A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on fear, habits, humanity, injustice, nations, poverty, power, problems, violence, war, and weapons

We have ancient habits to deal with, vast structures of power, indescribably complicated problems to solve. But unless we abdicate our humanity altogether and succumb to fear and impotence in the presence of the weapons we have ourselves created, it is as possible and as urgent to put an end to war and violence between nations as it is to put an end to poverty and racial injustice.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Brian Tracy on fame, frustration, fulfillment, history, joy, people, poverty, success, and unhappiness

You have available to you, right now, a powerful supercomputer. This powerful tool has been used through-out history to take people from rags to riches, from poverty and obscurity to success and fame, from unhappiness and frustration to joy and self-fulfillment, and it can do the same for you.

Brian Tracy

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A Quote by Zora Neale Hurston on death, dreams, heart, poverty, and seasons

There is something about poverty that smells like death. Dead dreams dropping off the heart, live leaves in a dry season and rotting around the feet.

Zora Neale Hurston (1903 - 1960)

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A Quote by Woody Allen on finance, money, and poverty

Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.

Woody Allen (1935 -)

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on glory, god, greatness, poverty, and spirit

GLOUCESTER: Yet so much is my poverty of spirit, So mighty and so many my defects, As I had rather hide me from my greatness, Being a bark to brook no mighty sea, Than in my greatness covet to be hid, And in the vapour of my glory smother'd. But God be thanked. . . .

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: King Richard III, Act 1II, sc. 7

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A Quote by William Rounseville Alger on poverty, soul, and wealth

The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel; its poverty by how little.

William Rounseville Alger (1822 - 1905)

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A Quote by William McKinley on country, hope, inspiration, men, and poverty

I do not prize the word 'cheap.' It is not a word of hope, nor a word of cheer. It is not a word of inspiration. It is the badge of poverty. The signal of distress. Cheep merchandise means cheap men, cheap men means a cheap country.

William McKinley (1843 - 1901)

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A Quote by William Carlos Williams on anarchy and poverty

It's the anarchy of poverty delights me.

William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963)

Source: The Poor, 1938, st. 1

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A Quote by W. E. B. Du Bois on age, good, lies, men, poverty, tragedy, and truth

Herein lies the tragedy of the age: not that men are poor - all men know something of poverty; not that men are wicked - who is good? Not that men are ignorant - what is truth? Nay, but that men know so little of men.

W. E. B. Du Bois (1868 - 1963)

Source: The Souls of Black Folk, 1903

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A Quote by Victor Marie Hugo on life, misfortune, nobility, poverty, and reward

There are obstinate and unknown braves who defend themselves inch by inch in the shadows against the fatal invasion of want and turpitude. There are noble and mysterious triumphs which no eye sees. No renown rewards, and no flourish of trumpets salutes. Life, misfortune, isolation, abandonment, and poverty and battlefields which have their heroes. 

Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885)

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