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Positive Quotes about Poverty

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If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

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

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

As you simplify your life,
the laws of the universe will be simpler;
solitude will not be solitude,
poverty will not be poverty,
nor weakness weakness.
- Henry David Thoreau

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Poverty with security is better than plenty
in the midst of fear and uncertainty.
- Aesop

Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty.
- St. Francis of Assisi

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty,
the contemplation of mystery,
or the search of truth or perfection
is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession
of such days is fatal to human life.
- Lewis Mumford

 

We think sometimes that poverty is only
being hungry, naked and homeless.
The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and
uncared for is the greatest poverty.
We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
- Mother Teresa

Poverty is the worst form of violence.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself.
Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor
for helping us to love God better because of them.
- Mother Teresa

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

Love conquers all things except poverty and a toothache.
- Mae West

Christian voters should start looking
at global warming and extreme poverty
as religious issues that speak to the culture of life.
- Al Franken

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

Poverty is unnecessary.
- Muhammad Yunus

Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling
billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty,
while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world.
- Kofi Annan

For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.
- John W. Gardner

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

Money is better than poverty,
if only for financial reasons.
- Woody Allen

An important lever for sustained action in tackling
poverty and reducing hunger is money.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life.
- Jimmy Dean

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

Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Poverty was an ornament on a learned man like a red ribbon on a white horse.
- Anzia Yezierska

Wealth often takes away chances from men as well as poverty.
There is none to tell the rich to go on striving,
for a rich man makes the law that hallows and hollows his own life.
- Sean O'Casey

Prosperity is a way of living and thinking,
and not just money or things.
Poverty is a way of living and thinking,
and not just a lack of money or things.
- Eric Butterworth

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

Poverty is multidimensional.
It extends beyond money incomes to education,
health care, political participation and advancement
of one's own culture and social organisation.
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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

A propensity to hope and joy is real riches;
one to fear and sorrow real poverty.
- David Hume

I thought in this country, the best social program was a job.
Yet minimum wage jobs aren't paying enough to keep families out of poverty.
- Barbara Mikulski

So the first thing you need to do about conflict is to prevent it,
and the best way of preventing it is by dealing with the question of poverty.
- James Wolfensohn

Poverty should not be viewed by us as a humiliation
and even less so as a position of honour or a fatality.
- Mathieu Kerekou

I write to escape; to escape poverty.
- Edgar Rice Burroughs

Affluence creates poverty.
- Marshall McLuhan

The poor man wishes to conceal his poverty,
and the rich man his wealth: the former fears lest he be despised,
the latter lest he be plundered.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Poverty is not the root cause of crime.
- Rush Limbaugh

Elvis was rock'n'roll.
He came from the poverty and the pain.
- Link Wray

Alleviating poverty would be the Bank's overarching objective.
- Lewis Thompson Preston

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

As covetousness is the root of all evil,
so poverty is the worst of all snares.
- Daniel Defoe

Poverty and lack of knowledge must be challenged.
- Russell Simmons

It is development, not poverty, that causes upheaval and terrorism.
- Robert D. Kaplan

Social Security is one of the greatest achievements
of the American government,
protecting our elderly against poverty and assuring
young people of a more secure future.
- Mark Foley

Blacks are about seven times more likely to live in
neighborhoods of concentrated poverty than whites.
- John Powell

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

We started the AIDS virus.
We are only able to maintain our level of living by
making sure that Third World people live in grinding poverty.
- Jeremiah Wright

People from both political parties have long recognized
that welfare without work creates negative incentives
that lead to permanent poverty.
It robs people of self-esteem.
- Mitt Romney

The rich are richer, and the poor are poorer,
in the city than elsewhere; and, as a rule,
the greater are the riches of the rich and the poverty of the poor.
- Josiah Strong

I grew up in a very modest house.
We were poor-we lived on the poverty level.
We all got jobs as young kids.
- Chely Wright

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

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

A whole generation of Americans will retire in poverty instead of prosperity,
because they simply are not preparing for retirement now.
- Scott Cook

There is something about poverty that smells like death.
- Zora Neale Hurston

Whoever cultivates the golden mean avoids both the
poverty of a hovel and the envy of a palace.
- Horace

The price of indulging yourself in your youth in the
things you cannot afford is poverty and dependence in your old age.
- Dorothy Dix

I worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.
- Groucho Marx

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

Poverty breeds lack of self-reliance.
- Daniel De Leon

Our poverty will be brought home to us to its full
extent only after the war.
- Joseph A. Schumpeter

When you have a spiritual foundation,
you look at poverty differently then.
- Dennis Banks

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 they are unsuccessful in married life,
who suffers more the bitter consequences of poverty
than the wife? But if successful,
she has not a dollar to call her own.
- Ernestine Rose

The link between peace and stability on the one hand,
and social and economic growth on the other,
is dialectic.
Peace, poverty, and backwardness cannot mix in one region.
- King Hussein I

Offhand, the only North American writers I can think
of who have come from a background of rural poverty
and gone on to write about it have been Negroes.
- Alden Nowlan

I made a decision that whether or not I was going to
make under the national poverty level wasn't going
to play a part in whether or not I was an actor.
That's what I do.
- Don Johnson

We have mistaken the nature of poverty,
and thought it was economic poverty.
No, it is poverty of soul, deprivation of God's recreating,
loving peace.
- Thomas R. Kelly

The media seems to think only abortion and gay marriage are religious issues.
Poverty is a moral issue, it's a faith issue,
it's a religious issue.
- Jim Wallis

A rich man cannot enjoy a sound mind nor a sound body
without exercise and abstinence;
and yet these are truly the worst ingredients of poverty.
- Henry Home

I have never known so much naive conviction allied
to greater intellectual poverty.
- Claude Levi-Strauss


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