Archive for the ‘poverty’ Category
Everyone has an opinion on the poor and the causes of deprivation and we’ve collected the thoughts of those who would tell us how to solve poverty or help us have hope through laughter.
Martin Luther King Jr. Money Quote saying we’ve had the ability to completely end poverty for decades, but we have not done it and will not until we have the will. Martin Luther King Jr. said:
There is nothing new about poverty. What is new is that we now have the techniques and the resources to get rid of poverty. The real question is whether we have the will
— Martin Luther King Jr.
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Napoleon Bonaparte Money Quote saying religion may prevent the murder of wealthy by the poor. Napoleon Bonaparte said:
Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich
— Napoleon Bonaparte
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George Bernard Shaw Poverty Quote saying those suffering from any difficulty like pain or poverty assume that all who are free of that problem are also happy. George Bernard Shaw said:
The man with toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound. The poverty stricken man makes the same mistake about the rich man
— George Bernard Shaw
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Ralph Waldo Emerson Money Quote saying that poverty crushes anyone who is enslaved by debt. Ralph Waldo Emerson said:
Poverty demoralizes. A man in debt is so far a slave
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Christopher Dawson Money Quote saying our status turns to squalor below a certain point of income and that is allowed by a society that could end it if we insisted. Christopher Dawson said:
The great curse of our modern society is not so much lack of money as the fact that the lack of money condemns a man to a squalid and incomplete existence
— Christopher Dawson
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Scott Santens Money Quote paraphrasing Benjamin Franklin’s ‘For Want of a Horseshoe Nail to illustrate how lack of basic income can destroy a life when human necessities aren’t paid. Scott Santens said:
For want of a dollar the bus ride was lost. For want of a bus ride the job was lost.
For want of a job the paycheck was lost. For want of a paycheck the housing was lost. And all for want of goddamn dollar
— Scott Santens
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Amit Kalantri Money Quote saying those who rule the world are wealthy, but those who built it all are always the poor. Amit Kalantri said:
The world is administered by rich but it is constructed by poor
— Amit Kalantri
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I am now convinced that the simplest approach will prove to be the most effective — the solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income.
— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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