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Quote Left Like dear St. Francis of Assisi I am wedded to Poverty: but in my case the marriage is not a success. Quote Right
Quote Left Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Quote Right
Quote Left The essence of life is seeked through polarities such as , health and illness, happiness and suffering, wealth and poverty and so on. Quote Right
Quote Left All, or the greatest part of men that have aspired to riches or power, have attained thereunto either by force or fraud, and what they have by craft or cruelty gained, to cover the foulness of their fact, they call purchase, as a name more honest. Howsoever, he that for want of will or wit useth not those means, must rest in servitude and poverty. Quote Right
Quote Left Every country in the world faces challenges. One of our challenges here is to ensure that we deal with poverty, lack of education. Quote Right
Quote Left Dame Poverty gave me my name, And Pain godfathered me. Quote Right
Quote Left The huge turnout for Live 8 here and around the world proves that thanks to the leadership from people like Tony Blair and Gordon Brown the world is beginning to demand more action on global health and poverty. Quote Right
Quote Left To be young is all there is in the world. They talk so beautifully about work and having a family and a home (and I do, too, sometimes) --but it's all worry and head-aches and respectable poverty and forced gushing. Telling people how nice it is, when, in reality, you would give all of your last thirty years for one of your first thirty. Old people are tremendous frauds. Quote Right
Quote Left For I am shave as neigh as any frere. But yit I praye unto youre curteisye: Beeth hevy again, or elles moot I die. Quote Right
Quote Left Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty Quote Right
Quote Left There are obstinate and unknown braves who defend themselves inch by inch in the shadows against the fatal invasion of want and turpitude. There are noble and mysterious triumphs which no eye sees. No renown rewards, and no flourish of trumpets salutes. Life, misfortune, isolation, abandonment, and poverty and battlefields which have their heroes. Quote Right
Quote Left Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor vexation. Where there is poverty and joy, there is neither greed nor avarice. Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt. Quote Right
Quote Left Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune, he had not the method of making a fortune. Quote Right
Quote Left As to the sufferers, whose sole inheritance was labour, and who had lost that inheritance - who could not get work, and consequently could not get wages, and consequently could not get bread - they were left to suffer on, perhaps inevitably left. It would not do to stop the progress of invention, to damage science by discouraging its improvements; the war could not be terminated; efficient relief could not be raised. There was no help then; so the unemployed underwent their destiny - ate the bread and drank the waters of affliction. Misery generates hate. These sufferers hated the machines which they believed took their bread from them; they hated the buildings which contained those machines; they hated the manufacturers who owned those buildings. Quote Right
Quote Left However mean your life is, meet it and live it: do not shun it and call it hard names. Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Things do not change, we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts. God will see that you do want society. Quote Right
Quote Left The poor and the affluent are not communicating because they do not have the same words. When we talk of the millions who are culturally deprived, we refer not to those who do not have access to good libraries and bookstores, or to museums and centers for the performing arts, but those deprived of the words with which everything else is built, the words that opens doors. Children without words are licked before they start. The legion of the young wordless in urban and rural slums, eight to ten years old, do not know the meaning of hundreds of words which most middle-class people assume to be familiar to much younger children. Most of them have never seen their parents read a book or a magazine, or heard words used in other than rudimentary ways related to physical needs and functions. Thus is cultural fallout caused, the vicious circle of ignorance and poverty reinforced and perpetuated. Children deprived of words become school dropouts; dropouts deprived of hope behave delinquently. Amateur censors blame delinquency on reading immoral books and magazines, when in fact, the inability to read anything is the basic trouble. Quote Right
Quote Left Organized charity itself is the symptom of a malignant social disease. Those vast, complex, interrelated organizations aiming to control and to diminish the spread of misery and destitution and all the menacing evils that spring out of this sinisterly fertile soil, are the surest sign that our civilization has bred, is breeding and perpetuating constantly increasing numbers of defectives, delinquents and dependents.......to breed out of the race the scourges of transmissible disease, mental defect, poverty, lawlessness, crime since these classes would be decreasing in number instead of breeding like weeds....such a plan would reduce the birthrate among the diseased, the sickly, the poverty stricken and anti-social classes, elements unable to provide for themselves, and the burden of which we are all forced to carry Quote Right
Quote Left Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life, are not only indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind. Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Turn the old; return to them. Things do not change; we change. The very simplicity and nakedness of man's life in the primitive ages imply this advantage, at least, that they left him still but a sojourner in nature. To be awake is to be alive. Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. Every man is a builder of a temple, called his body, to the god he worships, after a style purely his own, nor can he get off by hammering marble instead. We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones. Any nobleness begins at once to refine a man's features, any meanness or sensuality to imbrute them. Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. Quote Right
Quote Left If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not a poet enough to call forth its riches; for to the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place. Quote Right
