poverty

A Quote by Keith Ferrazzi on poverty, perception, networking, self realization, community, and empowerment

Poverty, I realized, wasn't only a lack of financial resources; it was isolation from the kind of people that could help you make more of yourself.

Keith Ferrazzi

Source: Never Eat Alone

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A Quote by Kofi Annan on united nations, poverty, and change

In a world of plenty, continued suffering is a terrible stain on our conscience. It is inexcusable that we not strive, with every resource at our disposal, to eliminate suffering.

Kofi Annan

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on poverty, violence, and gandhi

Poverty is the worst form of violence.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Source: http://www.ieer.org/latest/oct2quot.html

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on revolution, values, poverty, wealth, capitalists, profits, justice, and third world

A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth. With righteous indignation, it will look across the seas and see individual capitalists of the West investing huge sums of money in Asia, Africa and South America, only to take the profits out with no concern for the social betterment of the countries, and say: "This is not just."

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Contributed by: Barry

A Quote by Bono on life, death, health, humankind, third world, poverty, and wealth

Where you live should not decide whether you live or whether you die.

Bono

Source: The U2 song 'Crumbs from your Table'

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A Quote by Raphie on drinking, poverty, and whiskey

He was a well whiskey on the rocks kind of guy. Draw your own conclusions, but let's just say it had something to do with the poor.

Raphie Frank

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A Quote by Muhammad Yunus on poverty, grameen bank, yunus, nobel, peace, money, and bonsai

Poor ppl are a like bonsai tree, a little tree.  You pick the seed of the tallest tree in the forest and take the best seed out of it, and plant it in a flower pot.  You get a tiny little tree, we call it a bonsai.  Nothing wrong with the seed, you've got the best seed possible.  Nothing wrong with the tree, because you actually picked the tallest tree in the forest.  But actually it grows this far... why?  Because we put them in the flower pot.  The base.  Society is the base.  And society is so stingy it doesn't give the poor ppl the space to grow.

So i say, change the base!  If you change the base, anybody will be as tall as anybody else!  My belief is poverty is not caused by poor ppl.  Poverty is caused by the system.  Poverty is caused by the policies that we pursue.

Muhammad Yunus

Source: Creating A Poverty Free World (Video)

Contributed by: Kyo

A Quote by Mother Teresa on love, pity, poverty, and dignity

What the poor need most is not pity but love. They need to feel respect for their human dignity, which is neither less nor different from the dignity of any other human being.

Mother Teresa (1910 - 1998)

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A Quote by Mother Theresa on god, love, prayer, and poverty

Make us, Lord, worthy to serve our brothers and sisters who are scattered all over the world, who live and die alone and poor. Give them today, using our hands, their daily bread. And, using our love, give them peace and happiness. Amen.

Mother Theresa

Contributed by: Lainie

A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on poverty, education, college, and class

When it is difficult for millions to make even the two ends meet, when millions are dying of starvation, it is monstrous to think of giving our relatives a costly education. Expansion of the mind will come from hard experience, not necessarily in the college or in the schoolroom....  The golden rule to apply in all such cases is resolutely to refuse to have what millions cannot. THis ability to refuse will not descend upon us all of a sudden. The first thing is to cultivate the mental attitude that we will not have possessions or facilities denied to millions, and the next immediate thing is to rearrange our lives as fast as possible in accordance with our mentality.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Source: The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas (Vintage Spiritual Classics), Pages: 204-5

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