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Poverty

Definition: The state of being extremely poor.
Number of Quotes: 22

Jesus said unto him, If thou
wilt be perfect, go and sell that
thou hast, and give to the poor,
and thou shalt have treasure in
heaven: and come and follow me.

Matthew 19:21, King James Version
Holy Bible

She was poor but she was honest,
Victim of a rich man's game.
First he loved her, then he left her,
And she lost her maiden name ...
It's the same the whole world over,
It's the poor wot gets the blame,
It's the rich wot gets the gravy.
Ain't it all a bleedin' shame?

Cassell's Humorous Quotations
Anonymous

The rich would have to eat money if the poor did not provide food.
Russian Proverb
Anonymous

Glass is, in general, the enemy of secrets. It is also the enemy of possession.
Experience and Poverty
Walter Benjamin

Women do two thirds of the world's work ... Yet they earn only one tenth of the world's income and own less than one percent of the world's property. They are among the poorest of the world's poor.
Barber Conable

There are only two fools in this world. One is the millionaire who thinks that by hoarding money he can somehow accumulate real power, and the other is the penniless reformer who thinks that if only he can take the money away from one class and give it to another, all the world's ills will be cured.
Henry Ford

Four spectres haunt the Poor - Old Age, Accident, Sickness and Unemployment. We are going to exorcise them. We are going to drive hunger from the hearth. We mean to banish the workhouse from the horizon of every workman in the land.
David Lloyd George

Globalization is an opportunity. Well managed, it will help drive forward efforts to build prosperity and eliminate poverty. Badly managed it will increase the divide between rich and poor.
Peter Hain

The real haves are they who can acquire freedom, self-confidence, and even riches without depriving others of them. They acquire all of these by developing and applying their potentialities. On the other hand, the real have nots are they who cannot have aught except by depriving others of it. They can feel free only by diminishing the freedom of others, self-confident by spreading fear and dependence among others, and rich by making others poor.
Eric Hoffer

A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow real poverty.
David Hume

There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses. If it would confine itself to equal protection, and, as Heaven does its rains, shower its favors alike on the high and the low, the rich and the poor, it would be an unqualified blessing.
Andrew Jackson

A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.
Samuel Johnson

Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is a great equalizer of conditions of men - the balance wheel of the social machinery ... It does better than to disarm the poor of their hostility toward the rich; it prevents being poor.
Horace Mann

A credit card is a money tool, not a supplement to money. The failure to make this distinction has supplemented many a poor soul right into bankruptcy.
Paula Nelson

Short of genius, a rich man cannot imagine poverty.
Charles Péguy

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

The greatest of evils and the worst of crimes is poverty.
George Bernard Shaw

The more is given the less the people will work for themselves, and the less they work the more their poverty will increase.
Leo Tolstoy

The lack of money is the root of all evil.
Mark Twain

Work keeps us from three great evils: boredom, vice, and poverty.
Voltaire

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