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Poverty Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Poverty are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Money is better than poverty,
if only for financial reasons.
- Woody Allen

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

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

Poverty is unnecessary.
- Muhammad Yunus

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

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

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

Life is an organic whole. The basic problems of the people -
poverty, ignorance, disease and civic inertia - interlock.
To address one problem, we must address all.
Hence our emphasis on an integrated program
of livelihood, education, health and self-government.
- Jimmy Yen

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

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

Americans are blessed with great plenty;
we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation
to assist those who are suffering from poverty,
disease, war and famine.
- Adam Schiff

I grew up in a very modest house.
We were poor-we lived on the poverty level.
We all got jobs as young kids.
- Chely Wright

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

I thought in this country, the best social program was a job.
Yet minimum wage jobs aren't paying enough to keep families out of poverty.
- Barbara Mikulski

Poverty is not the root cause of crime.
- Rush Limbaugh

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

When community action was put into federal law in the
early sixties as part of the effort to combat poverty and social injustice,
I supported it intellectually.
- Barney Frank

We have had virtually unlimited access to abortion for nearly twenty years.
Yet during that same period, more and more women and
children have slipped into poverty.
- Robert Casey

Blacks are about seven times more likely to live in
neighborhoods of concentrated poverty than whites.
- John Powell

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

Loneliness is the ultimate poverty.
- Abigail Van Buren

I believe that, as long as there is plenty,
poverty is evil.
- Robert Kennedy

Poverty, to be picturesque, should be rural.
Suburban misery is as hideous as it is pitiable.
- Anthony Trollope

Black people must address itself to the causes of poverty.
That's oppression in this country.
- H. Rap Brown

Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
- Charles de Montesquieu

To marry the Irish is to look for poverty.
- J. P. Donleavy

A doctrine of class war seemed to provide a solution
to the problem of poverty to people who know nothing
about how wealth is created.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

I write to escape; to escape poverty.
- Edgar Rice Burroughs

I have never known so much naive conviction allied
to greater intellectual poverty.
- Claude Levi-Strauss

Their poverty secured their freedom,
since our desires and our possessions are the strongest fetters of despotism.
- Edward Gibbon

That made me feel good, not to go to a resort where
outside the door is extreme poverty.
- Jasmine Guy

The honest poor can sometimes forget poverty.
The honest rich can never forget it.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.
- Adam Smith

The native American has been generally despised by
his white conquerors for his poverty and simplicity.
- Charles Eastman

People who go to work every day and perform the services
essential to keeping our economy functioning deserve
to live above the poverty level.
- Marcy Kaptur

Poverty doesn't imply necessarily violence.
- Alberto Fujimori

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

We have mistaken the nature of poverty,
and thought it was economic poverty.
No, it is poverty of soul, deprivation of God's recreating,
loving peace.
- Thomas R. Kelly

It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty.
- Juvenal

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

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

Poverty makes you wise but it's a curse.
- Bertolt Brecht

I came from poverty and was part of those circumstances.
- Pam Grier

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

The first priority of any serious program against poverty
is to strengthen the male role in poor families.
- George Gilder

Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father.
- Jean de la Bruyere

A whole generation of Americans will retire in poverty instead of prosperity,
because they simply are not preparing for retirement now.
- Scott Cook

The common argument that crime is caused by poverty
is a kind of slander on the poor.
- H. L. Mencken

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

Poverty is the schoolmaster of character.
- Antiphanes

If they are unsuccessful in married life,
who suffers more the bitter consequences of poverty
than the wife? But if successful,
she has not a dollar to call her own.
- Ernestine Rose

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

When I was young, poverty was so common that we didn't know it had a name.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

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

Poverty must have many satisfactions,
else there would not be so many poor people.
- Don Herold

I want to fight poverty and ignorance and give opportunity
to those people who are locked out.
- Russell Simmons

Poverty must not be a bar to learning and learning
must offer an escape from poverty.
- Lyndon B. Johnson


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