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Poverty quotes by Spencer Gordon
#1. One song, one note that heals the guilty chaos of our days, making sense of our loneliness, our perjured feelings, our sickness and our poverty, how we shall never be beautiful, how our heads will run over with unbearable secrets and how we are sentenced to this, serving us right
when the song should end, be cut down, finished, and the singer not go on singing. #Quote by Spencer Gordon
Poverty quotes by Bertrand Russell
#2. There have been poverty, pestilence, and famine, which were due to man's inadequate mastery of nature. There have been wars, oppressions and tortures which have been due to men's hostility to their fellow men. #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Poverty quotes by George Orwell
#3. The first effect of poverty is that it kills thought. #Quote by George Orwell
Poverty quotes by Jennifer Garner
#4. My mom grew up in poverty in Oklahoma - like Dust Bowl, nine people in one room kind of place - and the way she got out of poverty was through education. My dad grew up without a dad, with very little and he also made his way out through education. #Quote by Jennifer Garner
Poverty quotes by Oliver Goldsmith
#5. To be poor, and to seem poor, is a certain method never to rise. #Quote by Oliver Goldsmith
Poverty quotes by Chanakya
#6. Charity puts and end to poverty; righteous conduct to misery; discretion to ignorance; and scrutiny to fear. #Quote by Chanakya
Poverty quotes by Jose Eduardo Agualusa
#7. God invented music so poor people could be happy. #Quote by Jose Eduardo Agualusa
Poverty quotes by Ginger Scott
#8. We failed to learn from the stories that warned us that if we create environments that perpetuate poverty, that force the people in them to beg and steal, the we're equally to blame for many of their outcomes #Quote by Ginger Scott
Poverty quotes by Hendrith Vanlon Smith  Jr
#9. Both wealth and poverty tend to themselves. #Quote by Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr
Poverty quotes by Muhammad Yunus
#10. We have to get out of this mindset that the rich will do the business and the poor will have the charity. #Quote by Muhammad Yunus
Poverty quotes by Anatole France
#11. We love truly only those we love even in their weakness and their poverty. To forbear, to forgive, to console, that alone is the science of love. #Quote by Anatole France
Poverty quotes by Pranab Mukherjee
#12. India is a land of plenty inhibited by poverty; India has an enthralling, uplifting civilization that sparkles not only in our magnificent art, but also in the enormous creativity and humanity of our daily life in city and village. #Quote by Pranab Mukherjee
Poverty quotes by Orhan Pamuk
#13. Istanbul is certainly in the process of transforming itself into an attractive cultural, tourist and financial center. But there are also millions of sad stories in this giant sea of immigration, poverty, misery and contradictions. So much anger, frustration and fury. #Quote by Orhan Pamuk
Poverty quotes by Peter Thomas Bauer
#14. Far from the West having caused the poverty in the Third World, contact with the West has been the principal agent of material progress there. #Quote by Peter Thomas Bauer
Poverty quotes by Ving Rhames
#15. I'm a God-fearing man, and I know the only reason why I am here going from poverty to where I am now is God has His hand on my life. I tell people, 'I didn't choose acting; God chose me to act.' #Quote by Ving Rhames
Poverty quotes by Pope Francis
#16. Poverty calls us to sow hope ... Poverty is the flesh of the poor Jesus, in that child who is hungry, in the one who is sick, in those unjust social structures. #Quote by Pope Francis
Poverty quotes by Antoinette Brown Blackwell
#17. If woman's sole responsibility is of the domestic type, one class will be crushed by it, and the other throw it off as a badge of poverty. The poor man's motto, 'Woman's work is never done,' leads inevitably to its antithesis - ladies' work is never begun. #Quote by Antoinette Brown Blackwell
Poverty quotes by Tim Sanders
#18. Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar. #Quote by Tim Sanders
Poverty quotes by Chiranjeevi
#19. Tourism in India has the potential to promote faster, sustainable and more inclusive growth. It could be used as a powerful antidote to tackle poverty. #Quote by Chiranjeevi
Poverty quotes by Richard Rohr
#20. Famine, poverty, abuse, you can't keep that all blocked out. If you let those things teach you, influence you, change you, those are the events that transition you without you even knowing it to become more compassionate. #Quote by Richard Rohr
Poverty quotes by Panashe Chigumadzi
#21. The time for careers and passions was gone. Hunger pangs displaced ambition. #Quote by Panashe Chigumadzi
Poverty quotes by Chelsea Clinton
#22. What's important to recognize is that in the U.S. today, tens of millions of kids start life on a uneven playing field. Imagine having to try to run a race if you started ten yards behind everyone else, hadn't eaten breakfast that morning, or maybe even dinner the night before, had slept in your third homeless shelter that month and didn't have shoes that fit right. Catching up would be really, really hard. With almost 32 million American kids living in low-income families, that means four out of ten runners are starting far back. #Quote by Chelsea Clinton
Poverty quotes by Isabel Allende
#23. In times of conflict, war, poverty or religious fundamentalism, women and children are the first and most numerous victims. Women need all their courage today. #Quote by Isabel Allende
Poverty quotes by Josephine Angelini
#24. I've always thought that was the lamest argument - that we need some people to be poor in order to remind the rest of us to be grateful. All that really means is that someone has to suffer poverty so other people can feel better about themselves. What a selfish way to look at the world. #Quote by Josephine Angelini
Poverty quotes by Elizabeth Warren
#25. It matters whether the government blows tens of billions of dollars on tax loopholes for billionaires or whether that same money is used to lower costs for students who have to borrow money to go to college. It matters whether Wall Street can pocket billions of dollars by cheating people on mortgages and tricking them on credit cards or if there's a cop on the beat to keep them honest. It matters whether the minimum wage is set so low that a full-time worker still lives in poverty or if minimum wage also means a livable wage. When #Quote by Elizabeth Warren
Poverty quotes by Meister Eckhart
#26. I mean those who cling to their own egos in their penances and external devotions, which such people regard as being of great importance. God have mercy on them, for they know little of the divine truth! Please people are called holy because of what they are seen to do, but inside they are asses, for they do not know the real meaning of divine truth . . . They are greatly esteemed by people who know no better . . . May they attain heaven because of their good intent, but that poverty, of which we now wish to speak, they know nothing. #Quote by Meister Eckhart
Poverty quotes by Joseph Stiglitz
#27. Poverty is what we call the extremes at the bottom. #Quote by Joseph Stiglitz
Poverty quotes by Democritus
#28. If your desires are not great, a little will seem much to you; for small appetite makes poverty equivalent to wealth. #Quote by Democritus
Poverty quotes by Adam Smith
#29. The great source of both the misery and disorders of human life, seems to arise from over-rating the difference between one permanent situation and another. Avarice over-rates the difference between poverty and riches: ambition, that between a private and a public station: vain-glory, that between obscurity and extensive reputation. The person under the influence of any of those extravagant passions, is not only miserable in his actual situation, but is often disposed to disturb the peace of society, in order to arrive at that which he so foolishly admires. The slightest observation, however, might satisfy him, that, in all the ordinary situations of human life, a well-disposed mind may be equally calm, equally cheerful, and equally contented. Some of those situations may, no doubt, deserve to be preferred to others: but none of them can deserve to be pursued with that passionate ardour which drives us to violate the rules either of prudence or of justice; or to corrupt the future tranquillity of our minds, either by shame from the remembrance of our own folly, or by remorse from the horror of our own injustice. #Quote by Adam Smith
Poverty quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#30. Happy children have everything, though poor. Sad children have nothing, though rich. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Poverty quotes by Gerald Celente
