Resolving Poverty

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The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.  — Franklin D. Roosevelt

As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality exist in our world, none of us can truly rest.  — Nelson Mandela

There are people in the world so hungry that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.  — Mahatma Gandhi

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.  — John F. Kennedy

Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.  — Muhammad Ali

Poverty does not belong in civilized human society. Its proper place is in a museum.  — Muhammad Yunus

The greatest man in history was the poorest.  — Emerson

Whoever shuts his ears at the cry of the poor, they also shall cry themselves, but not be heard.   — Bible

Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.

Fear of the mob is a superstitious fear. It is based on the idea that there is some mysterious, fundamental difference between rich and poor, as though they were two different races, like Negroes and white men. But in reality there is no such difference. The mass of the rich and the poor are differentiated by their incomes and nothing else, and the average millionaire is only the average dishwasher dressed in a new suit. Change places, and handy dandy, which is the justice, which is the thief? Everyone who has mixed on equal terms with the poor knows this quite well. But the trouble is that intelligent, cultivated people, the very people who might be expected to have liberal opinions, never do mix with the poor. For what do the majority of educated people know about poverty?  — George Orwell

An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.  — Plutarch

Once poverty is gone, we'll need to build museums to display its horrors to future generations. They'll wonder why poverty continued so long in human society - how a few people could live in luxury while billions dwelt in misery, deprivation and despair.  — Muhammad Yunus