Sometimes the lack of substantive freedoms relates directly to economic poverty, which robs people of the freedom to satisfy hunger; or to achieve sufficient nutrition, or to obtain remedies for treatable illnesses or the opportunity to be adequatley clothed or sheltered, or to enjoy clean water or sanitary facilities.— Amartya Sen
Romantic Homeless People quotations
You can't change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it.
You can spend the money on new housing for poor people and the homeless, or you can spend it on a football stadium or a golf course.
People who are homeless are not social inadequates. They are people without homes.
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
What shocks me is that so many people leave care and become homeless, and when you're homeless you get into crime, prostitution and drugs, and it is a vicious circle. That's what we need to change.
People will sooner aid a sick dog lying on the sidewalk than to try to find shelter for a sick person. It's too much to deal with.
People can be so apathetic. They continue to ignore the real people trapped in poverty and homelessness. It's almost maddening
Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situation that threaten your peace of mind, self respect, values, morals and self worth.
Freedom is meaningless if people cannot put food in their stomachs, if they can have no shelter, if illiteracy and disease continue to dog them.
I always give homeless people money, and my friends yell at me, 'He's only going to buy more alcohol and cigarettes.' And I'm thinking, 'Oh, like I wasn't?'
People are not homeless if they're sleeping in the streets of their own hometowns.
Thinking is difficult, that's why most people judge.
Kids? It's like living with homeless people.
They're cute but they just chase you around all day long going, 'Can I have a dollar? I'm missing a shoe! I need a ride!
We just can’t stop people from being homeless if that’s their choice.
I often pay homeless people to come round and clean my car.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
These days many politicians are demanding change. Just like homeless people.
Adversities such as being homeless and going to prison has made many people stronger.
My daughter, dad where do homeless people come from? My answer, everywhere.
The planet does not need more "successful people". The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lover of all kinds.
Portland in particular is a cheap enough place to live that you can still develop your passion - painting, writing, music. People seem less status-conscious. Even wealthy people buy second-hand clothes and look a little bit homeless.
What we would like to do is change the world - make it a little simpler for people to feed, clothe, and shelter themselves as God intended for them to do.
The people from the suburbs are bringing along their suburban values: cleanliness, orderliness, safety - dullness, in other words. As a result, urban areas are being hollowed out. Just look at Times Square in New York. No more sex shops, no drugs, no homeless people. The area is clinically clean and incredibly dull.
Everyone comes with baggage. Find someone who loves you enough to help you unpack.
Behind the deceptive words designed to entice people into supporting violence -- words like democracy, freedom, self-defense, national security -- there is the reality of enormous wealth in the hands of a few, while billions of people in the world are hungry, sick, homeless.
I choose the poverty of our poor people.
But I am grateful to receive it (the Nobel) in the name of the hungry, the naked, the homeless, of the crippled, of the blind, of the lepers, of all those people who feel unwanted, unloved, uncared for throughout society, people that have become a burden to the society and are shunned by everyone.
A random group of homeless people under a bridge would be far more intellectually sound and principled than anything I've encountered at the university so far.
Intelligent people tend to have less friends than the average person. The smarter you are, the more selevtive you become.
The works of mercy are the opposite of the works of war, feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, nursing the sick, visiting the prisoner. But we are destroying crops, setting fire to entire villages and to the people in them. We are not performing the works of mercy but the works of war.
I'm not so sure that people consider homelessness to be as important as, say, the Vietnam War. One should never even try to equate them because, of course, they're tragedies on both sides of the coin.
[On her father, Ronald Reagan:] How do you argue with someone who states that the people who are sleeping on the grates of the streets of America 'are homeless by choice'?
When you start seeing your worth, you'll find it harder to stay around people who don't.
We needed to take a discrete population to give people the confidence that if we can end veterans' homelessness , we can attack chronic homelessness, families and other populations like foster youth, who each have distinct needs.
...these things become the norm: that some homeless people die of cold on the streets is not news. In contrast, a ten point drop on the stock markets of some cities, is a tragedy. A person dying is not news, but if the stock markets drop ten points it is a tragedy! Thus people are disposed of, as if they were trash.
Then a homeless man with a dog approached us and put his hand out.
This happens to be something that I have a real problem with: homeless people with pets who approach you for food when they have a perfectly delicious dog standing right there?
The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become.
Adolescents are attracted to tragic heroes.
That's why rock stars dress like homeless people. Adolescence is a fall. It's when every child becomes an orphan.
All these people talking about morality should just take a walk downtown.
They don't want to go downtown because instantly they see homeless people and they don't want to.
Just to be a functioning adult in the world, we develop all of these layers of protection. When we see homeless people, we don't cry, even though homeless people probably deserve our tears - you know, it's a horrible thing.
Stay close to people who feel like sunlight.
It would be great for everyone to grow up like I grew up, where everyone had a job. It would be nice for everybody. I'm the son of a "legal" immigrant. I think it would be nice for everyone to get back to work. Get rid of homelessness. People could work. I think if people give Donald Trump a chance, he'll do great.
When homeless people go camping, how do they know?
Poverty is not dated. Homeless people have looked the same since the thirteenth century. Go back to the times of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky. Look at photographs. It's amazing. The face on a homeless person is timeless.
I personally go to the airport looking like a homeless person, because I think people will leave me alone. But I dress myself with my luggage - all my luggage matches.
What we have found in this country, and maybe we're more aware of it now, is one problem that we've had, even in the best of times, and that is the people who are sleeping on the grates, the homeless, you might say, by choice.