Poverty Alleviation Quotes

Quotes tagged as "poverty-alleviation" (showing 1-30 of 35)
Christopher Hitchens
MT [Mother Teresa] was not a friend of the poor. She was a friend of poverty. She said that suffering was a gift from God. She spent her life opposing the only known cure for poverty, which is the empowerment of women and the emancipation of them from a livestock version of compulsory reproduction.”
Christopher Hitchens

Idowu Koyenikan
“It takes nothing to stay in poverty, but everything to break free from it.”
Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All Africans: How Every African Can Live the Life of Their Dreams

Muhammad Yunus
“If you go out into the real world, you cannot miss seeing that the poor are poor not because they are untrained or illiterate but because they cannot retain the returns of their labor. They have no control over capital, and it is the ability to control capital that gives people the power to rise out of poverty.”
Muhammad Yunus, Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty

Muhammad Yunus
“..things are never as complicated as they seem. It is only our arrogance that prompts us to find unnecessarily complicated answers to simple problems.”
Muhammad Yunus, Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty

Victor Hugo
“Intellectual and moral growth is no less indispensable than material improvement. Knowledge is a viaticum. Though is a prime necessity; truth is nourishment, like wheat. A reasoning faculty, deprived of knowledge and wisdom, pines away. We should feel the same pity for minds that do not eat as for stomachs. If there be anything sadder than a body perishing for want of bread, it is a mind dying of hunger for lack of light. All progress tends toward the solution. Some day, people will be amazed. As the human race ascends, the deepest layers will naturally emerge from the zone of distress. The effacement of wretchedness will be effected by a simple elevation level.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

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

Muhammad Yunus
“Th direct elimination of elimination of poverty should be the objective of all development aid. Development should be viewed as a human rights issue, not as a question of simply increasing the gross national product (GNP).”
Muhammad Yunus, Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty

Victor Hugo
“Let us never weary of repeating, that to think first of the disinherited and sorrowful classes; to relieve, ventilate, enlighten, and love them; to enlarge their horizon to a magnificent extent; to lavish upon them education in every shape; to set them an example of labor, and never of indolence; to lessen the weight of the individual burden by increasing the notion of the universal aim; to limit poverty without limiting wealth; to create vast fields of public and popular activity; to have, like Briareus, a hundred hands to stretch out on all sides to the crushed and the weak; to employ the collective power in the grand task of opening workshops for every arm, schools for every aptitude, and laboratories for every intellect; to increase wages, diminish toil, and balance the debit and credit--that is to say, proportion enjoyment to effort, and supply to demand; in a word, to evolve from the social machine, on behalf of those who suffer and those who are ignorant, more light and more comfort, is (and sympathetic souls must not forget it) the first of brotherly obligations, and (let egotistic hearts learn the fact) the first of political necessities.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Dalai Lama XIV
“The world has also learned that economic growth, by itself, cannot close the gap between rich and poor.”
Dalai Lama XIV, Compassion or Competition?

“We should always be realistic about our needs, steer clear of this over indulgence and self imposed poverty nonsense.”
Auliq Ice

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“If you are poor and go without food and clothes, don't hope for wealth in paradise, you are already forsaken”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Jacqueline Novogratz
“Poverty is too complex to be answered with a one-size-fits-all approach, and if there is any place that illustrates that complexity, as well as a better way forward, it is Rwanda.”
Jacqueline Novogratz, The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“The poor eats with his eyes, the rich with his mouth.”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Book of Wisdom

Matshona Dhliwayo
“How can poverty be alleviated?
When nobody eats until everyone eats at the same time.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

Frank Chodorov
“Despite the fact that social security is a fraud in every respect, there are many who, ignoring the evidence, support it because "we must not let the old folks suffer destitution." This implies that before 1937 it was habitual for children to cast their nonproductive parents into the gutter. There is no evidence for that, and there are no records supporting the implication that all over sixty-five regularly died of hunger. The present crop of children are just as considerate of their old folks as were the pre-1937 vintage, and it is a certainty that if their envelopes were not tapped they would be in better position to show their filial devotion. Besides, if the government did not take so much of our earnings, we would be better able to save for our later days.”
Frank Chodorov, The Income Tax: Root of All Evil

“A sure way a country can develop is through a true development of the masses. Yes! A sure way to ensure a true freedom of the people is for the people take up their own destiny into their hands and bond their strengths to positively dare with a clear vision and fortitude like the eagle for a great change in wisdom and in peace, devoid of rebellious motive, massacre and nepotism, and with tenacity, direct the thought, policy and inspiration of the few people who rule the masses for the best change ever! Until this is done, the masses shall always cry out of ignorance, not knowing the real power within them and beg at the feet of the few people for how they should live their lives!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“As long as poverty & hunger is prevalent in any continent or country, then the world at large is never safe.”
Auliq-Ice

Stephen Richards
“You have to look at many different aspects of a person’s life to decide what self-limiting belief is still active. For instance, if you are poor then that is an obvious self-limiting belief to tackle about your hang-up over having money.”
Stephen Richards, NAPS: Discover The Power Of Night Audio Programs

Agona Apell
“The rich don't know when they will die, but the world's poor don't know when they will live”
Agona Apell, The Success Genome Unravelled: Turning Men from Rot to Rock

“Never allow poverty and misery use you as its advertising agency for life, rather allow riches and splendour use you.”
Auliq-Ice

“Everyone is poor in one way or another, so there is no need to worry of where you belong, we are all rich and poor at the same time.”
Auliq Ice

“The defeat of your enemy lies within the peace of your heart and the humbleness of your thoughts.”
Auliq Ice

“We live in a world where we think too much of ourselves, but we feel too little for others.”
Nurudeen Ushawu

“It's sad to see the world live in ignorance full of pain only enjoyed luxuriously by the few stupid greedy ones.”
Auliq Ice

Sara Naveed
“Poverty is everywhere, Zarish. People should have the courage to get out of the vicious circle of it.”
Sara Naveed, Undying Affinity

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