo...

"We are one of the richest countries in the world, and there is absolutely no reason why anyone should have to live in poverty." - Jeremy Corbyn
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 04
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β€œThere’s no nobility in...

β€œThere’s no nobility in poverty.” ― Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 02
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β€œMoney doesn’t buy...

β€œMoney doesn’t buy happiness, but poverty buys you nothing.”
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 05
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"Money can't buy hap...

"Money can't buy happiness, but neither can poverty." β€” Leo Rosten
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 17
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Money can't buy h...

Money can't buy happiness, but poverty can't buy anything.
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 06
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"He who has made a ...

"He who has made a fair compact with poverty is rich." --Seneca
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 08
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Poverty is the...

Poverty is the mother of crime. - Marcus Aurelius
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 09
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"A wealth of informati...

"A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention." --Tony Schwartz
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 20
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"...You who handle poverty badly will handle riches equ...

"...You who handle poverty badly will handle riches equally badly... money does not change the sickness, only the symptoms." - John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 19
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β€œ Let me tell you something. There is no nobility in...

β€œ Let me tell you something. There is no nobility in poverty. I've been a rich man, and I've been poor man. And I choose rich every fucking time. ” ― Jordan Belfort
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 13
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"Anyone who has ever struggled wi...

"Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor."-James Baldwin
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 22
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"The more that is given, the less people will work fo...

"The more that is given, the less people will work for themselves, and the less they work, the more their poverty will increase." β€”Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi (1828-1910)
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 25
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We live in a world where we want to fix humanity and still can't fee...

We live in a world where we want to fix humanity and still can't feed the poor, where we want to end poverty and still talk of money, and where peace is our main objective and still make tons of deadly weapons.
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 14
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"In 1976, Mao single-handedly and dramatic...

"In 1976, Mao single-handedly and dramatically changed the direction of global poverty with one simple act: he died." -Stephen Radelet
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 20
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β€œLoneliness is the povert...

β€œLoneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.” β€” May Sarton
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 14
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"Understand that life has occasions. One time it is poverty and ano...

"Understand that life has occasions. One time it is poverty and another time it is wealth. Once it is honour and another it is humiliation. Happy is he who remains grounded in each situation." - Ibn Al Jawzi
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 21
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" The world is very different now. For man holds in ...

" 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 F. Kennedy
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 06
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β€œThe whole art of Conservative politics in the 20th century...

β€œThe whole art of Conservative politics in the 20th century is being deployed to enable wealth to persuade poverty to use its political freedom to keep wealth in power.” β€” Aneurin Bevan
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 31
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"If it is true that one is poor on account of all ...

"If it is true that one is poor on account of all the things one wants, the ambitious and the avaricious languish in extreme poverty." -- Jean de La Bruyère
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 12
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β€œPoverty makes a crime o...

β€œPoverty makes a crime of every indulgence.” ― George Gissing, The Nether World
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 24
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In a country well governed, poverty is somethi...

In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of. β€” Confucius
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 07
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In a country well governed, poverty is someth...

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
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 02
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Poverty is the...

Poverty is the mother of crime - Marcus Aurelius
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 15
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"Remember, if the Almighty wants good for someone, He will create situations to draw him closer...

"Remember, if the Almighty wants good for someone, He will create situations to draw him closer to his Maker. This can be in the form of poverty, heartbreak, repentance, desperate needfulness & whatever else through various means. Understand His Plan & act accordingly! " - Mufti Menk
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 11
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"Capitalism is religion. Banks are churches. Wealth is heave...

"Capitalism is religion. Banks are churches. Wealth is heaven. Poverty is hell. Rich people are saints. Poor people are sinners. Commodities are blessings. Money is God." - Miguel D Lewis
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 03
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Poverty is the pa...

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime - Aristotle
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 31
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"Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. L...

"Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings." -Nelson Mandela
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 05
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" The best way to end pove...

" The best way to end poverty is to make sure you ain't in the LINE! " - Grant Cardone
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 07
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Contentment is natura...

Contentment is natural wealth; luxury, artificial poverty. --Socrates
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 12
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"Luxury is ...

"Luxury is Artificial Poverty" -Socrates
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 26
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"The best definition of poverty li...

"The best definition of poverty lies somewhere between what we have forgotten and what we don't know." - Dsprn
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 15
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"We can not be rich of ...

"We can not be rich of love,if exists poverty in our heart" (William Ventura)
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 23
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We are led to forget the dominating misery of other times in part by the grace ...

We are led to forget the dominating misery of other times in part by the grace of literature, poetry, romance and legend, which celebrate those who have lived well and forget those who have lived in the silence of poverty. - Rosenberg, Birdzell
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 08
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"As long as poverty injustice and gr...

"As long as poverty injustice and gross inequality persist in our world none of us can truly rest" -Nelson Mandela
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 23
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β€œIn wealth, many friend...