#31. What are these so-called austerity measures? What do they really bring? Oh, they bring a lot more poverty. Oh, they bring a worse GDP. Oh, they bring more unemployment. #Quote by Gerald Celente
Poverty quotes by Charles Koch
#32. I learned that unless you start working, if you're frozen out of work, you will never learn the habits, the discipline, the values of cooperation and improvement unless you get a job, and that's what statistic show. It's, unless you get a job and keep it, you will not get out of poverty. If you do, you have a very good chance of working out of poverty. #Quote by Charles Koch
Poverty quotes by Justin King
#33. When an officer finds themselves arresting pastors that are feeding people who have nothing, they should know they're on the wrong side. #Quote by Justin King
Poverty quotes by Isabel Allende
#34. How can one not speak about war, poverty, and inequality when people who suffer from these afflictions don't have a voice to speak? #Quote by Isabel Allende
Poverty quotes by Joseph F. Girzone
#35. There were rumors and jokes and casual remarks made about him, and the bishop and his staff were content to allow Joshua's reputation to be determined by these remarks. It showed the poverty of their concern for the real life of the community and the little value they placed on reputations. #Quote by Joseph F. Girzone
Poverty quotes by Louisa May Alcott
#36. So she doesn't call desertion, poverty, and hard work troubles? She's a brave little girl, and I shall be proud to know her. #Quote by Louisa May Alcott
Poverty quotes by Willie Nelson
#37. A lot of country music is sad. I think most art comes out of poverty and hard times. It applies to music. Three chords and the truth - that's what a country song is. There is a lot of heartache in the world. #Quote by Willie Nelson
Poverty quotes by James Payn
#38. A man with an invention on which he has spent his life, but has no means to get it developed for the good of humanity - or even patented for himself - must feel the pinch of poverty very acutely. #Quote by James Payn
Poverty quotes by Donald O'Donovan
#39. Compassion goes out looking for suffering, scouring the earth for poverty and misery and pain, the same way the cops look for criminals. #Quote by Donald O'Donovan
Poverty quotes by Carl Safina
#40. Saving the world requires saving democracy. That requires well-informed citizens. Conservation, environment, poverty, community, education, family, health, economy- these combine to make one quest: liberty and justice for all. Whether one's special emphasis is global warming or child welfare, the cause is the same cause. And justice comes from the same place being human comes from: compassion. #Quote by Carl Safina
Poverty quotes by Dennis Kucinich
#41. Joblessness is a weapon of mass destruction. Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction. Hunger is a weapon of mass destruction. Poor health care is a weapon of mass destruction. Poor education is a weapon of mass destruction. Discrimination is a weapon of mass destruction. Let us abolish such weapons of mass destruction here at home. #Quote by Dennis Kucinich
Poverty quotes by Robert Casey
#42. Abortion is defended today as a means of ensuring the equality and independence of women, and as a solution to the problems of single parenting, child abuse, and the feminization of poverty. #Quote by Robert Casey
Poverty quotes by Henri Nouwen
#43. Precisely where I feel my poverty is where I discover God's blessing. #Quote by Henri Nouwen
Poverty quotes by Sunday Adelaja
#44. The world does not know how to concentrate on working. #Quote by Sunday Adelaja
Poverty quotes by Adam Smith
#45. The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations. #Quote by Adam Smith
Poverty quotes by Oscar Wilde
#46. The tragedy of the poor is that they can afford nothing but self denial. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Poverty quotes by Theognis
#47. I heard the voice of that bird, son of Polypas, whose piercing outcry
and whose arrival announces to men the season when fields
are plowed, and the voice of her broke the heart that darkens within me,
since other men posess my flourishing acres now,
and not for me are the mules dragging the plow through the grainland,
since I have given my heart to the restless seafarer's life. #Quote by Theognis
Poverty quotes by Pope Benedict XVI
#48. The life of the community, both domestically and internationally, clearly demonstrates that respect for rights, and the guarantees that follow from them, are measures of the common good that serve to evaluate the relationship between justice and injustice, development and poverty, security and conflict. #Quote by Pope Benedict XVI
Poverty quotes by Anthony Horowitz
#49. Childhood, after all, is the first precious coin that poverty steals from a child. #Quote by Anthony Horowitz
Poverty quotes by Russell D. Moore
#50. If the apostles reminded even Paul himself to remember the poor (Galatians 2:10), then surely the rest of us need such a reminder. #Quote by Russell D. Moore
Poverty quotes by Samuel Noah Kramer
#51. to itself, is arid, wind-swept, and unproductive. The land is flat and river-made, and therefore has no minerals whatever and almost no stone. Except for the huge reeds in the marshes, it had no trees for timber. Here, then, was a region with "the hand of God against it," an unpromising land seemingly doomed to poverty and desolation. But the people that inhabited it, the Sumerians, as they came to be known by #Quote by Samuel Noah Kramer
Poverty quotes by Dolf De Roos
#52. My Poverty doesn't help anyone, but my wealth helps a lot of people. #Quote by Dolf De Roos
Poverty quotes by Mary Balogh
#53. Pain is not insignificant. Neither is bewilderment or fear. Or conditions like poverty or homelessness. But somewhere - somewhere - there is peace. It is not even far off. It is somewhere deep inside us, in fact, ever present, just waiting for us to look inward to find it. She #Quote by Mary Balogh
Poverty quotes by Virginia Eubanks
#54. While poorhouses have been physically demolished, their legacy remains alive and well in the automated decision-making systems that encage and entrap today's poor. For all their high-tech polish, our modern systems of poverty management - automated decision-making, data mining, and predictive analysis - retain a remarkable kinship with the poorhouses of the past. Our new digital tools spring from punitive, moralistic views of poverty and create a system of high-tech containment and investigation. The digital poorhouse deters the poor from accessing public resources; polices their labor, spending, sexuality, and parenting; tries to predict their future behavior; and punishes and criminalizes those who do not comply with its dictates. In the process, it creates ever-finer moral distinctions between the 'deserving' and 'undeserving' poor, categorizations that rationalize our national failure to care for one another. #Quote by Virginia Eubanks
Poverty quotes by Richard Benjamin
#55. If I were an immigrant Latino not born in the US, I could not have written Searching for Whitopia: An Improbably Journey to the Heart of America book. And that is because many of the Whitopians would not have been comfortable talking about their views on immigration, talking about their views on taxes. And they wouldn't have spilled to me the new script on race and poverty as they did. #Quote by Richard Benjamin
Poverty quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.
#56. I am now convinced that the simplest approach will prove to be the most effective
the solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income. #Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Poverty quotes by Andrew Root
#57. Ministry is not about helping these kids be better Christians; it is about helping them be what God created them to be-human. And it is the degradation of their humanity, brought about by broken and abusive families, violent neighborhoods, failing schools and poverty, that caused them to lash out so forcefully. Ministry is about suffering with them in their dehumanization, celebrating their human endeavors and in all things pointing to the true human, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Having #Quote by Andrew Root
Poverty quotes by Ian McEwan
#58. Blind luck, to arrive in the world with your properly formed parts in the right place, to be born to parents who were loving, not cruel, or to escape, by geographical or social accident, war or poverty. And therefore to find it so much easier to be virtuous. For a while, the case had left her numb, caring less, feeling less, going about her business, telling no one. But she became squeamish about bodies, barely able to look at her own or Jack's without feeling repelled. How was she to talk about this? Hardly plausible, to have told him that at this stage of a legal career, this one case among so many others, its sadness, its visceral #Quote by Ian McEwan
Poverty quotes by Og Mandino
#59. How do I change?
