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Poverty And The Poor Quotes

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.

Author: Aristotle

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.

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

The destruction of the poor is their poverty.

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

The poor will always be with you. [John 12: 8]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

Who ever mocks the poor insults his maker; and he that is glad at calamities shall not go unpunished.

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

Whoever shuts his ears at the cry of the poor, they also shall cry themselves, but not be heard.

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

I am a poor man, but I have this consolation: I am poor by accident, not by design.

Author: Josh Billings (1815-1885)

Profession: American Humorist, Lecturer

Poverty is the step-mother of genius.

Author: Josh Billings (1815-1885)

Profession: American Humorist, Lecturer

Remember the poor, it costs nothing.

Author: Josh Billings (1815-1885)

Profession: American Humorist, Lecturer

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