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We will not overcome world poverty unless we manage climate change successfully. I've spent my life as a development economist, and it's crystal clear that we succeed or fail on winning the battle against world poverty and managing climate change together. If we fail on one, we fail on the other.
My sisters and I were fortunate to travel through Asia and Europe at very young ages. We confronted extraordinary beauty in Athens and unspeakable poverty in India.
Mary Chapin Carpenter
China adopted a capitalist system in the 1980s, and they went from a 60% poverty rate to 10%.
I contribute a large amount of money to the Southern Poverty Law Center, so I'm on their mailing list for all their Klan Watch newsletters. I'm very well aware of White Power movements in America.
Free enterprise has done more to lift people out of poverty, to help build a strong middle class, to help educate our kids, and to make our lives better than all the programs of government combined.
In my first book, 'A Return to Love', I wrote about things in the outer world that need to change - how we need to ameliorate deep poverty, heal the earth, end war.
What power can poverty have over a home where loving hearts are beating with a consciousness of untold riches of the head and heart?
Orison Swett Marden
Churches know more about poverty than any government will ever know, because we're dealing with the poor every day.
Poverty is the only load which is the heavier the more loved ones there are to assist in bearing it.
The middle class has disappeared. We have a highway to poverty and no roads coming out.
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel; its poverty by how little.
William R. Alger
Poverty makes you wise but it's a curse.
I have a poverty demon. I'll ask my accountant if I can afford something, and he'll say, 'What are you talking about?'
Poverty breeds despair. We know this. Despair breeds violence. We know this. In turbulent times, isn't it cheaper, and smarter, to make friends out of potential enemies than to defend yourself against them later?
The second truism that we must understand is that poverty does not create our social problems, our social problems create our poverty.
Certainly, poverty and economic decline have a lot to do with the so-called rage of Islam. You've got all these young men in countries which are economically in bad shape. The idea that they might be able to make a good living and get married and have a family, a decent life, seems very remote to a lot of people in a lot of the world.
So much talent comes from the base of poverty and those in the margins. You limit the base, you miss too much talent.
Honduras was the original 'banana republic,' and its poverty remains extreme.
What matters poverty? What matters anything to him who is enamoured of our art? Does he not carry in himself every joy and every beauty?
As society advances the standard of poverty rises.
If we want to save our country, we must all realize that the breakdown of our culture is trapping millions of people in a cycle of poverty and dependence, and together, we have to do something about it.
Poverty can teach lessons that privilege cannot.
Haiti is in desperate poverty.
Many girls do not go to school because of poverty.
And sometimes people don't realize that 90 percent of the persistent poverty counties are located in rural America.
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