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Poverty quotes

Japanese Proverb
In wealth, many friends in poverty, not even relatives.

James Garfield
Poverty is uncomfortable but 9 times out of 10 the best thing that can happen to a young man is to be tossed overboard and be compelled to sink or swim.

English Proverb
A poor beauty finds more lovers than husbands.

Confucius
In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.

Kin Hubbard
It is no disgrace to be poor, but it might as well be.

Martin Luther King Jr.
It is a tragic mix-up when the United States spends $500,000 for every enemy soldier killed, and only $53 annually on the victims of poverty.

Benjamin Franklin
Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.

George Bernard Shaw
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.

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