Poverty Quotes, Sayings about being poor

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

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

Submitted by: Ivy Lee on March 29, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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