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Poverty Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Poverty

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If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

As you simplify your life,
the laws of the universe will be simpler;
solitude will not be solitude,
poverty will not be poverty,
nor weakness weakness.
- Henry David Thoreau

Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Poverty is the worst form of violence.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

You can turn painful situations around through laughter.
If you can find humor in anything, even poverty,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Poverty with security is better than plenty
in the midst of fear and uncertainty.
- Aesop


 

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 Teresa

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty,
the contemplation of mystery,
or the search of truth or perfection
is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession
of such days is fatal to human life.
- Lewis Mumford

For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.
- John W. Gardner

Poverty is unnecessary.
- Muhammad Yunus

An important lever for sustained action in tackling
poverty and reducing hunger is money.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

Coming generations will learn equality from poverty,
and love from woes.
- Khalil Gibran

Christian voters should start looking
at global warming and extreme poverty
as religious issues that speak to the culture of life.
- Al Franken

Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life.
- Jimmy Dean

Love conquers all things except poverty and a toothache.
- Mae West

Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself.
Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor
for helping us to love God better because of them.
- Mother Teresa

Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling
billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty,
while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world.
- Kofi Annan

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

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted
is the most terrible poverty.
- Mother Teresa

The most terrible poverty is loneliness
and the feeling of being unloved.
- Mother Teresa

Wealth often takes away chances from men as well as poverty.
There is none to tell the rich to go on striving,
for a rich man makes the law that hallows and hollows his own life.
- Sean O'Casey

My mother's illness fitted into this protest against
the treatment of the sick who could not pay,
the inefficiency of commercialism, the waste,
the extravagance, and the poverty.
- Ellen Wilkinson

Sade's stuff is real deceptive.
She's got stuff about prostitutes, poverty and people on the streets.
- Lucinda Williams

There are three major social issues that this country is struggling with:
education,
poverty, and drugs.
Two of them we talk about, and one of them we don't.
- Steven Soderbergh

Education can lift individuals out of poverty and into rewarding careers.
- Christine Gregoire

Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn't commit.
- Eli Khamarov

Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure
for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.
- Henry Ford

There's only one thing money won't buy,
and that is poverty.
- Joe E. Lewis

Poverty is not socialism.
To be rich is glorious.
- Deng Xiaoping

A rich man cannot enjoy a sound mind nor a sound body
without exercise and abstinence;
and yet these are truly the worst ingredients of poverty.
- Henry Home

The way that a handful of corporations in Los Angeles
dictate how our stories are told creates a real poverty
of imagination and it's a big problem.
- Alex Cox

Poverty is not a disgrace, but it's terribly inconvenient.
- Milton Berle

When poverty shows itself, even mischievous boys understand what it means.
- Carlo Collodi

Today continuing poverty and distress are a deeper
and more important cause of international tensions,
of the conditions that can produce war,
than previously.
- Lester B. Pearson

Poverty is not inevitable.
It is a human ill that we can fight if we decide to do so together.
- Marc Forne Molne

The poor man wishes to conceal his poverty,
and the rich man his wealth: the former fears lest he be despised,
the latter lest he be plundered.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Our poverty will be brought home to us to its full
extent only after the war.
- Joseph A. Schumpeter

Loneliness is the ultimate poverty.
- Abigail Van Buren

Poverty is the frontier we have to be able to cross.
- Ricardo Lagos

It's God's will for you to live in prosperity instead of poverty.
It's God's will for you to pay your bills and not be in debt.
- Joel Osteen

Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty.
It is not.
It is the opposite of vulgarity.
- Coco Chanel

Oh, I realize it's a penny here and a penny there,
but look at me: I've worked myself up from nothing
to a state of extreme poverty.
- Arthur Sheekman

The link between peace and stability on the one hand,
and social and economic growth on the other,
is dialectic.
Peace, poverty, and backwardness cannot mix in one region.
- King Hussein I

There are no automatic links between poverty and terrorism.
Among millions of poor people in the world,
only a few turn to terrorism.
- Gijs de Vries

The price of indulging yourself in your youth in the
things you cannot afford is poverty and dependence in your old age.
- Dorothy Dix

There is nothing worse than being ashamed of parsimony or poverty.
- Titus Livius

Poverty of goods is easily cured; poverty of soul,
impossible.
- Michel de Montaigne

It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness;
poverty and wealth have both failed.
- Kin Hubbard

Dire poverty drives this mother back again to the factory
(no intelligent person will say she goes willingly).
- Margaret Sanger

Every year 3.1 million Indian children die before the age of 5,
mostly from diseases of poverty like diarrhea.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

It is development, not poverty, that causes upheaval and terrorism.
- Robert D. Kaplan

Think about it: Every educated person is not rich,
but almost every education person has a job and a way out of poverty.
So education is a fundamental solution to poverty.
- Kathleen Blanco

There is no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty.
- George Farquhar

Republics end through luxury; monarchies through poverty.
- Charles de Secondat

I have always had a horror and detestation of poverty.
- Taylor Caldwell

Poverty and lack of knowledge must be challenged.
- Russell Simmons

If all of us acted in unison as I act individually
there would be no wars and no poverty.
I have made myself personally responsible
for the fate of every human being who has come my way.
- Anais Nin

These political movements flourish on the margins of
Turkish society because of poverty and because of the
people's feeling that they are not being represented.
- Orhan Pamuk

The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel;
its poverty by how little.
- William R. Alger

Hope is necessary in every condition.
The miseries of poverty, sickness and captivity would,
without this comfort, be insupportable.
- William Samuel Johnson

I would like to solemnly reaffirm, that poverty is not a fatality.
- Mathieu Kerekou

Let me first say that I don't think the millennium
target of cutting global poverty in half is an impossible or abstract target.
I think it is a real and achievable goal.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness.
An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation.
- Khalil Gibran

Hundreds of millions of human beings on our planet
increasingly suffer from unemployment,
poverty, hunger, and the destruction of their families.
- Hans Kung

Money can't buy poverty.
- Marty Feldman

We have not yet reached the goal but...
we shall soon, with the help of God,
be in sight of the day when poverty shall be banished from this nation.
- Herbert Hoover

Money is only a vehicle that provides you with options,
and I say there's only one thing that money can't buy -
poverty.
- Jerry Doyle

Poverty does not make people terrorists,
but terrorists can exploit the frustration it creates
and use it as a breeding-ground for violent ideas.
- Anna Lindh

Luxury!
more perilous to youth than storms or quicksand,
poverty or chains.
- Hannah More

My family kinda hit the skids.
We were experiencing poverty at that point.
We all got a job, where the whole family had to work
as security guards and janitors.
And I just got angry.
- Jim Carrey


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