Tuesday, March 1, 2011



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

Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn't commit.  
~Eli Khamarov, 'Lives of the Cognoscenti'

The prevalent fear of poverty among the educated classes is the worst moral disease from which our civilization suffers.  
~William James

Seldom do people discern
Eloquence under a threadbare cloak.

It would be nice if the poor were to get even half of the money that is spent in studying them.  
~Bill Vaughan

Every man has a right to be poor.  
~Richard Jefferies

Andainya kemiskinan itu seorang lelaki, maka sudah lama aku bunuh ia
~Saidina Umar r.a

Apa yang aku takutkan menimpa umat Islam bukanlah kemiskinan melainkan kejahilan mereka untuk mengorek pengajaran di sebalik kemiskinan itu.
~Sven Medyona

The poorest man in the world is the absence of fear towards poverty
~Author unknown

"Dan didapatiNya engkau miskin, lalu Dia memberikan kekayaan?"
-Surah Dhuhaa, 93:8

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