Poverty Quotes, Sayings about the poor

The worst poverty can be found within the cold heart.
– K.A. Hosein

Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.
– George Bernard Shaw

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

It’s God’s will for you to live in prosperity instead of poverty. It’s God’s will for you to pay your bills and not be in debt.
– Joel Osteen

Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.
– Henry Ford

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

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

Almsgiving tends to perpetuate poverty; aid does away with it once and for all.
– Eva Perón

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

He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord.
– Bible

Short of genius, a rich man cannot imagine poverty.
– Charles Peguy

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
– Aristotle

Lack of money is the root of all evil.
– George Bernard Shaw

Hunger makes a thief of any man.
– Pearl S. Buck

Poverty is the mother of crime.
– Marcus Aurelius

Who, being loved, is poor?
– Oscar Wilde

On trade, our hypocrisy is at its most appalling. Trade reform isn’t about charity, it’s about justice, and this campaign, Trade Justice is an unstoppable idea.
– Bono

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

The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.
– John F. Kennedy

I’m not a politician. I only want to help relieve the suffering in communities, and I want to help people see their community in each other.
– Russell Simmons