Poverty Quotes, Sayings about the poor - Page 3

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

The conspicuously wealthy turn up urging the character-building value of privation for the poor.
– J. K. Galbraith

I want to fight poverty and ignorance and give opportunity to those people who are locked out.
– Russell Simmons

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

It would be nice if the poor were to get even half of the money that is spent in studying them.
– Bill Vaughan

Wars against nations are fought to change maps; wars against poverty are fought to map change.
– Muhammad Ali

There were times my pants were so thin I could sit on a dime and tell if it was heads or tails.
– Spencer Tracy

We didn’t starve, but we didn’t eat chicken unless we were sick, or the chicken was.
– Bernard Malamud

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
– Norman Vincent Peale

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
– John F. Kennedy

It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.
– Kin Hubbard

It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.
– Mother Teresa

Poverty sits by the cradle of all our great men and rocks all of them to manhood.
– Heinrich Heine

The poor don’t know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.
– Jean Paul Sartre

There was never a war on poverty. Maybe there was a skirmish on poverty.
– Andrew Cuomo

This is one of the bitter curses of poverty: it leaves no right to be generous.
– George Gissing

Modern poverty is not the poverty that was blest in the Sermon on the Mount.
– George Bernard Shaw

Alms giving tends to perpetuate poverty; aid does away with it once and for all.
– Eva Peron

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

It is not the man who has little, but he who desires more, that is poor.
– Seneca