Quotations on Poverty

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Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together and if you continue to use the labor of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty, you will have both poverty and child labor to the end of time.
- Grace Abbott
(Keywords: Time, Children, Disease, End, Labor, Poverty, Treatment, Will)

We will not be intimidated or pushed off the world stage by people who do not like what we stand for, and that is, freedom, democracy and the fight against disease, poverty and terrorism.
- Madeleine Albright
(Keywords: People, Democracy, Disease, Fight, Freedom, Poverty, Terrorism, Will, World)

Thus the castle of each feudal chieftain became a school of chivalry, into which any noble youth, whose parents were from poverty unable to educate him to the art of war, was readily received.
- Horatio Alger
(Keywords: Art, War, Chivalry, Parents, Poverty, School, Youth)

Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty, while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world.
- Kofi Annan
(Keywords: People, Hope, Countries, Open, Poverty, Prosperity, World)

As far as we are concerned, we are ready to leave today, tomorrow, at any time, to join the people of Haiti, to share in their suffering, help rebuild the country, moving from misery to poverty with dignity.
- Jean-Bertrand Aristide
(Keywords: Time, People, Country, Dignity, Help, Misery, Poverty, Suffering, Today, Tomorrow)

In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Life, Comfort, Deeds, Friends, Old, Poverty, Weakness)

Poverty is an anomaly to rich people; it is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell.
- Walter Bagehot
(Keywords: People, Poverty, Want)

In the past, we spoke of poverty, misery only in the south. Now there is a lot of misery, a lot of bad that creates victims in the north as well. This has become manifest: the global system was not made to serve the good of all, but to serve multinational companies.
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Keywords: Misery, Now, Past, Poverty, Victims)

Injustice, poverty, slavery, ignorance - these may be cured by reform or revolution. But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals, individual and collective, a vast variety of them, seldom predictable, at times incompatible.
- Isaiah Berlin
(Keywords: Men, Goals, Positive, Fighting, Revolution, Ignorance, Injustice, May, Poverty, Reform, Slavery, Variety)

I grew up below the poverty line; I didn't have as much as other people did. I think it made me stronger as a person, it built my character. Now I have a 4.0 grade point average and I want to go to college, and just become a better person.
- Justin Bieber
(Keywords: People, Character, College, Now, Poverty, Want)

Think about it: Every educated person is not rich, but almost every education person has a job and a way out of poverty. So education is a fundamental solution to poverty.
- Kathleen Blanco
(Keywords: Education, Job, Poverty, Solution)

Poverty is everyone's problem. It cuts across any line you can name: age, race, social, geographic or religious. Whether you are black or white; rich, middle-class or poor, we are ALL touched by poverty.
- Kathleen Blanco
(Keywords: Age, Poor, Poverty, Race, Religious)

I know that government doesn't have the all solutions that real solutions do not come from the top down. Instead, the ways to end poverty come from all of us. We are part of the solution.
- Kathleen Blanco
(Keywords: Government, End, Poverty, Solution)

It wasn't simply that Clinton created the greatest prosperity in the country's history. Or that we created 22 million new jobs, more than ever before. Under Clinton, poverty was reduced 25%.
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Keywords: History, Country, Jobs, Poverty, Prosperity)

The forgotten world is made up primarily of the developing nations, where most of the people, comprising more than fifty percent of the total world population, live in poverty, with hunger as a constant companion and fear of famine a continual menace.
- Norman Borlaug
(Keywords: People, Fear, Famine, Hunger, Nations, Population, Poverty, World)

Left-wing politicians take away your liberty in the name of children and of fighting poverty, while right-wing politicians do it in the name of family values and fighting drugs. Either way, government gets bigger and you become less free.
- Harry Browne
(Keywords: Family, Government, Values, Children, Drugs, Fighting, Liberty, Name, Politicians, Poverty, Right)

Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father.
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Keywords: Mother, Father, Crime, May, Poverty, Sense)

Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things.
- Eric Butterworth
(Keywords: Money, Living, Poverty, Prosperity, Thinking)

On the one hand we have got to ask, are there some areas of universal benefits that are no longer affordable? But on the other hand let us look at the issue of dependency where we have trapped people in poverty through the extent of welfare that they have.
- David Cameron
(Keywords: People, Benefits, Poverty, Welfare)

For me, unemployment and poverty in the Greater Montreal area is not mainly a problem of structure, or design, or statistics. It is a profoundly human situation.
- Kim Campbell
(Keywords: Design, Poverty, Statistics, Unemployment)

My sisters and I were fortunate to travel through Asia and Europe at very young ages. We confronted extraordinary beauty in Athens and unspeakable poverty in India.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter
(Keywords: Beauty, Travel, Athens, Europe, Poverty, Sisters)

My family kinda hit the skids. We were experiencing poverty at that point. We all got a job, where the whole family had to work as security guards and janitors. And I just got angry.
- Jim Carrey
(Keywords: Family, Work, Job, Poverty, Security)

Life is an ordeal, albeit an exciting one, but I wouldn't trade it for the good old days of poverty and obscurity.
- Jim Carrey
(Keywords: Life, Obscurity, Old, Poverty, Trade)

