Thursday, 17 May 2018

Poverty - Quotes

Any strategy to reduce intergenerational poverty has to be centred on work, not welfare – not only because work provides independence and income but also because work provides order, structure, dignity, and opportunities for growth in people's lives. - Barack Obama

Better poverty without care, than riches with. - Aesop

Few things in this world trouble people more than poverty, or the fear of poverty; and indeed it is a sore affliction; but, like all other ills that flesh is heir to, it has its antidote, its reliable remedy. The judicious application of industry, prudence, and temperance is a certain cure. - Hosea Ballou

He that would be content with a mean condition must not cast his eye upon one that is in a far better estate than himself, but let him look upon him that is lower than he is, and, if he see that such a one bears poverty comfortably, it will help to quiet him. - Anne Bradstreet

If rich, it is easy enough to conceal our wealth; but, if poor, it is not quite so easy to conceal our poverty. We shall find that it is less difficult to hide a thousand guineas, than one hole in our coat. - Charles Caleb Colton

If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin. - Charles Darwin

It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty. - Juvenal

It is not poverty so much as pretence, that harasses a ruined man – the struggle between a proud mind and an empty purse. - Washington Irving

Poverty breeds discontent. - Unknown

Poverty is a noose that strangles humility and breeds disrespect for man. - Native American Proverb

Poverty is to happiness what appetite is to food – poverty enables us to enjoy the simplest pleasures; appetite, the simplest fare. - Charles Edward Jerningham

Poverty is very good in poems ... in maxims and in sermons, but it is very bad in practical life. - Henry Ward Beecher

Poverty keeps the vision pure. - Robert Leighton

Poverty often hides her charms under an ugly mask; yet thousands have been forced into greatness by their very struggle to keep the wolf from the door. - Orison Sweet Marden

Poverty too often turns the milk of human kindness into gall. - Eliza Cook

Poverty, the most fearful monster that ever drew breath. - Aristophanes

Poverty, therefore, was comparative. One measured it by a sliding scale. One was always poor, in terms of those who were richer. - Margaret Dabble

The fellow that has no money is poor. The fellow that has nothing but money is poorer still. - Billy Sunday

Truly, whoever possesses little is that much less possessed: praised be a little poverty! - Friedrich Nietzsche

We have grown literally afraid to be poor. We despise anyone who elects to be poor in order to simplify and save his inner life. If he does not join the general scramble and pant with the money-making street, we deem him spiritless and lacking in ambition. - William James

When you have a spiritual foundation, you look at poverty differently then. - Dennis Banks

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe. - Frederick Douglass

Where poverty ceases, avarice begins. - Honore de Balzac

You can never have international peace as long as you have national poverty. - Stephen Leacock

You can’t get rid of poverty by giving people money. - P.J. O’Rourke

You cannot sift out the poor from the community. The poor are indispensable to the rich. - Henry Ward Beecher

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