Quotations About / On:
Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 361, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
Slow rises worth, by poverty depressed:
(Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British writer. Poverty in London (l. 177). . .
Oxford Book of English Verse. Sir Arthur Quille, ed. (1948) Oxford University Press.)
In going to America one learns that poverty is not a necessary accompaniment to civilisation.
(Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lecture, July 10, 1883. "Personal Impressions of America.")
Give me the poverty that enjoys true wealth.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "The Ponds," Walden (1854).)
Searching of truth speaks of blindness and poverty, because it is within you. It is you.
The Devil on our way to greatness is not as audacious as the lesser stronghold of poverty that confronts our opportunities.
(Challenge to greatness)
I find helping an indigent to stand on his own, a more invigorating and self-cleansing pursuit than talking lifelong about poverty.
(Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, is from India. He lives in Bhubaneswar. A former civil servant, he is a social activist and is also a columnist.)
Poverty is like a battlefield; only those who have been in it before know what its like.
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.)
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.)