Poverty Quotes, Sayings about being poor
The only way to get your way out of poverty is hard work.
Poor man walks miles to earn the food & rich man walks miles to digest the food.
Poverty and adversity have produced many of the most successful people in the world.
- Dr T.P.Chia
African leaders should not turn the continent into a giant collector of donations and loans from wealthy nations—they must find other plausible means to help established their economic security so as to minimize poverty. This incoherent blunder on the mainland must be scrutinized.
- Duop Chak Wuol
I give to the poor, not because I have plenty but because I know how it feels to have nothing.
Rain is a blessing to those who have a roof, but is a curse to those who don’t.
The man who sleeps on the floor can’t fall out of bed.
Poverty wants much; but avarice, everything.
- Publilius Syrus
The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
Poverty is nothing to be laughed at but something to be felt.
There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher.
- Victor Hugo
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
When poverty comes in the door love goes out the window.
Poverty is not a hindrance to success.
To be poor is not a problem but to remain poor is.
I moaned because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet.
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
Their poverty secured their freedom, since our desires and our possessions are the strongest fetters of despotism.
- Edward Gibbon quotes
War and drink are the two things man is never too poor to buy.
- William Faulkner
I believe as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil.
- Robert F. Kennedy
Only the mediocre artist is always at his best.
- Victor J. Banis
Poverty won’t allow him to lift up his head; dignity won’t allow him to bow it down.
Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.
- Benjamin Franklin
There’s no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty.
- George Farquhar
When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.
- Hélder Câmara
Sometimes I feel I’m just doing a poor impression of a person. Maybe I feel this way because I have no money.
- Jarod Kintz
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel… its poverty by how little.
- Sherrilyn Kenyon
The tragedy of the poor is that they can afford nothing but self denial.
- Oscar Wilde
It is very expensive to give bad medical care to poor people in a rich country.
- Paul Farmer
History is written by the rich, and so the poor get blamed for everything.
- Jeffrey D. Sachs
An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.
Where you live should not determine whether you live, or whether you die.
Poverty does not belong in civilized human society. Its proper place is in a museum. That’s where it will be.
- Muhammad Yunus
That is one of the bitter curses of poverty; it leaves no right to be generous.
- George R. Gissing
Poverty is not a circumstance, it’s an attitude.
- Rita Gonzalez
Where people are really attached, poverty itself is wealth.
- Jane Austen
Poor is the man whom is not content with what he has.
- Rita Gonzalez
People in that crowd want to make poverty history, but NOT if they have to pay for it themselves.
- Ben Elton
Poverty frees them from ordinary standards of behaviour, just as money frees people from work.
- George Orwell
It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only of earning a living.
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau