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Poverty And The Poor Quotes

This mournful truth is everywhere confessed, slow rises worth by poverty depressed.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

It is the great privilege of poverty to be happy and yet unenvied, to be healthy with physic, secure without a guard, and to obtain from the bounty of nature what the great and wealthy are compelled to procure by the help of art.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

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

Author: John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

Profession: Thirty-fifth President of the USA

You don't seem to realize that a poor person who is unhappy is in a better position than a rich person who is unhappy. Because the poor person has hope. He thinks money would help.

Author: Jean Kerr (1923)

Profession: American Author, Playwright

Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction and certainly not in isolation. The movement of behavior is the sure guide to yourself. It's the mirror of your consciousness: this mirror will reveal its content, the images, the attachments, the fears, the loneliness, the joys and sorrow. Poverty lies in running away from this, either in its sublimations or its identities.

Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986)

Profession: Indian Theosophist

I wasn't born in a log cabin, but my family moved into one as soon as they could afford it.

Author: Melville D. Landon


Show me a man with very little money and I will show you a bum.

Author: Joe E. Lewis

Profession: American Writer

Poverty is not the root cause of crime.

Author: Rush Limbaugh (1951)

Profession: American TV Personality

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.

Author: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Profession: Sixteenth President of the USA

Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.

Author: Madonna (1958)

Profession: American Musician, Singer, Actress,

Poor is the man who does not know his own intrinsic worth and tends to measure everything by relative value. A man of financial wealth who values himself by his financial net worth is poorer than a poor man who values himself by his intrinsic self worth.

Author: Sidney Madwed

Profession: American Speaker, Consultant, Author, Poet

Hard as it may appear in individual cases, dependent poverty ought to be held disgraceful.

Author: Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834)

Profession: British Economist

What power can poverty have over a home where loving hearts are beating with a consciousness of untold riches of the head and heart?

Author: Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924)

Profession: American Author, Founder of Success Magazine

I know a fellow who's as broke as the Ten Commandments.

Author: John Marquand (1893-1960)

Profession: American Author

I worked myself up from nothing to extreme poverty.

Author: Groucho Marx (1895-1977)

Profession: American Comic Actor