Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
Profession: Greek Philosopher
Poverty is an anomaly to rich people. It is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell.
Author: Walter Bagehot (1826-1877)
Profession: British Economist, Critic
Anyone who has struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.
Author: James Baldwin (1924-1987)
Profession: American Author
The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other. It is not, as poverty was before, the result of natural scarcity, but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the world by the rich. Consequently, the modern poor are not pitied but written off as trash. The twentieth-century consumer economy has produced the first culture for which a beggar is a reminder of nothing.
Author: John Berger (1926)
Profession: British Actor, Critic
A poor man with nothing in his belly needs hope, illusion, more than bread.
Author: Georges Bernanos (1888-1948)
Profession: French Novelist, Political Writer
He that has pity on the poor lends to the Lord.
The destruction of the poor is their poverty.
The poor will always be with you. [John 12: 8]
Who ever mocks the poor insults his maker; and he that is glad at calamities shall not go unpunished.
Whoever shuts his ears at the cry of the poor, they also shall cry themselves, but not be heard.
I am a poor man, but I have this consolation: I am poor by accident, not by design.
Poverty is the step-mother of genius.
Remember the poor, it costs nothing.
To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships.
Author: W. E. B. Du Bois
Profession: Civil Rights Activist
The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.
Author: Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
Profession: French General, Emperor