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#1. Good clothes, when put to the test, survive a change in fortune, as a Roman arch survives the luxury of departed empire. - Author: Arnold Bennett
Genteel Poverty quotes by Arnold Bennett
#2. For me, unemployment and poverty in the Greater Montreal area is not mainly a problem of structure, or design, or statistics. It is a profoundly human situation. - Author: Kim Campbell
Genteel Poverty quotes by Kim Campbell
#3. There are different varieties and forms of capitalism. There are priorities within the capitalist society so that you can have countervailing forces come in and empower your working people and your poor people. There are capitalist societies that do not have poverty. America needs to understand that. - Author: Cornel West
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#4. Poverty has always existed, and Capitalism has lifted more people out of it than anything else. - Author: Hendrith Smith
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#5. The problems we face now - poverty and violence at home, war and destruction abroad - will last only as long as we continue relying on the same politicians who created them in the first place. - Author: Donald Trump
Genteel Poverty quotes by Donald Trump
#6. There is provided an escape from the narrowness and poverty of the individual life, and the possibility of a life which is other and larger than our own, yet which is most truly our own. For, to be ourselves, we must be more than ourselves. What we call love is, in truth ... the losing of our individual selves to gain a larger self. - Author: John Caird
Genteel Poverty quotes by John Caird
#7. If it is true that one is poor on account of all the things one wants, the ambitious and the avaricious languish in extreme poverty. - Author: Jean De La Bruyere
Genteel Poverty quotes by Jean De La Bruyere
#8. O blissful poverty!
Nature, too partial! to thy lot assigns
Health, freedom, innocence, and downy peace,
Her real goods; and only mocks the great,
With empty pageantries! - Author: Elijah Fenton
Genteel Poverty quotes by Elijah Fenton
#9. The themes that make one laugh always stem from poverty, hunger, misery, old age, sickness, and death. These are the themes that make Italians laugh, anyway. - Author: Mario Monicelli
Genteel Poverty quotes by Mario Monicelli
#10. Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together and if you continue to use the labor of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty, you will have both poverty and child labor to the end of time. - Author: Grace Abbott
Genteel Poverty quotes by Grace Abbott
#11. Medal of Honor One Man's Journey from Poverty and Prejudice - Author: Roy P. Benavidez
Genteel Poverty quotes by Roy P. Benavidez
#12. Another New Year's dawned, new opportunities and difficulties are sneaking around you. To take hold of good and let go bad, face the new challenges and open the new chances to anew your life again.

Everyday train your brain to solve all difficulties and transform them into opportunities, get rich mentally, physically and financially.

Love your family, friends, colleagues and all folks surrounded by you. Take care of your health, children, wealth and travel new exotic places, people and enjoy good food. Life is very short, fully enjoy it.

Embrace new ideas, knowledge and every opportunity. And always surround yourself with good people and avoid toxic and negative people to secure your peace of mind and dignity.

I wholeheartedly and boldly set my plan as is the best year of my life for financial freedom, good health, richness, love, care and abundance.

