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    While a few poor countries are catching up with the rich world, the differences between the richest and poorest individuals around the globe are huge and likely growing.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: world  poor 
    In March [1972] the unity of Pakistan depended on the suppression of the secessionists. But to carry it out with such brutality on the people instead of on those responsible wasn't necessary. That's not the way to convince poor people who've been told that with the Six Points there'll be no more hurricanes, no more floods, no more hunger. I spoke out against such methods more emphatically than anyone else, and when no one dared do so.
    — Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
    tags: people  hunger  poor 
    In fact, it is the dictatorship's policy that isolates the people of Burma while it reaches out to different countries every year and opens new embassies around the world. It is the dictatorship's policy that kills civilians and makes people poor. As long as the dictatorship is in power, foreign trade and investment in Burma will not benefit people. Instead, it will end up fueling the oppression in Burma.
    — Zoya Phan
    tags: people  power  world  poor  facts  oppression  year 
    If the nation is rich but people are poor, the country cannot be strong, and society will be unstable.
    — Zong Qinghou
    tags: people  society  poor  strong 
    The public doesn't have to be hostile to the rich. "Robbing the rich to help the poor' will only drive the rich away to other countries along with their money. As a matter of fact, their wealth should be respected. All wealth in China belongs to the country.
    — Zong Qinghou
    tags: help  poor  facts  money  wealth 
    In Caribbean there is no middle class: you're either rich or you're poor. And the ladder to success is not really a ladder, it's a chain; once you reach a certain level, you can't go back and you can only keep going forward.
    — Zoe Saldana
    tags: poor  success 
    I was really poor for most of my adult life.
    — Zoe Leonard
    tags: adult  poor 
    I was lucky to come from a difficult area. It teaches you not just about football but also life. There were lots of kids from different races and poor families. People had to struggle to get through the day.
    — Zinedine Zidane
    tags: people  struggle  poor  kids  race  football 
    My father's music gives hope to people and also inspires them to break the bonds of injustice and to be positive in life. I've seen that everywhere I go, especially in poor countries and poor neighborhoods.
    — Ziggy Marley
    If a poor house is well kept, or a poor girl well groomed, there is elegance if not beauty. If good people should come upon hard times, why should they immediately give up on themselves?
    — Zicheng Hong
    tags: beauty  time  people  girls  poor 
    When enlightened people are so poor that they cannot help others, if they speak a word to awaken the confused or to resolve a problem, there is also boundless merit in that.
    — Zicheng Hong
    tags: people  problem  help  poor 
    Yes. Otherwise I could have done a lot of Hollywood movies. After Crouching Tiger I got a lot of offers, but I turned them down because they were all victim roles - poor girls sold to America to be a wife or whatever. I know I have the ability to go deeper, to take on more original roles than that.
    — Zhang Ziyi
    tags: girls  poor  movie  america  wife  victim 
    I used to ask myself why American universities are financed through endowments. Now I know: During the early days of America, the state was poor and when citizens wanted to set something up, they needed to collect money themselves. Historically, this was different in Europe. There used to be a strong state, a monarch or a king. He provided money.
    — Zhang Xin
    We have two choices: One is to continue to see a poor, ill, crying Africa, carrying guns, that depends on other people forever, or to promote an Africa which is confident, peaceful, independent, but cognizant of its huge problems and great values at the same time.
    — Zeresenay Alemseged
    With the more endowed nations constrained by their own higher technological capacity for self-destruction as well as by self interest, war may have become a luxury that only the poor peoples of this world can afford.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    tags: world  self  poor  war 
    Too rich to be relevant to the world's poor, [Europe] attracts immigration but cannot encourage imitation. Too passive regarding international security. Too self-satisfied, it acts as if its central political goal is to become the worlds most comfortable retirement home. Too set in its ways, it fears multicultural diversity
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    Ill health is an important factor that forces the poor to remain poor. If they make a little bit of money, one episode of illness can wipe them out.
