There's a lot of money in wars, except in the war on poverty. Can't make any bread helping the poor.
Poverty is not the root cause of crime.
Everybody in politics claims to want to get everybody out of poverty. What's the opposite? Wealth. And what is often criticized by the left? Wealth.
Socialism and communism are set up so that a select few elite get most of everything and the rest of society is equally miserable in poverty and oppression. So if you can be in the ruling party elite, socialism, communism, you've got it made. That's less than one half of one-tenth a percent of the population in those countries.
Patrick J. Kennedy
My state has the highest child poverty rate in all of New England, above the national average.
The burden of poverty isn't just that you don't always have the things you need, it's the feeling of being embarrassed every day of your life, and you'd do anything to lift that burden.
Poverty doesn't come because of the decrease of wealth but because of the increase of desires.
Wealth and poverty; one is the parent of luxury and indolence, and the other of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent.
There should exist among the citizens neither extreme poverty nor again excessive wealth, for both are productive of great evil.
I am a sensitive person, so it is actually saddening to learn that these poverty-stricken families are most of the time mistreated or looked down upon. Help the poor, like how you would want to be helped if you were in their position.
Let's also, my friends, let's raise the minimum wage and support the 5 for 15 so you don't live in poverty.
Poverty is not a disgrace, but it's terribly inconvenient.
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.
As for begging, it is safer to beg than to take, but it is finer to take than to beg
Like dear St. Francis of Assisi I am wedded to Poverty: but in my case the marriage is not a success.
As for the virtuous poor, one can pity them of course, but one cannot possibly admire them.
Who, being loved, is poor?
If the poor only had profiles there would be no difficulty in solving the problem of poverty
In going to America one learns that poverty is not a necessary accompaniment to civilization.
The proper aim is to try and reconstruct society on such a basis that poverty will be impossible.
The problem of the Middle East is poverty more than politics.
poverty denotes a lack of necessities and simplicity a lack of needs.
Come away; poverty's catching.