Abortion is defended today as a means of ensuring the equality and independence of women, and as a solution to the problems of single parenting, child abuse, and the feminization of poverty.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Equality, Parenting, Women, Abortion, Abuse, Independence, Poverty, Problems, Solution, Today)

We have had virtually unlimited access to abortion for nearly twenty years. Yet during that same period, more and more women and children have slipped into poverty.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Women, Abortion, Children, Poverty, Years)

Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.
- Coco Chanel
(Keywords: People, Luxury, Poverty, Vulgarity)

There are 4 billion cell phones in use today. Many of them are in the hands of market vendors, rickshaw drivers, and others who've historically lacked access to education and opportunity. Information networks have become a great leveler, and we should use them together to help lift people out of poverty and give them a freedom from want.
- Hillary Clinton
(Keywords: Education, People, Opportunity, Freedom, Help, Information, Poverty, Today, Want)

A whole generation of Americans will retire in poverty instead of prosperity, because they simply are not preparing for retirement now.
- Scott Cook
(Keywords: Americans, Now, Poverty, Prosperity, Retirement, Will)

No family gets rich from earning the minimum wage. In fact, the current minimum wage does not even lift a family out of poverty.
- Jon Corzine
(Keywords: Family, Fact, Poverty, Wage)

By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
- Elijah Cummings
(Keywords: Education, Children, Crime, Drugs, Generations, Help, Nation, Poverty, Prosperity, Students)

The price of indulging yourself in your youth in the things you cannot afford is poverty and dependence in your old age.
- Dorothy Dix
(Keywords: Age, Dependence, Old, Poverty, Youth)

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
- Frederick Douglass
(Keywords: Society, Class, Ignorance, Justice, Poverty, Property, Will)

We have common enemies today. It's called childhood poverty. It's called cancer. It's called AIDS. It's called Parkinson's. It's called Muscular Dystrophy.
- Jerry Doyle
(Keywords: Cancer, Childhood, Enemies, Poverty, Today)

The native American has been generally despised by his white conquerors for his poverty and simplicity.
- Charles Eastman
(Keywords: American, Poverty, Simplicity)

The poor man wishes to conceal his poverty, and the rich man his wealth: the former fears lest he be despised, the latter lest he be plundered.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
(Keywords: Man, Poor, Poverty, Wishes)

Far less wealthy industrialized countries have committed to end child poverty, while the United States is sliding backwards. We can do better. We must demand that our leaders do better.
- Marian Wright Edelman
(Keywords: Countries, End, Leaders, Poverty, states, United)

While Haiti has recently celebrated more than 200 years of independence from French colonial rule, the citizens of the island remain vulnerable to poverty, poor health, and political chaos.
- Eliot Engel
(Keywords: Health, Chaos, Independence, Poor, Poverty, Years)

But, we have had the debate in our country now for a number of years as to whether or not free trade agreements are good for economic growth and economic opportunity in creating jobs and lifting people out of poverty.
- Donald Evans
(Keywords: People, Opportunity, Growth, Country, Debate, Jobs, Now, Poverty, Trade, Years)

A Harris poll I've seen says only 12 percent of the electorate names taxes as one of the most important issues facing the nation. Voters put tax cuts dead last, behind education, Social Security, health care, Medicare and poverty.
- Lane Evans
(Keywords: Health, Education, Care, Tax, Names, Nation, Poverty, Security, Tax cuts, Taxes)

Anywhere you have extreme poverty and no national health insurance, no promise of health care regardless of social standing, that's where you see the sharp limitations of market-based health care.
- Paul Farmer
(Keywords: Health, Care, Extreme, Limitations, Poverty, Promise)

There's no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty.
- George Farquhar
(Keywords: Crime, Poverty, Scandal)

There is no scandal like rags, nor any crime so shameful as poverty.
- George Farquhar
(Keywords: Crime, Poverty, Scandal)

Without Social Security, poverty rates for African American seniors would more than double.
- Chaka Fattah
(Keywords: African, American, Poverty, Security)

Poverty and the rule of race that is called apartheid drive the Transkeian migrant from security on the land to work in the cities, and then back again.
- Ruth First
(Keywords: Work, Cities, Land, Poverty, Race, Security)

State government has too often been used to look out for the insiders and not the citizens. This has insulated poverty from progress, and need from remedy.
- Ernie Fletcher
(Keywords: Government, Progress, Poverty, State)

Social Security is one of the greatest achievements of the American government, protecting our elderly against poverty and assuring young people of a more secure future.
- Mark Foley
(Keywords: Government, People, American, Elderly, Future, Poverty, Security)

Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.
- Henry Ford
(Keywords: Charity, Crime, Cure, Poverty, Punishment, Wrong)

I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life.
- Anatole France
(Keywords: Life, Fate, Gifts, Poor, Poverty, Value)

Before this learning experience, I had assumed that with regard to programs that sought to help people out of poverty, the political world was essentially divided into two camps: conservatives who opposed these for a variety of reasons, and liberals who supported them.
- Barney Frank
(Keywords: Experience, People, Help, Learning, Liberals, Poverty, Variety, World)

The point is that there is tremendous hypocrisy among the Christian right. And I think that Christian voters should start looking at global warming and extreme poverty as a religious issue that speaks to the culture of life.
- Al Franken
(Keywords: Life, Christian, Culture, Extreme, Global warming, Hypocrisy, Poverty, Religious, Right)



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