Poverty Quotes, Sayings about being poor
I give to the poor, not because I have plenty but because I know how it feels to have nothing.
War and drink are the two things man is never too poor to buy.
– William Faulkner
Poverty wants much; but avarice, everything.
– Publilius Syrus
I do not believe that one can become rich without being a shark; a sensitive man will never amass wealth.
– Petrus Borel
There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
– Mahatma Gandhi
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.
– George Eliot
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.
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