These poverty quotes will bring alive the compassionate side of the most hard-hearted soul. Read these famous poverty quotations and sayings spoken by well known wise men and women.

Poverty Quotes

Poverty is not restricted to just lack of food but also extends to other basic needs that he/she is deprived of such as food, clothing, shelter, health care, education and hygienic water. A person living in poverty is the one who is incapable of providing these basic necessities for himself and his family. The main reasons for poverty are mainly insufficient funds, corrupt officials and instable government that lead to such poor quality of life. In many countries poverty is still a major issue that needs to be dealt with. Read through these empathic poverty quotations and sayings to understand the hardships of a poverty driven life.

Poverty is the only load which is the heavier the more loved ones there are to assist in bearing it.

- Jean Paul

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.

- Jerome K. Jerome

If a man has nothing to eat, fasting is the most intelligent thing he can do.

- Herman Hesse

In America today, we are nearer a final triumph over poverty than is any other land.

- Herbert Hoover

I have no dress except the one I wear every day. If you are going to be kind enough to give me one, please let it be practical and dark so that I can put it on afterwards to go to the laboratory.

- Marie Curie

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.

- Mother Teresa

The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved.

- Mother Teresa

No complaint... is more common than that of a scarcity of money.

- Adam Smith

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

- Mother Teresa

The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.

- Adam Smith

A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.

- Alfred Hitchcock

Poor people cannot rely on the government to come to help you in times of need. You have to get your education. Then nobody can control your destiny.

- Charles Barkley

More than 820 million people in the world suffer from hunger; and 790 million of them live in the Third World.

- Fidel Castro

In the Third World, there are 1.3 billion poor people. In other words, one out of every three inhabitants lives in poverty.

- Fidel Castro

We are going as fast as we can as soon as we can. We're in a race against time, until we run out of money.

- Jack Nicholson

The poor man who enters into a partnership with one who is rich makes a risky venture.

- Titus

No one has ever become poor by giving.

- diary of Anne Frank: the play , Anne Frank

If I was a sex symbol, I would be getting laid a lot more than I am now.

- Moby

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

- Anatole France

It is only the poor who pay cash, and that not from virtue, but because they are refused credit.

- Anatole France

But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

- William Butler Yeats

Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.

- Kahlil Gibran

Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.

- Spike Milligan

I firmly believe that our salvation depends on the poor.

- Dorothy Day

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.

- Francis Bacon

As long as there's a few farmers out there, we'll keep fighting for them.

- Willie Nelson

The two big advantages I had at birth were to have been born wise and to have been born in poverty.

- Sophia Loren

By the time this concert ends this evening, 30,000 Africans will have died because of extreme poverty. By this time tomorrow evening, another 30,000. This does not make sense.

- Brad Pitt

Dire poverty drives this mother back again to the factory (no intelligent person will say she goes willingly).

- Margaret Sanger

The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.

- Margaret Sanger

Who can love to walk in the dark? But providence doth often so dispose.

- Oliver Cromwell

An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.

- Plutarch

Anticipate charity by preventing poverty.

- Maimonides

It's such a Bore Being always Poor.

- Langston Hughes

Make the people sovereign and the poor will use the machinery of government to dispossess the rich.

- C. Northcote Parkinson

There's something really great and romantic about being poor and sleeping on couches.

- Ben Affleck

It is part of my faith as a Muslim to try to help those who are suffering from poverty or economic or political injustice.

- Cat Stevens

If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.

- Voyage of the Beagle , Charles Darwin

Its easy to have principles when you're rich. The important thing is to have principles when you're poor.

- Ray Kroc

All the arguments which are brought to represent poverty as no evil show it evidently to be a great evil.

- Samuel Johnson

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