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E. F. Schumacher, fully Ernst Friedrich "Fritz" Schumacher

World poverty is primarily a problem of two million villages, and thus a problem of two [billion] villagers. The solution cannot be found in the cities of the poor countries. Unless life in the hinterland can be made tolerable, the problem of world poverty is insoluble and will inevitably get worse.

Life | Life | Poverty | Will | World |

Herbert Alexander Simon

What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence, a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.

Attention | Need | Poverty | Wealth |

Achmad Sukarno, born Kusno Sosrodihardjo

Let us remember that no blessing of God is so sweet as life and liberty. Let us remember that the stature of all mankind is diminished so long as nations or parts of nations are still unfree. Let us remember that the highest purpose of man is the liberation of man from his bonds of fear, his bonds of human degradation, his bonds of poverty – the liberation of man from the physical, spiritual, and intellectual bonds which for too long stunted the development of mankind’s majority.

Fear | God | Liberty | Life | Life | Majority | Man | Mankind | Nations | Poverty | Purpose | Purpose | God |

Zhang Zai, also Chang Tsai

Wealth and honor, benefits and blessings shall enrich my life; poverty and failures, grief and anxiety shall help fulfill it. In my life, I will serve heaven and earth; in death I will find peace.

Anxiety | Anxiety | Blessings | Death | Earth | Grief | Heaven | Honor | Life | Life | Peace | Poverty | Wealth | Will |

Wang Wei, aka Wang Youcheng

How could sufferings be relieved through purification? To know the Path is to get lost at the ford. Indeed, sickness comes from worldly love and poverty begins with the pursuit of greed.

Greed | Love | Poverty |

P. J. O'Rourke

You can't get rid of poverty by giving people money."

Giving | Money | People | Poverty |

Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Let's face it. Let's talk sense to the American people. Let's tell them the truth, that there are no gains without pains, that we are now on the eve of great decisions, not easy decisions, like resistance when you're attacked, but along, patient, costly struggle which alone can assure triumph over the great enemies of man - war, poverty and tyranny - and the assaults upon human dignity which are the most grievous consequences of each.

Consequences | Dignity | Man | People | Poverty | Sense | Struggle | Truth | Tyranny | War |

Aristotle NULL

To leave the number of births unrestricted, as is done in most states, inevitably causes poverty among the citizens, and poverty produces faction and crime.

Crime | Poverty |

Aristotle NULL

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

Aid | Comfort | Deeds | Life | Life | Poverty | Weakness | Friends | Old |

Ben Sira

Remember the time of famine in the time of plenty, and poverty and want in the days of wealth.

Plenty | Poverty | Time | Wealth |

Bertolt Brecht

Unhappiness doesn't grow on the chest like leprosy. Poverty won't fall off the roof like a loose tile, no: poverty and unhappiness are man's doing.

Man | Poverty | Unhappiness |

Charles Caleb Colton

Augur said, " Give me neither poverty or riches"' and this will ever be the prayer of the wise. Our incomes should be like our shoes: if too small, they will gall and pinch us, but if too large, they will cause us to stumble and to trip. But wealth, after all, is a relative thing, since he that has little, and wants less, is richer than he that has much, but wants more.

Cause | Gall | Little | Poverty | Prayer | Riches | Wants | Wealth | Will | Wise |

Charles Caleb Colton

To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him who begs his daily bread.

Poverty | Happiness |

Confucius, aka Kong Qiu, Zhongni, K'ung Fu-tzu or Kong Fuzi NULL

The superior man is anxious lest he should not get truth; he is not anxious lest poverty should come upon him.

Man | Poverty | Truth |

Confucius, aka Kong Qiu, Zhongni, K'ung Fu-tzu or Kong Fuzi NULL

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

Poverty | Wealth |

Democritus NULL

If you do not desire much, little will seem much to you, for small wants give poverty the power of wealth.

Desire | Little | Poverty | Power | Wants | Wealth | Will |

Epictetus "the Stoic" NULL

It is not poverty that causes sorrow, but covetous desires. Deliver yourself from appetite, and you will be free. He who is discontented with things present and allotted, is unskilled in life.

Appetite | Life | Life | Poverty | Present | Sorrow | Will |