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Poverty is the worst form of v... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
Poverty is the worst form of violence. Mahatma Gandhi

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Whoever shuts his ears at the ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
Whoever shuts his ears at the cry of the poor, they also shall cry themselves, but not be heard.

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Anyone who has struggled with ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
Anyone who has struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor. James Baldwin

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When poverty comes in the door... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
When poverty comes in the door love flies out the window.

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For every talent that poverty ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred. John W. Gardner

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Poor men's reasons are not hea... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
Poor men's reasons are not heard. Thomas Fuller

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Blessed are the poor in spirit... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Jesus Christ

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Poverty is the parent of revol... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. Aristotle

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You can't get rid of poverty b... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
You can't get rid of poverty by giving people money. P. J. O'Rourke

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One of the strangest things ab... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
One of the strangest things about life is that the poor, who need the money the most, are the ones that never have it. Finley Peter Dunne

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Remember the poor, it costs no... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
Remember the poor, it costs nothing. Josh Billings

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Our life of poverty is as nece... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
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

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Poverty is not a shame, but th... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
Poverty is not a shame, but the being ashamed of it is.

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When the rich wage war it is t... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
When the rich wage war it is the poor who die. Jean-Paul Sartre

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A man who has nothing can whis... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
A man who has nothing can whistle in a robber's face. Juvenal

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Poverty of goods is easily cur... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
Poverty of goods is easily cured; poverty of the mind is irreparable. Michel de Montaigne

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America is an enormous frosted... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people. Gloria Steinem

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The greatest man in history wa... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
The greatest man in history was the poorest. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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You don't seem to realize that... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
You don't seem to realize that a poor person who is unhappy is in a better position than a rich person who is unhappy. Because the poor person has hope. He thinks money would help. Jean Kerr

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If the rich could hire other p... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
If the rich could hire other people to die for them, the poor could make a wonderful living.

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No man can worship God or love... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
No man can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach. Woodrow Wilson

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In a change of masters the poo... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
In a change of masters the poor change nothing except their master's name. Phaedrus

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Poverty consist in feeling poo... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
Poverty consist in feeling poor. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The destruction of the poor is... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
The destruction of the poor is their poverty.

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As society advances the standa... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
As society advances the standard of poverty rises. Theodore Parker

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The rich become richer and the... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
The rich become richer and the poor become poorer is a cry heard throughout the whole civilized world. Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

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Loneliness and the feeling of ... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty. Mother Teresa

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O world, how apt the poor are ... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
O world, how apt the poor are to be proud! William Shakespeare

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Who, being loved, is poor? is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
Who, being loved, is poor? Oscar Wilde

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This mournful truth is everywh... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
This mournful truth is everywhere confessed, slow rises worth by poverty depressed. Samuel Johnson

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He that has pity on the poor l... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
He that has pity on the poor lends to the Lord.

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Poverty is the step-mother of ... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
Poverty is the step-mother of genius. Josh Billings

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Not he who has little, but he ... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
Not he who has little, but he whose wishes more, is poor. Seneca the Younger

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Give me the poverty that enjoy... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
Give me the poverty that enjoys true wealth. Henry David Thoreau

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I have found out in later year... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
I have found out in later years that my family was very poor, but the glory of America is that we didn't know it. -- On his childhood Dwight D. Eisenhower

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I am a poor man, but I have th... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
I am a poor man, but I have this consolation: I am poor by accident, not by design. Josh Billings

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He who ashamed of his poverty ... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
He who ashamed of his poverty would be equally proud of his wealth.

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Poverty has no greater foe tha... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
Poverty has no greater foe than bashfulness.

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Poverty is no disgrace to a ma... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
Poverty is no disgrace to a man, but it is confoundedly inconvenient. Sydney Smith

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There's no scandal like rags, ... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
There's no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty. George Farquhar

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The surest way to remain poor ... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man. Napoleon Bonaparte

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True poverty does not come fro... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
True poverty does not come from God.

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In America today, we are neare... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
In America today, we are nearer a final triumph over poverty than is any other land. Herbert Hoover

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The forgotten man at the botto... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
The forgotten man at the bottom of the economic pyramid. Franklin D. Roosevelt

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The seven deadly sins... food,... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
The seven deadly sins... food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven millstones from Man's neck but money; and the spirit cannot soar until the millstones are lifted. George Bernard Shaw

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Painless poverty is better tha... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
Painless poverty is better than embittered wealth.

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Poverty is often concealed in ... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
Poverty is often concealed in splendor, and often in extravagance. It is the task of many people to conceal their neediness from others. Consequently they support themselves by temporary means, and everyday is lost in contriving for tomorrow. Samuel Johnson

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The law, in its majestic equal... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor, to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets and to steal bread. Anatole France

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It is easy enough to say that ... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
It is easy enough to say that poverty is no crime. No; if it were men wouldn't be ashamed of it. It is a blunder, though, and is punished as such. A poor man is despised the whole world over. Jerome K. Jerome

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It is no disgrace to be poor, ... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
It is no disgrace to be poor, but it might as well be. Kin Hubbard