Poverty quotes & sayings

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Fell luxury! more perilous to youth Than storms or quicksands, poverty of chains. - Hannah More
Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry, all things easy. He that rises late must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night, while laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him. - Benjamin Franklin
This mournful truth is everywhere confessed, slow rises worth by poverty depressed. - Samuel Johnson
It is not poverty so much as pretence that harasses a ruined man, the struggle between a proud mind and an empty purse, the keeping up of a hollow show that must soon come to an end. - Washington Irving
As poverty has been reduced in terms of mere survival, it has become more profound in terms of our way of life. - Raoul Vaneigem
For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred. - John W. Gardner
It's a very remarkable circumstance, Sir,' said Sam, that poverty and oysters always seem to go together. - Charles Dickens
The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved. - Mother Teresa
You are going to let the fear of poverty govern you life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live. - George Bernard Shaw