poverty

A Quote by unknown on poverty and inequality

Poverty is a great equalizer.

unknown

Source: Can't Remember

Contributed by: 3xR

A Quote by sunshiine on rich, law, poverty, and inequality

While rich men make the laws, there will always be poverty

Wendy Slee

Contributed by: sunshiine

A Quote by Bill Gates on business, capitalism, conscious capitalism, conscious business, creative capitalism, corporations, poverty, and social enterprise

We are living in a phenomenal age. If we can spend the early decades of the 21st century finding approaches that meet the needs of the poor in ways that generate profits and recognition for business, we will have found a sustainable way to reduce poverty in the world.

Bill Gates

Source: Bill Gates: World Economic Forum 2008: http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/exec/billg/speeches/2008/01-24WEFDavos.mspx

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Og Mandino on depression, fear, inferiority, uncertainty, poverty, incompetent, insignificant, emotions, difficulty, adversity, and stress

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.

Og Mandino

Source: From a website

Contributed by: Emily

A Quote by Thurgood Marshall on poverty, wealthy, poor, wealth, united states, u s, goal, inequality, gap between rich and poor, and human rights

"A child born to a black mother in a state like Mississippi . . . has the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It's not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for."

Thurgood Marshall (1908 - 1993)

Source: Thieves in High Places: They've Stolen Our Country--And It's Time to Take It Back, Pages: 116

Contributed by: Inukshuk

A Quote by Muhammad Yunus on development and poverty

In the world of development, if one mixes the poor and the nonpoor in a program, the nonpoor will always drive out the poor, and the less poor will drive out the more poor, unless protective measures are instituted right at the beginning.  In such cases, the nonpoor reap the benefits of all that is done in the name of the poor.

Muhammad Yunus

Source: Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty, Pages: 42

Contributed by: John

A Quote by Sol Luckman on luke soloman, beginners luke, begging, poverty, nonchalance, money, earning, abundance, co-creation, manifestation, homeless, career, possibility, trenchant, funny, humor, comedy, and social satire

I adopted a begging posture that suggested genteel poverty combined with a certain affable nonchalance. People found this irresistible. They lavished money on me. Within days I exceeded ten dollars an hour. I began to save money and even, following Blue’s lead, tithed to the less fortunate. I became less pessimistic, thought less about how cruel the streets can be. I actually considered begging a legitimate career possibility.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 77..78

Contributed by: Alyce

A Quote by Mother Teresa on love, poverty, charity, and compassion

I want you to find the poor here, right in your own home first. And begin love there. Be that good news to your own people.

Mother Teresa (1910 - 1998)

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Mother Teresa on love, smile, poverty, and charity

You have to do that here in your country. You must come to know the poor. Maybe our people here have material things, everything, but I think that if we all look into our own homes, how difficult we find it sometimes to smile at each other, and that the smile is the beginning of love.

Mother Teresa (1910 - 1998)

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Don Miguel Ruiz on selfishness, poverty, abundance, and love

Selfishness comes from poverty in the heart, from the belief that love is not abundant.

Don Miguel Ruiz

Source: The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship (Toltec Wisdom Book)

Contributed by: Gaia Team

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