β€œIn wealth, many friends; in poverty, not even relatives.” β€” Japanese Proverb
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 30
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"Poverty, I realized, wasn't only a lack of financial...

"Poverty, I realized, wasn't only a lack of financial resources; it was isolation from the kind of people that could help you make more of yourself" - Keith Ferrazzi
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 17
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"The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other. It is not, ...

"The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other. It is not, as poverty was before, the result of natural scarcity, but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the world by the rich." - John Berger
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 27
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"Poverty is the w...

"Poverty is the worst form of violence." – Mahatma Gandhi
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 14
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"You are going to let the fear of poverty gover...

"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
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 10
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"The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over chara...

"The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over character, of short term gains over lasting achievement displays a poverty of ambition. It distracts you from what's truly important." - Barack Obama
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 18
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In a country well governed, poverty is somethi...

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
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 31
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Loneliness is the poverty...

Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self. - May Sarton
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 07
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A third of the poverty will disappea...

A third of the poverty will disappear if they are taught difference between simple interest and compound interest.
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 09
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β€œOvercoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Li...

β€œOvercoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings." - Nelson Mandela
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 12
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"Herein lies the tragedy of the age: not that men are poor, β€” all men know so...

"Herein lies the tragedy of the age: not that men are poor, β€” all men know something of poverty; not that men are wicked, β€” who is good? Not that men are ignorant, β€” what is Truth? Nay, but that men know so little of men." - W.E.B. Du Bois
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 29
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β€œWhere justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and ...

β€œWhere justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.” β€”Frederick Douglass
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 31
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β€œPoverty is an anomaly to rich people. It is very dif...

β€œPoverty is an anomaly to rich people. It is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell.” –Walter Bagehot English economist (1826-1877)
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 21
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Yet living and dying, honour and dishonour, pain and pleasure, riches and poverty, and ...

Yet living and dying, honour and dishonour, pain and pleasure, riches and poverty, and so forth are equally the lot of good men and bad. Things like these neither elevate nor degrade; and therefore they are no more good than they are evil. -- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 29
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"Evil stems from intellectual and emotion...

"Evil stems from intellectual and emotional stuntedness and is the one form of poverty that should be shunned.” -WisΕ‚awa Szymborska
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 05
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β€œWhy, look at me. I've worked m...

β€œWhy, look at me. I've worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.” ― Groucho Marx
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 19
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Better to save one child from poverty...

Better to save one child from poverty than sitting around and debating the the most effective way to save a thousand.
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 02
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"In a country well governed, poverty is somethi...

"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
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 09
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"O' son there is no richness like knowledg...

"O' son there is no richness like knowledge, no poverty like ignorance, no Dreariness like ego and no better life than Good manners"
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 20
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β€œThere is no virtue in poverty. It is a m...

β€œThere is no virtue in poverty. It is a mental disease that should be abolished from the face of the Earth.” - Wallace D. Wattles
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 24
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"Why, look at me. I've worked ...

"Why, look at me. I've worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty." -Groucho Marx
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 14
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You can turn painful situations around thro...

You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it. -Bill Cosby
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 10
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"I read somewhere that 77 percent of all the mentally il...

"I read somewhere that 77 percent of all the mentally ill live in poverty. Actually, I'm more intrigued by the 23 percent who are apparently doing quite well for themselves."
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 24
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"We frequently see the respectful attentions of the world more strongly directed towards the r...

"We frequently see the respectful attentions of the world more strongly directed towards the rich and the great, than towards the wise and the virtuous. We see frequently the vices and follies of the powerful much less despised than the poverty and weakness of the innocent." - Adam Smith
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 29
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"If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame y...

"If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for the Creator, there is no poverty." Rainer Maria Rilke
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 21
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"In a world that hosts moral catastrophes every day – more than 20,000 childre...

"In a world that hosts moral catastrophes every day – more than 20,000 children dying of the consequences of poverty, for instance –, it would be *very inappropriate* for a moral theory *not* to have demanding conclusions." -Adriano Mannino
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 26
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We're consumers. We are by-products of a lifestyle obsession. Murder, crime, poverty, t...

We're consumers. We are by-products of a lifestyle obsession. Murder, crime, poverty, these things don't concern me. What concerns me are celebrity magazines, television with 500 channels, some guy's name on my underwear. Rogaine, Viagra, Olestra... - Chuck Palahniuk
πŸ“…οΈŽ Apr 29
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Man holds in his mortal hands the power...

Man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life --John F. Kennedy
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 02
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β€œI am the happiest man alive. I have that in me that can convert po...

β€œI am the happiest man alive. I have that in me that can convert poverty to riches, adversity to prosperity, and I am more invulnerable than Archilles; Fortune hath not one place to hit me.” -Sir Thomas Browne
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 09
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In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the unive...

In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness. - Henry David Thoreau
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 06
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