Poverty Quotes, Sayings about being poor - Page 2
History is written by the rich, and so the poor get blamed for everything.
– Jeffrey D. Sachs
Poverty, for me, is synonymous with degradation.
– Charlotte Brontë
It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only of earning a living.
– Jean-Jacques Rousseau
The presence of even a single poor child on the street means a million defeats for mankind.
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Poverty frees them from ordinary standards of behaviour, just as money frees people from work.
– George Orwell
Poverty was not created by God. It is we who have caused it, you and I through our egotism.
– Mother Teresa
There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Poverty is not a circumstance, it’s an attitude.
– Rita Gonzalez
Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.
– Benjamin Franklin
Poverty does not belong in civilized human society. Its proper place is in a museum. That’s where it will be.
– Muhammad Yunus
We fought a war on poverty, and poverty won.
– Ronald Reagan
That is one of the bitter curses of poverty; it leaves no right to be generous.
– George R. Gissing
The things you take for granted. Someone else is praying for.
To be poor is not a problem but to remain poor is.
I believe as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil.
– Robert F. Kennedy
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel… its poverty by how little.
– Sherrilyn Kenyon
In order to make poverty history, we must make affluence history.
– Bryan Carey
Their poverty secured their freedom, since our desires and our possessions are the strongest fetters of despotism.
– Edward Gibbon quotes
Not all developing countries are the same.
– Paul Collier
Where people are really attached, poverty itself is wealth.
– Jane Austen
Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.
– Kahlil Gibran
Poverty is a result of poor choices not of poor luck.
– Celso Cukierkorn
The only way to get your way out of poverty is hard work.
The man who sleeps on the floor can’t fall out of bed.
War and drink are the two things man is never too poor to buy.
– William Faulkner