Poverty is the root cause of a majority of crimes. A person who is not able to get at least two square meals a day will go to any extent like beg, borrow or steal or resort to violence, in order to satisfy his hunger. This poverty is prevalent in almost all the countries and is extremely exploited by the rich and the terrorists. Poverty stricken people do not think of the repercussions while doing an act. That moment of hunger is more important for them. ‘The mother of revolution and crime is poverty ‘said the great philosopher Aristotle. Poverty acts as a screen on their eye sight and convinces them to do acts of violence”. As mahatma Gandhi said, “Poverty is the worst form of violence “. That is why we say that in order for a country to prosper and live in peace and harmony, it is essential for the government to plan programs that eradicate poverty at the grass root level. Read these quotes on poverty and see the extent of the damage it is capable of making.