I do solemnly yearn for the folks around the world a thoroughly Peaceful, Happy and Beautiful New Year free from hunger, poverty, disease, inequality, war and conflict. - Author: Lord Robin
Genteel Poverty quotes by Lord Robin
#13. The television reports gave me my first inkling of a world beyond my own, a world that wasn't fair or equal, a world of poverty, war, disease and famine. But I also realized that this state of affairs wasn't necessarily a given, and that we have it in our power to make a difference, to make the world a better place for all. We have that choice. One thing's for sure, though - if we do nothing, it will be a given. - Author: Chrissie Wellington
Genteel Poverty quotes by Chrissie Wellington
#14. Does God exist?
Unlike many people, this had not been the great inner debate of her life. Under the old Communist regime, the official line in schools had been that life ended with death, and she had gotten used to the idea. On the other hand, her parents' generation and her grandparents' generation still went to church, said prayers, and went on pilgrimages, and were utterly convinced that God listened to what they said.
At twenty-four, having experienced everything she could experience - and that was no small achievement - Veronika was almost certain that everything ended with death. That is why she had chosen suicide: freedom at last. Eternal oblivion.
In her heart of hearts, though, there was still a doubt: What if God did exist? Thousands of years of civilization had made of suicide a taboo, an affront to all religious codes: Man struggles to survive, not to succumb. The human race must procreate. Society needs workers. A couple has to have a reason to stay together, even when love has ceased to exist, and a country needs soldiers, politicians and artists.
If God exists, and I truly don't believe he does, he will know that there are limits to human understanding. He was the one who created this confusion in which there is poverty, injustice, greed, and loneliness. He doubtless had the best of intentions, but the results have proved disastrous; if God exists, he will be generous with those creatures who chose to leave this Earth early, and he might - Author: Paulo Coelho
Genteel Poverty quotes by Paulo Coelho
#15. When a destitute mother starts earning an income, her dreams of success invariably center around her children. A woman's second priority is the household. She wants to buy utensils, build a stronger roof, or find a bed for herself and her family. A man has an entirely different set of priorities. When a destitute father earns extra income, he focuses more attention on himself. Thus money entering a household through a woman brings more benefits to the family as a whole. - Author: Muhammad Yunus
Genteel Poverty quotes by Muhammad Yunus
#16. Life expectancy continues to rise in most of the rest of the industrialized world, but in the United States it has dropped for three years in a row - for the first time in a century. As we'll see, American kids today are 55 percent more likely to die by the age of nineteen than children in the other rich countries that are members of the OECD, the club of industrialized nations. America now lags behind its peer countries in health care and high-school graduation rates while suffering greater violence, poverty and addiction. This dysfunction damages all Americans: it undermines our nation's competitiveness, especially as growing economies like China's are fueled by much larger populations and by rising education levels, and may erode the well-being of our society for decades to come. The losers are not just those at the bottom of society, but all of us. For America to be strong, we must strengthen all Americans. - Author: Nicholas D. Kristof
Genteel Poverty quotes by Nicholas D. Kristof
#17. The only really Christian art is that which, like St. Francis, does not fear being wedded to poverty. This rises far above art-as-ornament. - Author: Andre Gide
Genteel Poverty quotes by Andre Gide
#18. You can rob from the poor to give to the rich. It's legal. - Author: Marty Rubin
Genteel Poverty quotes by Marty Rubin
#19. Poverty is not the simple result of bad geography, bad culture, bad history. It's the result of us: of the ways that people choose to organize their societies. - Author: Adam Davidson
Genteel Poverty quotes by Adam Davidson
#20. The constant steaming in of thoughts of others must suppress and confine our own and indeed in the long run paralyze the power of thought ... The inclination of most scholars is a kind of fuga vacui ( latin for vacuum suction )from the poverty of their own mind , which forcibly draws in the thoughts of others ... It is dangerous to read about a subject before we have thought about it ourselves ... When we read, another person thinks for us; merely repeat his mental process. So it comes about that if anybody spends almost the whole day in reading, he gradually loses the capacity for thinking. Experience of the world may be looked upon as a kind of text, to which reflection and knowledge form the commentary. Where there is a great deal of reflection and intellectual knowledge and very little experience , the result is like those books which have on each page two lines of text to forty lines of commentary - Author: Will Durant
Genteel Poverty quotes by Will Durant
#21. Poverty is a mindset: It creates that sense of scarcity. You then become accustomed to it such that your life is hinged on protecting the scarce resources that you have. However, you can only create a mindset of abundance by investing what you have and not savings. Savings only becomes significant if it's done with a motive to invest. - Author: Oscar Bimpong
Genteel Poverty quotes by Oscar Bimpong
#22. In the long run, a hierarchical society was only possible on a basis of poverty and ignorance. To return - Author: George Orwell
Genteel Poverty quotes by George Orwell
#23. Do not romanticize the poor ... We are all people, human beings subject to the same temptations and faults as all others. Our poverty damages our dignity. - Author: Cesar Chavez
Genteel Poverty quotes by Cesar Chavez
#24. P3- modernised poverty combines the lack of power over circumstances with a loss of personal potency - Author: Ivan Illich
Genteel Poverty quotes by Ivan Illich
#25. In her book Those Who Work, Those Who Don't: Poverty, Morality, and Family in Rural America, Jennifer Sherman posits that in places lacking resources, morality is social capital. Appearing "good" unlocks jobs and community resources. But morality is determined in a fluid way; it's just as much about fitting in and looking the part as it is about good behavior. Being white, wearing the right clothes (not too fancy, not too dirty), being male, being married, and having children were all part of the appearance of morality. But it wasn't just about "good" behavior. John Sadler had stretched the law in an extra-legal way to get around the tax code. But this was looked on as an example of good behavior - he was conning the government after all. This made him smart and quick-witted, a cunning businessman and someone you would respect. Hell, he was a leader in his community. - Author: Lyz Lenz
Genteel Poverty quotes by Lyz Lenz
#26. What I would say to young women is: Pay attention to the real. Pay attention to what you're really thirsting for. What do you really want? And I think that's much harder to decipher in a culture that has no interest in it. What interests me is, are we going to wake in time? Are human beings going to wake up to ourselves, to the incredible poverty that's on this planet, to what we're doing to the earth, to what we're doing to women, to what we're doing to boys? That's what's important. - Author: Eve Ensler
Genteel Poverty quotes by Eve Ensler
#27. For the wealthy, money is a tool. For the impoverished, it is the rule. - Author: T.F. Hodge
Genteel Poverty quotes by T.F. Hodge
#28. We are actually a very rich country with a lot of resources and the ability to do almost whatever we want. We could eliminate poverty in America by spending a fraction of what we spend on defense. - Author: Alex Pareene
Genteel Poverty quotes by Alex Pareene
#29. As Jews, their families left Russia to escape the poverty and the antisemitism. - Author: Martin Lewis Perl
Genteel Poverty quotes by Martin Lewis Perl
#30. Poverty-fighting programs are not handouts - they are investments. - Author: Irwin Redlener
Genteel Poverty quotes by Irwin Redlener
#31. There are sharply different, competing models of what trans advocacy looks like - those that seek to follow the path laid out by the most visible and well-funded lesbian and gay rights organizations in the US and those that seek to use grassroots strategies, center issues of race and poverty, and aim to dismantle harmful institutions and conditions to redistribute life chances. - Author: Dean Spade
Genteel Poverty quotes by Dean Spade
#32. It has taken me much of my life to begin to get to the second gaze. By nature I have a critical mind and a demanding heart, and I am so impatient. These are both my gifts and my curses, as you might expect. Yet I cannot have one without the other, it seems. I cannot risk losing touch with either my angels or my demons. They are both good teachers.

