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Definition of Poverty

Poverty

  1. The quality or state of being poor or indigent; want or scarcity of means of subsistence; indigence; need.
  2. Any deficiency of elements or resources that are needed or desired, or that constitute richness; as, poverty of soil; poverty of the blood; poverty of ideas.

Poverty Quotations

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

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
Mother Teresa

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
Mother Teresa

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

You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.
Bill Cosby
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Poverty Translations

poverty in Afrikaans is armoede
poverty in Danish is fattigdom
poverty in Dutch is gebrek, armoede
poverty in German is Armut {f}, verarmt, Armut {f}
poverty in Latin is ieiunitas, paupertas
poverty in Norwegian is fattigdom
poverty in Portuguese is pobreza
poverty in Spanish is pobreza, indigencia
poverty in Swedish is fattigdom, armod

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