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Many of us are feeling a definite pinch in our pockets with a tenuous economy looming overhead like a black cloud. Many are in debt or are having difficulty finding a decent job to make ends meet. So today, we send some thoughts on prosperity your way:

He is now rising from affluence to poverty.
Mark Twain

Poverty is the worst form of violence.
Mohandas Gandhi

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
Mother Teresa

Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself. Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to love God better because of them.
Mother Teresa

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
Mother Teresa

The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.
John F. Kennedy

Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.
Muhammad Ali

Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.
Khalil Gibran

Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness. An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation.
Khalil Gibran

In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
Aristotle

Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.
Coco Chanel

Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.
Mae West

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

Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.
Barack Obama

As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.
Henry David Thoreau

I worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.
Groucho Marx

You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.
Bill Cosby

Poverty is the mother of crime.
Marcus Aurelius

Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
Woody Allen

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