Our problems stem from our acceptance of this filthy, rotten system.— Dorothy Day
Courageous Social Problems quotations
Sometimes the easiest way to solve a problem is to stop participating in the problem.
I wish I could show you what a small marihuana cigarette can do to one of our degenerate Spanish-speaking residents. That's why our problem is so great; the greatest percentage of our population is composed of Spanish-speaking persons, most of who are low mentally, because of social and racial conditions.
Prisons do not disappear social problems, they disappear human beings.
Homelessness, unemployment, drug addiction, mental illness, and illiteracy are only a few of the problems that disappear from public view when the human beings contending with them are relegated to cages.
The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to undrstand. We listen to reply.
A lawyer’s either a social engineer or … a parasite on society … A social engineer [is] a highly skilled, perceptive, sensitive lawyer who [understands] the Constitution of the United States and [knows] how to explore its uses in the solving of problems of local communities and in bettering conditions of the underprivileged citizens.
All failures - neurotics, psychotics, criminals, drunkards, problem children, suicides, perverts, and prostitutes - are failures because they are lacking in social interest
Many people see technology as the problem behind the so-called digital divide.
Others see it as the solution. Technology is neither. It must operate in conjunction with business, economic, political and social system.
The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
Kids should speak to each other. They're horrid to each other online, they bully each other - they should shut up and stop it. The problem with social media is there is too much freedom. It's too much, too young.
Never depend upon institutions or government to solve any problem.
All social movements are founded by, guided by, motivated and seen through by the passion of individuals.
We must not depict socialism as if socialists will bring it to us on a plate all nicely dressed. That will never happen. Not a single problem of the class struggle has ever been solved in history except by violence. When violence is exercised by the working people, by the mass of exploited against the exploiters -- then we are for it!
Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved.
Until society can be reclaimed by an undivided humanity that will use its collective wisdom, cultural achievements, technological innovations, scientific knowledge, and innate creativity for its own benefit and for that of the natural world, all ecological problems will have their roots in social problems.
The infrastructure, institutions and social fabric of Venezuela are deteriorating, and people realize the Chavez government has been the problem, not the solution.
The physicians are the natural attorneys of the poor, and the social problems should largely be solved by them.
Be selective in your battles, don't make every problem a war.
Now a Protestant confronting a Catholic ghost is exactly Shakespeare's way of grappling with what was not simply a general social problem but one lived out in his own life.
Child labor perpetuates poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, population growth and other social problems.
Gun crime is a major cause of fear and distress throughout the UK.
The problem is deeply entrenched in a wide range of social and cultural factors and therefore not an isolated issue.
Running from your problems is just adding another one to the list.
The extinction of Homo Sapiens would mean survival for millions, if not billions, of Earth-dwelling species. Phasing out the human race will solve every problem on Earth - social and environmental.
The problem of peaceful transition to socialism, we do not discuss it as a theoretical question. But in America it is very difficult, and it is nearly impossible. That is why specifically in America we say that the road to the liberation of peoples, which will be the road of socialism will go through bullets in almost all countries.
The political problem of mankind is to combine three things: economic efficiency, social justice and individual liberty.
If it can be solved, theres no need to worry, and if it can't be solved, worry is of no use.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money.
Eugenics is ... the most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political and social problems.
Environmental problems are really social problems anyway.
They begin with people as the cause and end with people as the victims
Anyone can run away, it's super easy. Facing problems and working through them, that's what makes you strong.
...Any definition of a culture of peace must address the problem of achieving justice for communities and individuals who do not have the means to compete or cope without structured assistance and compassionate help.
No social problem is as universal as the oppression of the child
The idea that the State is capable of solving social problems is now viewed with great skepticism - which foretells a coming change. As soon as skepticism is applied to the State, the State falls, since it fails at everything except increasing its power, and so can only survive on propaganda, which relies on unquestioning faith.
Be grateful for small things, big things, and everything in between. Count your blessings, not your problems.
Imprisonment has become the response of first resort to far too many of our social problems.
The search for scapegoats is essentially an abnegation of responsibility: it indicates an inability to assess honestly and intelligently the true nature of the problems which lie at the root of social and economic difficulties and a lack of resolve in grappling with them.
Human creativity is unlimited. It is the capacity of humans to make things happen which didn't happen before. Creativity provides the key to solving our social and economic problems.
Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution,
We're living in a whole new social and economic order with a whole new set of problems and challenges. Old assumptions and old programs don't work in this new society and the more we try to stretch them to make them fit, the more we will be seen as running away from what is reality.
I grew up in and the teachers. I think I was very lucky. I think I had a lot of social capital, and so when I found myself in this position of influence, I just - then I started to engage a bit with some of the problems in the world and realize that I could actually have an impact.
If we really wish to put an end to our ongoing international and social problems we must eventually declare Earth and all of its resources as the common heritage of all the world's people.
There comes a point when you have to realize that you'll never be good enough for some people. The question is, is that your problem or theirs?
The problem that has no name-which is simply the fact that American women are kept from growing to their full human capacities-is taking a far greater toll on the physical and mental health of our country than any known disease.
As long as mankind is made up of independent individuals with free will, there cannot be any social status quo. Men will develop new urges, and these will give rise to new problems, which will require ever new solutions. Human life implies adventure, and there is no adventure without struggles and dangers.
Without a solution to the problems of the poor, we will not solve the problems of the world. We need projects, mechanisms and processes to implement better distribution of resources, from the creation of new jobs to the integral promotion of those who are excluded'.
In a free society, government reflects the soul of its people.
If people want change at the top, they will have to live in different ways. Our major social problems are not the cause of our decadence. They are a reflection of it.
Instead of solving economic problems, government welfare socialism created monstrous moral and spiritual problems - the kind of problems that are inevitable when individuals turn responsibility for their lives over to others.