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    poverty Quotes

    Social Security not only helps Americans enjoy a secure retirement, it has also kept millions of Americans out of poverty.
    — Zoe Lofgren
    tags: poverty  help  american 
    Even if you can't get rid of the heat, as long as you can get rid of bother with the heat, your body is always on a cool terrace. Even if you can't get rid of poverty, as long as you can get rid of the sadness of poverty, your mind always lives in a comfortable abode.
    — Zicheng Hong
    tags: poverty  live  sadness  body  mind 
    I had a tough childhood, yes. I was born in rural Bangladesh to parents who had had no education beyond high school. We moved to the UK where I grew up in poverty, in some of the worst conditions in a developed economy, before moving to the projects - heaven - and I went to unremarkable schools before going to university. My father was a bus conductor first and then a waiter, and my mother a seamstress.
    — Zia Haider Rahman
    Wealth and honor, benefits and blessings shall enrich my life; poverty and failures, grief and anxiety shall help fulfill it. In my life, I will serve heaven and earth; in death I will find peace.
    — Zhang Zai
    There are major disappointments with the outcomes of Solidarity: corruption, and major pockets of economic backwardness and even poverty. By and large, though, if there were a choice between the life Poles led in the 1970s and 1980s and now, nobody but a lunatic would say they wanted to have back what they had before.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    America has exercised its power to insist on elections in Palestine, which Hamas did win. Once they won, we then engaged in a policy not only of ostracism, but by financial boycott, in effect of undermining it, and creating more tension and radicalism and poverty in Gaza, which was susceptible to exploitation by Hamas.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    Some people just don't want to put in the effort. I just show up and say some lines and I'm famous. Anyone living below the poverty line just needs to shape up or be shipped out, you know?
    — Zach Braff
    tags: people  poverty  living 
    If you come from Africa with your economic poverty and your cultural riches, and you meet someone like Peter Gabriel or a person from a big record company, and they tell you that what you are doing is marvelous, that makes you feel powerful.
    — Youssou N'Dour
    I think people should know more of Africa in terms of its joie de vivre, its feeling for life. In spite of the images that one knows about Africa - the economic poverty, the corruption - there's a joy to living and a happiness in community, living together, in community life, which may be missing here in America.
    — Youssou N'Dour
    What do you think this very difficult situation will push? Especially in the hearts of those who are facing the starvation, facing the unemployment, facing this siege, facing the tragedy of their families - the poverty of their families. Some of them, they didn't find food to eat. What do you expect from them? In spite of death, our people are still patient. But patience has limits.
    — Yasser Arafat
    A lot of people don't know the culture shock of how you can be in a rich area and then be in poverty. People don't know how different it is over there.
    — Wiz Khalifa
    tags: people  poverty  culture 
    What is concerning is that work in the informal sector is characterised by vulnerability, low wages and no rights. So it is not the way that we lift people out of poverty in Africa.
    — Winnie Byanyima
    tags: people  work  poverty  right  africa 
    We need a race to the top so that we have policies and regulations that protect human rights, the environment and that reduce poverty.
    — Winnie Byanyima
    A few years ago the idea that extreme poverty was harmful was on the fringes of the economic and political debate. But having made the case we are now seeing an emerging consensus among business leaders, economic leaders, political leaders and even faith leaders.
    — Winnie Byanyima
    it is better to take experience, to suffer, to love, and to remember than to walk unscathed between the fires. I've had most immunities myself - the result of an independent income combined with a personality completely devoid of sexual attractions - the two fires of poverty and passion have therefore never burned me, and I am a lesser person for my safety.
    — Winifred Holtby
    I confess I could never see any good reason why dirt should always be a necessary concomitant of poverty.
    — Willis Gaylord Clark
    tags: poverty 
    Rather than trying to put an end to Eminem or some other rapper, politicians should think about why they're rapping. It's easier to try to censor some kid who's swearing about poverty than it is to stop the poverty.
    — Willie Nelson
    tags: poverty  kids  censor 
    A lot of country music is sad. I think most art comes out of poverty and hard times. It applies to music. Three chords and the truth - that's what a country song is. There is a lot of heartache in the world.