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. #Quote by Og Mandino
Poverty quotes by Albert Bigelow Paine
#60. Poverty in a big city is more humiliating and deadening to all the joys of life than it can possibly be elsewhere. #Quote by Albert Bigelow Paine
Poverty quotes by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
#61. Christians always seemed like bad thinkers to me. It seemed that they could maintain their worldview only because they were sheltered from the world's real problems, like the material structures of poverty and violence and racism. #Quote by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
Poverty quotes by Albert Camus
#62. They went on living in poverty, though they were no longer in need, but they were set in their ways, and they looked on life with a resigned suspicion; they loved it as animals do, but they knew from experience that it would regularly give birth to disaster without even showing any sign that it was carrying it. #Quote by Albert Camus
Poverty quotes by Candice Millard
#63. In Garfield's experience, education was salvation. It had freed him from grinding poverty. It had shaped his mind, forged paths, created opportunities where once there had been none. Education, he knew, led to progress, and progress was his country's only hope of escaping its own painful past. In #Quote by Candice Millard
Poverty quotes by T. Geronimo Johnson
#64. Oppression porn - (1) The depiction of poverty, oppression, and/or despair with the intent of provoking moral arousal. Frequently appears as digital media, literature, and pseudo-immersive favela tours. The most common side effect is a dangerously inflated sense of national and/or cultural superiority. #Quote by T. Geronimo Johnson
Poverty quotes by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
#65. I think the arts should get big support, but my country has a lot of needs more important than film. Medication, education, food ... The poverty is overwhelming. There are simply more important things to be attended to. #Quote by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Poverty quotes by Malala Yousafzai
#66. Education is the best weapon through which we can fight poverty, ignorance and terrorism. #Quote by Malala Yousafzai
Poverty quotes by N.J. Dawood
#67. The day of death is better than the day of birth, a live dog is better than a dead lion, and the grave is better than poverty. #Quote by N.J. Dawood
Poverty quotes by Rafik Schami
#68. Poverty smothers our dreams even before we have finished dreaming them. #Quote by Rafik Schami
Poverty quotes by Mary Robinson
#69. We must understand the role of human rights as empowering of individuals and communities. By protecting these rights, we can help prevent the many conflicts based on poverty, discrimination and exclusion (social, economic and political) that continue to plague humanity and destroy decades of development efforts. The vicious circle of human rights violations that lead to conflicts-which in turn lead to more violations-must be broken. I believe we can break it only by ensuring respect for all human rights. #Quote by Mary Robinson
Poverty quotes by Maya Angelou
#70. People whose history and future were threatened each day by extinction considered that it was only by divine intervention that they were able to live at all. I find it interesting that the meanest life, the poorest existence, is attributed to God's will, but as human beings become more affluent, as their living standard and style begin to ascend the material scale, God descends the scale of responsibility at a commensurate speed. #Quote by Maya Angelou
Poverty quotes by Will Durant
#71. As long as there is poverty there will be gods. #Quote by Will Durant
Poverty quotes by Marcus Aurelius
#72. Poverty is the mother of crime. #Quote by Marcus Aurelius
Poverty quotes by Geoffrey Canada
#73. Poverty places not just one or two obstacles but multiple obstacles in a child's pathway to what we would consider to be regular development - cognitively, intellectually and emotionally. #Quote by Geoffrey Canada
Poverty quotes by James De Mille
#74. Will you stay here? No. Will you go back? You can't. We must, therefore, go on. That's is our only hope.
Horror is a feeling that cannot last long; human nature is incapable of supporting it.
Poverty, sicknes, and death are evils; but the worst of all evils is unrequited love. #Quote by James De Mille
Poverty quotes by Elizabeth Montagu
#75. The outrages of the powerful, the insolence of the rich, scorn of the proud, and malice of the uncharitable, all beating against the broken spirit of the unfortunate. #Quote by Elizabeth Montagu
Poverty quotes by Vijay Mallya
#76. Everybody keeps saying that India's a poor country. Yes, we have poverty. But I blame the government of India, the political establishment, for their failure to educate and therefore their failure to control the poverty. #Quote by Vijay Mallya
Poverty quotes by Jean Vanier
#77. Deep in our hearts there is a call to live in communion with others, a call to love, to create, to risk. But there is also that radical feeling of our poverty when faced with human misery. I am afraid to give myself. I have constructed a world of security around me...so many so-called interests which keep me from communing with others...I want to, but cannot. So many things seem to prevent me from loving and I feel them in my inmost being...so many defences and fears. I risk losing hope. I risk entering into a world of sadness and I begin to doubt myself. I have doubts about others. I doubt the value of my presence. I doubt everything.

This is our human condition. We want so much but we feel incapable. We believe in love but where is it? There are so many obstacles to break through within ourselves in order to become free and to become present to others; to their misery and to their person.

