73 Total Quotes

Poverty And The Poor Quotes

Oscar Wilde
As for the virtuous poor, one can pity them, of course, but one cannot possibly admire them. They have made private terms with the enemy, and sold their birthright for very bad pottage. They must also be extraordinarily stupid.
Oscar Wilde
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George Bernard Shaw
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.
George Bernard Shaw
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John F. Kennedy
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
John F. Kennedy
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P. J. O'Rourke
You can't get rid of poverty by giving people money.
P. J. O'Rourke
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Madonna Madonna
Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.
Madonna Madonna
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Teresa Calcutta
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
Teresa Calcutta
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Oscar Wilde
In going to America one learns that poverty is not a necessary accompaniment to civilization.
Oscar Wilde
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There's a point of poverty at which the spirit isn't with the body all the time. It finds the body really too unbearable. So it's almost as if you were talking to the soul itself. And a soul's not properly responsible.
Louis Celine
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I believe the war on poverty is a more American idea than the war on the war on poverty. I believe that most people feel like that. And I believe that it ain't over till it's over.
Bruce Springsteen
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William James
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
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George Eliot
It is seldom that the miserable of the world can help regarding their misery as a wrong inflicted by those who are less miserable.
George Eliot
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The best way to help poor people is to not be one of them.
Bob Harrington
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The poor would never be able to live at all if it were not for the poor.
George Moore
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Poverty in itself does not make men into a rabble; a rabble is created only when there is joined to poverty a disposition of mind, an inner indignation against the rich, against society, against the government.
Friedrich Hegel
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It is easy enough to say that poverty is no crime. No; if it were men wouldn't be ashamed of it. It is a blunder, though, and is punished as such. A poor man is despised the whole world over.
Jerome Jerome
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Teresa Calcutta
Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself. Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to love God better because of them.
Teresa Calcutta
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Josh Billings
I am a poor man, but I have this consolation: I am poor by accident, not by design.
Josh Billings
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A poor man is all schemes.
Spanish Proverb
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Empty pockets make empty heads.
William Williams
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To suppose such a thing possible as a society, in which men, who are able and willing to work, cannot support their families, and ought, with a great part of the women, to be compelled to lead a life of celibacy, for fear of having children to be starved; to suppose such a thing possible is monstrous.
William Cobbett
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Finley Dunne
One of the strangest things about life is that the poor, who need the money the most, are the ones that never have it.
Finley Dunne
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 Bible,
Whoever shuts his ears at the cry of the poor, they also shall cry themselves, but not be heard.
Bible,
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Victor Hugo
Do not ask the name of the person who seeks a bed for the night. He who is reluctant to give his name is the one who most needs shelter.
Victor Hugo
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In verity we are the poor. This humanity we would claim for ourselves is the legacy, not only of the Enlightenment, but of the thousands and thousands of European peasants and poor townspeople who came here bringing their humanity and their sufferings with them. It is the absence of a stable upper class that is responsible for much of the vulgarity of the American scene. Should we blush before the visitor for this deficiency?
Mary McCarthy
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Groucho Marx
I worked myself up from nothing to extreme poverty.
Groucho Marx
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
The honest poor can sometimes forget poverty. The honest rich can never forget it.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
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Poverty keeps together more homes than it breaks up.
Hector Munro
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Samuel Johnson
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.
Samuel Johnson
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
Poverty consist in feeling poor.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Show me a man with very little money and I will show you a bum.
Joe Lewis
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