200+ Best Inspirational Quotes about Hunger and Poverty

Inspirational quotes about hunger and poverty: Hunger, poverty and starvation are things that people can’t live without. However, what we know about hunger is limited to the impact that it has on children. Our interviews with nutrition experts and real people living in poverty are our attempt to bring the story of hunger to life.

We interview real people living in a world where they are hungry. What they tell us about their experiences is often more than a little disturbing. Hunger is not just about food but about the human condition overall.

Hunger can be as simple as simply eating one meal a day or it can be as complex and difficult as hunger strikes on a daily basis. These are just some examples of what a person going hungry looks like. What does it mean to go hungry? To face hunger. It’s about the universal struggle for life for people in the world.

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Quotes about Hunger and Poverty

Food is our common ground. – James Beard

Hunger makes a thief of any man. – Pearl S. Buck

A hungry man is not a free man. – Adlai E. Stevenson

One in four kids in the U.S. faces hunger. – Jeff Bridges

If you want to eliminate hunger, everybody has to be involved. – Bono

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one. – Mother Teresa

Quotes about Hunger and Poverty

Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. – Jonathan Kozol

A hungry man can’t see right or wrong. He just sees food. – Pearl S. Buck

If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger. – Buzz Aldrin

Hunger is not an issue for charity. It is an issue of justice. – Jacques Diouf

Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception. – George Orwell

The war against hunger is truly mankind’s war of liberation. – John F. Kennedy

Inspirational Quotes about Hunger and Poverty

When you are hungry, you can’t think about anything else. – Juana Janie Mendez, 17

Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity. – Albert Camus

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. – Muhammad Ali

The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Quotes about Hunger and Poverty

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. – Mother Teresa

For now I ask no more than the justice of eating. – Pablo Neruda, Chilean Poet, Nobel Prize Winner

To give up the task of reforming society is to give up one’s responsibility as a free man. – Alan Paton

There’s enough on this planet for everyone’s needs but not for everyone’s greed. – Mohandas Gandhi

There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies. – Sir Winston Churchill

We know that a peaceful world cannot long exist, one-third rich and two-thirds hungry. – Jimmy Carter

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

Food is national security. Food is economy. It is employment, energy, history. Food is everything. – José Andrés

Quotes about Hunger and Poverty by Famous Humanists

Hunger is the best sauce. – French Proverb

Hunger makes a thief of any man. – Pearl S. Buck

A hungry man is not a free man. – Adlai Stevenson

It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only of earning a living. – Jean-Jacques

It is very expensive to give bad medical care to poor people in a rich country. – Paul Farmer

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. – Mother Teresa

Quotes about Hunger and Poverty

Within certain limits, it is actually true that the less money you have, the less you worry. – George Orwell

An important lever for sustained action in tackling poverty and reducing hunger is money. – Gro Harlem Brundtland

Quotes on Hunger and Poverty

Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others. – Saint Augustine

God, to those who have hunger, give bread, and to us who have bread, give the hunger for justice. ~ Prayer from Latin America

There are genuinely sufficient resources in the world to ensure that no one, nowhere, at no time, should go hungry. – Ed Asner

The economic egalitarianism of the liberal ideology implies, the reduction of Westerners to hunger and poverty. – James Burnham

In a country that grows more food than any other nation on this earth, it is unthinkable that any child should go hungry. – Sela Ward

My motto in life is “If you think it, you can do it” and if we all apply that thought we can end hunger the world over. – Dionne Warwick

It is the poverty which is obscene, and the criminal irresponsibility of the leaders who make this poverty a deadening reality. – F. Sionil José

The real cause of hunger is the powerlessness of the poor to gain access to the resources they need to feed themselves. – Frances Moore Lappe

Food Poverty Food Hunger Quotes

Hunger is actually the worst weapon of mass destruction. It claims millions of victims each year. – Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil

Hungry for love, He looks at you. Thirsty for kindness, He begs of you. Naked for loyalty, He hopes in you. Homeless to shelter in your heart, He asks of you. Will you be the one to Him? – Mother Teresa

If you go out into the real world, you cannot miss seeing that the poor are poor not because they are untrained or illiterate but because they cannot retain the returns of their labor. – Muhammad Yunus

I have seen firsthand that agricultural science has enormous potential to increase the yields of small farmers and lift them out of hunger and poverty. – Bill Gates

Hunger is not a problem. It is an obscenity. How wonderful it is that nobody needs to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. – Anne Frank

