Poverty Related Quotes

Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.

George Bernard Shaw

Poverty is a crime and the poor are terrorists

Arundhati Roy

The majority represent a mass of cowards, willing to accept him who mirror its own soul and mind poverty.

Emma Goldman

“The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all.”

G. K. Chesterton

“Remember the poor - it costs nothing”

Mark Twain

You learn pretty fast that there is no magic solution to poverty.

Chris Hughes

Realism is condemned by those artists whose poverty of technique does not permit them to express it.

Walter J. Phillips

“It is better to live under a tree in a jungle inhabited by tigers and elephants, to maintain oneself in such a place with ripe fruits and spring water, to lie down on grass and to wear the ragged barks of trees than to live amongst one's relations when reduced to poverty.”


The enemy of human happiness as well as the cause of poverty and starvation is not the birth of children. It is the failure of people to do with the earth what God could teach them to do if only they would ask and then obey, for they are agents unto themselves.

Henry B. Eyring

“Poverty is the highest of riches and a thousand times superior to a king’s wealth.”

Sri Sathya Sai Baba