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Motivational Poverty Quotes

May these quotes about Poverty inspire and motivate you.

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Poverty is unnecessary.
- Muhammad Yunus

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

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

Real poverty is less a state of income than a state of mind.
- George Gilder

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

I want to fight poverty and ignorance and give opportunity
to those people who are locked out.
- Russell Simmons

Loneliness is the most terrible poverty.
- Mother Teresa

The common argument that crime is caused by poverty
is a kind of slander on the poor.
- H. L. Mencken

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

Poverty is the mother of crime.
- Marcus Aurelius

When community action was put into federal law in the
early sixties as part of the effort to combat poverty and social injustice,
I supported it intellectually.
- Barney Frank

Taxing poor families runs counter to decades of effort
to help people lift themselves out of poverty through work.
- Nicholas Johnson

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

My mother's illness fitted into this protest against
the treatment of the sick who could not pay,
the inefficiency of commercialism, the waste,
the extravagance, and the poverty.
- Ellen Wilkinson

It's God's will for you to live in prosperity instead of poverty.
It's God's will for you to pay your bills and not be in debt.
- Joel Osteen

We have mistaken the nature of poverty,
and thought it was economic poverty.
No, it is poverty of soul, deprivation of God's recreating,
loving peace.
- Thomas R. Kelly

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

It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness;
poverty and wealth have both failed.
- Kin Hubbard

Money can't buy poverty.
- Marty Feldman

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

Poverty is the schoolmaster of character.
- Antiphanes

Poverty wants some, luxury many, and avarice all things.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

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

Black people must address itself to the causes of poverty.
That's oppression in this country.
- H. Rap Brown

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

People who go to work every day and perform the services
essential to keeping our economy functioning deserve
to live above the poverty level.
- Marcy Kaptur

Clothes make the poor invisible.
America has the best-dressed poverty the world has ever known.
- Michael Harrington

There was never a war on poverty.
Maybe there was a skirmish on poverty.
- Andrew Cuomo

For me, unemployment and poverty in the Greater Montreal
area is not mainly a problem of structure,
or design, or statistics.
It is a profoundly human situation.
- Kim Campbell

We expect that in the next years, the economy will improve.
And we expect that extreme poverty will drop from 22
percent to 11 percent by the year 2000.
- Alberto Fujimori

Money is only a vehicle that provides you with options,
and I say there's only one thing that money can't buy -
poverty.
- Jerry Doyle

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

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

Without Social Security, poverty rates for African
American seniors would more than double.
- Chaka Fattah

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

The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.
- Adam Smith

The chief problem of low-income farmers is poverty.
- Nelson Rockefeller

The first priority of any serious program against poverty
is to strengthen the male role in poor families.
- George Gilder

Gender equality is more than a goal in itself.
It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty,
promoting sustainable development and building good governance.
- Kofi Annan

Alleviating poverty would be the Bank's overarching objective.
- Lewis Thompson Preston

I grew up in a very modest house.
We were poor-we lived on the poverty level.
We all got jobs as young kids.
- Chely Wright

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 hope that poverty and ignorance may gradually be extinguished,
derives indeed much support from the steady progress
of the working classes during the nineteenth century.
- Alfred Marshall

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

Poverty, to be picturesque, should be rural.
Suburban misery is as hideous as it is pitiable.
- Anthony Trollope

Poverty of goods is easily cured; poverty of soul,
impossible.
- Michel de Montaigne

We have not yet reached the goal but...
we shall soon, with the help of God,
be in sight of the day when poverty shall be banished from this nation.
- Herbert Hoover

That made me feel good, not to go to a resort where
outside the door is extreme poverty.
- Jasmine Guy

My poverty is not complete: it lacks me.
- Antonio Porchia

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


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