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Quotations about poverty

So let us wage a glorious struggle against illiteracy, poverty and terrorism, let us pick up our books and our pens, they are the most powerful weapons.

 - Malala Yousafzai

Tags:   books  illiteracy  poverty  reading  struggle  terrorism  

Mother TeresaThe most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.

 - Mother Teresa

Tags:   loneliness  poverty  

Bill GatesI've heard some people describe the economy of the future as 'post-corporatist and post-capitalist'--one in which large corporations crumble and all innovation happens from the bottom up. What nonsense. People who say things like that never have a convincing explanation for who will make drugs or low-cost carbon-free energy. Catalytic philanthropy doesn't replace businesses. It helps more of their innovations benefit the poor.

 - Bill Gates

Tags:   business  economy  innovation  philanthropy  poverty  

Dwight EisenhowerEvery gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.

 - Dwight Eisenhower

Tags:   poverty  war  weapons  

Horace He that holds fast the golden mean, And lives contentedly between the little and the great, Feels not the wants that pinch the poor, Nor plagues that haunt the rich man's door, Embittering all his state.

 - Horace

Tags:   balance  poverty  wealth  

AristotleIn poverty and other misfortunes of life men think friends to be their only refuge. The young they keep out of mischief, to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.

 - Aristotle

Tags:   friends  misfortune  poverty  

Plutarch  Poverty is not dishonorable in itself, but only when it arises from idleness, intemperance, extravagance, and folly.

 - Plutarch

Tags:   extravagance  laziness  poverty  

David HumeA propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow, real poverty.

 - David Hume

Tags:   fear  hope  joy  poverty  sorrow  

David HumeTo be happy, the passions must be cheerful and gay, not gloomy and melancholy. A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow, real poverty.

 - David Hume

Tags:   happiness  passions  poverty  

Michel de MontaigneThe lack of wealth is easily repaired; but the poverty of the soul is irreparable.

 - Michel de Montaigne

Tags:   poverty  soul  wealth  

Samuel JohnsonResolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable, and others extremely difficult.

 - Samuel Johnson

Tags:   liberty  poverty  wealth