Discover the most popular and inspiring quotes and sayings on the topic of Poverty. Share them with your friends on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, or your personal blogs, and let the world be inspired by their powerful messages. Here are the Top 100 Poverty Quotes And Sayings by 90 Authors including Rafik Schami,Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel,Colin Powell,David Bornstein,Sunday Adelaja for you to enjoy and share.

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Poverty smothers our dreams even before we have finished dreaming them. -- Rafik Schami
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The important question of how poverty can be remedied is one which agitates and torments modern societies especially -- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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Poverty arises and persists where corruption is endemic and enterprise is stifled, where basic fairness provided by the rule of law is absent. In such circumstances, poverty is an assault against human dignity, and in that assault lies the natural seed of human anger -- Colin Powell
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Poverty is not only a lack of money, it's a lack of sense of meaning. -- David Bornstein
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You attract poverty when you lack value for time -- Sunday Adelaja
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Poor minds , its a Poverty nation. -- Rudzani Ralph
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Poverty is more than a material experience; it's a psychological state as well, one that is infused with anxiety. And decision-making is very complex because every decision you make has an impact on your future and survival. -- Ann Cotton
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The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations. -- Adam Smith
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Complaint is poverty. -- Mary Baker Eddy
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Poverty ... is very bad for the formation of a personality ... Not until I knew for certain where my next meal would come from could I give myself up to ignoring that next meal; I could think of other things. -- Helen Westley
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Lack of education, old age, bad health or discrimination - these are causes of poverty, and the way to attack it is to go to the root. -- Robert Kennedy
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One of the glaring failures of capitalism is the continuing widespread existence of poverty - often extreme poverty. Even in the advanced economies, many millions of people endure terrible economic and social deprivation, despite the incredible wealth all around them. -- Jim Stanford
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What a devil art thou, Poverty! How many desires - how many aspirations after goodness and truth - how many noble thoughts, loving wishes toward our fellows, beautiful imaginings thou hast crushed under thy heel, without remorse or pause! -- Walt Whitman
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There is a thought that poverty is a public policy failure; poverty is man-made by action and non-action: poverty can be eliminated. -- Benjamin Mkapa
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There is no greater poverty, than poverty of the mind. -- Lailah Gifty Akita
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Poverty is a symptom - of the absence of a workable economy built on credible political, social, and legal institutions. -- Steven D. Levitt
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Poverty, in the end, is a state of dispossession and deprivation in which people are not only deprived of their income, but also of opportunity, empowerment and, most important, dignity. -- James Gustave Speth
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Poverty is a plague against which humanity must fight without cease. -- Pope Benedict Xvi
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There is another form of poverty! It is the spiritual poverty of our time, which afflicts the so-called richer countries particularly seriously. -- Pope Francis
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We must talk about poverty, because people insulated by their own comfort lose sight of it. -- Dorothy Day
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The worst part of great poverty is that you become blind to it. -- Rohinton Mistry
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There's only one thing money won't buy, and that is poverty. -- Joe E. Lewis
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Poverty sits by the cradle of all our great men and rocks all of them to manhood. -- Heinrich Heine
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Poverty is everyone's problem. It cuts across any line you can name: age, race, social, geographic or religious. Whether you are black or white; rich, middle-class or poor, we are ALL touched by poverty. -- Kathleen Blanco
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Extreme poverty threatens people's right to life itself and makes impossible the enjoyment of the rights and freedoms essential to a humane way of life. -- Daisaku Ikeda
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Poverty is a giant who uses your features like a piece of cotton waste to wipe a filthy world. -- Louis-Ferdinand Celine
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Poverty and lack of knowledge must be challenged. -- Russell Simmons
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Poverty and pride are devoted blood brothers until one, always and inevitably, kills the other. -- Gregory David Roberts
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One of the central issues in the world population crisis is poverty. -- Carl Sagan
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It is our moral failure that we still tolerate poverty -- Ela Bhatt
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My poverty is not complete: it lacks me. -- Antonio Porchia
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Affluence, unless stimulated by a keen imagination, forms but the vaguest notion of the practical strain of poverty. -- Edith Wharton
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The root cause of poverty is social injustice and the bad government that abets it -- Colin Powell
