There is a power under your control that is greater than poverty, greater than the lack of education, greater than all your fears and superstitions combined. It is the power to take possession of your own mind and direct it to whatever ends you may desire.— Andrew Carnegie
Profound Ending Poverty quotations
Wars are bred by poverty and oppression.
Continued peace is possible only in a relatively free and prosperous world.
It is not great wealth in a few individuals that proves a country is prosperous, but great general wealth evenly distributed among the people. . .
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 devastates families, communities and nations.
It causes instability and political unrest and fuels conflict.
Peace does not fare well where poverty and deprivation reign.
It does not flourish where there is ignorance and a lack of education and information.
Remember, aid cannot achieve the end of poverty.
Only homegrown development base on the dynamism of individuals and firms in free markets can do that.
We know that a peaceful world cannot long exist, one-third rich and two-thirds hungry.
I don't think people understand that being poor means you have to work from dawn until dusk just to survive through the day. I think there's some notion that poor people lie about all day not doing anything.
Through periodic increases over the next three decades under Democratic and Republican administrations alike, the nation achieved one of the fundamental goals of a just society, which is that no one who works for a living should have to live in poverty.
If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger.
Tomorrow is Now... If we act, 2015 can be a year for the history books. It can be the year that we put the world on the path to end extreme poverty; the year we place sustainability at the heart of our future; and the year that we agree that every person should be able to lead a life of dignity and opportunity.
Handouts are not going to end global poverty, but work - real work - just might.
Hunger is not an issue of charity. It is an issue of justice.
Out of abysses of Illiteracy, Through labyrinths of Lies, Across wastelands of Disease . . . We advance Out of dead-ends of Poverty, Through wilderness of Superstition, Across barricades of Jim Crowism . . . We advance.
The issue of poverty is not a statistical issue. It is a human issue.
We, who have so much, must do more to help those in need.
And most of all, we must live simply, so that others may simply live.
The key to ending extreme poverty is to enable the poorest of the poor to get their foot on the ladder of development. The ladder of development hovers overhead, and the poorest of the poor are stuck beneath it. They lack the minimum amount of capital necessary to get a foothold, and therefore need a boost up to the first rung.
The notion that aid can alleviate systemic poverty, and has done so, is a myth.
Millions in Africa are poorer today because of aid; misery and poverty have not ended but increased. Aid has been, and continues to be, an unmitigated political, economic, and humanitarian disaster for most parts of the developing world.
When a government lasts a long while, it deteriorates by insensible degrees.
Republics end through luxury, monarchies through poverty.
The war against hunger is truly mankind's war of liberation.
A hungry man is not a free man.
Almsgiving tends to perpetuate poverty; aid does away with it once and for all
It is a tragic mix-up when the United States spends 500,000 for every enemy soldier killed, and only 53 annually on the victims of poverty.
Most of the poverty and misery in the world is due to bad government, lack of democracy, weak states, internal strife, and so on.
To a man with an empty stomach food is God
Peace does not fare well where poverty and deprivation reign
At the most basic level, the key to ending extreme poverty is to enable the poorest of the poor to get their foot on the ladder of development.
How unthinkable that, in a country of such bursting plenty, so many people are facing ongoing hunger and poverty. If we are truly each other's keepers, let's support school lunches, food stamps, neighborhood garden projects, and so many other wonderful programs working to put an end to this cruel and needless blight once and for all.
A hungry man can't see right or wrong. He just sees food.
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.
poverty is like a pain, dormant and unbearable as long as you don't move about too much. You grow used to it, you end up by paying no attention to it. But once you presume to bring it out in the daylight, it becomes terrifying, you see it at last in all its squalor and you shrink from exposing it to the sun.
I know that government doesn't have the all solutions that real solutions do not come from the top down. Instead, the ways to end poverty come from all of us. We are part of the solution.
We don't actually have rich and poor together instead we have a family.
What does it mean? If you have resources, you hold them with open hands. The mark of the early church was that they began sharing and it said there were no needy persons among them. They ended poverty as they created this new loving community.