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Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness. An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation. (Quote by - Kahlil Gibran)

Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. (Quote by - Bible)

This is one of the bitter curses of poverty: it leaves no right to be generous. (Quote by - George Gissing)

Poverty is a divine stepmother who does for youths what their own mothers were unable to do. It introduces them to frugality, to the world and to life. (Quote by - Honore de Balzac)

I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life. (Quote by - Anatole France)

Short of genius, a rich man cannot imagine poverty. (Quote by - Charles Peguy)

For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always. (Quote by - Bible)

Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn't commit. (Quote by - Eli Khamarov)

The poor man is not he who is without a cent, but he who is without a dream (Quote by - Harry Kemp)

And plenty makes us poor. (Quote by - John Dryden)

I worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty. (Quote by - Groucho Marx)

I hope we realize that the people of New Orleans weren't just abandoned during the hurricane. They were abandoned long ago to murder and mayhem in the streets, to substandard schools, to dilapidated housing, to inadequate health care, to a pervasive sense of hopelessness. (Quote by - Barack Obama)

The poor on the borderline of starvation live purposeful lives. To be engaged in a desperate struggle for food and shelter is to be wholly free from a sense of futility. (Quote by - Eric Hoffer)

One must be poor to know the luxury of living. (Quote by - Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas)

The beggarly last doit. (Quote by - William Cowper)

Poverty is no sin. (Quote by - George Edward Herbert)

There were times my pants were so thin I could sit on a dime and tell if it was heads or tails. (Quote by - Spencer Tracy)

Who, being loved, is poor? (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

That amid our highest civilization men faint and die with want is not due to the niggardliness of nature, but to the injustice of man. (Quote by - Henry George)

Wealth and poverty are seen for what they are. It begins to be seen that the poor are only they who feel poor, and poverty consists in feeling poor. The rich, as we reckon them, and among them the very rich, in a true scale would be found very indigent and ragged. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Loves conquers all things except poverty and toothache. (Quote by - Mae West)

Over the hill to the poor-house I'm trudgin' my weary way. (Quote by - Will Carleton)

Chill penury repress'd their noble rage, And froze the genial current of the soul. (Quote by - Thomas Gray)

The poor always ye have with you. (Quote by - Bible)

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. (Quote by - John F. Kennedy)

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