Poverty Quotes, Sayings about being poor

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

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

In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.

Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.
Benjamin Franklin

Poverty frees them from ordinary standards of behaviour, just as money frees people from work.
George Orwell

When poverty comes in the door love goes out the window.

Submitted by: matthew

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

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

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


The tragedy of the poor is that they can afford nothing but self denial.
Oscar Wilde

An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.
– Plutarch

It is very expensive to give bad medical care to poor people in a rich country.
– Paul Farmer

Poor is the man who 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 is the worst form of violence.
Mahatma Gandhi

Poverty was not created by God. It is we who have caused it, you and I through our egotism.
Mother Teresa

When it comes to poverty, there is no need to say anything. All we need to do is to help, the moment we encounter it.
Mehmet Murat ildan

Poverty is a mathematical proof of the fact that mankind is a big failure!
Mehmet Murat ildan

Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.
– Oliver Goldsmith

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