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A Quote by David Bornstein on social enterprise, technology, information, environment, poverty, education, human rights, health, problems, and communication

The communications revolution has given millions of people both a wider and more detailed understanding of the world. Because of technology, ordinary citizens enjoy access to information that formerly was available only to elites and nation-states. One consequence of this change is that citizens have become acutely conscious of environmental destruction, entrenched poverty, health catastrophes, human rights abuses, failing education systems, and escalating violence. Another consequence is that people possess powerful communication tools to coordinate efforts to attack those problems.

David Bornstein

Source: How to Change the World : Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas , Pages: 7

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by unknown on maitreya, sharing, love, poverty, justice, hunger, starvation, shame, humanity, share, and brotherhood

"Throughout the world there are men, women and little children who have not even the essentials to stay alive; they crowd the cities of many of the poorest countries in the world. This crime fills Me with shame. My brothers, how can you watch these people die before your eyes and call yourselves men?"

- Maitreya, the World Teacher

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Source: Maitreya, the World Teacher

Contributed by: Hopeful

A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on mind, passions, indulgence, happiness, and poverty

We notice that the mind is a restless bird; the more it gets the more it wants, and still remains unsatisfied. The more we indulge our passions the more unbridled they become. Our ancestors, therefore, set a limit to our indulgences. They saw that happiness was largely a mental condition. A man is not necessarily happy because he is rich, or unhappy because he is poor.... Millions will always remain poor.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on service, doubt, poverty, weakness, and freedom

I will give you a talisman. Whenever you are in doubt, or when the self becomes too much with you, apply the following test. Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man whom you may have seen, and ask yourself, if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him. Will he gain anything by it? Will it restore him to a control over his own life and destiny? In other words, will it lead to swaraj [freedom] for the hungry and spiritually starving millions?

Then you will find your doubts and your self melt away.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by David Bornstein on globalization, poverty, labor, and informal economy

Much of the criticism of economic globalization has centered on factory labor abuses. But the majority of the world's poor are not employed in factories; they are self-employed -- as peasant farmers, rural peddlers, urban hawkers, and small producers, usually involved in agriculture and small trade in the world's vast "informal" economy ("informal" because economists have difficulty measuring it.).

David Bornstein

Source: How to Change the World : Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas , Pages: 151

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Alan Cohen on poverty, wealth, and thinking

"The cause of poverty is not scarcity. It is fear and small thinking."

Alan Cohen

Source: Mr Everit's Secret: What I Learned from the World's Richest Man, Pages: 12

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A Quote by Jimmy Carter on globalization, poverty, internet, truth, and jimmy carter

“Globalization, as defined by rich people like us, is a very nice thing... you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones, you are talking about computers. This doesn't affect two-thirds of the people of the world.”

Jimmy Carter (1924 -)

Source: Thinkexist.com

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A Quote by Jimmy Carter on literacy, globalization, poverty, sensitivity, and jimmy carter

“If you're totally illiterate and living on one dollar a day, the benefits of globalization never come to you.”

Jimmy Carter (1924 -)

Source: Thinkexist.com

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A Quote by Jimmy Carter on literacy, globalization, poverty, sensitivity, and jimmy carter

“If you're totally illiterate and living on one dollar a day, the benefits of globalization never come to you.”

Jimmy Carter (1924 -)

Source: Thinkexist.com

Contributed by: Zoe

A Quote by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne on impossibility, poverty, and soul

Poverty of goods is easily cured; poverty of soul impossible.

Michel Montaigne (1533 - 1592)

Contributed by: Zaady

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