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.
Poverty is the worst form of violence.
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.
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.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
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.
Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.
Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness. An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation.
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.
Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.
Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.
In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
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.
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.
You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.
Poverty is the mother of crime.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.