    — Zafrullah Chowdhury
    tags: health  illness  poor  money 
    Yeah i thought about making the character of JD gay... But then i thought, but what about all the poor girls dreams you'll be crushing
    — Zach Braff
    Professors of literature, who for the most part are genteel but mediocre men, can make but a poor defense of their profession, and the professors of science, who are frequently men of great intelligence but of limited interests and education
    — Yvor Winters
    If you look at the world's top 50 drugs being sold today, they are being marketed and sold by companies that did not invent them. I respect patents. I'll pay a royalty. But I shouldn't be denied the right to produce drugs for poor people at reasonable prices.
    — Yusuf Hamied
    When the idle poor, Become the idle rich, You'll never know, Just who is who, Or who is which.
    — Yip Harburg
    tags: poor 
    My accomplishment has helped millions of kids see that they can come from a poor family and go somewhere, make something out of themselves. Ive been doing it for seven years professionally.
    — Wyclef Jean
    tags: poor  kids  year 
    I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: poor  liberty 
    I came from the South and I know what war is, for I have seen its wreckage and terrible ruin. It is easy for me as President to declare war. I do not have to fight, and neither do the gentlemen on the Hill who now clamour for it. It is some poor farmer's boy, or son of some poor widow away off in some modest community, or perhaps the scion of a great family, who will have to do the fighting.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: community  fight  poor  fighting  boys  war  son 
    I grew up so poor in Austria that we never took a vacation with my family.
    — Wolfgang Puck
    tags: poor 
    The chemists work with inaccurate and poor measuring services, but they employ very good materials. The physicists, on the other hand, use excellent methods and accurate instruments, but they apply these to very inferior materials. The physical chemists combine both these characteristics in that they apply imprecise methods to impure materials.
    — Wolfgang Ostwald
    tags: work  service  poor 
    Sometimes I watch myself fly. For in the history of human flight it is not yet so very late; and a man may still wonder once in a while and ask: how is it that I, poor earth-habitituated animal, can fly?
    — Wolfgang Langewiesche
    tags: animals  men  human  wonder  poor 
    In the US a child born into a poor family will become a poor adult. The american dream is just that - it is not true, because of the level of extreme inequality.
    — Winnie Byanyima
    public work brings a vicarious but assured sense of immortality. We may be poor, weak, timid, in debt to our landlady, bullied by our nieces, stiff in the joints, shortsighted and distressed; we shall perish, but the cause endures; the cause is great.
    — Winifred Holtby
    tags: work  poor  immortality 
    It was a different sexual situation going on than it is in the '80s and '90s, and I did a very poor job of describing that.
    — Wilt Chamberlain
    tags: job  poor  sexual 
    I was always a self-proclaimed poor slider.
    — Willie Stargell
    tags: poor 
    Anybody can be unhappy. We can all be hurt. You don't have to be poor to need something or somebody. Rednecks, hippies, misfits - we're all the same. Gay or straight? So what? It doesn't matter to me. We have to be concerned about other people, regardless.
    — Willie Nelson
    tags: people  hurt  poor  gay 
    You don't have to be poor to need something or somebody.
    — Willie Nelson
    tags: poor 
    Even a poor translator couldn't kill a style that moves with such narrative clarity.
    — William Zinsser
    tags: clarity  poor 
    An island Utopia in a modern, busy, everyday world. A land where there are neither rich nor poor. A heaven on earth - without a fence around it.
    — William Wrigley, Jr.
    tags: world  earth  poor  heaven 
    Christians believe themselves to be the aristocracy of heaven upon earth, they are admitted to the spiritual court, while millions of men in foreign lands have never been presented. They bow their knees and say they are 'miserable sinners,' and their hearts rankle with abominable pride. Poor infatuated fools! Their servility is real and their insolence is real but their king is a phantom and their palace is a dream.
    — William Winwood Reade
    The nominal budget is a poor indicator of the impact of government outlays and revenues.
    — William Vickrey
    tags: poor  government 
    People that trust wholly to other's charity, and without industry of their own, will always be poor.
    — William Temple
    tags: people  trust  charity  poor 
    The only way for a rich man to be healthy is by exercise and abstinence, to live as if he were poor.
    — William Temple
    tags: men  live  poor  healthy  exercise 
    This war differs from other wars, in this particular. We are not fighting armies but a hostile people, and must make old and young, rich and poor, feel the hard hand of war.
    — William Tecumseh Sherman
    tags: people  young  poor  fighting  war 
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