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George CarlinI’ve never seen a homeless guy with a bottle of Gatorade.

—  George Carlin, 1936-2008, American comedian

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Bill GatesIf you are born poor its not your mistake, but if you die poor its your mistake.

—  Bill Gates, 1955-, American businessman

NapoleonThe surest way to remain poor is to be honest.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

Pablo PicassoI’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.

—  Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973, Spanish painter

Mahatma GandhiPoverty is the worst form of violence.

—  Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian leader of independence

John KennedyIf a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.

—  John Kennedy, 1917-1963, American President [1961-1963]

Ronald ReaganWe fought a war on poverty, and poverty won.

—  Ronald Reagan, 1911-2004, American President [1981-1989]

SenecaIt is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.

—  Seneca, 4 AD-65 AD, Roman philosopher

Victor HugoNothing makes a man so adventurous as an empty pocket.

—  Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French writer

Will DurantAs long as there is poverty there will be gods.

—  Will Durant, 1885-1981, American historian & philosopher

Victor HugoIn poverty, the body shake against each other, as in the cold, but hearts away.

—  Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French writer

Lyndon JohnsonPoverty must not be a bar to learning and learning must offer an escape from poverty.

—  Lyndon Johnson, 1908-1973, American President [1963-1969]

David Lloyd GeorgeFour specters haunt the poor: old age, accident, sickness and unemployment

—  David Lloyd George, 1863-1945, British Prime Minister [1916-1922]


Ancient Greek

DiogenesIf a rich man, when you will; if a poor man, when you can.

Ει μεν πλούσιος, όταν θέλη· ει δε πένης, όταν έχη.

—  Diogenes, 410-323 BC, Ancient Greek Cynic philosopher

     (his idea for the proper time for lunch)

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DiogenesPoverty is a self-taught virtue.

Πενία αυτοδίδακτος αρετή.

—  Diogenes, 410-323 BC, Ancient Greek Cynic philosopher

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TheocritusPoverty awakens the arts.

Πενία τέχνας κατεργάζεται.

—  Theocritus, 3rd cent. BC, Ancient Greek poet

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Proverbs

Yiddish proverbThe heaviest burden is an empty pocket.

—  Yiddish proverb

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English proverbWhen poverty comes in at the door, love flies out of the window.

—  English proverb

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Italian proverbHe who has no money in the purse must have honey in the mouth.

—  Italian proverb










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