poverty

A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on nobility, poverty, work, and manual labor

I cannot imagine anything nobler or more national than that for, say, one hour in the day we should all do the labor the poor must do, and thus identify ourselves with them and through them, with all mankind.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Source: The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas (Vintage Spiritual Classics), Pages: 195

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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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A Quote by Muhammad Yunus on business, success, how to succeed, poverty, and grameen

Business is about problem-solving, but it does not always have to be about maximizing profit. When I went into business, my interest was to figure out how to solve problems I see in front of me. That's why I looked at the poverty issue. I got involved in lots of things to address it, and one of them was money lending with loans and credits and savings accounts, and in the process I created Grameen Bank. So you can also have social objectives. Ask yourself these questions: Who are you? What kind of world do you want?

Muhammad Yunus

Source: Business 2.0: How To Succceed: Seek Big Rewards in Small Ideas: http://money.cnn.com/popups/2006/biz2/howtosucceed/16.html

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on compassion, poverty, morality, and society

True compassion is more than throwing a coin to a beggar.  It demands of our humanity that if we live in a society that produces beggars, we are morally commanded to restructure that society.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by unknown on surmang, tibet, poverty, mother and child health, and poverty alleviation

Generosity is giving without hope of reward and without fear of the consequences.  It arises from unfabricated wakefullness, seeing things as it is.

unknown

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A Quote by André Gide on man, dependant, slavery, independence, poverty, and kinship

Man! The most complex of creatures, and for this reason the most dependant of creatures. On everything that has formed you, you may depend. Do not balk at this apparent slavery….a debtor to many, you pay for your advantages by the same number of dependencies. Understand that independence is a form of poverty; that many things claim you, that many also claim kinship with you.

Andre Gide (1869 - 1951)

Source: The Journals of Andre Gide

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A Quote by Muhammad Yunus on entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, poverty, and talents

What is entrepreneurship, after all? Bigness is not the issue. Poor people are the ones who take challenges every day. The guy who sells a hot dog on the street is as much an entrepreneur as anyone else. Getting his $50 loan to start could be as difficult as finding $50 million for someone else. All people are entrepreneurs.

Muhammad Yunus

Source: FORTUNE Interview

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A Quote by Muhammad Yunus on poverty, potential, and human

...poor people are just as human as anyone else. They have just as much potential as anyone.

Muhammad Yunus

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A Quote by Muhammad Yunus on poverty, institutions, and policies

The one message that we are trying to promote all the time, that poverty in the world is an artificial creation. It doesn't belong to human civilization, and we can change that, we can make people come out of poverty and have the real state of affairs. So the only thing we have to do is to redesign our institutions and policies, and there will be no people who will be suffering from poverty. So I would hope that this award will make this message heard many times, and in a kind of forceful way, so that people start believing that we can create a poverty-free world. That's what I would like to do.

Muhammad Yunus

Source: Nobel Peace Prize Interview with Muhammad Yunus after being awared the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize: http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2006/yunus-telephone.html

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A Quote by Muhammad Yunus on poverty, institutions, charity, and opportunity

People can change their own lives, provided they have the right kind of institutional support. They're not asking for charity, charity is no solution to poverty. Poverty is the creation of opportunities like everybody else has, not the poor people, so bring them to the poor people, so that they can change their lives.

Muhammad Yunus

Source: Nobel Peace Prize Interview with Muhammad Yunus after being awared the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize: http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2006/yunus-telephone.html

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