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Quotes About Poverty

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It's no disgrace to be poor, but it might as well be.  ~ Kin Hubbard


If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.  ~ Charles Darwin


A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.  ~ W.C. Fields


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


Poverty sits by the cradle of all our great men and rocks all of them to manhood.  ~ Heinrich Heine


It would be nice if the poor were to get even half of the money that is spent in studying them.  ~ Bill Vaughan


Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.  ~ Norman Vincent Peale


Poor and content is rich, and rich enough.  ~ William Shakespeare


I've never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is a temporary situation.  ~ Mike Todd



There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.  ~ Mahatma Gandhi


Poverty is the mother of crime.  ~ Marcus Aurelius


We have grown literally afraid to be poor. We despise anyone who elects to be poor in order to simplify and save his inner life. If he does not join the general scramble and pant with the money-making street, we deem him spiritless and lacking in ambition.  ~ William James


If you've ever really been poor you remain poor at heart all your life. I've often walked when I could very well afford to take a taxi because I simply couldn't bring myself to waste the shilling it would cost.  ~ Arnold Bennett