Quote Left The honest poor can sometimes forget poverty. The honest rich can never forget it. Quote Right
Quote Left It is the great privilege of poverty to be happy and yet unenvied, to be healthy with physic, secure without a guard, and to obtain from the bounty of nature what the great and wealthy are compelled to procure by the help of art. Quote Right
Quote Left The secret of culture is to learn, that a few great points steadily reappear, alike in the poverty of the obscurest farm, and in the miscellan... Quote Right
Quote Left The main motive for nonattachment is a desire to escape from the pain of living, and above all from love, which, sexual or non-sexual, is hard work. Quote Right
Quote Left The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved. Quote Right
Quote Left In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds. Quote Right
Quote Left If when a businessman speaks of minority employment, or air pollution, or poverty, he speaks in the language of a certified public accountant analyzing a corporate balance sheet, who is to know that he understands the human problems behind the statistical ones? If the businessman would stop talking like a computer printout or a page from the corporate annual report, other people would stop thinking he had a cash register for a heart. It is as simple as that -- but that isn't simple. Quote Right
Quote Left Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential. Quote Right
Quote Left However mean your life is, meet it and live it: do not shun it and call it hard names. Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Things do not change, we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts. Quote Right
Quote Left ...with the black marble which gives the fireplace the air of a miniature family vault, to suggest early Victorian commercial respectability, belief in money, Bible fetichism, fear of hell always at war with fear of poverty, instinctive horror of the passionate character of art, love and Roman Catholic religion, and all the first fruits of plutocracy in the early generations of the industrial revolution. Quote Right
Quote Left As all of us saw on television, there is also some deep, persistent poverty in this region, as well, ... That poverty has roots in a history of racial discrimination, which cut off generations from the opportunity of America. We have a duty to confront this poverty with bold action. So, let us restore all that we have cherished from yesterday, and let us rise above the legacy of inequality. Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Poverty

Quote Left The seed planted brings the harvest-without planting a seed the harvest will not come. Poverty will take all you have if you don't put prosperity in its way. Quote Right
Quote Left Poverty is not a crime, but sometimes it makes you criminal. Quote Right
Quote Left They fought against monarchy, against racism, against poverty. They fought world wars. They fought for equality.. It's our time now. They passed on the baton to each and every one of us. They're not to be limited to history books and wikipedia pages. They're to be followed. Look around. Do your bit. They said 'Be the change you wish to see'. Quote Right
Quote Left How pitiful s to observe one of the smartest guys be reduced to poverty! Does he recall the elite life he loved being surrounded by people who admired him? Quote Right
Quote Left The beautiful thing about poverty, it makes wealth a mystery... And oh how i love to unveil mysteries Quote Right
Quote Left War; famine; disease; poverty; slavery; extremism; hate...who said life isn't fear! Quote Right
Quote Left Poverty is the root of all evil it hardens the heart, destroys the mind and open the doorway to sin and corruption. Quote Right
Quote Left "On rail,poverty thought to be a pathway to meet friends,it rather set the description membrane of class we belong to" Quote Right
Quote Left Now we should not tolerate pimps and sex traffickers in our cities. There is nothing moral about valuing money over human life. Money is worth much less. These people who value money over life have probably come from a life of poverty themselves. Quote Right
Quote Left We agree the justice system is broken and it is due to an uneducated police force and an inexperienced judicial system as well as mass corruption. It is rich white kids who dominate law and become prosecutors, lawyers, politicians and judges in America. What do these people know about poverty, or the world, or adversity? These people are rather sheltered and know little about the lifestyles of the people they are condemning. Quote Right
Quote Left " THERE IS NO INDIVIDUAL,NO NATION THAT CAN BECOME RICH THAT HAS NOT LEARNT HOW TO TAKE CARE OF POVERTY." Quote Right
Quote Left "POVERTY IS NOT A GLORIFIED VIRTUE. IT IS THE WORST EVIL THAT CAN VISIT A PEOPLE, RACE, NATION AND GENERATION.LIKE HELL,IT DEEPENS EVERY DAY" Quote Right
Quote Left The only way out of Poverty is by acquiring formal education. I find a greater disdain for those who make excuses for their lack of Success by giving excuses. Having the Privilege to be born in this Free World there should not be excuses. No Excuses.... Quote Right
Quote Left I'm back from my voyage to the Appalachian Mountains. My last stop was near a little town called Martin. This valley is called a"holler," and being there was a real heartbreaker. Myself and a few other Veterans were volunteering for a great company called The Christian Appalachian Project. There is so much more I would like to share with you, but remembering those families and children who live in complete poverty brings tears to my eyes. I am posting a poem about my service there. Quote Right
Quote Left ''IN HUMAN HISTORY THE NATIONS THAT UNDERSTOOD THE FACT THAT POVERTY IS DANGEROUS AND DEVELOPED EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR TACKLING AND SUBDUING IT ARE THE GREATEST BENEFACTOR OF THE HUMAN RACE'' Quote Right
Quote Left Poor people have learned to endure day to day economic agony. They are so accustomed to facing economic pain that poverty does not hurt them anymore. Extreme negativity in their life drove learning endurance and their accomplishment to endure extreme conditions is positivity they mastered Quote Right
Quote Left The light of education is the guiding beacon out of poverty. Quote Right
Quote Left It is this peculiarity of the human mind through which it projects even the most wicked externalities of poverty in the light of art but not the vices inside in the same light that baffles me always. Quote Right
Quote Left Poverty leads to poetry. Quote Right