Quotes by poverty-related
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George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
The greatest evils and the worst of crimes is poverty; our first duty, a duty to which every other consideration should be sacrificed, is not to be poor.
French writer 1802-1885
A saint addicted to excessive self-abnegation is a dangerous associate; he may infect you with poverty, and a stiffening of those joints which are needed for advancement - in a word, with more renunciation than you care for - and so you flee the contagion.
American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.
Greek philosopher 469 BC - 399 BC
Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
Every fact is related on one side to sensation, and, on the other, to morals. The game of thought is, on the appearance of one of these two sides, to find the other; given the upper, to find the under side.
Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary 1910-1997
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
British filmmaker 1961-
The film that changed my life is a 1951 film by Vittorio De Sica, 'Miracle in Milan.' It's a remarkable comment on slums, poverty and aspiration.
Roman poet 65-8 BC
Who then is free? The one who wisely is lord of themselves, who neither poverty, death or captivity terrify, who is strong to resist his appetites and shun honors, and is complete in themselves smooth and round like a globe.
French writer and philosopher (ps. of François Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
Work banishes those three great evils: boredom, vice and poverty.
American entrepreneur 1985-
Yeah, the majority of Brit+Co users are women, but DIY? You see kids DIY, adult men geeking out hardcore with anything related to woodworking and all these cool new technologies, metalwork, leatherworking, concrete making. Everyone has a passion. I truly believe it's in our DNA literally to build things.
American writer 1934-2016
'The Talk-Funny Girl' opens with a glum picture of a desperately poor rural New England family. Poverty has so brutalized the family that the ordinary laws and rules governing humanity have eroded, turning systems of behavior upside down.
Indian politician 1917-1985
A vow is fixed and unalterable determination to do a thing, when such a determination is related to something noble which can only uplift the man who makes the resolve.
Claude D. Pepper
American politician of the Democratic Party 1900-1989
Age-based retirement arbitrarily severs productive persons from their livelihood, squanders their talents, scars their health, strains an already overburdened Social Security system, and drives many elderly people into poverty and despair. Ageism is as odious as racism and sexism.
American lawyer and politician 1960-
Americans are blessed with great plenty; we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation to assist those who are suffering from poverty, disease, war and famine.
American writer 1924-1987
Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.
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