poverty Quotes

With an agenda dominated by global security and U.N. reform, it appears that the decisions needed to lift millions of people from abject poverty are not being given the prominence they deserve.
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— Kumi Naidoo
If not one more cent in new aid money flowed [to Africa], we could with more urgency and efficiency and creativity be doing much more to take more people out of poverty.
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— 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.
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— Kumi Naidoo
The programs that came to be known as the New Deal were not simply handed down by the benevolence of FDR and the Democrats. They were fought for. And in the 1960s, it was the similar. You had incredible movements against Jim Crow, poverty and the Vietnam War in the 1960s.
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— Kshama Sawant
Today, we live in a world of incredible wealth and technology, alongside the most horrendous conditions of poverty, war and environmental crisis. This is result of capitalism, a system based on prioritizing profits not human need where the wealth is concentrated in the hands of a capitalist elite.
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— Kshama Sawant
While civilization is more than a high material living standard it is nevertheless based on material abundance. It does not thrive on abject poverty or in an atmosphere of resignation and hopelessness. Therefore, the end objectives of solar system exploration are social objectives, in the sense that they relate to or are dictated by present and future human needs.
— Krafft Arnold Ehricke
it is inconceivable that poverty eradication can make much headway in the absence of major advances in literacy.
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— Koichiro Matsuura
As an empowerment right, education is the primary vehicle by which economically and socially marginalised adults and children can lift themselves out of poverty, and obtain the means to participate fully in their communities.
— Koichiro Matsuura
...let us recognize that extreme poverty anywhere is a threat to human security everywhere. Let us recall that poverty is a denial of human rights. For the first time in history, in this age of unprecedented wealth and technical prowess, we have the power to save humanity from this shameful scourge. Let us summon the will to do it.
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— Kofi Annan
Whether our task is fighting poverty, stemming the spread of disease or saving innocent lives from mass murder, we have seen that we cannot succeed without the leadership of the strong and the engagement of all.
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— Kofi Annan
Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.
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— Kofi Annan
Poverty devastates families, communities and nations. It causes instability and political unrest and fuels conflict.
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— Kofi Annan
Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty, while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world.
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— Kofi Annan
To educate girls is to reduce poverty
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— Kofi Annan
From this vision of the role of the United Nations in the next century flow three key priorities for the future: eradicating poverty, preventing conflict and promoting democracy.
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— Kofi Annan
If we are to make poverty history, we must have the active participation of States, civil society and the private sector, as well as individual volunteers.
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— Kofi Annan
A hungry mind is not free, and I felt if we were really going to make a difference and fight poverty we should at least start with the ability to feed ourselves, and the millions of Africans who don't have it.
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— Kofi Annan
Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development, an essential complement to investments in roads, dams, clinics and factories.
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— Kofi Annan
Let us, above all, be clear that, without a convincing program of debt relief to start the new millennium, our objective of halving world poverty by 2015 will be only a pipe dream.
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— Kofi Annan
All our efforts to defeat poverty and pursue sustainable development will be in vain if environmental degradation and natural resource depletion continue unabated.
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— Kofi Annan
These often unsung heroes understand...that poverty, disease and famine are just as deadly and destructive as earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis. Individuals ...are taking on these challenges in their communities, volunteering to make a difference. They remain the true champions of our work towards the Millennium Development Goals.
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— Kofi Annan
Extreme poverty anywhere is a threat to human security everywhere.
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— Kofi Annan
I came from abject poverty. There was nowhere to go but up.
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— Kirk Douglas
My children didn't have my advantages; I was born into abject poverty.
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— Kirk Douglas
The link between peace and stability on the one hand, and social and economic growth on the other, is dialectic. Peace, poverty, and backwardness cannot mix in one region.
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— King Hussein I
It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.
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— Kin Hubbard
For me, unemployment and poverty in the Greater Montreal area is not mainly a problem of structure, or design, or statistics. It is a profoundly human situation.
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— Kim Campbell
It was a very economically depressed time [the 80s] and because of that, there was a lot of space. Everything was relatively dilapidated, and one could live on a pretty low income. One could live well below the poverty line and not suffer immensely.
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— Kiki Smith
Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.
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— Khalil Gibran
Poverty hides itself in thought before it surrenders to purses.
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— Khalil Gibran
Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness. An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation.
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— Khalil Gibran
The Millennium Declaration was a solemn pledge to free our fellow men, women and children from the abject and dehumanizing conditions of extreme poverty.
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— Kevin Watkins
Being born into poverty does not mean you are condemned to spend the rest of your life in poverty.
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— Kevin Harrington
Being in the neighborhood and the poverty stricken environment that I grew up in, I took a detour. I gravitated towards some of the individuals that did a lot of the wrong things with the right intentions.
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— Kevin Gates
I decided that the whole idea of what it means to be an artist was that somehow you are ontologically oriented toward poverty : "As an artist, you don't make money." I had to figure out some kind of way to guarantee that I'd be able to continue doing the work that I wanted to do, whether I made money from the work I was doing or not.
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— Kerry James Marshall
The psychological pain-and the ethical shame-of American poverty are made greater by the fact that this country possesses the wealth and the energy to raise all children to a minimally decent standard of living.
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— Kenneth Keniston
Yes, sin, sickness and disease, spiritual death, poverty and everything else that's of the devil once ruled us. But now, bless God, we rule them - for this is the Day of Dominion!
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— Kenneth E. Hagin
My grandfather, Harry Ferguson, was a butcher in Hill of Beath; so even though my grandparents lived in some poverty, we got loads of beef. My grandmother, Meg, was a fine Scottish cook who did slow cooking.
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— Kenneth Cranham
Barack Obama's been president for about eight hours; President Obama was here for eight years. So if you want to talk about numbers that matter, it's quantifying all the losses - the women who were slid into poverty, those who can't find meaningful work, and their children who deserve a better life.
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— Kellyanne Conway
You don't want to hear that there are over 60 million women in poverty on President [Barack] Obama's watch. And Hillary Clinton who has been fighting for women and children for 30 years. Where is the deliverable. Where is the product? Hillary Clinton has been fighting for herself for 30 years.
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— Kellyanne Conway