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Quotes of the Day for 20 August 2001 – Poverty

On this day in 1964, US President Lyndon Johnson signed an anti-poverty program budgeted at a then-alarming sum approaching a billion dollars saying, "This administration here and now declares unconditional war on Poverty." Here are a few other thoughts on the subject.

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The quotes:

To be idle and to be poor have always been reproaches, and therefore every man endeavors with his utmost care to hide his poverty from others, and his idleness from himself.
     - Samuel Johnson

Thousands upon thousands are yearly brought into a state of real poverty by their great anxiety not to be thought poor.
     - William Corbett

We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
     - Mother Teresa

Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things.
     - Eric Butterworth

Poverty is the only load which is the heavier the more loved ones there are to assist in bearing it.
     - Jean Paul Richter

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