Quotations About / On: POVERTY

  • 31.
    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).)
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  • 32.
    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.)
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  • 33.
    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.")
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  • 34.
    Give me the poverty that enjoys true wealth.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "The Ponds," Walden (1854).)
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  • 35.
    Searching of truth speaks of blindness and poverty, because it is within you. It is you.
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  • 36.
    The Devil on our way to greatness is not as audacious as the lesser stronghold of poverty that confronts our opportunities.
    (Challenge to greatness)
    More quotations from: Babajide Aina
  • 37.
    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.)
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  • 38.
    Poverty is like a battlefield; only those who have been in it before know what its like.
    More quotations from: Charles Monroe
  • 39.
    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
  • 40.
    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.)
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