102 Greatest Quotes About Poverty

Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity. Coco Chanel
An empty stomach is not a good political adviser. Albert Einstein
You never can cure poverty. Poverty is in the eye of the beholder. Milton Friedman
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. Barbara Kingsolver
Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache. Mae West
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
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? Princess Diana
Within certain limits, it is actually true that the less money you have, the less you worry. George Orwell
We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without. Immanuel Kant
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons. Woody Allen
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. Mother Teresa
There is no Them. There are only facets of Us. John Green
Poverty doesn't come because of the decrease of wealth but because of the increase of desires. Plato
There is something about poverty that smells like death. Zora Neale Hurston
Once any group in society stands in a relatively deprived position in relation to other groups, it is genuinely deprived. Margaret Mead
The two big advantages I had at birth were to have been born wise and to have been born in poverty. Sophia Loren
The tragedy of the poor is that they can afford nothing but self denial. Oscar Wilde
There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread. Mahatma Gandhi
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. Mother Teresa
Poverty is the worst form of violence. Mahatma Gandhi
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. Victor Hugo
What a weary time those years were -- to have the desire and the need to live but not the ability. Charles Bukowski
It is fatal to look hungry. It makes people want to kick you. George Orwell
Where people are really attached, poverty itself is wealth. Jane Austen
Poverty frees them from ordinary standards of behaviour, just as money frees people from work. George Orwell
Capitalism has neither the capacity, nor the morality, nor the ethics to solve the problems of poverty. Fidel Castro
Anticipate charity by preventing poverty. Maimonides
Money can't buy happiness, but neither can poverty. Leo Rosten
We must powder our wigs; that is why so many poor people have no bread. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things. . Herman Melville
Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor. James Baldwin
I would rather be rich affluent and greedy and go to hell when I die, than live in poverty on this earth. Al Capone
The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations. Adam Smith
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. Herman Melville
Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent. Plato
Poverty anywhere is a danger to prosperity everywhere. Jawaharlal Nehru
Poverty and lack of knowledge must be challenged. Russell Simmons
An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics. Plutarch
Where you live in the world should not determine whether you live in the world. Bono
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies. Montesquieu
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge. Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought. Napoleon Hill
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin. Charles Darwin
I had noticed that both in the very poor and very rich extremes of society the mad were often allowed to mingle freely. Charles Bukowski
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. John Steinbeck
Poverty is not socialism. To be rich is glorious. Deng Xiaoping
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. Aristotle