Our hope is to become freer each day in order to accept others, to be fully present to them. That is our hope. It is only in that way we will be able to give life. Come, Holy Spirit, give us hearts of peace and warmth which can serve as a refuge for those who suffer. Come, help us to be present one to another. #Quote by Jean Vanier
Poverty quotes by Charles Koch
#78. The way - the principle way that human beings had gotten out of extreme poverty is free trade. #Quote by Charles Koch
Poverty quotes by Jeremy Collier
#79. Those who despise fame seldom deserve it. We are apt to undervalue the purchase we cannot reach, to conceal our poverty the better. It is a spark which kindles upon the best fuel, and burns brightest in the bravest breast. #Quote by Jeremy Collier
Poverty quotes by Dambisa Moyo
#80. Many Africans succumb to the idea that they can't do things because of what society says. Images of Africa are negative - war, corruption, poverty. We need to be proud of our culture. #Quote by Dambisa Moyo
Poverty quotes by Phil Zuckerman
#81. I found myself pondering the specific Christian American obsession with abortion and gay rights. For million of Americans, these are the great societal "sins" of the day. It isn't bogus wars, systemic poverty, failing schools, child abuse, domestic violence, health care for profit, poorly paid social workers, under-funded hospitals, gun saturation, or global warming that riles or worries the conservative, Bible-believers of America." pg33 #Quote by Phil Zuckerman
Poverty quotes by Brendon Burchard
#82. Too often we don't call out a wrong or expect ourselves or others to act with routine integrity, excellence, or love. There has been a worldwide failure in leadership, birthing an apathetic populace, unjustifiable poverty, unconscionable greed, and a globe ravaged and booby-trapped by war. #Quote by Brendon Burchard
Poverty quotes by Seneca The Younger
#83. The proper amount of wealth is that which neither descends to poverty nor is far distant from it. #Quote by Seneca The Younger
Poverty quotes by Stephen Frears
#84. I've always found poverty a source of strength. #Quote by Stephen Frears
Poverty quotes by Leon Uris
#85. Talent isn't enough. You need motivation-and persistence, too: what Steinbeck called a blend of faith and arrogance. When you're young, plain old poverty can be enough, along with an insatiable hunger for recognition. You have to have that feeling of "I'll show them." If you don't have it, don't become a writer #Quote by Leon Uris
Poverty quotes by Napoleon Hill
#86. Quick riches are more dangerous than poverty. #Quote by Napoleon Hill
Poverty quotes by Amy Layne Litzelman
#87. Do you find yourself in a dry place today? Don't look back toward the land of your bondage, or even to the place where God miraculously saved you from your enemies. Those seasons are over and he is now offering you a great opportunity. He is longing to reveal his sovereignty to you by providing for you in this most hot and dry place. #Quote by Amy Layne Litzelman
Poverty quotes by G.D.H. Cole
#88. Man is everywhere in chains, and his chains will not be broken till he feels that it is degrading to be a bondsman, whether to an individual or to a State. The disease of civilization is not so much the material poverty of the many as the decay of the spirit of freedom and self-confidence. The revolt that will change the world will spring, not from the benevolence that breeds "reform", but from the will to be free. Men will act together in the full consciousness of their mutual dependence; but they will act for themselves. Their liberty will not be given them from above; they will take it on their own behalf. #Quote by G.D.H. Cole
Poverty quotes by Nelson Mandela
#89. Abject poverty is demeaning, is an assault on the dignity of those that suffer it. In the end it demeans us all. It makes the freedom of all of us less meaningful. #Quote by Nelson Mandela
Poverty quotes by Hans F. Sennholz
#90. Monetary freedom (gold: sound money), like all other economic freedoms, clears the way for energy, intellect and virtue ... Political control weakens individual self-reliance and energy, causes want and poverty and, in the end, breeds tyranny and oppression. #Quote by Hans F. Sennholz
Poverty quotes by Napoleon Hill
#91. Fear of poverty is a state of mind, nothing else! But it is sufficient to destroy one's chances of achievement in any undertaking, a truth which became painfully evident during the depression. #Quote by Napoleon Hill
Poverty quotes by Will Self
#92. There is a deep sadness to American poverty, greater than the sadness of any other kind. It's because America has such an ideology of success. #Quote by Will Self
Poverty quotes by Ivan Illich
#93. Industrial innovations are costly, and managers must justify their high cost by producing measurable proof of their
superiority ... [P]eriodic innovations in goods or tools foster the belief that anything new will be proven better. This belief has become an integral part of the modern world view. It is forgotten that whenever a society lives by this delusion, each marketed unit generates more wants than it satisfies. If new things are made because they are better, then the things most people use are not quite good. New models constantly renovate poverty. The consumer feels the lag between what he has and what he ought to get. He believes that products can be made measurably more valuable and allows himself to be constantly re-educated for their consumption. The "better" replaces the "good" as the fundamental normative concept. #Quote by Ivan Illich
Poverty quotes by Banksy
#94. Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. And even if you don't come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can make someone smile while they're having a piss. #Quote by Banksy
Poverty quotes by Jeffrey D. Sachs
#95. it is the provision of public services, notably the universal access to affordable day care, even more than income support to families, that is key to the elimination of poverty among families with children. Sweden's public services, of uniformly high quality, ensure a decent start for all children. Sweden #Quote by Jeffrey D. Sachs
Poverty quotes by Peter Singer
#96. In the past 20 years alone, it adds up to more death than were caused by all the civil and international wars adn government repression of the entire twentieth century, the century of Hitler and Stalin. How much would we give to prevent those horrors? Yet how little are we doing to prevent today's even larger toll and all the misery that it involves? I believe that if you read this book to the end, and look honestly and carefully at our situation, assessing both the facts and the ethical arguments, you will agree that we must act. #Quote by Peter Singer
Poverty quotes by Tommy Chong
#97. The good thing about poverty is it keeps you from getting in trouble because if you can't afford drugs, people will stop giving them to you very quickly. So, being poor really helps - it's the success that kills you. #Quote by Tommy Chong
Poverty quotes by Juvenal
#98. Rarely they rise by virtue's aid who lie plunged in the depth of helpless poverty. #Quote by Juvenal
Poverty quotes by Ngugi Wa Thiongo
#99. If poverty was to be sold three cents today, i can't buy it. #Quote by Ngugi Wa Thiongo
Poverty quotes by Benjamin Myers
#100. Fuck the king because you can be sure the king is already fucking you. #Quote by Benjamin Myers
Poverty quotes by Michel De Montaigne
#101. There is an old Greek saying that men are tormented not by things themselves but by what they think about them. If that assertion could be proved to be always true everywhere it would be an important point gained of the comforting of our wretched human condition. For if ills can only enter us through our judgemente it would seem to be in our power either to despise them or to deflect them towards the good: if the things actually do trow themselves on our mercy why do we not act as their masters and accomodate them to our advantage? If what we call evil or torment are only evil or torment insofar as our mental apprehension endows them with those qualities when it lies within our power to change those qualities. And if we did have such a choice and were free from constraint we would be curiously mad to pull in the direction which hurst us most, endowing sickness, poverty or insolence with a bad and bitter taste when we could give them a pleasent one, Fortune simply furnishing us with the matter and leaving it to us to supply the form. Let us see whether a case can be made for what we call evil not being an evil in itself or (since it amounts to the same) whether at least it is up to us to endow it with a different savour and aspect. #Quote by Michel De Montaigne
Poverty quotes by W.E.B. Du Bois
#102. There can be no perfect democracy curtailed by color, race, or poverty. But with all we accomplish all, even peace. #Quote by W.E.B. Du Bois
Poverty quotes by David Drake
#103. The most important thing of all
was not the poverty
of its essence,
but that it was there. #Quote by David Drake
Poverty quotes by E. M. Forster
#104. In this circle, one thought, married, and died. Outside it were poverty and vulgarity for ever trying to enter, just as the London fog tries to enter the pine-woods pouring through the gaps in the northern hills. But, #Quote by E. M. Forster
Poverty quotes by Walden Bello
#105. The fact is that there is enough food in the world for everyone. But tragically, much of the world's food and land resources are tied up in producing beef and other livestock-food for the well off-while millions of children and adults suffer from malnutrition and starvation. #Quote by Walden Bello
Poverty quotes by Ayrton Senna
#106. Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose."
"Wealthy men can't live in an island that is encircled by poverty. We all breathe the same air. We must give a chance to everyone, at least a basic chance."
