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    The curriculum of the school did not neglect India's cultural, analytical and scientific heritage, but was very involved also with the rest of the world.
    — Amartya Sen
    tags: world  india  school  neglect 
     
    Development requires major source of unfreedom: poverty as well as tyranny, poor economic opportunities as well as systematic social deprivation, neglect of public facilities as well as intolerance or overactivity of repressive states.
    — Amartya Sen
    The notion of human right builds on our shared humanity. These rights are not derived from the citizenship of any country, or the membership of any nation, but are presumed to be claims or entitlements of every human being. They differ, therefore, from constitutionally created rights guaranteed for specific people.
    — Amartya Sen
    tags: humanity  people  human  right 
     
    There are Muslims of all kinds. The idea of closing them into a single identity is wrong.
    — Amartya Sen
    tags: identity  wrong  ideas 
     
    No substantial famine has ever occurred in any independent and democratic country with a relatively free press.
    — Amartya Sen
    Democracy is a universal value
    — Amartya Sen
    tags: value  democracy 
     
    we must go on fighting for basic education for all, but also emphasize the importance of the content of education. We have to make sure that sectarian schooling does not convert education into a prison, rather than being a passport to the wide world.
    — Amartya Sen
    Human ordeals thrive on ignorance. To understand a problem with clarity is already half way towards solving it.
    — Amartya Sen
    A society can be Pareto optimal and still perfectly disgusting.
    — Amartya Sen
    tags: society 
     
    There are some people who say that they’re concerned only with poverty but not inequality. But I don’t think that is a sustainable thought. A lot of poverty is, in fact, inequality because of the connection between income and capability-having adequate resources to take part in the life of the community.
    — Amartya Sen
    Starvation is the characteristic of some people not having enough food to eat. It is not the characteristic of there being not enough food to eat.
    — Amartya Sen
    tags: people  food 
     
    Freedoms are not only the primary ends of development, they are also among its principal means.
    — Amartya Sen
    Imparting education not only enlightens the receiver, but also broadens the giver - the teachers, the parents, the friends.
    — Amartya Sen
    No famine has ever taken place in the history of the world in a functioning democracy.
    — Amartya Sen
    tags: world  democracy 
     
    Globalization can be very unjust and unfair and unequal, but these are matters under our control. It’s not that we don’t need the market economy. We need it. But the market economy should not have priority or dominance over other institutions.
    — Amartya Sen
    tags: control 
     
    Progress is more plausibly judged by the reduction of deprivation than by the further enrichment of the opulent
    — Amartya Sen
    tags: progress 
     
    Poverty is the deprivation of opportunity.
    — Amartya Sen
    Empowering women is key to building a future we want
    — Amartya Sen
    tags: women  future  key 
     
    The success of a society is to be evaluated primarily by the freedoms that members of the society enjoy.
    — Amartya Sen
    tags: society  freedom  success 
     
    Human development, as an approach, is concerned with what I take to be the basic development idea: namely, advancing the richness of human life, rather than the richness of the economy in which human beings live, which is only a part of it.
    — Amartya Sen
    tags: live  development  human 
     
    I believe that virtually all the problems in the world come from inequality of one kind or another.
    — Amartya Sen
    tags: world  believe  problem 
     
    Economic growth without investment in human development is unsustainable - and unethical
    — Amartya Sen
    Poverty is not just a lack of money; it is not having the capability to realize one's full potential as a human being
    — Amartya Sen
    tags: poverty  human  potential 
     
    There are few subjects that match the social significance of women's education in the contemporary world.
    — Amartya Sen
    It was incredible to me that members of one community could kill members of another not for anything personal that they did but simply based on their identity.
    — Amartya Sen
    The exchange between different cultures can not possibly be seen as a threat, when it is friendly. But I believe that the dissatisfaction with the overall architecture often depends on the quality of leadership.
    — Amartya Sen
    But once we recognize that many ideas that are taken to be quintessentially Western have also flourished in other civilizations, we also see that these ideas are not as culture-specific as is sometimes claimed. We need not begin with pessimism, at least on this ground, about the prospects of reasoned humanism in the world.
    — Amartya Sen
    Globalization is a complex issue, partly because economic globalization is only one part of it. Globalization is greater global closeness, and that is cultural, social, political, as well as economic.
    — Amartya Sen
    A defeated argument that refuses to be obliterated can remain very alive.
    — Amartya Sen
    Anything that increases the voice of young women tends therefore to reduce the fertility rate.
    — Amartya Sen
    tags: women  young 
     
    Unceasing change turns the wheel of life, and so reality is shown in all it's many forms. Dwell peacefully as change itself liberates all suffering sentient beings and brings them great joy.
    — Amartya Sen
    tags: reality  joy  suffering 
     
    I think that so many of our abilities to do things depend on interaction with each other.
    — Amartya Sen
    The lack of economic freedom could be a very major reason for loss of liberty, liberty of life.
    — Amartya Sen
    It is important to reclaim for humanity the ground that has been taken from it by various arbitrarily narrow formulations of the demands of rationality
    — Amartya Sen
    tags: humanity 
     
    Famines occur under a colonial administration, like the British Raj in India or for that matter in Ireland, or under military dictators in one country after another, like Somalia and Ethiopia, or in one-party states like the Soviet Union and China.
    — Amartya Sen
    tags: military  india 
     
    The best hope for peace in the world lies in the simple but far-reaching recognition that we all have many different associations and affiliations, and we need not see ourselves as being rigidly divided by a single categorization of hardened groups, which confront each other.
    — Amartya Sen
    tags: peace  world  lies  hope 
     
    There’s a clear and strong connection between fertility reduction and women’s literacy and empowerment, including women’s gainful employment. If you look at the more than 300 districts of India, the strongest influences in explaining fertility variations are women’s literacy and gainful economic employment.
    — Amartya Sen
    While I am interested both in economics and in philosophy, the union of my interests in the two fields far exceeds their intersection.
    — Amartya Sen
    Violence is fomented by the imposition of singular and belligerent identities on gullible people, championed by proficient artisans of terror.
    — Amartya Sen
    the identity of an individual is essentially a function of her choices, rather than the discovery of an immutable attribute
    — Amartya Sen
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