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Picture quote by Herbert Simon about information

A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention. ⏤ Herbert Simon

Picture quote by Mahatma Gandhi about violence

Poverty is the worst form of violence. ⏤ Mahatma Gandhi

Picture quote by Socrates about wealth

Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty. ⏤ Socrates

Picture quote by Aristotle about poverty

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. ⏤ Aristotle

Picture quote by Syed Ahmad Khan about learning

When a nation becomes devoid of art and learning, it invites poverty. And when poverty comes it brings in its wake of thousands of crimes. ⏤ Syed Ahmad Khan

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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.

George Orwell, author

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.

John F. Kennedy, president

Look at me. I worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.

Groucho Marx, comedian

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.

Mother Theresa, saint

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.

Margaret Thatcher, leader

Anyone who has struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.

James Baldwin, educator

The community which has neither poverty nor riches will always have the noblest principles.

Plato, philosopher

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.

Norman Vincent Peale, clergyman

When the rich wage war it is the poor who die.

Jean-Paul Sartre, philosopher

Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.

Coco Chanel, fashion designer

The greatest man in history was the poorest.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.

Aristotle, philosopher

Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.

Benjamin Franklin, president

Poverty is not a shame, but the being ashamed of it is.

English Proverbs,

If the rich could hire other people to die for them, the poor could make a wonderful living.

Yiddish Proverbs,

Not he who has little, but he whose wishes more, is poor.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician

Empty pockets make empty heads.

William Carlos Williams,

Where you live in the world should not determine whether you live in the world.

Bono, musician

You can't get rid of poverty by giving people money.

P. J. O'Rourke, comedian

This isn't one of those rare diseases that we don't have the solution for. We know how to fix hunger.

Josette Sheeran,

Poverty is a wonderful thing. It sticks to a man after all his friends have forsaken him.


Poverty is the worst form of violence.

Mahatma Gandhi, activist

Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life.

Jimmy Dean, singer

Here we all live in a state of ambitious poverty.

Juvenal, poet

To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships.

W. E. B. Du Bois, writer

Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.

Muhammad Ali, boxer

I write to escape; to escape poverty.

Edgar Rice Burroughs, author

Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.


He who knows how to be poor knows everything.

Jules Michelet, historian

Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune, he had not the method of making a fortune.

Thomas Gray, poet

When poverty comes in the door love flies out the window.


If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for the Creator, there is no poverty.

Rainer Maria Rilke, poet

I am a poor man, but I have this consolation: I am poor by accident, not by design.

Josh Billings, comedian

Poverty is the mother of crime.

Marcus Aurelius, emperor

Give me the poverty that enjoys true wealth.

Henry David Thoreau, author

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

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician

I worked myself up from nothing to extreme poverty.

Groucho Marx, comedian

As society advances the standard of poverty rises.

Theodore Parker, theologian

Who, being loved, is poor?

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life.

Anatole France, novelist

Poverty, of course, is no disgrace, but it is damned annoying.

William Pitt, leader

Communities and countries and ultimately the world are only as strong as the health of their women.

Michelle Obama, first lady

Poverty must have many satisfactions, else there would not be so many poor people.

Don Herold, writer

You lose your manners when you're poor.

Lillian Hellman, dramatist

The great doctors all got their education off dirt pavements and poverty - not marble floors and foundations.

Martin H. Fischer,

A man who has nothing can whistle in a robber's face.

Juvenal, poet

My sisters and I were fortunate to travel through Asia and Europe at very young ages. We confronted extraordinary beauty in Athens and unspeakable poverty in India.

Mary Chapin Carpenter, musician

America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people.

Gloria Steinem, activist

Remember the poor, it costs nothing.

Josh Billings, comedian

Every Night and every MornSome to Misery are born.Every Morn and every NightSome are born to Sweet Delight,Some are born to Endless Night.

William Blake, poet

Poverty makes you sad as well as wise.

Bertolt Brecht, poet

Whoever shuts his ears at the cry of the poor, they also shall cry themselves, but not be heard.


Poverty and lack of knowledge must be challenged.

