Aid Quotes

Quotes tagged as "aid" (showing 1-30 of 44)
Vera Nazarian
“A fine glass vase goes from treasure to trash, the moment it is broken. Fortunately, something else happens to you and me. Pick up your pieces. Then, help me gather mine.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Criss Jami
“In the land where excellence is commended, not envied, where weakness is aided, not mocked, there is no question as to how its inhabitants are all superhuman.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Jimmy Carter
“I have one life and one chance to make it count for something . . . I'm free to choose what that something is, and the something I've chosen is my faith. Now, my faith goes beyond theology and religion and requires considerable work and effort. My faith demands -- this is not optional -- my faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can with whatever I have to try to make a difference.”
Jimmy Carter

Jodi Picoult
“I learned a long time ago with you that folks who were trying to be kind would rather do it with a macaroni-and-cheese bake than any personal involvement. You hand off a serving dish and you've done your job - no need to get personally involved, and your conscience is clean. Food is the currency of aid.”
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

Christopher Hitchens
“Nobody knows how many North Koreans have died or are dying in the famine—some estimates by foreign-aid groups run as high as three million in the period from 1995 to 1998 alone—but the rotund, jowly face of Kim Il Sung still beams down contentedly from every wall, and the 58-year-old son looks as chubby as ever, even as his slenderized subjects are mustered to applaud him.”
Christopher Hitchens, Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays

Paul Collier
“Without an informed electorate, politicians will continue to use the bottom billion merely for photo opportunities, rather than promoting real transformation.”
Paul Collier, The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It

Michael Bassey Johnson
“True respect comes when we fend for ourselves without the aid of anyone, and when we owned something and say, 'this is my own'! Not necessarily as a way of boasting of our abundance and grace, but having a feeling that we can use it without obstruction, or being asked to return the favor.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, The Infinity Sign

Kamand Kojouri
“If you wait until you find something to speak up for, something that you’re passionate about that concerns you and attacks your own beliefs, then eventually, when the day finally arrives, you might also find that you have forgotten how to speak.”
Kamand Kojouri

Paul Collier
“Change in the societies at the very bottom must come predominantly from within; we cannot impose it on them.”
Paul Collier, The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It

Binyavanga Wainaina
“I have learned that I, we, are a dollar-a-day people (which is terrible, they say, because a cow in Japan is worth $9 a day). This means that a Japanese cow would be a middle class Kenyan... a $9-a-day cow from Japan could very well head a humanitarian NGO in Kenya. Massages are very cheap in Nairobi, so the cow would be comfortable.”
Binyavanga Wainaina

William Easterly
“Remember, aid cannot achieve the end of poverty. Only homegrown development base on the dynamism of individuals and firms in free markets can do that.”
William Easterly, The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good

Kamand Kojouri
“You want help? Ask for help. You want love? Ask for love. If you want anything from the universe, anything from yourself, you must first ask.”
Kamand Kojouri

Kamand Kojouri
“Do not give them a candle to light the way, teach them how to make fire instead. That is the meaning of enlightenment.”
Kamand Kojouri

Kamand Kojouri
“Why do you feel so powerless? Go spend an hour with ants. Each of those black specks you see is a life. One whole life that you can save, take, or affect in some way. You have the power to make so many lives better. It is within you. Don’t lose sight of that.”
Kamand Kojouri

William Easterly
“... money should not be spent according to what the West considers the most dramatic kind of suffering.”
William Easterly

Kamand Kojouri
“I don’t know why everyone
is still trying to find out
whether heaven and hell exist.
Why do we need more evidence?
They exist here on this very Earth.
Heaven is standing atop Mount Qasioun
overlooking the Damascene sights
with the wind carrying Qabbani’s
dulcet words all around you.
And hell is only four hours away
in Aleppo where children’s cries
drown out the explosions of mortar bombs
until they lose their voice,
their families, and their limbs.
Yes, hell certainly does exist
right now, at this moment,
as I pen this poem. And all we’re doing
to extinguish this hellfire
is sighing, shrugging, liking, and sharing.
Tell me: what exactly does that make
us? Are we any better than the
gatekeepers of hell?”
Kamand Kojouri

James Watson
“I am happy that I can aid those admirable men, both living and dead, who by their pens or their tongues have aided the great cause of human liberty and universal happiness.”
James Watson

Rita Stradling
“Sometimes, the best deed you can do for another person is to not save them from their troubles.”
Rita Stradling, Hazel

Israelmore Ayivor
“This is an everyday question and you must take note of it always. When you wake up, it should be among your number one thoughts. What are you doing for others?”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

D.H. Lawrence
“To be alive, to be man alive, to be whole man alive: that is the point. And at its best, the novel, and the novel supremely, can help you. It can help you not to be dead man in life.”
D H Lawrence

Beth  Lewis
“I seen women take this kind a' help from a man with a look a' relief on their faces. I wondered if these women knew how much easier their lives would be if they did all this stuff for themselves.”
Beth Lewis, The Wolf Road

“No matter what you have, no matter your experience level, sometimes you just need a hand.”
Auliq Ice

Kelsey Hoppe
“We both know that I will not come. We both know that he won't be in Canada. There will be another earthquake, another flood, another war, another reason to not go where we think we are going. It is a strange life, this. Chasing human misery around the planet. We are not the sort of people who go where we say we are going.”
Kelsey Hoppe, Chasing Misery: an anthology of essays by women in humanitarian responses

“The energy that mosquitoes need to lay eggs is neither the same as that which elephants need to bring forth nor that which a woman needs to push, yet they all need a certain amount of energy vital for them to produce something! Go help somebody for God’s sake; your little is vital! Your little will inspire! Your little will bring smiles! Go help somebody now!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“The more Africa depends on aid the less opportunities it creates for its people”
Benjamin Kofi Quansah

“The resources of Africa are greater than the amount of aid it can ever get. Hence, Africa needs to manage its resources prudently and efficiently to minimise its dependence on aid.”
Benjamin Kofi Quansah

“I want to love and rage, mourn and struggle, with millions of others, against this killing machine, until we shut it down for good--replacing it with social goodness that we can barely yet envision, and armed with do-it-ourselves, steel-hard solidarity as shield, aid, humanity, ethic.

Solidarity, as Weapon and Practice, versus Killer Cops and White Supremacy”
Cindy Milstein, Taking Sides: Revolutionary Solidarity and the Poverty of Liberalism

Husain Haqqani
“It was ironic that even in promising to end aid dependence, Pakistan’s leaders sought trade on easier terms instead of retooling their economy to expand trade as many other countries have been able to do.”
Husain Haqqani, Reimagining Pakistan: Transforming a Dysfunctional Nuclear State

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