Take every penny you have set aside for aid for Tanzania and spend it in the UK, explaining to people the facts and causes of poverty.— Julius Nyerere
Spectacular Causes Of Poverty quotations
Playing it safe and taking no risks is a shortcut to poverty
No matter how worthy the cause, it is robbery, theft, and injustice to confiscate the property of one person and give it to another to whom it does not belong.
Two things cause people to be destroyed: fear of poverty and seeking superiority through pride.
Capitalists control the machineries. They create difficulties to the workers. Consequently rationalism, which has to lead the way for peaceful life to all, has resulted in causing poverty and worries to the people because of dominating forces.
Many people are so poor because the only thing they have is money.
Poverty is not the root cause of crime.
Peace is something more than the absence of war, although some nations would be thankful for that alone today. A durable and equitable peace system requires equal development opportunities for all nations.
Poverty is a form of hell caused by man's blindness to God's unlimited good for him. You should be prosperous, well supplied and have abundance of good because it is your divine heritage. Your creator wants you that way.
Poverty devastates families, communities and nations.
It causes instability and political unrest and fuels conflict.
A true revolution of values will soon cause us to question the fairness and justice of many of our present policies... True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar. A true revolution of values will soon look on uneasily upon the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth with righteous indignation.
When we are shown scenes of starving children in Africa, with a call for us to do something to help them, the underlying ideological message is something like: "Don't think, don't politicize, forget about the true causes of their poverty, just act, contribute money, so that you will not have to think!
Are we interested in treating the symptoms of poverty and economic stagnation through income redistribution and class warfare, or do we want to go at the root causes of poverty and economic stagnation by promoting pro-growth policies that promote prosperity?
There are no causes of poverty. To ask what causes poverty is like asking what causes coldit is the absence of energy. Similarly poverty is the absence of wealth. We should ask, ‘what are the causes of wealth?’
Practically all government attempts to redistribute wealth and income tend to smother productive incentives and lead toward general impoverishment.
Poverty is caused by sin and disobeying the word of god.
If the cause of poverty is marginalization, the cure is inclusion.
Poverty is about low, self-esteem and a lack of role models and opportunities.
Without money, people resort to de-dignifying activities in order to support themselves. We free people through education and entrepreneurship. Freedom is self-determination, and you can't self-determine without understanding money and capitalism.
The main cause of poverty or financial struggle is fear and ignorance, not the economy or the government or the rich.
One of the primary reasons why people struggle financially is because they cannot control their emotion of fear.
The dirty truth is that the rich are the great cause of poverty.
The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.
Peace does not fare well where poverty and deprivation reign
Your poverty today is because of who you are.
Want wealth? Let go of your anchors and inhibitions and change yourself.
Somebody says, 'Well, I can't be concerned about other people.
About the best I can do is to take care of myself' Well, then you will always be poor.
We all have families who are longing for peace in the world and an end to the suffering caused by poverty, disease, and hunger. Untold numbers of our friends, our neighbors, our parents, and our children, are hoping that there is more understanding, more generosity, more genuine friendship, and more caring among people of all faiths and cultures.
A pacifism which can see the cruelties only of occasional military warfare and is blind to the continuous cruelties of our social system is worthless.
We cannot wait any longer to deal with the structural causes of poverty, in order to heal our society from an illness that can only lead to new crises.
poverty has no causes. Only prosperity has causes. Analogically, heat is a result of active processes; it has causes. But cold is not the result of any processes; it is only the absence of heat. Just so, the great cold of poverty and economic stagnation is merely the absence of economic development.
Our cause is a common one. It is war between poverty and wealth. ... This moneyed power is fast eating up the substance of the people. We have made war upon it, and we mean to win it. If we can, we will win through the ballot box; if not, then we shall resort to sterner means.
The only way to break the cycle of unwed motherhood, fatherless children, poverty, crime, and welfare is to recognize that welfare causes more problems than it cures.
One of the major causes of poverty is a lack of family planning.
Governments and nonprofit organizations need to encourage poor people to use birth control so that they don't have unexpected babies, which will only make poorer families poorer.
The root cause of poverty is social injustice and the bad government that abets it
The essential role of the environment is still marginal in discussions about poverty. While we continue to debate these initiatives, environmental degradation, including the loss of biodiversity and topsoil, accelerates, causing development efforts to falter.
To seek "causes" of poverty in this way is to enter an intellectual dead end because poverty has no causes. Only prosperity has causes.