Russell Simmons, businessman

There are two billion fellow human beings who live on less than $2 a day.

Hans Rosling,

It is no disgrace to be poor, but it might as well be.

Kin Hubbard, cartoonist

Anticipate charity by preventing poverty.

Maimonides, philosopher

The ascetic makes a necessity of virtue.

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

Poverty keeps together more homes than it breaks up.

Hector Hugh Munro, novelist

Poverty is uncomfortable; but 9 times out of 10 the best thing that can happen to a young man is to be tossed overboard and be compelled to sink or swim.

James Garfield,

We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don't want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential.

Barack Obama, president

People really don't want handouts, they want to make their own decisions; they want to solve their own problems.

Jacqueline Novogratz,

At the current $5.15 an hour, the federal minimum wage has become a poverty wage. A full-time worker with one child lives below the official poverty line.

Bernie Sanders, politician

Life is an ordeal, albeit an exciting one, but I wouldn't trade it for the good old days of poverty and obscurity.

Jim Carrey, comedian

Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.

Kofi Annan, statesman

Poverty is not a disgrace, but it's terribly inconvenient.

Milton Berle, comedian

We have not yet reached the goal but... we shall soon, with the help of God, be in sight of the day when poverty shall be banished from this nation.

Herbert Hoover, president

A poor man with nothing in his belly needs hope, illusion, more than bread.

Georges Bernanos, author

The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.

Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor

The poor will always be with you. John 12: 8


Poverty has no greater foe than bashfulness.


True poverty does not come from God.

Yiddish Proverbs,

A poor man is all schemes.


You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.

Bill Cosby, comedian

Poverty must not be a bar to learning and learning must offer an escape from poverty.

Lyndon B. Johnson, president

The destruction of the poor is their poverty.


He that has pity on the poor lends to the Lord.


I was a very poor young black boy in New Orleans, just a face without a name, swimming in a sea of poverty trying to survive.

Tyler Perry, actor

Oh, I realize it's a penny here and a penny there, but look at me: I've worked myself up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.

Arthur Sheekman, critic

What matters poverty? What matters anything to him who is enamoured of our art? Does he not carry in himself every joy and every beauty?

Sarah Bernhardt, actress

Poverty, to be picturesque, should be rural. Suburban misery is as hideous as it is pitiable.

Anthony Trollope, author

The opposite of poverty is not wealth. ... In too many places, the opposite of poverty is justice.

Bryan Stevenson,

As poverty has been reduced in terms of mere survival, it has become more profound in terms of our way of life.

Raoul Vaneigem, philosopher

I've never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is only a temporary situation

Mike Todd,

Being broke is a temporary situation. Being poor is a state of mind.

Mike Todd,

You don't have to get rich to have [fewer] children. It has happened across the world.

Hans Rosling,

He who ashamed of his poverty would be equally proud of his wealth.


Poverty is not socialism. To be rich is glorious.

Deng Xiaoping, leader

Wealth is conspicuous, but poverty hides.

James Reston, journalist

The rich become richer and the poor become poorer is a cry heard throughout the whole civilized world.

Friedrich von Schiller, poet

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

Sydney Smith, clergyman

Rap's conscious response to the poverty and oppression of U.S. blacks is like some hideous parody of sixties black pride.

David Foster Wallace, writer

We have a system of justice in [the US] that treats you much better if you're rich and guilty than if you're poor and innocent. Wealth, not culpability, shapes outcomes.

Bryan Stevenson,

Poverty of course is no disgrace, but it is damned annoying.

William Pitt, leader

If you look internationally over the last 50 years there have been improvements in the third world, but in the last 20 years the reverse has happened, with debt crises and increased poverty.

David Korten, activist

The correlation between poverty and obesity can be traced to agricultural policies and subsidies.

Michael Pollan, educator

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, author

In a change of masters the poor change nothing except their master's name.

Phaedrus, poet

To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him who begs his daily bread.

Charles Caleb Colton, writer

Poverty consist in feeling poor.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

This mournful truth is everywhere confessed, slow rises worth by poverty depressed.

Samuel Johnson, author

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