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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

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

Plato, philosopher

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

James Baldwin, educator

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

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

English Proverbs,

The greatest man in history was the poorest.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.

Aristotle, philosopher

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

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician

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

Benjamin Franklin, president

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

Yiddish Proverbs,

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

Bono, musician

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.


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

P. J. O'Rourke, comedian

Empty pockets make empty heads.

William Carlos Williams,

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

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

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

Josh Billings, comedian

He who knows how to be poor knows everything.

Jules Michelet, historian

Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life.

Jimmy Dean, singer

Poverty is the mother of crime.

Marcus Aurelius, emperor

Poverty is the worst form of violence.

Mahatma Gandhi, activist

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

Thomas Gray, poet

I write to escape; to escape poverty.

Edgar Rice Burroughs, author

Here we all live in a state of ambitious poverty.

Juvenal, poet

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


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

Muhammad Ali, boxer

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


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

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

Anatole France, novelist

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

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

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

Michelle Obama, first lady

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

Gloria Steinem, activist

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

William Pitt, leader

Poverty makes you sad as well as wise.

Bertolt Brecht, poet

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

Martin H. Fischer,

Give me the poverty that enjoys true wealth.

Henry David Thoreau, author

Who, being loved, is poor?

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

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


I worked myself up from nothing to extreme poverty.

Groucho Marx, comedian

You lose your manners when you're poor.

Lillian Hellman, dramatist

Remember the poor, it costs nothing.

Josh Billings, comedian

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

Juvenal, poet

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

Don Herold, writer

As society advances the standard of poverty rises.

Theodore Parker, theologian

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 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

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


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

Hans Rosling,

True poverty does not come from God.

Yiddish Proverbs,

A poor man is all schemes.


The destruction of the poor is their poverty.


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

Jacqueline Novogratz,

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,

Poverty keeps together more homes than it breaks up.

Hector Hugh Munro, novelist

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

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


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

The ascetic makes a necessity of virtue.

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

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

Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor

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

Georges Bernanos, author

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

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

Poverty and lack of knowledge must be challenged.

Russell Simmons, businessman

Anticipate charity by preventing poverty.

Maimonides, philosopher

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

Kin Hubbard, cartoonist

Poverty has no greater foe than bashfulness.


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

Lyndon B. Johnson, president

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

Milton Berle, comedian

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

Bill Cosby, comedian

Poor men's reasons are not heard.

Thomas Fuller, clergyman

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

John W. Gardner, educator

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, journalist

Poverty is the step-mother of genius.

Josh Billings, comedian

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, author

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, author

While I was at Microsoft, the annual revenues grew larger than the GDP of the Republic of Ghana.

Patrick Awuah,

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, statesman

To attempt the destruction of our passions is the height of folly. What a noble aim is that of the zealot who tortures himself like a madman in order to desire nothing, love nothing, feel nothing, and who, if he succeeded, would end up a complete monster!

Denis Diderot, editor

It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty.

Juvenal, poet

O world, how apt the poor are to be proud!

William Shakespeare, dramatist

We have common enemies today. It's called childhood poverty. It's called cancer. It's called AIDS. It's called Parkinson's. It's called Muscular Dystrophy.

Jerry Doyle, actor

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

Jean Cocteau, director

Poverty is not socialism. To be rich is glorious.

Deng Xiaoping, leader

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

Samuel Johnson, author

The forgotten man at the bottom of the economic pyramid.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, president

Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.

Mae West, actress

In every ascetic morality man worships a part of himself as God and for that he needs to diabolize the other part.

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

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

William Pitt, leader

Poverty is the frontier we have to be able to cross.

Ricardo Lagos, politician

I have never known so much naive conviction allied to greater intellectual poverty.

Claude Levi-Strauss, scientist

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

Phaedrus, poet

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

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