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35 Poverty Quotes On Success

Last Updated May 2023

35 Poverty Quotes On Success

Poverty is a state or condition in which a person or community lacks the financial resources and essentials for a minimum standard of living. It means that the income level from employment is so low that basic human needs can’t be met. May these Poverty Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.” Frank McCourt

2. “There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge. Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought.” Napoleon Hill

3. “Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.” Mother Teresa

4. “Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.” Aristotle

5. “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

6. “The fact that the poor are alive is clear proof of their ability.” Muhammad Yunus

7. “Even today we don’t pay serious attention to the issue of poverty, because the powerful remain relatively untouched by it. Most people distance themselves from the issue by saying that if the poor worked harder, they wouldn’t be poor.” Muhammad Yunus

8. “Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.” Mother Teresa

9. “It takes nothing to stay in poverty, but everything to break free from it.” Idowu Koyenikan

10. “Poverty is the worst form of violence.” Mahatma Gandhi

11. “Some of the best people that ever lived have been as destitute as I am; and if you are a Christian, you ought not to consider poverty a crime.” Charlotte Brontë

12. “This is the even-handed dealing of the world!” he said. “There is nothing on which it is so hard as poverty; and there is nothing it professes to condemn with such severity as the pursuit of wealth!” Charles Dickens

13. “Poverty is not a disgrace, but it’s terribly inconvenient.” Milton Berle

14. “Extreme poverty is not only a condition of unsatisfied material needs. It is often accompanied by a degrading state of powerlessness.” Peter Singer

15. “The real cause of hunger is the powerlessness of the poor to gain access to the resources they need to feed themselves.” Frances Moore

16. “People in that crowd want to make poverty history, but not if they have to pay for it themselves.” Ben Elton

17. “Poverty is not a circumstance, it’s an attitude.” Rita Gonzalez

18. “For avarice begins where poverty ends.” Honoré de Balzac

19. “Neatness and cleanliness is not a function of how rich or poor you are but that of mentality and principle.” Ikechukwu Izuakor

20. “Certainly, the wealth of the rich is a consequence of the poverty of the poor.” Mev Puleo

21. “Poverty is a result of poor choices not of poor luck.” Celso Cukierkorn

22. “I’m encouraging young people to become social business entrepreneurs and contribute to the world, rather than just making money. Making money is no fun. Contributing to and changing the world is a lot more fun.” Muhammad Yunus

23. “We were born beggars, we will live like beggars and we will die like beggars.” M.F. Moonzajer

24. “You say you care about the poor? Tell me their names.” Craig & Nayhouy Greenfield

25. “Poverty is what you see in the eyes of a Black child living in the squatter camp.” Matsime Simon Mohapi

26. “Poverty is not intrinsically a trap, otherwise we would all still be poor.” Paul Collier

27. “As long as there is still one beggar around, there will still be a myth.” Walter Benjamin

28. “A beggar is as vulnerable as a chameleon.” Goitsemang Mvula

29. “Fear, poverty, alcoholism, loneliness are terminal illnesses. Emergencies, in fact.” Lucia Berlin

30. “Poverty can’t make you miserable; only a bad character and a weak spirit can do that.” John Taylor Gatto

31. “To be ashamed of being poor, you need, not only poverty, but also stupidity.” Mokokoma Mokhonoana

32. “That those who are enslaved or live in poverty may need faith in God to carry on with their lives is not a reason to promote religious faith but a reason to abolish slavery and poverty.” Martin Hägglund

33. “The USA government’s stance is clear: It wants to send disabled workers into extreme poverty.” Steven Magee 

34. “Becoming poor isn’t what breaks you. What breaks you is remembering that you didn’t used to be poor. That’s what breaks you.” Christos Ikonomou

35. “A non handicapped person who pretends to be one just to rely on begging, has ignorantly allowed poverty to monopolise his destiny.” Elijah Onyemmeri

I hope you enjoyed these Poverty Quotes On Success. Do let us know which one was your favorite in the comments section below.

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Azunna Victory
Azunna Victory
2 years ago

Thanks for sharing, I love the number 35, by Elijah Onyemmeri.
Many people pretend to be sick just to beg for money, mostly in Asia and Africa, but they didn’t know that what goes around comes around.

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