Want is one only of five giants on the road of reconstruction; the others are Disease, Ignorance, Squalor, and Idleness.— Baron William Henry Beveridge
Special Squalor quotations
Want is one only of five giants on the road of reconstruction;
the others are Disease, Ignorance, Squalor, and Idleness.
Men of integrity, by their very existence, rekindle the belief that as a people we can live above the level of moral squalor. We need that belief; a cynical community is a corrupt community.
In a community where public services have failed to keep abreast of private consumption things are very different. Here, in an atmosphere of private opulence and public squalor, the private goods have full sway.
There is something deeply attractive, at least to quite a lot of people, about squalor, misery, and vice. They are regarded as more authentic, and certainly more exciting, than cleanliness, happiness, and virtue.
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.
Straightforwardness and simplicity are in keeping with goodness.
The things that are essential are acquired with little bother; it is the luxuries that call for toil and effort. To want simply what is enough nowadays suggests to people primitiveness and squalor.
South Africa is such a fraught place to live.
The anxiety about crime, the crunching on racial eggshells, the juxtaposition of First World materialism with Third World squalor.
Better a sovereign in squalor than a slave in splendor.
Poor America, of what avail is all her wealth, if the individuals comprising the nation are wretchedly poor? If they live in squalor, in filth, in crime, with hope and joy gone, a homeless, soulless army of human prey.
Suppose we took a thousand negatives.
.. combining the elegances, the squalor, the curiosities, the monuments, the sad faces, the triumphant faces, the power, the irony, the strength, the decay, the past, the present, the future of a city - that would be my favorite picture.
No one is demonizing or even saying anything as intemperate as Donald Trump has said about blacks living in squalor conditions.
Morality is similar to religion - it is a somniferous drug which blinds people from seeing the squalor of their lives.
Straightforwardness and simplicity are in keeping with goodness.
The things that are essential are acquired with little bother;
it is the luxuries that call for toil and effort.
The nation which once held the creed that greatness is achieved by production, is now told that it is achieved by squalor.
Nowhere more than in New York does the contest between squalor and splendor so sharply present itself.
Having been issued the false prospectus of happiness through unlimited sex, modern man concludes, when he is not happy with his life, that his sex has not been unlimited enough. If welfare does not eliminate squalor, we need more welfare; if sex does not bring happiness, we need more sex.
She was privileged enough to feel at home anywhere, and to equate squalor with authenticity.
There's no question that in my lifetime, the contrast between what I called private affluence and public squalor has become very much greater.
The poet who writes "free" verse is like Robinson Crusoe on his desert island: he must do all his cooking, laundry and darning for himself. In a few exceptional cases, this manly independence produces something original and impressive, but more often the result is squalor - dirty sheets on the unmade bed and empty bottles on the unswept floor.
People get frightened that success is going to take them out of life.
They're no longer going to be on the corner of Bedlam and Squalor; life will only be something you can get through the mail.
The studious class are their own victims: they are thin and pale, their feet are cold, their heads are hot, the night is without sleep, the day a fear of interruption --pallor, squalor, hunger, and egotism.
Thank you, Occupy Wall Street. With your vivid example of anticapitalist squalor, I've been able to convince all three of my children to become investment bankers.
We all seek comfort, and I don't pretend to want to live in squalor.
There's no question that in my lifetime, the contrast between what I called private affluence and public squalor has become very much greater. What do we worry about? We worry about our schools. We worry about our public recreational facilities. We worry about our law enforcement and our public housing. All of the things that bear upon our standard of living are in the public sector.
We're not going to let people die in squalor because we are Republicans.
In the event of a violent revolution, we would be sorely outnumbered.
And when it was all over, the Negro would face the same unchanged conditions, the same squalor and deprivation-the only difference being that his bitterness would be even more intense, his disenchantment even more abject. Thus, in purely practical as well as moral terms, the American Negro has no rational alternative to nonviolence.
The most abiding memory of visiting Lucian Freud's studio were his eyes, with the gimlet gaze of a Hooded Falcon. But he made for very relaxing company, quick to be amused at the world and his own peccadilloes. He enjoyed the seedy squalor of his rooms in a posh house in the most desirable part of Holland Park, and living up to his persona as an oddball bohemian.
The information age has been driven and dominated by technopreneurs.
We now have to apply these technologies in saving lives, improving livelihoods and lifting millions of people out of squalor, misery and suffering. In other words, our focus must now move from the geeks to the meek.
That is the American experiment. An ethnic group arriving on America's shores, to be reviled and hazed, living in squalor, or if they are lucky Squalor Heights, working hard to give their children or grandchildren the opportunity to sh*t on the next group landing on our shores.
The distractions, the exhaustions, the savage noises, the demands of town life, are, for me, mortal enemies to thought, to sleep,and to study; its extremes of squalor and of splendor do not stimulate, but sadden me; certain phases of its society I profoundly value, but would sacrifice them to the heaven of country quiet, if I had to choose between.
Organisation of social insurance should be treated as one part only of a comprehensive policy of social progress. Social insurance fully developed may provide income security; it is an attack upon Want. But Want is one only of five giants on the road of reconstruction and in some ways the easiest to attack. The others are Disease, Ignorance, Squalor and Idleness.
all the small squalors of the body, known only to oneself, insignificant in youth, easily dismissed, in old age became dominant and entered into fulfilment of the tyranny they had always threatened.
In the invincible and indescribable squalor of Harlem .
.. I was tormented. I felt caged, like an animal. I wanted to escape. I felt if I did not get out I would slowly strangle.