"Money is a strange business. People who haven't got it aim it strongly. People who have are full of troubles. #Quote by Ayrton Senna
Poverty quotes by Matthew B. Crawford
#107. We're not as free and independent as we thought. Street-level work that disrupts the infrastructure (the sewer system below or the electrical grid above) brings our shared dependence into view. People may inhabit very different worlds even in the same city, according to their wealth or poverty. Yet we all live in the same physical reality, ultimately, and owe a common debt to the world. #Quote by Matthew B. Crawford
Poverty quotes by David B. McCoy
#108. But she did inject a new term and new degree of frankness into the debate on what was coming to be called the sexual revolution. Also, by this time she saw birth control as the panacea for all social ills: disease, poverty, child labor, poor wages, infant mortality, the oppression of women, drunkenness, prostitution, abortion, feeblemindedness, physical handicaps, unwanted children, war, etc. "If we are to develop in America a new [human] race with a racial soul, we must keep the birth rate within the scope of our ability to understand as well as to educate. We must not encourage reproduction beyond our capacity to assimilate our numbers so as to make the coming generation into such physically fit, mentally capable, socially alert individuals as are the ideal of a democracy" (Sanger, 1920). #Quote by David B. McCoy
Poverty quotes by Wangari Maathai
#109. We refuse to share resources; we govern irresponsibly. If we are confident, if we have some of our cultural values, then we would be more committed to assisting our people out of poverty and creating an environment that can make it possible for our friends to assist us. #Quote by Wangari Maathai
Poverty quotes by John Yarmuth
#110. Federal assistance helps millions of Americans escape poverty every year by providing the stability needed to take advantage of new opportunities. In fact, it is our safety net that allows full participation in the economy. More Americans purchasing goods means more Americans making them, which means more American jobs. #Quote by John Yarmuth
Poverty quotes by Cornell Woolrich
#111. You'd be surprised how difficult it is to ask alms of a stranger when you've never done it before, what a psychological barrier separates the honest man from the panhandler. ("Dusk To Dawn") #Quote by Cornell Woolrich
Poverty quotes by Virginia Woolf
#112. Better is it', she thought, 'to be clothed with poverty and ignorance, which are the dark garments of the female sex; better be quit of martial ambition, the love of power, and all the other manly desires if so one can more fully enjoy the most exalted raptures known to the humane spirit, which are', she said aloud as her habit was when deeply moved, 'contemplation, solitude, love. #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Poverty quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#113. The scraps of the rich are the delicacies of the poor. #Quote by Matshona Dhliwayo
Poverty quotes by Stephen W. Simpson
#114. The Guy became a human being, lived in poverty, died a grisly death, and fought his way back from the dead because He's nuts about you. #Quote by Stephen W. Simpson
Poverty quotes by Jim Yong Kim
#115. If I care about poverty, I have to care a lot about investments in the private sector. The private sector creates the vast majority of jobs in the world, and social protection only goes so far. #Quote by Jim Yong Kim
Poverty quotes by Zicheng Hong
#116. Even if you can't get rid of the heat, as long as you can get rid of bother with the heat, your body is always on a cool terrace. Even if you can't get rid of poverty, as long as you can get rid of the sadness of poverty, your mind always lives in a comfortable abode. #Quote by Zicheng Hong
Poverty quotes by Paul Collier
#117. Rebels usually have something to complain about, and if they don't they make it up. All too often the really disadvantaged are in no position to rebel; they just suffer quietly. #Quote by Paul Collier
Poverty quotes by Periyar E.V. Ramasamy
#118. Capitalists control the machineries. They create difficulties to the workers. Consequently rationalism , which has to lead the way for peaceful life to all, has resulted in causing poverty and worries to the people because of dominating forces #Quote by Periyar E.V. Ramasamy
Poverty quotes by Mary Chapin Carpenter
#119. 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. #Quote by Mary Chapin Carpenter
Poverty quotes by Ken Ilgunas
#120. I wonder what Thoreau would have done...[H}is greatest story, I thought, was his life. He knew that anything is possible when you wield the pen and claim your life as your own. But the truth is so few have the privilege to write their own stories. People are born
into poverty without a hope of redemption. Children are abused and damaged. Disease and war and famine and a million other things prevent them from wielding the pen. But for those of us who can, should it not be our great privilege
to live the lives we've imagined? To be who we want to be? To go on our own great journeys and share our experiences with others? #Quote by Ken Ilgunas
Poverty quotes by Nicholas Johnson
#121. Taxing poor families runs counter to decades of effort to help people lift themselves out of poverty through work. #Quote by Nicholas Johnson
Poverty quotes by Joseph Howe
#122. My books are very few, but then the world is before me - a library open to all - from which poverty of purse cannot exclude me - in which the meanest and most paltry volume is sure to furnish something to amuse, if not to instruct and improve. #Quote by Joseph Howe
Poverty quotes by Mark Twain
#123. Greece is a bleak, unsmiling desert, without agriculture, manufactures or commerce, apparently. What supports its poverty-stricken people or its Government, is a mystery. #Quote by Mark Twain
Poverty quotes by Neville Goddard
#124. To be conscious of being poor while praying for riches is to be rewarded with that which you are conscious of being, namely, poverty. Prayers to be successful must be claimed and appropriated. Assume the positive consciousness of the thing desired. #Quote by Neville Goddard
Poverty quotes by H.L. Mencken
#125. Poverty is a soft pedal upon the branches of human activity, not excepting the spiritual. #Quote by H.L. Mencken
Poverty quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#126. Sometimes the grandest of all events are described in the poverty of a few simple words. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
Poverty quotes by Van Jones
#127. The chief moral obligation of the 21st Century is to build a green economy that is strong enough to lift people out of poverty. Those communities that were locked out of the last century's pollution-based economy must be locked into the new, clean and renewable economy. Our youth need green-collar jobs, not jails. #Quote by Van Jones
Poverty quotes by Tupelo Hassman
#128. Which statements are true according to the passage?
A) Science, governments, and your doctor should be trusted.
B) 'Comforting her deep into the night' is a euphemism for sneaking candy.
C) The ugliest phrase used in this passage is 'female.'
D) Bad things really do come in threes. #Quote by Tupelo Hassman
Poverty quotes by Samuel Johnson
#129. The whole world is put in motion by the wish for riches and the dread of poverty. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Poverty quotes by Nelson Mandela
#130. There is little to be said in favour of poverty, but it was often an incubator of true friendship. Many people will appear to befriend you when you are wealthy, but precious few will do the same when you are poor #Quote by Nelson Mandela
Poverty quotes by John Updike
#131. One does not go to Moscow to get fat. #Quote by John Updike
Poverty quotes by Pema Chodron
#132. Hope and fear come from feeling that we lack something; they come from a sense of poverty. We can't simply relax with ourselves. We hold on to hope, and hope robs us of the present moment. We feel that someone else knows what is going on, but that there is something missing in us, and therefore something is lacking in our world. #Quote by Pema Chodron
Poverty quotes by Charles Lamb
#133. Rags, which are the reproach of poverty, are the beggar's robes, and graceful insignia of his profession, his tenure, his full dress, the suit in which he is expected to show himself in public. #Quote by Charles Lamb
Poverty quotes by Norman Vincent Peale
#134. Religion does not blithely promise some sort of no-trouble, no-problem, no-poverty world; but rather a spirit, a power, an enthusiasm that endows everyone with the ability to overcome any and all of it. #Quote by Norman Vincent Peale
Poverty quotes by Muhammad Iqbal
#135. -To Javed-
My way of life is poverty, not the pursuit of wealth;
Barter not thy Selfhood; win a name in adversity. #Quote by Muhammad Iqbal
Poverty quotes by August Kubizek
#136. It was not sympathy in the ordinary sense which he [Adolf Hitler] felt for the disinherited. That would not have been sufficient. He not only suffered with them, he lived for them and devoted all his thoughts to the salvation of those people from distress and poverty ... his noble and grandiose work, which was intended 'for everybody' ... #Quote by August Kubizek
Poverty quotes by Anne Perry
#137. You wanted a peaceful, comfortable Christmas, with all reminders of poverty, injustice, or other people's griefs well out of sight, so as not to disturb your pleasure. That isn't what Christmas is about, Wallace. Christmas is about offering hope to all people, not just those like ourselves. Christmas is about everyone: rich or poor, friend or stranger. The moment you exclude anyone, you exclude yourself. #Quote by Anne Perry
Poverty quotes by Beeban Kidron
#138. The film that changed my life is a 1951 film by Vittorio De Sica, 'Miracle in Milan.' It's a remarkable comment on slums, poverty and aspiration. #Quote by Beeban Kidron
Poverty quotes by Sheldon Lee Compton
#139. The whole scene gave Ashley a fierce ache in the center of her chest. Everything her eyes came across spoke to how these two men lived in some kind of world where hardship was the constant, with only these tiny spaces between heartbeats offering some kind of peace. She saw an apartment that housed two men who lived whatever life they could in the confines of that small space because everything else was no good for anyone. #Quote by Sheldon Lee Compton
Poverty quotes by Oscar Wilde
#140. Poor? What does that matter? When poverty creeps in at the door, love flies in through the window. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Poverty quotes by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
#141. I had consumed a lot of American culture, but I was not quite prepared for the reality of American poverty. #Quote by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Poverty quotes by Gloria D. Gonsalves
#142. Right now in this world, a child is dying from an ailment because its family cannot afford to buy charcoal for boiling water.
