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The conspicuously wealthy turn up urging the character-building value of privation for the poor. (Quote by - J. K. Galbraith)

Poverty is a career for lot's of well paid people (Quote by - Ronald Reagan)

Poverty is the step-mother of genius. (Quote by - Josh Billings)

The hermit doesn't sleep at night, in love with the blue of the vacant moon. The cool of the breeze that rustles the trees rustles him too. (Quote by - Ching-an)

Poverty is the schoolmaster of character. (Quote by - Antiphanes)

Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable and others extremely difficult. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

Poverty makes you sad as well as wise. (Quote by - Bertolt Brecht)

When you're really poor, everything you see is something you can't have. (Quote by - Patrick Duncan)

Poverty is less a matter of income than of prospects. While the incomes of the poor have steadily risen through Great Society largesse, their prospects have plummeted as families have broken into dependent fragments. (Quote by - George Gilder)

Poverty has, in large cities, very different appearances. It is often concealed in splendor, and often in extravagance. It is the care of a very great part of mankind to conceal their indigence from the rest. They support themselves by temporary expedients, and every day is lost in contriving for tomorrow. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

Content with poverty, my soul I arm; And virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm. (Quote by - John Dryden)

The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved. (Quote by - Mother Teresa)

I wasn't born in a log cabin, but my family moved into one as soon as they could afford it. (Quote by - Melville D. Landon)

Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. (Quote by - Benjamin Franklin)

Patiently bear the burden of poverty. (Quote by - Dionysius Cato)

It is unmistakable madness to live in poverty only to die rich. (Quote by - Juvenal)

Hard as it may appear in individual cases, dependent poverty ought to be held disgraceful. (Quote by - Thomas Robert Malthus)

You are going to let the fear of poverty govern your life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

It is easy enough to say that poverty is no crime. No, if it were, men wouldn't be ashamed of it. It's a blunder, though, and is punished as such. (Quote by - Jerome K. Jerome)

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

It is a tragic mix-up when the United States spends $500,000 for every enemy soldier killed, and only $53 annually on the victims of poverty. (Quote by - Martin Luther King, Jr.)

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

Thou source of all my bliss and all my woe, That found'st me poor at first, and keep'st me so. (Quote by - Oliver Goldsmith)

Thank God for poverty That makes and keeps us free, And lets us go our unobtrusive way, Glad of the sun and rain, Upright, serene, humane, Contented with the fortune of a day. (Quote by - William Bliss Carman)

There is no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty. (Quote by - George Farquhar)

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