poor Quotes

The result of neo-colonialism is that foreign capital is used for the exploitation rather than for the development of the less developed parts of the world. Investment under neo-colonialism increases rather than decreases the gap between the rich and poor countries of the world.
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— Kwame Nkrumah
The city of Copenhagen is a climate crime scene tonight, with the guilty men and women fleeing to the airport in shame. World leaders had a once in a generation chance to change the world for good, to avert catastrophic climate change. In the end they produced a poor deal full of loopholes big enough to fly Air Force One through.
tags: crimes chance men women world shame poor leader
— Kumi Naidoo
I've come across a lot of people in my life who talk about poverty and talk about the poor, but you rarely have a sense that it matters to them to the point at which they will be willing to sacrifice something.
tags: people poverty sacrifice poor
— Kumi Naidoo
The plan was always to come to America, because Pakistan's a scary place. They don't have religious freedom. It's very poor, and there's a lot of violence and corruption.
tags: freedom violence poor religious america
— Kumail Nanjiani
When we think about millions of hungry children, we don't think about America. We relate the problem to other nations, like Ethiopia, India or Somalia. The sad truth is that one is five American kids is at risk due to poor nutrition.
tags: children truth sad problem child risk poor america india kids american
— Kristin Davis
I was very poor and I was a waitress, and it's hard to be a poor waitress in New York.
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— Kristin Davis
You all have your own distinct personal backgrounds. Of course some of you come from rich families, some from poor families. But circumstances beyond your control like that shouldn't determine who you are. You must all realize what you're worth on your own.
tags: personal control poor worth
— Koushun Takami
In an era of global abundance, our world has the resources to reduce dramatically the massive divides that persist between rich and poor, if only those resources can be unleashed in the service of all peoples.
tags: world service abundance poor
— Kofi Annan
The global HIV/AIDS epidemic is an unprecedented crisis that requires an unprecedented response. In particular it requires solidarity - between the healthy and the sick, between rich and poor, and above all, between richer and poorer nations. We have 30 million orphans already. How many more do we have to get, to wake up?
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— Kofi Annan
If globalization is to succeed, it must succeed for poor and rich alike. It must deliver rights no less than riches. It must provide social justice and equity no less than economic prosperity and enhanced communication.
tags: justice communication right poor economics
— Kofi Annan
The gap between the rich and the poor cannot keep growing without nothing being done about it.
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— Kofi Annan
The interesting thing is, everybody focuses on the global warming as an environmental issue, as something outside our daily lives. But actually the impact of global warming is with us today. Communities are suffering. Communities in poor countries are the ones paying the price, they are not the ones who are polluting, and we need to help them adapt.
tags: live suffering community help poor
— Kofi Annan
Microfinance recognizes that poor people are remarkable reservoirs of energy and knowledge
tags: people energy poor
— Kofi Annan
Let us work in partnerships between rich and poor to improve the opportunities of all human beings to build better lives.
tags: work live human poor opportunities
— Kofi Annan
You have made people listen. You have made people care, and you have taught us that whether we are poor or prosperous, we have only one world to share. You have taught young people that they do have the power to change the world.
tags: people power world young care poor shares
— Kofi Annan
We often hear a lot about subsidies, because it's often the powerful talking about the poor; the poor don't have enough voice to question the privileges.
tags: powerful poor questions
— Kofi Annan
I think we can make a difference in the lives of the poor, and the millions.
tags: live poor
— Kofi Annan
No, I don't admire the genius. But I admire and love the result of the genius's activity in the world, of which the great man is only the poor necessary tool, only, so to speak, the paltry awl to bore with.
tags: men world poor genius
— Knut Hamsun
I am a great supporter of bionics and this diversity in nature, this genetic diversity, is not available for free. We, as industrialized nations, have already sinned enough, and we have significantly reduced biodiversity in our countries. But now we expect the poor, less developed countries of the world to preserve their rainforests, mangrove forests and coral landscapes for us at no charge.
tags: nature world poor
— Klaus Topfer
The problem was the journalists who also did not understand much of my music, but they wrote about it. I think you fell into the usual trap laid out by parts of the press and other writers: that the poor musician has always to fight the evil companies and managers.
tags: evil problem fight poor music company
— Klaus Schulze
Human dignity is independent of national borders. We must always defend the interests of the poor and the persecuted in other countries.
tags: human poor dignity
— Kjell Magne Bondevik
My kids never had the advantages I had. I was born poor.
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— Kirk Douglas
My mother, we were a very poor family. When I was a kid, we would be in our little room, and there would be a knock on the door almost every night with a hobo begging for food. Even though we didn't even have enough to eat, my mother always found something to give them.
tags: food night poor mother kids
— Kirk Douglas
It is no disgrace to be poor, but it might as well be.
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— Kin Hubbard
There's another advantage to being poor - a doctor will cure you faster.
tags: poor advantage doctor
— Kin Hubbard
Beauty is . . . a valuable asset if you're poor or haven't any sense.
tags: beauty poor
— Kin Hubbard
Whether we are poor or rich or somewhere in between, we honor the Lord with all he has placed in our care. We open our hands to the poor and share the joy of generous Christian giving.
tags: joy giving care poor christian shares honor
— Kimberly Hahn
I think I really believed my childish thoughts back then. Using the determination of the poor, the childish thought that I can do it if I tried with all my might. But in reality...I never did get to defeat him. No. I couldn't beat him.
tags: thoughts poor determination
— Kim Young-kwang
Being poor is not an indication of potential or worth. It's a lack of resources.
tags: potential poor worth
— Kim Harrison
People tend to think of gentrification in terms of race because it's presented that way, and I think it's presented that way because in poor cities that's what's really going on. Beyond that, I think it's presented that way as a way for the people who are really pushing it to make it just a black problem, so people don't care.
tags: people problem care poor race black
— Killer Mike
I walked toward her office,lost in thought about Lish, and poor Steve,and all the other souls I'd sent out of this life,some quite literally. Where did they go?Did Steve go the same place as Lish?And was it vampire Steve ir normal Steve? What exactly happened to the souls when their human bodies died and became vampires?And then when the vampire bodies died?Hello,headache.
tags: thoughts human soul body poor vampire
— Kiersten White
You're too beautiful for your own good. Once you leave, we'll have to send some of the guards with you. You'll never survive on your own, poor thing.
tags: beautiful poor
— Kiera Cass
These poor kids in Baghdad have no running water, no showers. They wipe with baby wipes. My heart goes out to them.
tags: heart poor running water kids
— Kid Rock
Morality is a matter of money. Poor people cannot afford to have morals. So they have religion.
tags: people morality poor morals money
— Khushwant Singh
The nearest to my heart are a king without a kingdom and a poor man who does not know how to beg.
tags: men heart poor
— Khalil Gibran
If you are poor, shun association with him who measures men with the yardstick of riches.
tags: men poor
— Khalil Gibran
For the criminal who is weak and poor the narrow cell of death awaits; but honor and glory await the rich who conceal their crimes behind their gold and silver and inherited glory.
tags: crimes death poor honor criminal
— Khalil Gibran
The late King's great service for the Muslim world and his noble deeds of charity and assistance for the poor of humanity will be long remembered with reverence.
tags: humanity world service charity poor noble
— Khaleda Zia
When comparing human memory and computer memory it is clear that the human version has two distinct disadvantages. Firstly, as indeed I have experienced myself, due to aging, human memory can exhibit very poor short term recall.
tags: memory human aging poor computer
— Kevin Warwick
Reaganomics, that makes sense to me. It means if you don't have enough money, it's just because poor people are hoarding it.
tags: people poor money
— Kevin Rooney