Right now in this world, a girl is striving to find firewood from trees that no more exist, and water from sources that are poisonous.
Right now in this world, a boy is out fishing in a lake rich with inedible species.
Right now in this world, a mother is drowning in heavy rainfall, to save her belongings.
Right now in this world, a man has lost his dignity because all his eff orts to save have been wiped away to poverty by unforeseen calamities.
Right now in this world, a family is starving because drought has invaded their once fertile land.
Right now in this world, a nation is planning for refugee status due to adverse climate conditions.
Right now in this world, you have a choice to help alleviate environmental problems caused by humankind. #Quote by Gloria D. Gonsalves
Poverty quotes by Walt Whitman
#143. Great is Youth
equally great is Old Age
great are Day and Night.
Great is Wealth
great is Poverty
great is Expression-great is Silence. #Quote by Walt Whitman
Poverty quotes by Nina52
#144. If we want to stop poverty in the world, education is the key! #Quote by Nina52
Poverty quotes by George F. Kennan
#145. It is obviously easier, for the short run, to draw cheap labor from adjacent pools of poverty ... than to find it among one's own people. And to the millions of such prospective immigrants from poverty to prosperity, there is, rightly or wrongly, no place that looks more attractive than the United States. Given its head, and subject to no restrictions, this pressure will find its termination only when the levels of overpopulation and poverty in the United States are equal to those of the countries from which these people are now so anxious to escape. #Quote by George F. Kennan
Poverty quotes by Lorraine Hansberry
#146. MAMA: You must not dislike people 'cause they well off, honey.

BENEATHA: Why not? It makes just as much sense as disliking people 'cause they are poor, and lots of people do that. #Quote by Lorraine Hansberry
Poverty quotes by Kharis Macey
#147. Heal the past and you'll heal the present." Kharis Macey #Quote by Kharis Macey
Poverty quotes by Rumi
#148. Where there is pain, cures will come;
where there is poverty, wealth will follow.
Where there are questions, answers will be
given; where there are ships, water will flow.
Spend less time seeking water and acquire thirst! Then water will gush from above and below. #Quote by Rumi
Poverty quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#149. However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poorhouse. The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the almshouse as brightly as from the rich man's abode; the snow melts before its door as early in the spring. I do not see but a quiet mind may live as contentedly there, and have as cheering thoughts, as in a palace. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Poverty quotes by Nancy Mairs
#150. Poor and afflicted and oppressed people have faces, and we are required to look squarely into them. We can't love what we won't experience. #Quote by Nancy Mairs
Poverty quotes by Robert E. Slavin
#151. The principal reason that districts within states often differ markedly in per-pupil expenditures is that school funding is almost always tied to property taxes, which are in turn a direct function of local wealth. Having school funding depend on local wealth creates a situation in which poor districts must tax themselves far more heavily than wealthy ones, yet still may not be able to generate adequate income. For example, Baltimore City is one of the poorest jurisdictions in Maryland, and the Baltimore City Public Schools have the lowest per-pupil instructional expenses of any of Maryland's 24 districts. Yet Baltimore's property tax rate is twice that of the next highest jurisdiction.(FN2) Before the funding equity decision in New Jersey, the impoverished East Orange district had one of the highest tax rates in the state, but spent only $3,000 per pupil, one of the lowest per-pupil expenditures in the state.(FN3) A similar story could be told in almost any state in the U.S.(FN4) Funding formulas work systematically against children who happen to be located in high-poverty districts, but also reflect idiosyncratic local circumstances. For example, a factory closing can bankrupt a small school district. What sense does it make for children's education to suffer based on local accidents of geography or economics?
To my knowledge, the U.S. is the only nation to fund elementary and secondary education based on local wealth. Other developed countries either equalize funding #Quote by Robert E. Slavin
Poverty quotes by Narendra Modi
#152. My entire childhood was steeped in poverty. For me, poverty, in a way, was the first inspiration of my life, a commitment to do something for the poor. #Quote by Narendra Modi
Poverty quotes by Karl Marx
#153. The last capitalist we hang shall be the one who sold us the rope. #Quote by Karl Marx
Poverty quotes by David Boaz
#154. The only way to break the cycle of unwed motherhood, fatherless children, poverty, crime, and welfare is to recognize that welfare causes more problems than it cures. #Quote by David Boaz
Poverty quotes by Ljupka Cvetanova
#155. Misfortune never comes singly. It's surrounded by bodyguards. #Quote by Ljupka Cvetanova
Poverty quotes by Hadrian Bradley
#156. Apathy is to allow another to determine your fate, and there can be no greater poverty. #Quote by Hadrian Bradley
Poverty quotes by Edward Amani
#157. JOIN ILLUMINATI ORDER CALL, +27834271497 FOR RICH, WEALTH, FAME, LOVE and LUCK. Welcome to the great temple of Illuminati worldwide. Are you a Pastor, Politician, Business man or woman, Musician or an Artist, do you want to be famous or you want to become rich or powerful you can achieve your dreams by being a member of the Illuminati with this all your dreams and heart desire can be fully accomplish People say that the Illuminati are exceptionally wealthy. Is that true? It's true that all twelve members of the Ruling Council are wealthy, but money, for us, simply funds our mission, nothing else. We are not worshippers of Mammon, as our accusers would have you believe. You were born free and die free but will you live free? As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the soul will not emerge. "Wealth" of the Illuminati is in the form of priceless treasures, not "liquid" money. Some members of the Illuminati have acquired considerable wealth; if you want to join Illuminati contact the priest. To join everyone can join but are you going to keep the secret? BRIEFLY this is a spiritual worshiping whereby it helps you to be successfully in whatever you're doing in life. All men and women are welcome to join this Temple of Only Success, Respect and Super-Rich Model's DJ and rappers welcome Politicians come and wetness Bring your lovers name only and see the changes Business men and women Students come and clean your future GET OUT OF POVERTY Get of #Quote by Edward Amani
Poverty quotes by James A. Garfield
#158. Poverty is uncomfortable; but nine times out of ten the best thing that can happen to a young man is to be tossed overboard and compelled to sink or swim. #Quote by James A. Garfield
Poverty quotes by Emmanuel Jal
#159. I grew up in poverty. For 25 years I was fed on aid. #Quote by Emmanuel Jal
Poverty quotes by Chase E.F.  Bolling
#160. Necessity and valor formed the Vanguard. It was born from the courage of all who took up arms against tyranny and all those who decided to stand by our standard. When things began to fall apart, I just used the tools my Creator gave me to improve the lives of my family and the people that choose to follow me. Why allow people to live in fear, poverty, and bondage when I had the tools will and desire to change it? I didn't want to be that servant who buried his talents. My goal is to build a nation that is free, and just, with prosperous and happy people. #Quote by Chase E.F. Bolling
