Aid Quotes

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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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

Donna Goddard
“There is an aid for helping us to learn how to distinguish between the ego way and the higher way. It is pain. The ego way inevitably leads to pain, even if it seems to temporarily satisfy. The higher way does not. It works. And it works harmoniously. It brings the sort of success that has no bitter after-taste. It is not manipulative. It doesn’t play one person against another. It doesn’t feed anyone’s fantasies. It is honest and it protects the good.”
Donna Goddard, Faith

Laura  Purcell
“I don’t mean to sound ungrateful, miss. Charitable people like yourself saved my life. But I wish they’d thought a bit more about what I was to do with it, once it was safe.”
Laura Purcell, The Corset

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

Raj   Kumar
“Private philanthropy might just be able to make United Nations agencies, international organizations, and government more effective in a way that just increasing taxes on billionaires can't.”
Raj Kumar, The Business of Changing the World: How Billionaires, Tech Disrupters, and Social Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Global Aid Industry

“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

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

“In procurement for humanitarian assistance, optimization is achieved when goods and services offering value for money are purchased and delivered within good time to aid people in need at quantity volumes which ensure economies of scale at prices that maximize reach to beneficiaries.”
Victor Manan Nyambala

Amit Kalantri
“Donating a dollar from two dollars is bigger donation than donating a dollar from hundred dollars.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“Little assistance is better than the largest intention.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“Some people , celebrities, pastors and churches are not feeding the poor, but are feeding their ego using poor people.

Matthew 6:2-3
Luke6:38
Proverb 19:17”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Without any aid, he does his work.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“When a man sets his heart to a fulfil his mission with all his might, invisible forces comes to his aid.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Most people aren’t lazy; they just need a little push to get going.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Before You Doubt Yourself: Pep Talks and other Crucial Discussions

Amit Kalantri
“In place of offering just advice and building hope, offer actual help and build trust.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“When you can't find the light, be the light.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

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