Sunday, 30 June 2013


Debt is the worst poverty. - Thomas Fuller

From poverty to wealth is a troublesome journey, but the way back is easy. - Unknown

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

It is not poverty so much as pretence that harasses a ruined man – the struggle between a proud mind and an empty purse – the keeping up of a hollow show that must soon come to an end. - Washington Irving

One who is by nature daring and is suffering from poverty will not long be law-abiding. - Confucius 

Poor and content is rich and rich enough. - Shakespeare

Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable and others extremely difficult. - Samuel Johnson

Poverty is no disgrace to a man, but it is confoundedly inconvenient. - Sydney Smith

Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings. - Nelson Mandela

Poverty is the mother of crime. - Marcus Aurelius

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. - Aristotle

Poverty is the root of all evils. - Unknown

Poverty is the schoolmaster of character. - Antisthenes

Poverty is the step-mother of genius. - Josh Billings

Poverty is uncomfortable; but nine times out of ten the best thing that can happen to a young man is to be tossed overboard and compelled to sink or swim. - James Garfield 

Poverty of goods is easily cured; poverty of soul impossible. - Michel Montaigne

Poverty of purpose is far worse than poverty of purse. - Unknown

Poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue; it is hard for an empty bag to stand upright. - Benjamin Franklin

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

The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved. - Mother Teresa

There is a noble manner of being poor, and who does not know it will never be rich. - Seneca

We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind o of poverty. - Mother Theresa

What a devil art thou, Poverty! How many desires – how many aspirations after goodness and truth – how many noble thoughts, loving wishes toward our fellows, beautiful imaginings thou hast crushed under thy heel, without remorse or pause! - Walt Whitman

When poverty comes in at doors, love leaps out at windows. - John Clarke

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