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Everyone has an opinion on the poor and the causes of deprivation and we’ve collected the thoughts of those who would tell us how to solve poverty or help us have hope through laughter.

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Barbara Ehrenreich: Poor Paid a Pittance

Posted by admin on Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Barbara Ehrenreich Money Quote saying we seek too much mystery about why people are poor, when it should be quite obvious that pay is too low and costs of living are excessive. Barbara Ehrenreich said:
 
People poor because they are paid a pittance quickly sucked off by predators Quote
 

“Why are people poor? Because they are uneducated? No, because (1) they are paid so little for their work and (2) the pittance they are paid is quickly sucked off by landlords, credit companies, the medical industry and other predators” — Barbara Ehrenreich

 
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Nelson Mandela: Poverty is Man Made

Posted by admin on Sunday, May 20, 2018

Nelson Mandela Money Quote saying we have created poverty by our own decisions and actions and we can change those to eradicate poverty. Nelson Mandela said:
 
Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and can be overcome Quote
 

“Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings” — Nelson Mandela

 
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William Blake: Distress of a Theif

Posted by admin on Saturday, May 19, 2018

William Blake Money Quote saying any thief could be said to be in financial distress, but that need for money can’t be said to cause his theivery. William Blake said:
 
Want of money and distress of a thief alleged as the cause of his theiving Quote
 

“Want of money and the distress of a thief can never be alleged as the cause of his thieving, for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude. We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money, for that is the miser’s passion, not the thief’s” — William Blake

 
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Marcus Aurelius: Poverty is Mother of Crime

Posted by admin on Friday, May 18, 2018

Marcus Aurelius Money Quote saying when poverty prevents basic necessities, it inevitably births crime to meet those necessities. Marcus Aurelius said:
 
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“Poverty is the mother of crime” — Marcus Aurelius

 
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Ron Garan: Collaboratively End Poverty

Posted by admin on Saturday, May 5, 2018

Ron Garan Money Quote saying the ability to travel to space and build a home there could make poverty a thing of the past if we wanted it. Ron Garan said:
 
Collaborative mindset that built the International Space Station, we can alleviate poverty Quote
 

“If we adopt the same collaborative mindset and practices that got to the moon and back, and that built the International Space Station, we can alleviate poverty — and do much more” — Ron Garan

 
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Napoleon Hill: Riches Offspring of Thought

Posted by admin on Friday, April 20, 2018

Napoleon Hill Money Quote saying our financial state is a reflection of our thoughts about our financial value. Napoleon Hill said:
 
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“Both poverty and riches are offspring of thought” — Napoleon Hill

 
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John Fugelsang: Paying to Incarcerate Poor

Posted by admin on Sunday, April 15, 2018

John Fugelsang Money Quote saying most of us have probably noticed that a lack of education leads to poverty and finally to jail for poorly educated kids. John Fugelsang said:
 
Ever notice that when you don't want to pay to educate poor kids you always end up paying to incarcerate poor dropouts? Quote
 

“Ever notice that when you don’t want to pay to educate poor kids you always end up paying to incarcerate poor dropouts?” — John Fugelsang

 
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Aristotle: Parent of Revolution is Poverty

Posted by admin on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Aristotle Money Quote saying the condition of being poor births criminals and breeds revolution. Aristotle said:
 
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“Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime” — Aristotle

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