To hunger and thirst after righteousness is when nothing in the world can fascinate us so much as being near God.— Smith Wigglesworth
Memorable World Hunger quotations
The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.
You grow old when you lose interest in life, when you cease to dream, to hunger after new truths, and to search for new worlds to conquer. When your mind is open to new ideas, new interests, and when you raise the curtain and let in the sunshine and inspiration of new truths of life and the universe, you will be young and vital.
Our world today so desperately hungers for hope, yet uncounted people have almost given up. There is despair and hopelessness on every hand. Let us be faithful in proclaiming the hope that is in Jesus.
We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love.
The day that hunger is eradicated from the earth there will be the greatest spiritual explosion the world has ever known. Humanity cannot imagine the joy that will burst into the world.
Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice.
Nowhere in the world, in no act of genocide, in no war, are so many people killed per minute, per hour and per day as those who are killed by hunger and poverty on our planet.
The day hunger disappears, the world will see the greatest spiritual explosion humanity has ever seen.
Our policy is directed not against any country or doctrine but against hunger, poverty, desperation and chaos. Its purpose should be the revival of a working economy in the world so as to permit the emergence of political and social conditions in which free institutions can exist.
Some may wonder why I chose wildflowers when there are hunger and unemployment and the big bomb in the world. Well, I, for one, think we will survive, and I hope that along the way we can keep alive our experience with the flowering earth. For the bounty of nature is also one of the deep needs of man.
We need a Nuremberg to put on trial the economic order that they have imposed on us, that every three years kills more men, women and children by hunger and preventable or curable diseases than the death toll in six years of the second world war.
35 million people in the U.S. are hungry or don't know where their next meal is coming from, and 13 million of them are children. If another country were doing this to our children, we'd be at war.
Close to a billion people - one-eighth of the world's population - still live in hunger. Each year 2 million children die through malnutrition. This is happening at a time when doctors in Britain are warning of the spread of obesity. We are eating too much while others starve.
There is a lot of talk now about metal detectors and gun control.
Both are good things. But they are no more a solution than forks and spoons are a solution to world hunger.
Advertising tries to stimulate our sensuous desires, converting luxuries into necessities, but it only intensifies man's inner misery. The business world is bent on creating hungers which its wares never satisfy, and thus it adds to the frustrations and broken minds of our times.
Hunger is actually the worst weapon of mass destruction. It claims millions of victims each year.
God is the one who satisfies the passion for justice, the longing for spirituality, the hunger for relationship, the yearning for beauty. And God, the true God, is the God we see in Jesus of Nazareth, Israel's Messiah, the world's true Lord.
This must be a world of democracy and respect for human rights, a world freed from the horrors of poverty, hunger, deprivation and ignorance, relieved of the threat and the scourge of civil wars and external aggression and unburdened of the great tragedy of millions forced to become refugees.
We know that a peaceful world cannot long exist, one-third rich and two-thirds hungry.
I am more modest now, but I still think that one of the pleasantest of all emotions is to know that I, I with my brain and my hands, have nourished my beloved few, that I have concocted a stew or a story, a rarity or a plain dish, to sustain them truly against the hungers of the world.
If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger.
In this country that grows more food than any other nation on this earth, it is unthinkable that any child should go hungry.
It occurred to me that there wouldn't be world hunger, if you people would MOVE WHERE THE FOOD IS!!!
Pay attention to the hungry, both in this country and around the world.
Pay attention to the poor. Pay attention to our responsibilities for world peace. We are our brother's keeper.
There are genuinely sufficient resources in the world to ensure that no one, nowhere, at no time, should go hungry.
Peace, to have meaning for many who have only known suffering in both peace and war, must be translated into bread or rice, shelter, health and education, as well as freedom and human dignity.
Wherever I go people recognize me, call my name, cheer for me.
But there are names no one cares to remember, that no one cheers for: the 805 million people suffering from hunger in the world today.
Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world.
The forgotten world is made up primarily of the developing nations, where most of the people, comprising more than fifty percent of the total world population, live in poverty, with hunger as a constant companion and fear of famine a continual menace.
Before you speak, it is necessary for you to listen, for God speaks in the silence of the heart.
The war against hunger is truly mankind's war of liberation.
A hungry man is not a free man.
The heart that breaks open can contain the whole universe.
.. All is registered in the 'boundless heart' of the bodhisattva. Through our deepest and innermost reponses to our world - to hunger and torture and the threat of annihilation - we touch that boundless heart.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.