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Social Security not only helps Americans enjoy a secure retirement, it has also kept millions of Americans out of poverty.
If we continue to create a world where there is poverty and disrespect, there will continue to be terrorism.
Poverty must be reduced not only for reasons of moral and justice, but also of security.
There are still hundreds of millions, billions of people living in abject poverty around the world. They need electricity. They need electricity they can count on, that they can afford. They need fuel to cook their food on that's not animal dung.
Poverty and the rule of race that is called apartheid drive the Transkeian migrant from security on the land to work in the cities, and then back again.
We have mistaken the nature of poverty, and thought it was economic poverty. No, it is poverty of soul, deprivation of God's recreating, loving peace.
Thomas R. Kelly
We now see numerous examples of brands working together to address issues such as environmental degradations, climate control, pollution, poverty and disease.
And sometimes people don't realize that 90 percent of the persistent poverty counties are located in rural America.
China adopted a capitalist system in the 1980s, and they went from a 60% poverty rate to 10%.
Those born into poverty or on the margins of society require our extra support to realize their dreams.
My mom grew up in poverty in Oklahoma - like Dust Bowl, nine people in one room kind of place - and the way she got out of poverty was through education. My dad grew up without a dad, with very little and he also made his way out through education.
The planet's biggest problems have to do with sustainability, environmental decline, global poverty, disease, conflict and so forth. Really, they're all interconnected - it's one big problem, which is that the way we're doing things can't go on.
Today continuing poverty and distress are a deeper and more important cause of international tensions, of the conditions that can produce war, than previously.
Lester B. Pearson
We wanted to describe society from our Left point of view. Per had written political books, but they'd only sold 300 copies. We realised that people read crime and through the stories we could show the reader that under the official image of welfare-state Sweden there was another layer of poverty, criminality and brutality.
Handouts are not going to end global poverty, but work - real work - just might.
I have been very strongly advocating that poverty must not be used as an excuse to continue child labour. It perpetuates poverty. If children are deprived of education, they remain poor.
With political will and strategic initiatives, we can prevent more and more of our global neighbors from falling into the abyss of poverty and instead give future generations the opportunities they need to rise to their fullest potential.
Helene D. Gayle
Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.
We have to realize that science is a double-edged sword. One edge of the sword can cut against poverty, illness, disease and give us more democracies, and democracies never war with other democracies, but the other side of the sword could give us nuclear proliferation, biogerms and even forces of darkness.
Poverty affects people of all races.
Helping people boost themselves out of poverty is the best way to make a lasting positive difference in a person's life.
Poverty makes you sad as well as wise.
To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him who begs his daily bread.
Charles Caleb Colton
Single parent situations drive poverty and often lead to unsupervised kids. Many boys growing up without fathers often feel angry and abandoned. Thus, they seek comfort in all the wrong places.
What I find so interesting is, Herbert Hoover in August 1928 said no country in the world was closer to abolishing poverty than the United States. And then, of course, we had the Great Depression.
Poverty must have many satisfactions, else there would not be so many poor people.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents.
John W. Gardner
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