My mother's illness fitted into this protest against the treatment of the sick who could not pay, the inefficiency of commercialism, the waste, the extravagance, and the poverty.
Wealth and poverty: the one is the parent of luxury and indolence, and the other of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent.
Wealth and poverty the one is the parent of luxury and indolence, and the other of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent.
The Fair Trade movement is growing as people realize that they can help alleviate poverty and protect the environment by choosing Fair Trade products.
In the past, we spoke of poverty, misery only in the south. Now there is a lot of misery, a lot of bad that creates victims in the north as well. This has become manifest: the global system was not made to serve the good of all, but to serve multinational companies.
Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty: permit the distinctive sign of our order to be that it does not possess anything of its own beneath the sun, for the glory of your name, and that it have no other patrimony than begging.
Poverty is relative, and the lack of food and of the necessities of life is not necessarily a hardship. Spiritual and social ostracism, the invasion of your privacy, are what constitute the pain of poverty.
Poverty is multidimensional. It extends beyond money incomes to education, health care, political participation and advancement of one's own culture and social organisation.
The idea that the sole aim of punishment is to prevent crime is obviously grounded upon the theory that crime can be prevented, which is almost as dubious as the notion that poverty can be prevented.
Heterosexuality has been forcibly and subliminally imposed on women.
Yet everywhere women have resisted it, often at the cost of physical torture, imprisonment, psychosurgery, social ostracism, and extreme poverty.
Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things.
Of course, for a lot of people, death was a welcome change. Grinding poverty takes the edge off most things, including life.
If freedom is to be saved and enlarged, poverty must be ended. There is no other solution.
It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.
Poverty is an anomaly to rich people. It is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell.
Give me, indulgent gods with mind serene,
And guiltless heart, to range the sylvan scene,
No splendid poverty, no smiling care,
No well-bred hate, or servile grandeur, there.
Hope is necessary in every condition. The miseries of poverty, sickness and captivity would, without this comfort, be insupportable.
You can't get rid of poverty by giving people money.
The mother of revolution and crime is poverty.
I worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.
It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty.
Poverty is the schoolmaster of character.
The greatest hardship of poverty is that it tends to make men ridiculous.
It is unmistakable madness to live in poverty only to die rich.
The inevitable consequence of poverty is dependence.