102 Greatest Quotes About Poverty
Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.
You never can cure poverty. Poverty is in the eye of the beholder.
Last time I talked to her she didn't sound like herself. She's depressed. It's awful what happens when people run out of money. They start thinking they're no good.
Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.
In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?
Within certain limits, it is actually true that the less money you have, the less you worry.
We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
Rap's conscious response to the poverty and oppression of U.S. blacks is like some hideous parody of sixties black pride.
David Foster Wallace
God does not create poverty; we do, because we do not share.
There is no Them. There are only facets of Us.
Poverty doesn't come because of the decrease of wealth but because of the increase of desires.
Once any group in society stands in a relatively deprived position in relation to other groups, it is genuinely deprived.
The two big advantages I had at birth were to have been born wise and to have been born in poverty.
The tragedy of the poor is that they can afford nothing but self denial.
There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect.
Hunter S. Thompson
There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher.
What a weary time those years were -- to have the desire and the need to live but not the ability.
It is fatal to look hungry. It makes people want to kick you.
Where people are really attached, poverty itself is wealth.
Poverty frees them from ordinary standards of behaviour, just as money frees people from work.
Capitalism has neither the capacity, nor the morality, nor the ethics to solve the problems of poverty.
Anticipate charity by preventing poverty.
Money can't buy happiness, but neither can poverty.
A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things. .
Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.
I would rather be rich affluent and greedy and go to hell when I die, than live in poverty on this earth.
Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.
The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well- warmed, and well-fed.
Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent.
An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.
Where you live in the world should not determine whether you live in the world.
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge. Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
I had noticed that both in the very poor and very rich extremes of society the mad were often allowed to mingle freely.
If you're in trouble, or hurt or need - go to the poor people. They're the only ones that'll help - the only ones.
It is also in the interests of the tyrant to make his subjects poor... the people are so occupied with their daily tasks that they have no time for plotting.