Quotes with poverty
There is no wealth like knowledge, no poverty like ignorance.
Chemistry means the difference between poverty and starvation and abundant life.
The Golden Book of Chemistry Experiments (1960)
We grew up in abject poverty. Acting, writing scripts and skits were a way of escaping our environment at a very young age.
As long as we look to legislation to cure poverty or to abolish special privilege we are going to see poverty spread and special privilege grow.
My Life and Work
Only the poor can know all the disadvantages of poverty. Only the rich can know all the disadvantages of wealth.
Those who are in poverty may be able to get a bare sustenance but they are not able to obtain those necessaries which will permit them to maintain a state of physical efficiency.
To live miserable we know not why, to have the dread of hunger, to work sore and yet gain nothing—this is the essence of poverty.
Traditionally the great men of our country have sprung from poor environments; that being so, it would appear we have long suffered from a severe lack of poverty.
The hope that poverty and ignorance may gradually be extinguished, derives indeed much support from the steady progress of the working classes during the nineteenth century.
We are told that wealth is a test of character -- few of us have to submit to it. Poverty is the more usual test. It is difficult to be very poor and maintain one's self-respect.
The Amenities of Book Collecting and Kindred Affections (1918)
In the 21st century, the best anti-poverty program around is a world-class education. And in this country, the success of our children cannot depend more on where they live than on their potential.
2010 State of the Union Address Jan 27, 2010
The community which has neither poverty nor riches will always have the noblest principles.
Poverty not only permitted the Brothers to mingle with the poor and speak to them with authority, but, removing from them all material anxiety, it left them free to enjoy without hindrance those hidden treasures which nature reserves for pure idealists.
Life of St. Francis d'Assisi (1894)
Poetry is a purging of the world's poverty and change and evil and death. It is a present perfecting, a satisfaction in the irremediable poverty of life.
I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings. In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.