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Paper is poverty,... it is only the ghost of money, and not money itself.thomas jefferson
Who sees not, that whosoever ministers to the poor, ministers to God? as it appears in that solemn sentence of the last day, Inasmuch as you did feed, clothe, lodge the poor, you did it unto me.C. J. Hobart
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.Mother Teresa
There is no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty.George Farquhar
The international community . . . allows nearly 3 billion people almost half of all humanity to subsist on $2 or less a day in a world of unprecedented wealth.kofi annan
In truth, 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
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.frederick douglass
For the first time in our history it is possible to conquer poverty.lyndon b. johnson
All Crimes are safe, but hated Poverty. This, only this, the rigid Law persues.samuel johnson
Poverty is never dishonourable in itself, but only when it is a mark of sloth, intemperance, extravagance, or thoughtlessness. When, on the other hand, it is the handmaid of a sober, industrious, righteous, and brave man, who devotes all his powers to the service of the people, it is the sign of a lofty spirit that harbours no mean thoughtsPlutarch
Poverty is no discrace to a man, but it is confoundedly inconvenient.Samuel Francis Smith
His rawbone cheekes, through penurie and pine, Were shronke into his jawes, as he did never dyne.Edmund Spenser
Content with poverty, my soul I arm; And virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm.john dryden
Stitch! stitch! stitch! In poverty, hunger, and dirt, And still with a voice of dolorous pitch, Would that its tone could reach the Rich, She sang this "Song of the Shirt!"thomas hood
The poor always ye have with you.
Aspirations pure and high Strength to do and to endure Heir of all the Ages, I Lo! I am no longer poor!julia caroline dorr
It is not poverty so much as pretense that harasses a ruined man.washington irving
There is not such a mighty difference as some men imagine between the poor and the rich; in pomp, show, and opinion, there is a great deal, but little as to the pleasures and satisfactions of life. They enjoy the same earth and air and heavens; hunger and thirst make the poor man's meat and drink as pleasant and relishing as all the varieties which cover the rich man's table; and the labor of a poor man is more healthful, and many times more pleasant, too, than the ease and softness of the rich.
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