Quotes of poverty

  1. Poverty is the mother of crime. – Marcus Aurelius
  2. I have always had a horror and detestation of poverty – Taylor Caldwell
  3. In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of. – Confucius
  4. Their poverty secured their freedom, since our desires and our possessions are the strongest fetters of despotism. – Edward Gibbon
  5. It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed. – Kin Hubbard
  6. As a result of the current universal benefit, the poverty rate for seniors in America is about 10%. Without the universal benefit, it would be over 50%. – Steve Israel
  7. My state has the highest child poverty rate in all of New England, above the national average. – Patrick J. Kennedy
  8. Affluence creates poverty – Marshall McLuhan
  9. As society advances the standard of poverty rises. – Theodore Parker
  10. The correlation between poverty and obesity can be traced to agricultural policies and subsidies. – Michael Pollan
  11. Dire poverty drives this mother back again to the factory( no intelligent person will say she goes willingly). – Margaret Sanger
  12. Oh, I realize it's a penny here and a penny there, but look at me: I've worked myself up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty – Arthur Sheekman
  13. Certainly, the poverty the discrimination, the episodic unemployment could not but strike an inquiring youngster: why did these exist, and what could we do about them. – Joseph E. Stiglitz
  14. Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty – Mother Teresa
  15. Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself. Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to love God better because of them. – Mother Teresa

Usage examples for poverty

  1. Torhaven has no poverty – Waiting for Daylight by Henry Major Tomlinson
  2. You were the friend of his poverty Edward; he never forgot that." – John Marchmont's Legacy, Volume I (of 3) by Mary E. Braddon
  3. I set myself an aim in life, to lift me and mine from poverty – Foes by Mary Johnston
  4. This resulted in border warfare, and to many of the Mexicans originally on the land, abject poverty – Unexplored! by Allen Chaffee
  5. If you're clean they say 'Honest Poverty ' an' if you're dirty they say 'Serve you right. – Harding's luck by E. [Edith] Nesbit
  6. He had been brought up on the edge of poverty but had been joyously unconscious of the fact. – The End of the Rainbow by Marian Keith
  7. The poor inn gave the impression of great poverty – The Ascent of the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper
  8. In poverty or out of it, you and I will be all in all to each other!" – Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life by Ann S. Stephens
  9. Then, when in a manner he had created a claim to call her his wife, he had married her in spite of their common poverty – Two Poets Lost Illusions Part I by Honore de Balzac
  10. The girls had given to her poverty without her asking for it. – H. R. by Edwin Lefevre
  11. Poverty is a hard task- master. – Hector's Inheritance or The Boys of Smith Institute by Horatio Alger
  12. I have enough of poverty and have absolutely no more strength left to bear it any further and, moreover, I cannot, I cannot . – The Comedienne by Wladyslaw Reymont
  13. Here she could hide her sorrow and poverty – Taken Alive by E. P. Roe
  14. Truth is well worth poverty – The Shadow of the Cathedral by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
  15. And what has this spy said about pain, about pleasure, and about poverty – A Selection from the Discourses of Epictetus With the Encheiridion by Epictetus
  16. He was poor, and poverty among German officers, in either branch, is a bad thing. – A Splendid Hazard by Harold MacGrath
  17. That is to poverty to disgrace, and- to crime! – A Woman's Burden by Fergus Hume
  18. But if I ever tackle poverty and labor and that sort of thing it'll be along quite different lines. – The Harbor by Ernest Poole
  19. I'm not so poverty stricken as you imagine. – The Lilac Girl by Ralph Henry Barbour
  20. So Pamela read aloud the letter that converted poverty stricken Jean into a very wealthy woman. – Penny Plain by Anna Buchan (writing as O. Douglas)

Rhymes for poverty