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

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 poverty quote

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Hard work brings prosperity; playing around brings poverty.
— Bible

It's sin and not poverty that makes men miserable.
— Scottish Proverbs

The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.
— poverty quotation by John F. Kennedy