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Henri Nouwen

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Speaking of Poverty and the Poor

The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other. It is not as poverty was before, the result of natural scarcity, but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the world by the rich. Consequently, the modern poor are not pitied but written off as trash.
The twentieth century consumer economy has produced the first culture for which a beggar is a reminder of nothing.
John Berger
He that has pity on the poor lends to the Lord
the bible
Remember the poor it costs nothing
Josh Billings
The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man,
Napoleon Bonaparte
When I gave food to the poor they called me a saint. When I asked why the poor are hungry they called me a communist
Dom Helder Camara
I thank fate for having me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life,
Anatole France
Poverty is the worst form of violence
Mahatma Ghandi
I want there to be no peasant in my kingdom so poor that he cannot have chicken in his pot every Sunday,
Henry IV
We have not yet reached the goal but….we shall soon with the help of God be in sight of the day when poverty shall be banished from this nation,
Herbert Clark Hoover
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few that are rich
John F Kennedy
I wasn’t born in a log cabin, my family moved into one as soon as they could afford it.
Melvin Landon
Let not him who is house less pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built,
-Abraham Lincoln
He who knows how to be poor knows everything,
Jules Michelet
Poverty of course is no disgrace, but its damn annoying
William Pitt
Poverty is not a shame, but the being ashamed of it is,
English proverb
There is a noble manner of being poor and who does not know it will never be rich,
The seven deadly sins….food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability, and children. Nothing can lift those seven millstones from mans neck but money, and the spirit cannot soar until the millstones lifted.
George Bernard Shaw
Virtue often trips and falls over the sharp edge of poverty,
Eugene Sue
No one is poor that does not think they are, however if in prosperity with impatience they desire more, and proclaim their wants they disclose their beggarly condition,
Taylor Jeremy
I’ve never been poor only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is only a temporary condition,
Mike Todd
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 birthrite for very bad pottage
,Oscar Wilde
I am my brother’s keeper and he’s sleeping pretty rough these days,
Bishop Worlock