It is in your hands to make of our world a better one for all, especially the poor, vulnerable & marginalised.
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
There is no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty.George Farquhar
Paper is poverty,... it is only the ghost of money, and not money itself.thomas jefferson
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.Mother Teresa
The greatest of evils and the worst of crimes is poverty.George Bernard Shaw
Wealth is an inborn attitude of mind, like poverty. The pauper who has made his pile may flaunt his spoils, but cannot wear them plausibly.jean cocteau
There is a solitude in poverty, but a solitude which restores to each thing its value.Albert Camus
The world affords no law to make thee rich; Then be not poor, but break it, and take this.william shakespeare
As for the virtuous poor, one can pity them of course, but one cannot possibly admire them.oscar wilde
We must address the root causes of terrorism to end it for all time. […] I believe putting resources into improving the lives of poor people is a better strategy than spending it on guns.muhammad yunus
So give to the poor; I'm begging you, I'm warning you, I'm commanding you, I'm ordering you.
Needy knife-grinder! whither are ye going? Rough is the road, your wheel is out of order; Bleak blows the blast your hat has got a hole in it. So have your breeches.George Canning
Thou source of all my bliss and all my woe, That found'st me poor at first, and keep'st me so.Oliver Goldsmith
Chill penury repress'd their noble rage, And froze the genial current of the soul.thomas gray
If you are poor now, Æmilianus, you will always be poor. Riches are now given to none but the rich.
Rattle his bones over the stones! He's only a pauper whom nobody owns!thomas noel
But to the world no bugbear is so great, As want of figure and a small estate.Alexander Pope
The destruction of the poor is their poverty.
He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord.
Blessed is he that considereth the poor.
Obviously, personal responsibility is important. But there's no evidence that people who are poor are less ambitious than anyone else. In fact, many work long hours at backbreaking jobs.Robert Reich