When you come up in the slums, having nothin make you humble— Kevin Gates
Bashful Slum quotations
I know the world is filled with troubles and many injustices.
But reality is as beautiful as it is ugly. I think it is just as important to sing about beautiful mornings as it is to talk about slums. I just couldn't write anything without hope in it.
The employment of children is doing more to fill prisons, insane asylums, almshouses, reformatories, slums, and gin shops than all the efforts of reformers are doing to improve society.
Favelas [slums] are not always a problem. Favelas can sometimes really be a solution.
As far as service goes, it can take the form of a million things.
To do service, you don't have to be a doctor working in the slums for free, or become a social worker. Your position in life and what you do doesn't matter as much as how you do what you do.
The slum is the measure of civilization.
Strengthen the rural areas and you will find less people migrating to urban areas. You give them opportunity, self respect & self confidence, they will never go to an urban slum.
The tragedy of civil wars in countries like Angola and Mozambique is that they left many civilians maimed. Poverty is the reason HIV/AIDS spread so rapidly in the African townships and slums. Poverty is the real killer.
I had a void, God. Filled with whores & with blunts. I ain't have choice God I was born in the slums
Israel uses sophisticated attack jets and naval vessels to bomb densely-crowded refugee camps, schools, apartment blocks, mosques, and slums to attack a population that has no air force, no air defense, no navy, no heavy weapons, no artillery units, no mechanized armor, no command in control, no army and calls it a war.
God is in the slums, in the cardboard boxes where the poor play house.
God is in the silence of a mother who has infected her child with a virus that will end both their lives. God is in the cries heard under the rubble of war. God is in the debris of wasted opportunity and lives, and God is with us if we are with them.
Yo, you 14-carat gold slum computer wizard, Tappin' inside my rap vein causes blizzards!
Black is beautiful when it is a slum kid studying to enter college, when it is a man learning new skills for a new job. . . .
Roses can grow in slums just as weeds can grow around mansions.
Irish tory employers hid[e] their sweatshops behind orange flags, and Irish home rule landlords us[e] the green sunburst of Erin to cloak their rack-renting in the festering slums of our Irish towns.
The other day I dreamed that I was at the gates of heaven.
And St. Peter said, 'Go back to Earth, there are no slums up here.'
A world without huge regions of total wilderness would be a cage;
a world without lions and tigers and vultures and snakes and elk and bison would be - will be - a human zoo. A high-tech slum.
The slums are not a place of despair. Its inhabitants are all working towards a better life.
I was born in a slum, but the slum wasn't born in me.
I didn't say I wouldn't go into ghetto areas.
I've been in many of them and to some extent I would say this; if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
Beware the ends of the earth and the exotic: the drama is on your doorstep wherever the slums; are, wherever there is malnutrition, wherever there is exploitation and cruelty.
The fighter loses more than his pride in the fight;
he loses part of his future. He's a step closer to the slum he came from.
With breathtaking rapidity, we are destroying all that was lovely to look at and turning America into a prison house of the spirit. The affluent society, with relentless single-minded energy, is turning our cities, most of suburbia and most of our roadways into the most affluent slum on earth.
It is our dream that by the time we celebrate the 75th year of independent India, all the slums are replaced by cemented houses.
I grew up in a slum neighborhood - rows of tenements, with stoops, and kids all over the street. It was a real neighborhood - we played kick-the-can and ring-a-levio.
A religion true to its nature must also be concerned about man's social conditions....A ny religion that professes to be concerned with the souls of men and is not concerned with the slums that damn them, the economic conditions that strangle them, and the social conditions that cripple them is a dry-as-dust religion.
Government cannot close its eyes to the pollution of waters, to the erosion of soil, to the slashing of forests any more than it can close its eyes to the need for slum clearance and schools.
There is something patently insane about all the typewriters sleeping with all the beautiful plumbing in the beautiful office buildings -and all the people sleeping in the slums.
The Paris slums are a gathering-place for eccentric people - people who have fallen into solitary, half-mad grooves of life and given up trying to be normal or decent. Poverty frees them from ordinary standards of behavior, just as money frees people from work.
Slums may well be breeding-grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
Any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with.
Several generations of slum environment will produce a slum heredity.
Misery is when you heard on the radio that the neighborhood you live in is a slum but you always thought it was home.
We have much to be judged on when he comes, slums and battlefields and insane asylums, but these are the symptoms of our illness and the result of our failures in love.
Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime, but middle class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.