Poverty quotes by Don Pendleton
#161. Along with everything else, I know that there is a beauty in mankind. It is a beauty that no ugliness, no violence, no hatred and no evil can ever completely erase. I have also learned there is a majesty in mankind. It is a majesty that no sickness, no suffering, no want or lack, no poverty and no pain can ever
truly subjugate. #Quote by Don Pendleton
Poverty quotes by Kevin M. Kruse
#162. Fifield's connection to his congregation extended to their views on religion and politics too. In the apt words of one observer, Fifield was "one of the most theologically liberal and at the same time politically conservative ministers" of his era. He had no patience for fundamentalists who insisted upon a literal reading of Scripture. "The men who chronicled and canonized the Bible were subject to human error and limitation," he believed, and therefore the text needed to be sifted and interpreted. Reading the holy book should be "like eating fish - we take the bones out to enjoy the meat. All parts are not of equal value." Accordingly, Fifield dismissed the many passages in the New Testament about wealth and poverty and instead worked tirelessly to reconcile Christianity and capitalism. In his view, both systems rested on a basic belief that individuals would succeed or fail on their own merit. #Quote by Kevin M. Kruse
Poverty quotes by Victor Hugo
#163. Life, misfortune, isolation, abandonment, poverty, are the fields of battle which have their heroes; obscure heroes, who are, sometimes, grander than the heroes who win renown. #Quote by Victor Hugo
Poverty quotes by Brennan Manning
#164. For Ragamuffins, God's name is Mercy. We see our darkness as a prized possession because it drives us into the heart of God. Without mercy our darkness would plunge us into despair - for some, self-destruction. Time alone with God reveals the unfathomable depths of the poverty of the spirit. We are so poor that even our poverty is not our own: It belongs to the mysterium tremendum of a loving God. #Quote by Brennan Manning
Poverty quotes by Ali Ibn Abi Talib
#165. No wealth like education and no poverty like ignorance #Quote by Ali Ibn Abi Talib
Poverty quotes by Sunday Adelaja
#166. Never allow any of your time to be wasted on the frivolities of life. #Quote by Sunday Adelaja
Poverty quotes by Teju Cole
#167. The systems that could lift the majority out of poverty are undercut at every turn. Precisely because everyone takes a shortcut, nothing works and, for this reason, the only way to get anything done is to take another shortcut. #Quote by Teju Cole
Poverty quotes by Mary Wollstonecraft
#168. When poverty is more disgraceful than even vice, is not morality cut to the quick? #Quote by Mary Wollstonecraft
Poverty quotes by Juvenal
#169. It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty. #Quote by Juvenal
Poverty quotes by Peter Prange
#170. Anything we do to fight misery and ignorance and poverty, no matter how imperfect it may be, is still better than doing nothing at all. #Quote by Peter Prange
Poverty quotes by Charles Bracelen Flood
#171. In rural and struggling Lexington, Virginia, Lee's new postwar home, one writer joked darkly dollars were so scarce that they had to be introduced to one another when they met on Main Street. #Quote by Charles Bracelen Flood
Poverty quotes by Samuel Johnson
#172. The hostility perpetually exercised between one man and another, is caused by the desire of many for that which only few can possess. Every man would be rich, powerful, and famous; yet fame, power, and riches, are only the names of relative conditions, which imply the obscurity, dependence, and poverty of greater numbers. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Poverty quotes by Muhammad Yunus
#173. When we want to help the poor, we usually offer them charity. Most often we use charity to avoid recognizing the problem and finding the solution for it. Charity becomes a way to shrug off our responsibility. But charity is no solution to poverty. Charity only perpetuates poverty by taking the initiative away from the poor. Charity allows us to go ahead with our own lives without worrying about the lives of the poor. Charity appeases our consciences. #Quote by Muhammad Yunus
Poverty quotes by Ernest Hemingway,
#174. I knew how severe I had been and how bad things had been. The one who is doing his work and getting satisfaction from it is not the one who poverty bothers. #Quote by Ernest Hemingway,
Poverty quotes by Cherrie L Moraga
#175. In this country, lesbianism is a poverty-as is being brown, as is being a woman, as is being just plain poor. The danger lies in ranking the oppressions. The danger lies in failing to acknowledge the specificity of the oppression. The danger lies in attempting to deal with oppression purely from a theoretical base. Without an emotional, heartfelt grappling with the source of our own oppression, without naming the enemy within ourselves and outside of us, no authentic, non-hierarchical connection among oppressed groups can take place.

When the going gets rough, will we abandon our so-called comrades in a flurry of racist/heterosexist/what-have-you panic? To whose camp, then, should the lesbian of color retreat? Her very presence violates the ranking and abstraction of oppression. Do we merely live hand to mouth? Do we merely struggle with the "ism" that's sitting on top of our heads?

The answer is: yes, I think first we do; and we must do so thoroughly and deeply. But to fail to move out from there will only isolate us in our own oppression- will only insulate, rather than radicalize us. #Quote by Cherrie L Moraga
Poverty quotes by Reni Eddo-Lodge
#176. Whiteness in the press had positioned itself for too long as the self-appointed, self-referential arbiter of racial problems, in which it pondered why these black and brown communities were so prone to violence and poverty, without a shred of self-awareness. #Quote by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Poverty quotes by Richard Baxter
#177. A graceless, inexperienced preacher is one of the most unhappy creatures upon earth: and yet he is ordinarily very insensible of his unhappiness; for he has so many counters that seem like the gold of saving grace, and so many splendid stones that resemble Christian jewels, that he is seldom troubled with the thoughts of his poverty; but (Rev3:15) thinks he is "rich, and increased in goods, and stands in need of nothing, when he is poor, and miserable, and blind, and naked." He #Quote by Richard Baxter
Poverty quotes by Asai Ryoi
#178. living only for the moment, savouring the moon, the snow, the cherry blossoms, and the maple leaves, singing songs, drinking wine, and diverting oneself in simply floating, unconcerned by the prospect of imminent poverty, buoyant and carefree, like a gourd carried along with the current of the river... #Quote by Asai Ryoi
Poverty quotes by Michael Brewer
#179. It's an insidious twist of thought that leads one to demand women to give up their reproductive rights to force unwanted pregnancies but then, once birthed from the womb, to deny them access to basic necessities required for even a mediocre life like education, clean air, healthcare, and a fair wage. And these people have the audacity to call their position pro-life.

These same people who bemoan the welfare state, yet refuse to require business to honor a fair wage, appear to want to create the very circumstances that they ceaselessly complain about. I dare say that by perpetuating this condition, by feeding the apparatus of poverty, they are satiating their narcissism.

With poverty securely entrenched, these lucky few can sit back and smile with smug superiority. Because of course, they pulled themselves up by their bootstraps, they worked harder, and they have earned what they have. It's a meritocracy, they say, if only by merit of their parent's color of flesh or social standing.

