Mind compelling quotes about poverty are inspirational and contain explanations that we may have not previously examined. Poverty is not something only confined to poor countries but is apparent in our richest societies. Poverty of the mind is another form and this is one of attitude not of forced acceptance.
"One kind of poverty is that experienced by those who see no blessings or see no good in life. Negativity is a deadly form of poverty that cuts to the soul." Byron Pulsifer
"The mother of revolution and crime is poverty." Aristotle
"If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin." Charles Darwin
"We have grown literally afraid to be poor. We despise anyone who elects to be poor in order to simplify and save his inner life. If he does not join the general scramble and pant with the money-making street, we deem him spiritless and lacking in ambition." William James
"Poverty is pervasive and in some cases a self-fulfilling prophecy." Byron Pulsifer
"Poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue; it is hard for an empty bag to stand upright." Benjamin Franklin
"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