poverty quotes

Poverty is the schoolmaster of character.Antiphanes

Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.James A. Baldwin

A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth.Lloyd Banks

How come life is so important in the nine months before birth, but then we sort of forget about the importance, we're not worried about whether that baby lives in poverty once he or she is born.Birch Bayh

In the past, we spoke of poverty, misery only in the south. Now there is a lot of misery, a lot of bad that creates victims in the north as well. This has become manifest: the global system was not made to serve the good of all, but to serve multinational companies.Ahmed Ben Bella

After 'An Inconvenient Truth' came out, a lot of people came to me with their causes, and there are a lot - water, poverty, and so many, many more.Lawrence Bender

I would like to thank my parents in Vergaio, a little village in Italy. They gave me the biggest gift: poverty.Roberto Benigni

Injustice, poverty, slavery, ignorance - these may be cured by reform or revolution. But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals, individual and collective, a vast variety of them, seldom predictable, at times incompatible.Isaiah Berlin

We cannot know the whole truth, which belongs to God alone, but our task nevertheless is to seek to know what is true. And if we offend gravely enough against what we know to be true, as by failing badly enough to deal affectionately and responsibly with our land and our neighbors, truth will retaliate with ugliness, poverty, and disease.Wendell Berry

The truth is, however rich people get, they hate paying tax. Some live abroad for a year, or years at a time just to avoid it. Bizarre really - desperate economic migrants are driven to leave their homeland because of poverty; tax exiles are driven overseas by their wealth.Clint Black

Poverty makes you wise but it's a curse.Bertolt Brecht

Poverty does not cause violence and terrorism. Lack of education does not cause terrorism.John O. Brennan

Progress and Poverty was the most closely knit, fascinating, and convincing specimen of argumentation that, I believe, ever sprang from the mind of man.Scott Brooks

The poverty program was not designed to eliminate poverty.H. Rap Brown

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

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

Abortion is defended today as a means of ensuring the equality and independence of women, and as a solution to the problems of single parenting, child abuse, and the feminization of poverty.Robert Casey

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

Affluence separates people. Poverty knits 'em together. You got some sugar and I don't; I borrow some of yours. Next month you might not have any flour; well, I'll give you some of mine.Ray Charles

A whole generation of Americans will retire in poverty instead of prosperity, because they simply are not preparing for retirement now.Scott Cook