Quotations About / On: POVERTY

  • 51.
    Fire (spark) is reaction, produced by friction of two substances in negative and positive (opposite) directions. Fire seeks help of substance for its extension. It is the substance that helps fire to become furious. So intensity of fire depends on power of substances. Just Imagine, spark is bad economic & politicsl Governance and substance is poverty/inequality
    (reaction, wisdom, economy,)
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  • 52.
    It is easy enough to say that poverty is no crime. No; if it were men wouldn't be ashamed of it. It is a blunder, though, and is punished as such. A poor man is despised the whole world over.
    (Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927), British author. "On Being Hard Up," Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1889).)
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  • 53.
    Success is somebody else's failure. Success is the American Dream we can keep dreaming because most people in most places, including thirty million of ourselves, live wide awake in the terrible reality of poverty.
    (Ursula K. Le Guin (b. 1929), U.S. author. "A Left-Handed Commencement Address," Dancing at the Edge of the World (1989). Speech, 1983, to Mills College.)
  • 54.
    For as the interposition of a rivulet, however small, will occasion the line of the phalanx to fluctuate, so any trifling disagreement will be the cause of seditions; but they will not so soon flow from anything else as from the disagreement between virtue and vice, and next to that between poverty and riches.
    (Aristotle (384-322 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Politics, bk. 5, ch. 3, sct. 1303b (c. 343 B.C.).)
    More quotations from: Aristotle, poverty
  • 55.
    ... what's been building since the 1980's is a new kind of social Darwinism that blames poverty and crime and the crisis of our youth on a breakdown of the family. That's what will last after this flurry on family values.
    (Stephanie Coontz (b. 1944), U.S. social historian. Chronicle of Higher Education, p. A13 (November 4, 1992). Reacting to recent appeals to "family values" by both the Democratic and the Republican parties' leadership. Coontz specialized in research on the subject of the American family.)
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  • 56.
    Museums are just a lot of lies, and the people who make art their business are mostly imposters.... We have infected the pictures in museums with all our stupidities, all our mistakes, all our poverty of spirit. We have turned them into petty and ridiculous things.
    (Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Spanish artist. "Conversation avec Picasso," vol. 10, no. 10, Cahiers d'Art (Paris, 1935), trans. in Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Picasso: Fifty Years of His Art (1946).)
    More quotations from: Pablo Picasso, poverty, people
  • 57.
    The English are probably more capable than most peoples of making revolutionary change without bloodshed. In England, if anywhere, it would be possible to abolish poverty without destroying liberty.
    (George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. repr. in The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell, vol. 3, eds. Sonia Orwell and Ian Angus (1968). "The English People," (1944).)
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  • 58.
    What matters poverty? What matters anything to him who is "enamoured" of our art? Does he not carry in himself every joy and every beauty?
    (Sarah Bernhardt (1845-1923), French actor. The Art of the Theatre, ch. 3 (1924). The "art" she spoke of was dramatic theater.)
  • 59.
    The hour when you say, "What does my virtue matter? It has not yet made me rage. How tired I am of my good and my evil! All that is poverty and filth, and a wretched complacency!"
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 4, pp. 15-16, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Zarathustra, in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, First Part, "Prologue," section 3 (1883). Describing man's greatest experience, the hour of his great contempt.)
    More quotations from: Friedrich Nietzsche, poverty, evil
  • 60.
    In a society of little economic development, universal inactivity accompanies universal poverty. You survive not by struggling against nature, or by increasing production, or by relentless labour; instead you survive by expending as little energy as possible, by striving constantly to achieve a state of immobility.
    (Ryszard Kapuscinski (b. 1932), Polish journalist. "A Warsaw Diary," Granta, no. 15 (Cambridge, England, 1985).)
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