Poverty Quotes, Sayings about being poor
I believe as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil.
- Robert F. Kennedy
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
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.
There’s no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty.
- George Farquhar
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.
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