Poverty Quotes, Sayings about being poor

I moaned because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet.

Submitted by: rotzooi on November 16, 2007

Childhood, after all, is the first precious coin that poverty steals from a child.
– Anthony Horowitz

Poor : When you have too much month at the end of your money.

Poverty and adversity have produced many of the most successful people in the world.
Dr T.P.Chia

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

There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher.
Victor Hugo

African leaders should not turn the continent into a giant collector of donations and loans from wealthy nations—they must find other plausible means to help established their economic security so as to minimize poverty. This incoherent blunder on the mainland must be scrutinized.
– Duop Chak Wuol

Submitted by: Theatome on May 7, 2013

The man who sleeps on the floor can’t fall out of bed.

Submitted by: kane montana on December 14, 2012

Poverty won’t allow him to lift up his head; dignity won’t allow him to bow it down.

To be poor is not a problem but to remain poor is.

Submitted by: Kwame Amuzu on July 15, 2011

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

Submitted by: Ivy Lee on March 29, 2017

The things you take for granted. Someone else is praying for.

The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.
Napoleon Bonaparte

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 on June 19, 2016

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.


The only way to get your way out of poverty is hard work.

Submitted by: Emperor on October 10, 2013

Poor man walks miles to earn the food & rich man walks miles to digest the food.

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

Poverty wants much; but avarice, everything.
Publilius Syrus

War and drink are the two things man is never too poor to buy.
William Faulkner

I give to the poor, not because I have plenty but because I know how it feels to have nothing.

Submitted by: NICHOLAS ONAIGHISE on April 10, 2013

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.
George Eliot

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

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

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


Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.

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

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

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

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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