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.
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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Coco Chanel Money Quote saying poverty has nothing to do with what is perceived as its opposite – luxury which is opposite – the vulgar. Coco Chanel said:
Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity
— Coco Chanel
Francois Rabelais Money Quote saying in a wry tone that those without cash are seen as unhealthy and diseased because of their empty, lint lined pockets. Francois Rabelais said:
He was subject to a kind of disease, which at that time they called lack of money
— Francois Rabelais
Francois Rabelais Money Quote saying off-handedly offering to give away nothing, but only to the poor – those who have less, seems mean spirited. Francois Rabelais said:
I have nothing, owe a great deal, and the rest I leave to the poor
— Francois Rabelais
George Bernard Shaw Money Quote saying people are so frightened by the idea of poverty, that it siphons off the simple joy of living. George Bernard Shaw said:
Let the fear of poverty govern your life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live
— George Bernard Shaw