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Quotations The Best Quotes About Poverty And The Poor  

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Poverty is the worst form of violence. Mahatma Gandhi

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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 poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor. James Baldwin

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When poverty comes in the door love flies out the window.

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For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred. John W. Gardner

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Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Jesus Christ

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Poor men's reasons are not heard. Thomas Fuller

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Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. Aristotle

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You can't get rid of poverty by giving people money. P. J. O'Rourke

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Poverty of goods is easily cured; poverty of the mind is irreparable. Michel de Montaigne

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When the rich wage war it is the poor who die. Jean-Paul Sartre

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No man can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach. Woodrow Wilson

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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 was the poorest. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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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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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 the being ashamed of it is.

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A man who has nothing can whistle in a robber's face. Juvenal

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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 people to die for them, the poor could make a wonderful living.

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In a change of masters the poor change nothing except their master's name. Phaedrus

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The destruction of the poor is their poverty.

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Poverty consist in feeling poor. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Remember the poor, it costs nothing. Josh Billings

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As society advances the standard of poverty rises. Theodore Parker