Poverty

When I give food to the poor...

"When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist."

-- Helder Camara

Fear of poverty...

"I recommend this matter to your serious pondering, for it is certain that the prevalent fear of poverty among the educated classes is the worst moral disease from which our civilization suffers."

-- William James, Varieties of Religious Experiences, 1902

The misery of our poor...

"If the misery of our poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin."

-- Charles Darwin, Voyage of the Beagle

Poverty is...

"Poverty is the worst form of violence."

-- Mahatma Gandhi

For every dollar...

"For every dollar the boss has and didn't work for, one of us worked for a dollar and didn't get it."

-- Big Bill Haywood
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