Quotes by poverty
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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.
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 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.
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.
American writer 1924-1987
Anyone who has struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.
South Korean politician and diplomat 1944-
As a child growing up during the Korean War, I knew poverty. I studied by candlelight.
Filippine author, lay pastor and entrepreneur 1966-
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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