71 Poverty Sayings

In this post, you will find amazing poverty sayings.

Short Poverty Sayings

 

“Poverty breeds discontent.” —Unknown

 

“Poverty is the mother of crime.” —Marcus Aurelius

 

“Poverty of goods is easily cured; poverty of the mind is irreparable.” —Unknown

 

“Extreme poverty anywhere is a threat to human security everywhere.” —Kofi Annan

 

“Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.” —Woody Allen

 

“Poverty makes you sad as well as wise.” —Bertolt Brecht

 

“Poverty is the worst form of violence.” —Mahatma Gandhi

 

“Poverty is a result of poor choices not of poor luck.” —Celso Cukierkorn

 

“I worked myself up from nothing to extreme poverty.” —Groucho Marx

 

“I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil.” —Robert Kennedy

 

“Poor men’s reasons are not heard.” —Thomas Fuller

 

“There’s no nobility in poverty.” —Jordan Belfort

 

“Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life.” —Jimmy Dean

 

“Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.” —Aristotle

 

“Poverty made a sound like a wet cough in the shadows of the room.” —Ray Bradbury

 

“Give me the poverty that enjoys true wealth.” —Henry David Thoreau

 

“Poverty is not a shame, but the being ashamed of it is.” —Unknown

 

“He that has pity on the poor lends to the Lord.” —Unknown

 

“It is unmistakable madness to live in poverty only to die rich.” —Juvenal

 

“Hunger drives the wolf out of the wood.” —French Proverb

 

“The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.” —Adam Smith

 

“You can’t get rid of poverty by giving people money.” —P.J. O’Rourke

 

“Poverty is not a disgrace, but it’s terribly inconvenient.” —Milton Berle

 

“The destruction of the poor is their poverty.” —Unknown

 

“A man guilty of poverty easily believes himself suspected.” —Samuel Johnson

 

“What causes terrorism is disrespect, a lack of justice, and poverty.” —Jodie Evans

 

“Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn’t commit.” —Eli Khamarov

 

“An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.” —Albert Einstein

 

“Poverty is not intrinsically a trap, otherwise we would all still be poor.” —Paul Collier

 

“When poverty comes in the door love flies out the window.” —Proverb

 

“Poverty is the step-mother of genius.” —Josh Billings

 

“The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all your time.” —Willem de Kooning

Poverty Sayings

 

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

 

“As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest.” —Nelson Mandela

 

“To live with Jesus is to live with the poor. To live with the poor is to live with Jesus.” —Jean Vanier

 

“Poverty frees them from ordinary standards of behaviour, just as money frees people from work.” —George Orwell

 

“Nature makes us poor only when we want necessaries, but custom gives the name of poverty to the want of superfluities.” —Samuel Johnson

 

“I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life.” —Anatole France

 

“The greatest hardship of poverty is that it tends to make men ridiculous.” —Juvenal

 

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

 

“When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed.” —Mother Teresa

 

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

 

“Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.” —Norman Vincent Peale

 

“Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.” —Muhammad Ali

 

“Look at me. I worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.” —Groucho Marx

 

“The belief that the world is getting worse, that we can’t solve extreme poverty and disease, isn’t just mistaken. It is harmful.” —Bill Gates

 

“Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.” —Nelson Mandela

 

“Extreme poverty is the best breeding ground on earth for disease, political instability, and terrorism.” —Jeffrey Sachs

 

“Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.” —Mother Teresa

 

“History is written by the rich, and so the poor get blamed for everything.” —Jeffrey D. Sachs

 

“Feet are what connect you to the ground, and when you are poor, none of that ground belongs to you.” —Guillermo del Toro

 

“Poverty is a wonderful thing. It sticks to a man after all his friends have forsaken him.” —Unknown

 

“If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.” —John F. Kennedy

 

“No man can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.” —Woodrow T. Wilson

 

“Nothing prompts creativity like poverty, a feeling of hopelessness, and a bit of panic.” —Catherine Tate

 

“Poverty does not belong in civilized human society. Its proper place is in a museum.” —Muhammad Yunus

 

“Poverty of others is an opportunity to become more compassionate and serve others.” —Sunday Adelaja

 

“”The honest poor can sometimes forget poverty. The honest rich can never forget it.” —Unknown

 

“Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life.” —Nelson Mandela

 

“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

Top Ten Poverty Sayings

 

Here you will find top ten poverty sayings selected by our team.

  1. “Poverty of others is an opportunity to become more compassionate and serve others.” —Sunday Adelaja
  2. “Poverty is the mother of crime.” —Marcus Aurelius
  3. “Extreme poverty anywhere is a threat to human security everywhere.” —Kofi Annan
  4. “When poverty comes in the door love flies out the window.” —Proverb
  5. “Poverty frees them from ordinary standards of behaviour, just as money frees people from work.” —George Orwell
  6. “Poverty is a wonderful thing. It sticks to a man after all his friends have forsaken him.” —Unknown
  7. “When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed.” —Mother Teresa
  8. “I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life.” —Anatole France
  9. “Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.” —Muhammad Ali
  10. “As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest.” —Nelson Mandela