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Funny Poverty Quotes
Funny Quotes about Poverty

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Love conquers all things except poverty and a toothache.
- Mae West

Money is better than poverty,
if only for financial reasons.
- Woody Allen

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

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted
is the most terrible poverty.
- Mother Teresa


 

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

Coming generations will learn equality from poverty,
and love from woes.
- Khalil Gibran

Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling
billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty,
while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world.
- Kofi Annan


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Poverty with security is better than plenty
in the midst of fear and uncertainty.
- Aesop

You can turn painful situations around through laughter.
If you can find humor in anything, even poverty,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

As you simplify your life,
the laws of the universe will be simpler;
solitude will not be solitude,
poverty will not be poverty,
nor weakness weakness.
- Henry David Thoreau

Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life.
- Jimmy Dean

Poverty is unnecessary.
- Muhammad Yunus

Poverty is the worst form of violence.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty,
the contemplation of mystery,
or the search of truth or perfection
is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession
of such days is fatal to human life.
- Lewis Mumford

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.
- John W. Gardner

An important lever for sustained action in tackling
poverty and reducing hunger is money.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty.
- St. Francis of Assisi

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

Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself.
Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor
for helping us to love God better because of them.
- Mother Teresa

Christian voters should start looking
at global warming and extreme poverty
as religious issues that speak to the culture of life.
- Al Franken

Life is an organic whole. The basic problems of the people -
poverty, ignorance, disease and civic inertia - interlock.
To address one problem, we must address all.
Hence our emphasis on an integrated program
of livelihood, education, health and self-government.
- Jimmy Yen

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

There are many programs specifically aimed at helping
people in poverty start a business.
- Matthew Lesko

Think about it: Every educated person is not rich,
but almost every education person has a job and a way out of poverty.
So education is a fundamental solution to poverty.
- Kathleen Blanco

Poverty is not the root cause of crime.
- Rush Limbaugh

By the time this concert ends this evening,
30,000 Africans will have died because of extreme poverty.
By this time tomorrow evening, another 30,000.
This does not make sense.
- Brad Pitt

People never knew we were poor, but out of that poverty
came the most incredible inventions -
board games,
recipes...
we never stopped inventing.
- Lynn Johnston

Rap's conscious response to the poverty and oppression of U.S.
blacks is like some hideous parody of sixties black pride.
- David Foster Wallace

Social Security is one of the greatest achievements
of the American government,
protecting our elderly against poverty and assuring
young people of a more secure future.
- Mark Foley

I believe that, as long as there is plenty,
poverty is evil.
- Robert Kennedy

So the first thing you need to do about conflict is to prevent it,
and the best way of preventing it is by dealing with the question of poverty.
- James Wolfensohn

Affluence creates poverty.
- Marshall McLuhan

Education can lift individuals out of poverty and into rewarding careers.
- Christine Gregoire

The world is very different now.
For man holds in his mortal hands
the power to abolish all forms of human poverty,
and all forms of human life.
- John F. Kennedy

Poverty must be reduced not only for reasons of moral and justice,
but also of security.
- Anna Lindh

As poverty has been reduced in terms of mere survival,
it has become more profound in terms of our way of life.
- Raoul Vaneigem

Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness.
An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation.
- Khalil Gibran

Poverty is the only load which is the heavier the more
loved ones there are to assist in bearing it.
- Jean Paul

Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.
- May Sarton

There is nothing worse than being ashamed of parsimony or poverty.
- Titus Livius

The way that a handful of corporations in Los Angeles
dictate how our stories are told creates a real poverty
of imagination and it's a big problem.
- Alex Cox

Let me first say that I don't think the millennium
target of cutting global poverty in half is an impossible or abstract target.
I think it is a real and achievable goal.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

When I was young, poverty was so common that we didn't know it had a name.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

It wasn't poverty that drove me on.
- Aleksandr I. Kuprin

Money can't buy poverty.
- Marty Feldman

I have never known so much naive conviction allied
to greater intellectual poverty.
- Claude Levi-Strauss

The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel;
its poverty by how little.
- William R. Alger

We have had virtually unlimited access to abortion for nearly twenty years.
Yet during that same period, more and more women and
children have slipped into poverty.
- Robert Casey

Poverty is not inevitable.
It is a human ill that we can fight if we decide to do so together.
- Marc Forne Molne

A rich man cannot enjoy a sound mind nor a sound body
without exercise and abstinence;
and yet these are truly the worst ingredients of poverty.
- Henry Home

The native American has been generally despised by
his white conquerors for his poverty and simplicity.
- Charles Eastman

I worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.
- Groucho Marx

To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others
bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him
who begs his daily bread.
- Charles Caleb Colton

The great doctors all got their education off dirt pavements and poverty -
not marble floors and foundations.
- Martin H. Fischer

My family kinda hit the skids.
We were experiencing poverty at that point.
We all got a job, where the whole family had to work
as security guards and janitors.
And I just got angry.
- Jim Carrey

Poverty must have many satisfactions,
else there would not be so many poor people.
- Don Herold

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

A propensity to hope and joy is real riches;
one to fear and sorrow real poverty.
- David Hume

The price of indulging yourself in your youth in the
things you cannot afford is poverty and dependence in your old age.
- Dorothy Dix

State government has too often been used to look out
for the insiders and not the citizens.
This has insulated poverty from progress,
and need from remedy.
- Ernie Fletcher

Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
- Charles de Montesquieu

Wealth often takes away chances from men as well as poverty.
There is none to tell the rich to go on striving,
for a rich man makes the law that hallows and hollows his own life.
- Sean O'Casey

To marry the Irish is to look for poverty.
- J. P. Donleavy

Whoever cultivates the golden mean avoids both the
poverty of a hovel and the envy of a palace.
- Horace

Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn't commit.
- Eli Khamarov

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

Poverty must not be a bar to learning and learning
must offer an escape from poverty.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

I write to escape; to escape poverty.
- Edgar Rice Burroughs

Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason.
- Henry Fielding

Poverty can teach lessons that privilege cannot.
- Jack Klugman


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