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As the twentieth century draws to a close it has become obvious that material yardsticks alone cannot serve as an adequate measure of human well-being. Even as basic an issue as poverty has to be re-examined to take into account the psychological sense of deprivation that makes people feel poor. -- Aung San Suu Kyi
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Poverty is not a character failing or a lack of motivation. Poverty is a shortage of money. -- Barbara Ehrenreich
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Few things in this world more trouble people than poverty, or the fear of poverty; and, indeed, it is a sore affliction; but, like all other ills that flesh is heir to, it has its antidote, its reliable remedy. The judicious application of industry, prudence and temperance is a certain cure. -- Hosea Ballou
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Poverty is restriction and as such, it is the greatest injustice you can perpetrate upon yourself. -- Stuart Wilde
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It is not poverty that is to be heared, but the lack of balance between riches and poverty. -- Pearl S. Buck
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Poverty is, except where there is an actual want of food and raiment, a thing much more imaginary than real. The shame of poverty
the shame of being thought poor
it is a great and fatal weakness, though arising in this country, from the fashion of the times themselves. -- William Cobbett
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We need to realize that poverty doesn't only consist of being hungry for bread, but rather it is a tremendous hunger for human dignity. We need to love and to be someone for someone else -- Mother Teresa
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We must start talking differently about poverty
and start doing something differently. -- Gary Haugen
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Poverty is part of the natural condition and that is bad enough. But my task is to prevent the aggravation of this condition. -- Pope Francis
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As massive numbers of homeless, hungry, unemployed, drug-addicted, illiterate, and mentally ill people vanish behind its walls, the social problems of extreme poverty, homelessness, hunger, unemployment, drug addiction, illiteracy, and mental illness become more ignorable, too. -- Maya Schenwar
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Our poverty is freedom. This is our poverty - the giving up our freedom to dispose of things, to choose, to possess -- Mother Teresa
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Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life. -- Jimmy Dean
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Poverty is a great equalizer -- John Grisham
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Poverty becomes a marvellously beautiful thing when the mind
is free of society. One must become poor inwardly for then there is
no seeking, no asking, no desire, no - nothing! It is only this inward
poverty that can see the truth of a life in which there is no conflict at all -- Jiddu Krishnamurti
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Sometimes poverty is the greatest gift you can ever be given. Sometimes loss is the key that leads you to gain. -- Suze Orman
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Like navigation markings in unknown waters, definitions of poverty need to be distinctive and unambiguous. A definition that is not precise is as bad as no definition at all. -- Muhammad Yunus
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Poverty is a bitter thing; but it is not as bitter as the existence of restless vacuity and physical, moral, and intellectual flabbiness, to which those doom themselves who elect to spend all their years in that vainest of all vain pursuits-the pursuit of mere pleasure as a sufficient end in itself. -- Theodore Roosevelt
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The greatest of evils and the worst of crimes is poverty. -- George Bernard Shaw
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Poverty is not deprivation, it is isolation. -- Malcolm Gladwell
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Disempowered and backward in social and economic -- Anonymous
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Poverty blights whole cities; spreads horrible pestilences; strikes dead the very souls of all who come within sight, sound, or smell of it -- George Bernard Shaw
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The main cause of poverty is self-inflicted fear and ignorance. -- Robert Kiyosaki
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Poverty calls us to sow hope ... Poverty is the flesh of the poor Jesus, in that child who is hungry, in the one who is sick, in those unjust social structures. -- Pope Francis
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POVERTY, n. A file provided for the teeth of the rats of reform. Its victims are distinguished by possession of all the virtues and by their faith in leaders seeking to conduct them into a prosperity where they believe these to be unknown. -- Ambrose Bierce
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Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty. -- Mother Teresa
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Poverty, labor, and calamity are not without their luxuries, which the rich, the indolent, and the fortunate in vain seek for. -- William Hazlitt
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Loneliness and the feeling that you're no use to anyone - the worst kind of poverty. -- Mother Teresa
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The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved. -- Mother Teresa
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Poverty is like a crumb that sits at a table, and starves itself to death. -- Anthony Liccione
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A poverty that is universal may be cheerfully borne; it is an individual poverty that is painful and humiliating. -- Amelia Barr
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Poverty is everywhere, Zarish. People should have the courage to get out of the vicious circle of it. -- Sara Naveed
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Poverty snatches the reins out of the hand of piety. -- Saadi
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There are cultural reasons, economic competitiveness reasons. There are a lot of reasons why people are in poverty. The difference today is that increasingly they are in perpetual poverty. -- Jeb Bush
