Poverty Alleviation Quotes

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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

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

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

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

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

“Both wealth and poverty tend to themselves.”
Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr, The Wealth Reference Guide: An American Classic

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

“Lack of financial planning is the root of all empty wallets”
Mac Duke The Strategist

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

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

“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

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

“Inclusive and sustainable economic growth can drive progress and generate the means to implement the Sustainable Development Goals.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“You are a collection of your own thoughts. What thoughts you generate these are accumulated and formed your own destiny.
If you richly think, you become rich, if you poorly think poor, you become poor. Therefore, your thought is the master of your own life.”
Lord Robin

“I hate poverty as much as she hates me that's why we do not go along. Where ever she see's me, she runs like never before, she hates me so much because I shine too bright that it affects her eyes and makes her blind to notice me.”
Deborah Nwakwesili.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Poor people are generally a reminder that hard work can be ineffective.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Danielle Hawa Tarigha
“Extreme poverty isn’t just an African issue or an Asian issue or a South American issue. It is a global issue. Before flying overseas to help relieve poverty abroad, consider the poverty in your own backyard.

Every country on every continent has people impacted by poverty—whether it is relative or absolute. Bringing extreme poverty down to zero will take more trial and error, more methods, more innovation, and more communication. Most importantly, it will take more trust—the trust that people are aware of their problems and are creative enough to solve them when given the right resources. People need opportunities, connections, and education to learn more about life’s possibilities, not handouts, performative sympathy, and empty promises.”
Danielle Hawa Tarigha, Uplift and Empower: A Guide To Understanding Extreme Poverty and Poverty Alleviation

Danielle Hawa Tarigha
“The country you live in impacts nearly every aspect of your life. From the factors I have observed, this impact can be broadly categorized into opportunities and trust. In Richland, individuals’ lives are replete with opportunity and there is little reason not to trust the institutions in their lives, yet not everything is as perfect as it seems on a mental, emotional, and cultural level. In Poorland, the daily fight for survival takes precedence over most other elements of life and trust levels are low. Even the ground a person lives on can be taken away at a moment’s notice with little opportunity or basis for defense.”
Danielle Hawa Tarigha, Uplift and Empower: A Guide To Understanding Extreme Poverty and Poverty Alleviation

Danielle Hawa Tarigha
“Working closely with recipients and understanding the needs of others requires a level of trust, credibility, and closeness that community leaders are best positioned to develop.

Community leaders can serve as mentors, communicators, and friends who represent the values and priorities most important to the populations they support.

At this level of giving, customizing aid to the specific needs of individuals becomes a natural byproduct of the types of relationships formed.”
Danielle Hawa Tarigha, Uplift and Empower: A Guide To Understanding Extreme Poverty and Poverty Alleviation

Danielle Hawa Tarigha
“Extreme poverty isn’t just an African issue or an Asian issue or a South American issue. It is a global issue. Before flying overseas to help relieve poverty abroad, consider the poverty in your own backyard.

Every country on every continent has people impacted by poverty—whether it is relative or absolute. Bringing extreme poverty down to zero will take more trial and error, more methods, more innovation, and more communication. Most importantly, it will take more trust—the trust that people are aware of their problems and are creative enough to solve them when given the right resources.”
Danielle Hawa Tarigha, Uplift and Empower: A Guide to Understanding Extreme Poverty and Poverty Alleviation

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