Quotes by poverty

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  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    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.
  • Victor Hugo
    Victor Hugo
    French writer 1802-1885
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    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.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.
  • Socrates
    Socrates
    Greek philosopher 469 BC - 399 BC
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    Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.
  • Mother Teresa
    Mother Teresa
    Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary 1910-1997
    Mother Teresa
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    Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
  • Beeban Kidron
    Beeban Kidron
    British filmmaker 1961-
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    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.
  • Horace
    Horace
    Roman poet 65-8 BC
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    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.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of Fran├žois Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    Work banishes those three great evils: boredom, vice and poverty.
  • Carolyn See
    Carolyn See
    American writer 1934-2016
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    '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.
  • Claude D. Pepper
    Claude D. Pepper
    American politician of the Democratic Party 1900-1989
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    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.
  • Adam Schiff
    Adam Schiff
    American lawyer and politician 1960-
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    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.
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
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    Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
    James Baldwin
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    Anyone who has struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.
  • Ban Ki-moon
    Ban Ki-moon
    South Korean politician and diplomat 1944-
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    As a child growing up during the Korean War, I knew poverty. I studied by candlelight.
  • Bo Sanchez
    Bo Sanchez
    Filippine author, lay pastor and entrepreneur 1966-
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    As much as I loved the model of St. Francis, I realized that I couldn't afford to be poor, because unlike St. Francis, I'm not celibate. I was enlightened that God's call to me was not poverty but generosity and simplicity. And I had to go back to the lesson I learned from my parents: that is, simplicity.
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