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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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Poverty is the parent of revol... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. Aristotle

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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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No man can worship God or love... is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Our life of poverty is as nece... is listed (or ranked) 9 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 of goods is easily cur... is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Poverty is not a shame, but th... is listed (or ranked) 11 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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You can't get rid of poverty b... is listed (or ranked) 12 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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You don't seem to realize that... is listed (or ranked) 13 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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For every talent that poverty ... is listed (or ranked) 14 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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When the rich wage war it is t... is listed (or ranked) 15 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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America is an enormous frosted... is listed (or ranked) 16 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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A man who has nothing can whis... is listed (or ranked) 17 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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This mournful truth is everywh... is listed (or ranked) 18 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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If the rich could hire other p... is listed (or ranked) 19 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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O world, how apt the poor are ... is listed (or ranked) 20 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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In a change of masters the poo... is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Who, being loved, is poor? is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
Who, being loved, is poor? Oscar Wilde

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Not he who has little, but he ... is listed (or ranked) 23 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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The rich become richer and the... is listed (or ranked) 24 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) 25 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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He that has pity on the poor l... is listed (or ranked) 26 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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As society advances the standa... is listed (or ranked) 27 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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True poverty does not come fro... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
True poverty does not come from God.

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Poverty has no greater foe tha... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
Poverty has no greater foe than bashfulness.

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Remember the poor, it costs no... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
Remember the poor, it costs nothing. Josh Billings

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Give me the poverty that enjoy... is listed (or ranked) 31 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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Poverty is no disgrace to a ma... is listed (or ranked) 32 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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The seven deadly sins... food,... is listed (or ranked) 33 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) 34 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
Painless poverty is better than embittered wealth.

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The greatest man in history wa... is listed (or ranked) 35 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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The destruction of the poor is... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
The destruction of the poor is their poverty.

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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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In America today, we are neare... is listed (or ranked) 38 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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I am a poor man, but I have th... is listed (or ranked) 39 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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The forgotten man at the botto... is listed (or ranked) 40 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 poverty of our century is ... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other. It is not, as poverty was before, the result of natural scarcity, but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the world by the rich. Consequently, the modern poor are not pitied but written off as trash. The twentieth-century consumer economy has produced the first culture for which a beggar is a reminder of nothing. John Berger

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Poverty is the step-mother of ... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
Poverty is the step-mother of genius. Josh Billings

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As for the virtuous poor, one ... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
As for the virtuous poor, one can pity them, of course, but one cannot possibly admire them. They have made private terms with the enemy, and sold their birthright for very bad pottage. They must also be extraordinarily stupid. Oscar Wilde

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To suppose such a thing possib... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
To suppose such a thing possible as a society, in which men, who are able and willing to work, cannot support their families, and ought, with a great part of the women, to be compelled to lead a life of celibacy, for fear of having children to be starved; to suppose such a thing possible is monstrous. William Cobbett

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The honest poor can sometimes ... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
The honest poor can sometimes forget poverty. The honest rich can never forget it. G. K. Chesterton

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A poor man is all schemes. is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
A poor man is all schemes.

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I thank fate for having made m... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life. Anatole France

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There's no scandal like rags, ... is listed (or ranked) 48 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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It is no disgrace to be poor, ... is listed (or ranked) 49 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

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There's a point of poverty at ... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor
There's a point of poverty at which the spirit isn't with the body all the time. It finds the body really too unbearable. So it's almost as if you were talking to the soul itself. And a soul's not properly responsible. Louis-Ferdinand CĂ©line