Quotations About / On: POVERTY

  • 61.
    Poverty, greed, and ignorance are the greatest WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) in play now. Their effects kill millions of people each year directly or indirectly. So please disarm all WMD including poverty, greed, ignorance, and nuclear weapons now. Thank you! Thank Lord GOD! Amen!

    Moreover, poverty is currently the worst form of violence. Poverty, racism, greed, and nuclear weapon systems are not accidents. Like slavery and apartheid, they are man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings everywhere.
    (Mahatma Ghandi, Nelson Mandela, and David Cole)
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  • 62.
    Apothecary. My poverty, but not my will, consents.
    Romeo. I pay thy poverty, and not thy will.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Apothecary and Romeo, in Romeo and Juliet, act 5, sc. 1, l. 75-6. Romeo persuades the apothecary to sell him poison.)
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  • 63.
    Hope is prerequisite of desire and desire speaks of poverty of existence at present that casts a shadow as hope for a better life in future. Hope and desire have no place in a life lived to its full extent at present.
    (Hope and desire)
    More quotations from: Ramakrushna Sahu
  • 64.
    Very often we must pretend to show pity and shed false tears and make lousy speeches to express our remorse.The terrible truth is that the poor are evil.Then we must sit down with or without them and decide to perpetuate their poverty or end it now.
    (Pheko Motaung)
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  • 65.
    The Mediterranean Sea had opened its mouth very wide swallowing Africans trying to cross over to Europe; but, is this a new form of globalization? ! Then, let us all wake up and sit upright on this issue to curb poverty.
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  • 66.
    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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  • 67.
    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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  • 68.
    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.)
  • 69.
    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.).)
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  • 70.
    ... 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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