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  1. Picture quote by Herbert Simon about information

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

  2. Picture quote by Mahatma Gandhi about violence

    Poverty is the worst form of violence. ⏤ Mahatma Gandhi

  3. Picture quote by Socrates about wealth

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

  4. Picture quote by Aristotle about poverty

    Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. ⏤ Aristotle

  5. 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

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

John F. Kennedy

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

Groucho Marx

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

Mother Theresa

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

Margaret Thatcher

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


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

James Baldwin

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

Norman Vincent Peale

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

Jean-Paul Sartre

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

Coco Chanel

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

English Proverbs

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

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder

The greatest man in history was the poorest.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Yiddish Proverbs

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

Benjamin Franklin

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.


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

P. J. O'Rourke

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


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

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


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

Josette Sheeran

Empty pockets make empty heads.

William Carlos Williams

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

Muhammad Ali

Here we all live in a state of ambitious poverty.


He who knows how to be poor knows everything.

Jules Michelet

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


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


Poverty is the worst form of violence.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Poverty is the mother of crime.

Marcus Aurelius

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

Josh Billings

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

Thomas Gray

I write to escape; to escape poverty.

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life.

Jimmy Dean

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


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

Don Herold

I worked myself up from nothing to extreme poverty.

Groucho Marx

As society advances the standard of poverty rises.

Theodore Parker

You lose your manners when you're poor.

Lillian Hellman

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

William Pitt

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

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

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder

Remember the poor, it costs nothing.

Josh Billings

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


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

Gloria Steinem

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

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

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

Martin H. Fischer

Who, being loved, is poor?

Oscar Wilde

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

Michelle Obama

Give me the poverty that enjoys true wealth.

Henry David Thoreau

Poverty makes you sad as well as wise.

Bertolt Brecht

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

Anatole France

Poverty keeps together more homes than it breaks up.

Hector Hugh Munro

The ascetic makes a necessity of virtue.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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

Kin Hubbard

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

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


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

Milton Berle

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

Georges Bernanos

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

Napoleon Bonaparte

Poverty has no greater foe than bashfulness.


True poverty does not come from God.

Yiddish Proverbs

A poor man is all schemes.


The destruction of the poor is their poverty.


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


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

Lyndon B. Johnson

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

Hans Rosling

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

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

Jacqueline Novogratz

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

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

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

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

Bill Cosby

Anticipate charity by preventing poverty.


Poverty and lack of knowledge must be challenged.

Russell Simmons

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

Sydney Smith

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


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

Frederick Douglass

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

Nature makes us poor only when we want necessaries, but custom gives the name of poverty to the want of superfluities.

Samuel Johnson

The forgotten man at the bottom of the economic pyramid.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Wealth is conspicuous, but poverty hides.

James Reston

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

Friedrich von Schiller

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


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

William Pitt

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

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

Raoul Vaneigem

For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.

John W. Gardner

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 Peter Dunne

Poor men's reasons are not heard.

Thomas Fuller

Who ever mocks the poor insults his maker; and he that is glad at calamities shall not go unpunished.


The honest poor can sometimes forget poverty. The honest rich can never forget it.

G. K. Chesterton

Poverty consist in feeling poor.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Poverty is the step-mother of genius.

Josh Billings

Poverty is an anomaly to rich people. It is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell.

Walter Bagehot

There are many people in South Africa who are rich and who can share those riches with those not so fortunate who have not been able to conquer poverty.

Nelson Mandela

If a hermit lives in a state of ecstasy, his lack of comfort becomes the height of comfort. He must relinquish it.

Jean Cocteau

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