inspirational and famous poverty quotes

inspirational and famous poverty quotes

Famous quotes and proverbs about poverty.

inspirational and famous poverty quotes

“I knew I had to have a house. A real house. One I could point to. But this isn't it. The house on Mango Street isn't. For the time being, Mama says. Temporary, says Papa. But I know how those things go.” ― poverty quotes in the house on mango street

“I been married eleven years and I got a boy who sleeps in the living room – (very, very quietly) – and all I got to give him is stories about how rich white people live!” ― poverty quotes in a raisin in the sun

“Power is given only to him who dates to stoop and take it… one must have the courage to dare.” ―Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment, Part 5, Ch. 4,poverty quotes in crime and punishment

“There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.” ― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations,poverty quotes in great expectations

“There’s no use saying anything in the schoolyard because there’s always someone with an answer and there’s nothing you can do but punch them in the nose and if you were to punch everyone who has an answer you’d be punching morning noon and night.” ―Angela's Ashes,Chapter 6.,poverty quotes angela's ashes

“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.”― Nelson Mandela,poverty quotes nelson mandela

“How can we live without our lives? How will we know it's us without our past?” ― John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath,poverty quotes in the grapes of wrath

“CHAPTER 2 — Scout learns about the Cunningham's poverty and how "entailment" helps them to get by. Note the reference to the WPA: The Works Progress Administration was a relief measure established in 1935. ” ―poverty quotes to kill a mockingbird

“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 quotes mother teresa

“A poor man with nothing in his belly needs hope, illusion, more than bread.” ― Georges Bernanos

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

“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

“Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime.”– Chinese Proverb

“He that has pity on the poor lends to the Lord.” ― Bible

“In a country well governed poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed wealth is something to be ashamed of.” ― Confucius 

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

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

“Poverty is a wonderful thing. It sticks to a man after all his friends have forsaken him. ” ― Proverb

“Poverty is an anomaly to rich people. It is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell. ” ― Walter Bagehot

“Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.” ― Aristotle

“Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.” ― Coco Chanel

“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

“Who ever mocks the poor insults his maker; and he that is glad at calamities shall not go unpunished. ” ― Bible,poverty quotes from the bible

“Whoever shuts his ears at the cry of the poor, they also shall cry themselves, but not be heard. ” ― Bible,poverty quotes from the bible

“You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.” ― Frank McCourt


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