Poverty Quotes, Sayings about being poor - Page 2

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There’s no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty.
– George Farquhar

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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

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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

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The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel… its poverty by how little.
– Sherrilyn Kenyon

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

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

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History is written by the rich, and so the poor get blamed for everything.
– Jeffrey D. Sachs

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

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Where you live should not determine whether you live, or whether you die.
– Bono

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Poverty does not belong in civilized human society. Its proper place is in a museum. That’s where it will be.
– Muhammad Yunus

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That is one of the bitter curses of poverty; it leaves no right to be generous.
– George R. Gissing

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Poverty is not a circumstance, it’s an attitude.
– Rita Gonzalez

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Where people are really attached, poverty itself is wealth.
Jane Austen

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Poor is the man whom is not content with what he has.
– Rita Gonzalez

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People in that crowd want to make poverty history, but NOT if they have to pay for it themselves.
– Ben Elton

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

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It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only of earning a living.
– Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
Albert Einstein

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Poverty is the worst form of violence.
Mahatma Gandhi

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I do not believe that one can become rich without being a shark; a sensitive man will never amass wealth.
– Petrus Borel

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Poverty is not intrinsically a trap, otherwise we would all still be poor.
– Paul Collier

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Poverty is a result of poor choices not of poor luck.
– Celso Cukierkorn

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For avarice begins where poverty ends.
– Honoré de Balzac

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Not all developing countries are the same.
– Paul Collier

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In order to make poverty history, we must make affluence history.
– Bryan Carey


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