Poverty Quotes, Sayings about being poor

One would give generous alms if one had the eyes to see the beauty of a cupped receiving hand.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Poor people share with the heart.

Poverty builds up the strong and breaks down the weak. Many children of the poor have achieved great success in life.
Dr T.P.Chia

Submitted by: Ivy Lee

Pity the sorrows of a poor man, whose trembling limbs have borne him to your door.

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.
George Eliot

You will never become rich, until you hate poverty.
Mike Murdock

Debt is the worst poverty.

From the beginning, as a thinking student of 15, 16 years ago, I was troubled by the grim poverty that I saw around me.
Manmohan Singh

Poverty begins when you choose to remain.

Submitted by: Maduwa Thabo

Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.
Nelson Mandela

A poor person is one who doesn’t buy anything until he sees someone else buying it first.

Submitted by: Vikrant Parsai

Learn to see being poor as a motivation not as a wall of big stones standing between you and your destiny.

Submitted by: Maduwa Thabo

Almost half of the population of the world lives in rural regions and mostly in a state of poverty. Such inequalities in human development have been one of the primary reasons for unrest and, in some parts of the world, even violence.
– A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Money has been the most serious handicap that we have ever met. There are times when poverty is fortunate.
Clarence Darrow

Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It meets a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts that is something on which to pride yourself but poverty itself is romanticized by fools.
J. K. Rowling

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