Poverty Quotes, Sayings about being poor

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.

Poverty has destroyed many idling people. Poverty has produced many outstanding achievers.
Dr T.P.Chia

Submitted by: Ivy Lee

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

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

Only the mediocre artist is always at his best.
– Victor J. Banis

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

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

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

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

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


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, for me, is synonymous with degradation.
– Charlotte Brontë

For a man who is in poverty, doomsday is already there!
Mehmet Murat ildan

We fought a war on poverty, and poverty won.
Ronald Reagan

Poverty is nothing to be laughed at but something to be felt.

Submitted by: Sanoja Weesinghe

As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest.
Nelson Mandela

Sometimes, I want to ask God why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when he could be doing something about it, but I’m afraid he might ask me the same question.

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.

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