Needy Sayings and Quotes

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

In times of your need, you will know those who really love you.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.     

Madonna Ciccone

Extreme poverty anywhere is a threat to human security everywhere.     

Kofi Annan

He cares about the needy and was always available to help in any capacity.     

Don Beck

Thousand of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared.     


What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.     

Saint Augustine

Poverty is not dishonorable in itself, but only when it comes from idleness, intemperance, extravagance, and folly.     


To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships.     

W.E.B. Du Bois

When a person goes into a relationship emotionally needy, they are not going to have discernment in choosing people.     

Jennifer O'Neill

Poverty is a very complicated issue, but feeding a child isn't     

Jeff Bridges

Poverty urges us to do and suffer anything that we may escape from it, and so leads us away from virtue.     


Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.     

Norman B. Rice

The poor get bored the same as the rest of us. Their happiness might be as important to them as their health.     

Esther Duflo

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Poverty is an anomaly to rich people; it is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the     

Walter Bagehot

Even the smallest act of caring for another person is like a drop of water it will make ripples throughout the entire pond.     

Jessy and Bryan Matteo

One ungrateful person does an injury to all needy people.     

Publilius Syrus

A poor but confident man is as hard to find as a rich but shy man.     

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn't commit.     

Eli Khamarov

As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest.     

Nelson Mandela

Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.     

Mother Teresa

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.