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Poverty said the same thing, century after century, but in different kinds of sentences. -- Martin Amis
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People ugly from ignorance and broken from being poor. -- Zora Neale Hurston
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Poverty entails fear, and stress, and sometimes depression; it means a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts, that is indeed something on which to pride yourself, but poverty itself is romanticised only by fools. -- J.k. Rowling
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A few years ago the idea that extreme poverty was harmful was on the fringes of the economic and political debate. But having made the case we are now seeing an emerging consensus among business leaders, economic leaders, political leaders and even faith leaders. -- Winnie Byanyima
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Poverty wants some things, Luxury many things, Avarice all things -- Benjamin Franklin
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My pop always said poverty fucks with you... makes you think you can do things you really can't and start selling your soul for things that are priceless. -- J.j. Mcavoy
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People with a poverty mindset remain poor and usually it is because of the fears in their mind. They tie up their energy in with the lack of money. -- Hina Hashmi
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Poverty is the mother of invention -- Sunday Adelaja
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Poverty that is learned with the humble, the poor, the sick and all those who are on the existential peripheries of life. Theoretical poverty is of no use to us. Poverty is learned by touching the flesh of the poor Christ, in the humble, the poor, the sick, in children. -- Pope Francis
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Boredom is the keynote of poverty - of all its indignities, it is perhaps the hardest of all to live with - for where there is no money there is no change of any kind. -- Moss Hart
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P3- modernised poverty combines the lack of power over circumstances with a loss of personal potency -- Ivan Illich
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Poor people have poor habits. -- Robert T. Kiyosaki
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Poverty is not a circumstance, it's an attitude. -- Rita Gonzalez
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Poverty is a scourge and must be dealt with surge. -- Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
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Poverty wants some, luxury many, and avarice all things. -- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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People see poverty all around them in India, but they are desensitized or immune to it. I came to the conclusion that poverty is driven by lack of education. -- Mohnish Pabrai
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Poor people have the desire to prosper but their mindset stop them. -- Matthew Ashimolowo
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Every problem born of our poverty brought with it a sense of impotence: No escape, no help, anywhere! -- Rose Pastor Stokes
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Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. -- Aristotle.
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Poverty devastates families, communities and nations. It causes instability and political unrest and fuels conflict. -- Kofi Annan
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There are no causes of poverty. It is the rest state, that which happens when you don't do anything. If you want to experience poverty, just do nothing, and it will come ... . We should ask what are the causes of wealth and try to recreate and reproduce them. -- Madsen Pirie
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The worst thing about poverty is not the actual living of it, but the shame of it. -- Dolly Parton
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To seek "causes" of poverty in this way is to enter an intellectual dead end because poverty has no causes. Only prosperity has causes. -- Jane Jacobs
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The greatest poverty is not to live
In a physical world, to feel that one's desire
Is too difficult to tell from despair. -- Wallace Stevens
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Poverty is the curse of ancient but numerous lineages. -- Judith Merkle Riley
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There is nothing perfectly secure but poverty. -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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The existence of poverty in the US should not be accepted as a necessary evil or insoluble problem, but should be considered a crisis requiring emergency measures. It is a matter of will and priorities, not a matter of resources. -- Martin Luther King Jr.
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Poverty is a form of hell caused by man's blindness to God's unlimited good for him. You should be prosperous, well supplied and have abundance of good because it is your divine heritage. Your creator wants you that way. -- Catherine Ponder
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The reason we have poverty is that we have no imagination. There are a great many people accumulating what they think is vast wealth, but it's only money ... they don't know how to enjoy it, because they have no imagination. -- Alan Watts
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If poverty was to be sold three cents today, i can't buy it. -- Ngugi Wa Thiong'o
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Certainly, the poverty, the discrimination, the episodic unemployment could not but strike an inquiring youngster: why did these exist, and what could we do about them. -- Joseph Stiglitz
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Poverty, many can endure with dignity. Success, how few can carry off, even with decency and without baring their innermost infirmities before the public gaze! -- Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham
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Last night my teacher taught me the lesson of Poverty: Having nothing and wanting nothing. -- Rumi
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Poverty breeds a lot of things. When people are desperate and trying to survive, they do drastic things. -- Damian Marley