I am convinced that guilt and shame are never from God. They are merely the defenses of the False Self as it is shocked at its own poverty - the defenses of a little man who wants to be a big man. God leads by compassion toward the soul, never by condemnation. If God would relate to us by severity and punitiveness, God would only be giving us permission to do the same (which is tragically, due to our mistaken images of God, exactly what has happened!).

God offers us, instead, the grace to "weep" over our sins more than to ever perfectly overcome them, to humbly recognize our littleness. (St. Thérèse of Lisieux brought this Gospel message home in our time.) The spiritual journey is a kind of weeping and a kind of wandering that keeps us both askew and thus awake at the same time. Thérèse called it her "little way."

So now in my later life, contemplation and compassion are finally coming together. This is my second gaze. It is well worth waiting for, because only the second gaze sees fully and truthfully. It sees itself, the other, and even God with God's own eyes, which are always eyes of compassio - Author: Richard Rohr
Genteel Poverty quotes by Richard Rohr
#33. All over the world there are students, teachers and parents that face serious challenges every day. They need help with real problems that have life-altering consequences - and a group of intelligent professionals brought together to advise and educate stakeholders in need of help ought to be able to do so without behaving like a middle school drama queen. - Author: Tucker Elliot
Genteel Poverty quotes by Tucker Elliot
#34. When most folks think about the problems of growing up in the hood, they think about what it must feel like to be poor, or hungry, or to have your lights cut off. The struggle nobody talk about is what it feel like to be invisible, or to know in your heart the nobody cares. Mama didn't want to be famous, she wanted to be seen. - Author: Patricia Williams
Genteel Poverty quotes by Patricia Williams

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