Poverty Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old poverty quotes, poverty sayings, and poverty proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Beggars can't be choosers.      

John Heywood

Hunger drives the wolf out of the wood.      

14th Century French Proverb

Hunger is the best sauce.      

French Proverb

Let your head be more than a funnel to your stomach.      

German (on food and hunger)

No clock is more regular than the belly.      

French (on food and hunger)

Plenty sits still, hunger is a wanderer.      

Zulu (South African)

Poverty breeds discontent.      


What good is honor when you are starving.      

Yiddish (on food and hunger)