Quotations About / On: POVERTY

  • 31.
    Poverty is like a battlefield; only those who have been in it before know what its like.
    (poverty)
    More quotations from: Charles Monroe
  • 32.
    Poverty isn't the very source of crime. The humanity's sinful, depraved, and fallen nature is.
    (My reaction to people blaming poverty for the evils of the society.)
    More quotations from: Yehoshua Shim'onai
  • 33.
    Very early in my childhood I associated poverty, toil, unemployment, drunkenness, cruelty, quarreling, fighting, debts, jail with large families.
    (Margaret Sanger (1879-1966), U.S. birth control advocate. My Fight for Birth Control, ch. 1 (1931). Sanger, one of eleven children in a financially stressed family, became the first prominent advocate of birth control and of the dissemination (then illegal) of birth control information.)
    More quotations from: Margaret Sanger, poverty, childhood
  • 34.
    The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
    (H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist. Minority Report: H.L. Mencken's Notebooks, no. 273 (1956).)
    More quotations from: H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken, poverty
  • 35.
    I have no desire for riches. Honest poverty and a conscience torpid through virtuous inaction are more to me than corner lots and praise.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. 1881. "A Cat Tale," p. 769, Mark Twain: Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, & Essays, 1852-1890, Library of America (1992).)
  • 36.
    Poverty is an anomaly to rich people. It is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell.
    (Walter Bagehot (1826-1877), British economist, critic. (Article originally published 1858). The Waverley Novels, vol. 2, Literary Studies (1878).)
    More quotations from: Walter Bagehot, poverty, people
  • 37.
    In general, Russia suffers from a frightening poverty in the sphere of facts and a frightening wealth of all types of arguments.
    (Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, February 23, 1890, to his editor and friend, A.S. Suvorin. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 4, p. 24, "Nauka" (1976).)
    More quotations from: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, poverty
  • 38.
    Clothes make the poor invisible.... America has the best-dressed poverty the world has ever known.
    (Michael Harrington (1928-1989), U.S. social scientist, author. The Other America, ch. 1, sct. 1 (1962).)
  • 39.
    Poverty, to be picturesque, should be rural. Suburban misery is as hideous as it is pitiable.
    (Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. The Macdermots of Ballycloran, vol. 3, ch. ix, London, T.C. Newby (1847).)
    More quotations from: Anthony Trollope, poverty
  • 40.
    We have two useless gods who never leave our island, but like to dwell in it constantly, Poverty and Helplessness.
    (Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 8.111.2.)
    More quotations from: Herodotus, island, poverty, leave
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