Quotations on Famine
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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)
Man can and must prevent the tragedy of famine in the future instead of merely trying with pious regret to salvage the human wreckage of the famine, as he has so often done in the past.
- Norman Borlaug
(Keywords: Famine, Future, Man, Past, Regret, Tragedy, Trying)
During the past three years spectacular progress has been made in increasing wheat, rice, and maize production in several of the most populous developing countries of southern Asia, where widespread famine appeared inevitable only five years ago.
- Norman Borlaug
(Keywords: Progress, Countries, Famine, Past, Production, Years)
While I was writing Wild Swans I thought the famine was the result of economic mismanagement but during the research I realised that it was something more sinister.
- Jung Chang
(Keywords: Thought, Famine, Research, Result, Swans, Writing)
We are the nation the most powerful, the most armed and we are supplying arms and money to the rest of the world where we are not ourselves fighting. We are eating while there is famine in the world.
- Dorothy Day
(Keywords: Money, Eating, Famine, Fighting, Nation, Rest, World)
Agriculture is now a motorized food industry, the same thing in its essence as the production of corpses in the gas chambers and the extermination camps, the same thing as blockades and the reduction of countries to famine, the same thing as the manufacture of hydrogen bombs.
- Martin Heidegger
(Keywords: Food, Agriculture, Bombs, Countries, Famine, Now, Production)
So that a famine price is vague, and the plan subject to all the inconvenience now experienced.
- Joseph Hume
(Keywords: Famine, Now)
The glory of the old Irish nation, which in our hour will grow young and strong again. Should we fail, the country will not be worth more than it is now. The sword of famine is less sparing than the bayonet of the soldier.
- Thomas F. Meagher
(Keywords: Country, Famine, Glory, Irish, Nation, Now, Old, Will, Worth)
This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands.
- Barack Obama
(Keywords: Children, Famine, Oceans, Storms, Will, World)
They can rule the world while they can persuade us our pain belongs in some order is death by famine worse than death by suicide, than a life of famine and suicide...?
- Adrienne Rich
(Keywords: Death, Life, Famine, Order, Pain, Suicide, World)
War, famine, poverty and oppression of the workers will continue while woman makes life cheap. They will cease only when she limits her reproductivity and human life is no longer a thing to be wasted.
- Margaret Sanger
(Keywords: Life, War, Famine, Limits, Oppression, Poverty, Will, Woman, Workers)
Americans are blessed with great plenty; we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation to assist those who are suffering from poverty, disease, war and famine.
- Adam Schiff
(Keywords: War, People, Americans, Disease, Famine, Obligation, Poverty, Suffering)
There are the manufacturing multitudes of England; they must have work, and find markets for their work; if machines and the Black Country are ugly, famine would be uglier still.
- Goldwin Smith
(Keywords: Work, Country, EnglFamine, Machines, Manufacturing, Ugly)
I was teaching in one of the universities while the country was suffering from a severe famine. People were dying of hunger, and I felt very helpless. As an economist, I had no tool in my tool box to fix that kind of situation.
- Muhammad Yunus
(Keywords: People, Country, Dying, Famine, Hunger, Suffering, Teaching)