127 Total Quotes

Poverty Quotes

 Aristotle
Poverty is the parent of revolution
Aristotle
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Offhand, the only North American writers I can think of who have come from a background of rural poverty and gone on to write about it have been Negroes.
Alden Nowlan
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Our second millennium faces the reality of growing poverty in two-thirds of the planet, ... Water is becoming scarce, holes deplete the ozone layer and along with biodiversity, the Amazon is being destroyed. Entire nations are condemned to wander as disinherited immigrants, mortal illnesses hover over humanity, and terrorism lurks.
Alfredo Palacio
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I think that sometimes environmentalists can be out of touch with the reality of poverty, of the challenges that face people who have just emerged from civil war. Wildlife conservation can't happen in isolation.
Greg Cummings
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There was never a war on poverty. Maybe there was a skirmish on poverty.
Andrew Cuomo
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I believe the war on poverty is a more American idea than the war on the war on poverty. I believe that most people feel like that. And I believe that it ain't over till it's over.
Bruce Springsteen
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Sathya Baba
Poverty is the highest of riches and a thousand times superior to a king’s wealth.
Sathya Baba
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
The hopes of the Republic cannot forever tolerate either undeserved poverty or self-serving wealth.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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They need to talk to me and they need to talk to other support folks who are making poverty wages. Most of them are working so they can have health care benefits.
Sharon Scott
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There has not been much progress against poverty over the last three decades. Poverty rates were in the 11 to 12 percent range from 1969 to 1979.
Sheldon Danziger
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Asian governments are making significant progress in the fight against poverty.
Ifzal Ali
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Vicente Fox
If we keep wasting time, if we keep running in circles ... we will keep having more poverty,
Vicente Fox
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The Arab began to understand that is not poverty creating terror, but terror creating poverty. They are the victims of their own errors.
Shimon Peres
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That is one of the bitter curses of poverty; it leaves no right to be generous.
George Gissing
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The fact is if a hurricane hit any urban city, you would have seen the same thing, ... Poverty is right beneath the surface.
Pedro Noguera
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If you look at most of the communities where poverty exists, it's predominantly black. It's not happening in Hyde Park. It's happening in predominantly black neighborhoods. What else would you expect to see other than black-on-black crimes?
Tom Jones
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To have nothing is not poverty
Latin Proverb
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It is astonishing how little one feels poverty when one loves.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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We only read about problems on the border, drug smuggling, poverty and immigration, and we don't see that Mexico in many ways is a solution for the United States as much as it is a problem.
Rob Allyn
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It reveals the overlap between poverty and race in the U.S.. It also points out the deep poverty that exists in this country. We have a tremendous divide.
Bryan Fair
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The data is clear. These are very high-poverty districts that have been neglected for 50 years. And the last three or four years that we have been really working hard, there is substantial evidence that the state's investment is paying off for these kids.
David Sciarra
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Roughly 40 percent of older black and Hispanic women who live alone live in poverty.
Victoria Velkoff
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There are subgroups among the old who still have fairly high levels of poverty, including older women, and especially those who live alone.
Victoria Velkoff
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The school system cannot single-handedly rid Roanoke city of poverty or the effects of poverty.
David Carson
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A big chunk of those are teachers we put in high-poverty schools to increase the teacher-to-student ratio.
John Mackenzie
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Equity sharing is the road out of the cycle of poverty.
Brian Finegan
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just replicate the social patterns that existed before the hurricane in a new location ... a hyper-concentration of poverty where people did not have easy access to good schools and quality jobs.
Bruce Katz
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 Plutarch
Learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial to others; with poverty, for not having much to care for, and with obscurity, for being unenvied.
Plutarch
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Poverty-level wages and no benefits aren't acceptable for an industry that's booming. The goal is to raise standards nationally.
Bruce Raynor
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To them it wasn't a race issue, but their poverty that got them. It wasn't the hurricane that wiped out New Orleans, but the flooding caused when the levy broke, and the poor were in the bottom of the bowl.
Sandy Richardson
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