    — Willie Nelson
    tags: time  truth  poverty  world  sad  song  music  heartache 
    The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel; its poverty by how little.
    — William Ralph Inge
    tags: poverty  soul  wealth 
    Where you find obesity, you'll find poverty. It's a reflection of the South's struggle to raise its standard of living.
    — William R. Ferris
    I do not prize the word cheap. It is not a word of inspiration. It is the badge of poverty, the signal of distress. Cheap merchandise means cheap men and cheap men mean a cheap country.
    — William McKinley
    tags: men  poverty 
    The standard of matrimony is erected by affection and purity, and does not depend upon the height, or bulk, or color, or wealth, or poverty of individuals. Water will seek its level; nature will have free course; and heart will answer to heart.
    — William Lloyd Garrison
    If our life is not a course of humility, self-denial, renunciation of the world, poverty of spirit, and heavenly affection, we do not live the lives of Christians.
    — William Law
    Poverty, discrimination, and ignorance restrict growth.
    — William J. Clinton
    Global poverty is a powder keg that could be ignited by our indifference.
    — William J. Clinton
    tags: poverty 
    Simply put, unsustainable debt is helping to keep too many poor countries and poor people in poverty.
    — William J. Clinton
    tags: people  poverty  poor 
    If you want a future of shared prosperity, where the middle class is growing and poverty is declining, where the American Dream really is alive and well again, and where the United States remains the leading force for peace and justice and prosperity in a highly competitive world, you have to vote for Barack Obama.
    — William J. Clinton
    It turns out that advancing equal opportunity and economic empowerment is both morally right and good economics. Why? Because discrimination, poverty and ignorance restrict growth. We know that investments in education, infrastructure and scientific and technological research increase growth. They increase good jobs, and they create new wealth for all of us.
    — William J. Clinton
    Our cause is a common one. It is war between poverty and wealth. ... This moneyed power is fast eating up the substance of the people. We have made war upon it, and we mean to win it. If we can, we will win through the ballot box; if not, then we shall resort to sterner means.
    — William H. Sylvis
    tags: people  poverty  power  war  wealth 
    It would be hard to find a single instance of a direct assault by positive effort upon poverty, vice, and misery which has not either failed or, if it has not failed directly and entirely, has not entailed other evils greater than the one which it removed.
    — William Graham Sumner
    tags: evil  poverty  misery  positive 
    If admiration were not generally deemed the exclusive property of the rich, and contempt the constant lackey of poverty, the love of gain would cease to be an universal problem.
    — William Godwin
    You need only do three things in this country to avoid poverty - finish high school, marry before having a child, and marry after the age of 20. Only 8 percent of the families who do this are poor; 79 percent of those who fail to do this are poor.
    — William Galston
    tags: children  poverty  age  child  poor  school  marry  fail 
    Remember, aid cannot achieve the end of poverty. Only homegrown development base on the dynamism of individuals and firms in free markets can do that.
    — William Easterly
    Not to understand a treasure's worth till time has stole away the slighted good, is cause of half the poverty we feel, and makes the world the wilderness it is.
    — William Cowper
    tags: time  poverty  world  worth 
    But poverty, with most who whimper forthTheir long complaints, is self-inflicted woe;The effect of laziness, or sottish write.
    — William Cowper
    tags: poverty  write 
    Poverty is, except where there is an actual want of food and raiment, a thing much more imaginary than real. The shame of poverty-the shame of being thought poor-it is a great and fatal weakness, though arising in this country, from the fashion of the times themselves.
    — William Cobbett
    Give me, Lord, neither poverty nor riches.
    — William Cobbett
    tags: poverty 
    Poets are being pursued by the philosophers today, out of the poverty of philosophy. God damn it, you might think a man had no business to be writing, to be a poet unless some philosophic stinker gave him permission.
    — William Carlos Williams
    To discover one's own spiritual poverty is to achieve a positive conquest by the spirit.
    — William Barrett
    The word grace emphasizes at one and the same time the helpless poverty of man and the limitless kindness of God.
    — William Barclay
    tags: time  men  poverty  kindness  grace  god 
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