So yes, let's churn out more children who will be unable to claw their way out of poverty, and if they just happen to defy the odds, let's brainwash them into believing this tripe called the American Dream so they will assist us as we throw their less fortunate fortunate siblings into the hungry machine of conservatism. Because we are really only interested in conserving the status quo. #Quote by Michael Brewer
Poverty quotes by Cyril Connolly
#180. We are captivated by the feminine shadow of the self we might have been; in my case by that counterpart of the romantic writer who should have had the courage to reject society and to accept poverty for the sake of the development of his personality. Now when I see such beings I hope that I can somehow be freed from my shortcomings by union with them. Hence the recurrent longing to forsake external reality for a dream and to plunge into a ritual flight...I am attracted by those who mysteriously hold out a promise of the integrity which I have lost. #Quote by Cyril Connolly
Poverty quotes by James Cook
#181. Private charity discourages poverty while public subsidies encourage it. #Quote by James Cook
Poverty quotes by Mason Cooley
#182. Literary tradition is full of lies about poverty-the jolly beggar, the poor but happy milkmaid, the wholesome diet of porridge, etc. #Quote by Mason Cooley
Poverty quotes by Virginia Woolf
#183. Somehow the fact that only three or four hundred years ago these skeletons had been men with their way to make in the world like any modern upstart, and that they had made it by acquiring houses and offices, garters and ribbands, as any other upstart does, while poets, perhaps, and men of great mind and breeding had preferred the quietude of the country, for which choice they paid the penalty by extreme poverty, and now hawked broadsheets in the Strand, or herded sheep in the fields, filled her with remorse. #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Poverty quotes by Muhammad Yunus
#184. I was trained to become an economist and I finished my work and I was teaching and did my PhD so I thought I did that. I prepared myself for that kind of road. But then I realized that I had not learned enough to solve the problem of poverty. So I distanced myself from the things that I learned and tried to learn anew about people. #Quote by Muhammad Yunus
Poverty quotes by Plato
#185. Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence, and poverty of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent. #Quote by Plato
Poverty quotes by Natalie Goldberg
#186. I met a doctor the other night who told me he had always wanted to be a writer. I nodded. People always tell me that ... Then I thought to myself, 'You know, I've never met a writer who wanted to be anything else. They might bitch about something they're writing or about their poverty, but they never say they want to quit ... and if they do abandon it they become crazy, drunk or suicidal.' Writing is elemental. #Quote by Natalie Goldberg
Poverty quotes by Muhammad Yunus
#187. I should never seek a job in my life, my mission in life is to create jobs. I am not a job seeker, I am a job giver. #Quote by Muhammad Yunus
Poverty quotes by Samad Behrangi
#188. From the will of a freedom-fighter, Farzad Kamangar:
"Is it possible to be a teacher and not show the path to the sea to the little fish of the country?
Is it possible to carry the heavy burden of being a teacher and be responsible for spreading the seeds of knowledge and still be silent? Is it possible to see the lumps in the throats of the students and witness their thin and malnourished faces and keep quiet? …
I cannot imagine witnessing the pain and poverty of the people of this land and fail to give our hearts to the river and the sea, to the roar and the flood. #Quote by Samad Behrangi
Poverty quotes by Kahlil Gibran
#189. the woman whom I rescued from between the deathly paws of poverty; I opened my coffers to her and made her envied by all women for the beautiful raiment and precious gems and magnificent carriages drawn by spirited horses; the woman whom my heart has loved and at whose feet I poured affection; the woman, to whom I was a true friend, sincere companion and a faithful husband; The woman who betrayed me and departed me #Quote by Kahlil Gibran
Poverty quotes by Richard Dawkins
#190. It has been convincingly demonstrated that countries where there are high rates of poverty, or high rates of economic inequality, are the countries with the highest rates of religious beliefs. #Quote by Richard Dawkins
Poverty quotes by Dennis Prager
#191. The fact is that people who strap bombs to their bodies to blow up families at a Bar Mitzvah in Israel, plant bombs at a nightclub in Bali, or slit stewardesses' throats and ram airplanes filled with innocent Americans into office buildings do not do so for any reason related to poverty. They do so because they hold evil beliefs and have deformed consciences #Quote by Dennis Prager
Poverty quotes by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
#192. Desires to which we cling closely can easily prevent us from being what we ought to be and can be; and on the other hand, desires repeatedly mastered for the sake of present duty make us richer.Lack of desire is poverty. #Quote by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Poverty quotes by Milton Friedman
#193. You never can cure poverty. Poverty is in the eye of the beholder. #Quote by Milton Friedman
Poverty quotes by Duane Elgin
#194. To live sustainably, we must live efficiently - not misdirecting or squandering the earth's precious resources. To live efficiently, we must live peacefully for military expenditures represent an enormous diversion of resources from meeting basic human needs. To live peacefully, we must live with a reasonable degree of equity, or fairness, for it is unrealistic to think that, in a communications-rich world, a billion people will except living in absolute poverty while another billion live in conspicuous excess. #Quote by Duane Elgin
Poverty quotes by Narendra Modi
#195. I come from a poor family, I have seen poverty. The poor need respect, and it begins with cleanliness. #Quote by Narendra Modi
Poverty quotes by Helen Clark
#196. When women are able to live in a safe and secure environment, they can participate effectively in the economy and society. This helps overcome poverty, reduces inequalities and is beneficial for children's nutrition, health and school attendance. Every woman and girl has the right to live in safety in her home and community. #Quote by Helen Clark
Poverty quotes by Valentine Xavier
#197. My honey child, them housing projects
Cannot contain her multitudes
A sunbeam, hard upon her
Just a fly strugglin' through her braid loops

Watch me prove to 'em I'm more than nothin'
But a ragamuffin with homesick eyes
Yes, when it gets to be the same old thing
Shorty you ought to come and see about me

My love, she is a drummer
Than industrial steel, her backbone tougher
The eloping night and the honey moon that trails
Just dirt 'neath her finger nails

I'll be down on them crossroads
'Til daybreak winks a bright eye
And if it gets to be the same old thing
Shorty you ought to come and see about me

She's heard all the right things
And they did not persuade her
She has no use for your words
What she wants is your labor

'Cause when gringos speak of minorities
They tend to keep their voices low
Ah, but when that gets to be the same old thing
Shorty you ought to come and see about me #Quote by Valentine Xavier
Poverty quotes by Gary A. Haugen
#198. As Dr. Hamid Rashid, the senior Bangladeshi economist and a leader of the UNDP's Legal Empowerment of the Poor program, has flatly stated: "With limited and insecure land rights, it is difficult, if not impossible, for the poor to overcome poverty."80 And once again, it is the women in the developing world who are most devastated by the lawless chaos of insecure property rights. In the absence of clear and documented legal rights to property, there are two other social forces that step into the vacuum and settle who gets what: 1) brute force, and 2) traditional cultural norms. And under both influences women generally lose - and brutally so. #Quote by Gary A. Haugen
Poverty quotes by John F. Kennedy
#199. Political sovereignty is but a mockery without the means of meeting poverty and illiteracy and disease. Self-determination is but a slogan if the future holds no hope. #Quote by John F. Kennedy
Poverty quotes by Kim Stanley Robinson
#200. The people are suffering. Relieving people's poverty ought to be handled as though one were rescuing them from fire, or saving them from drowning. One cannot hesitate. #Quote by Kim Stanley Robinson

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