The god of love lives in a state of need. It is a need. It is an urge. It is a homeostatic imbalance. Like hunger and thirst, it’s almost impossible to stamp out. – Plato

As we talk about those who are starving in countries abroad, we have indeed all of the elements of a third world nation within our own borders. – Rep. Floyd Flake

The Power of Words: Inspiring Quotes that Shed Light on Hunger and Poverty

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat. – Mother Teresa’s

35 million people in the U.S. are hungry or don’t know where their next meal is coming from, and 13 million of them are children. If another country were doing this to our children, we’d be at war. – Jeff Bridges

A hundred years from now it will not matter what your bank account was, the sort of house you lived in, or the kind of clothes you wore, but the world may be much different because you were important in the life of a child. – Author Unknown

This is the first generation in all of recorded history that can do something about the scourge of poverty. We have the means to do it. We can banish hunger from the face of the earth. – Hubert Humphrey

America is the richest country in the world. And yet tonight, thousands of your neighbors will go to bed hungry. It may be your child’s schoolmate who is undernourished and has difficulty learning on an empty stomach. Or it could be a co-worker, a working mother whose low-wage job doesn’t make ends meet. Perhaps it’s an elderly neighbor who has to make a decision whether to delay filling a prescription or buying groceries. The faces of hunger are as broad as the faces of America. – David Nasby, General Mills

From Darkness to Hope: Inspirational Quotes about Overcoming Poverty

Close to a billion people – one-eighth of the world’s population – still live in hunger. Each year 2 million children die through malnutrition. This is happening at a time when doctors in Britain are warning of the spread of obesity. We are eating too much while others starve. ~ Jonathan Sacks, Jewish scholar.

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. – Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Growing numbers of corporate executives are aware of the inextricable link between the well-being of our families and the well-being of our nation. Nowhere does this link manifest so strongly as with the problem of hunger. – Arnold Hiatt, Chair of the Stride Rite Foundation

Finding Strength in Struggle: Inspiring Quotes on Resilience in Poverty

I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for the minds and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

I hope someday we will be able to proclaim that we have banished hunger in the United States, and that we’ve been able to bring nutrition and health to the whole world. – George McGovern

I never look at the masses as my responsibility. I look at the individual. I can love only one person at a time. I can feed only one person at a time. Just one, one, one. – Mother Teresa’s

I went to bed hungry many nights as a child. It was a Dream that dressed me up when I was ragged, and it was a Dream that filled me up when I was hungry. Now it’s my Dream to see that no child in this world ever goes hungry, certainly not here in America, the most bountiful country in the world. We can do better…we must! – Dolly Parton

Investment in the eradication of hunger today is a good business decision. If we fail to make this investment, it is doubtful that we can sustain healthy economic growth. Without this investment, our nation may disintegrate into a country sharply divided between those who have enough to eat and those who do not. – Alan G. Hassenfeld, Chair & CEO of Hasbro, Inc.

It is important for people to realize that we can make progress against world hunger, that world hunger is not hopeless. The worst enemy is apathy. ~ Reverend David Beckmann, president of Alliance to End Hunger.

The Importance of Giving: Quotes that Inspire Generosity in Addressing Hunger

It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them. – George Eliot.

Make us worthy, Lord, to serve those throughout the world who live and die in poverty or hunger. Give them, through our hands, this day their daily bread; and by our understanding love, give peace and joy. Amen. – Mother Teresa of Calcutta

One of the greatest feelings in the world is knowing that we as individuals can make a difference. Ending hunger in America is a goal that is literally within our grasp. ~ Jeff Bridges.

Others have questioned if hunger exists in our country; I can tell you that hunger does exist in this country. For many adults and children, going to sleep hungry is not a threat; it’s a regular occurrence. And it must end. – Former USDA Secretary Mike Espy

Hope for a Brighter Future: Quotes that Inspire Positive Change in Poverty

Pay attention to the hungry, both in this country and around the world. Pay attention to the poor. Pay attention to our responsibilities for world peace. We are our brother’s keeper… – George McGovern.

Recent research shows that many children who do not have enough to eat wind up with diminished capacity to understand and learn. Children don’t have to be starving for this to happen. Even mild undernutrition – the kind most common among poor people in America – can do it. – Carl Sagan, Cornell University

Some people are born with very little; some are fortunate enough to have it all. When I grew up, we didn’t have much. I had to hustle to get what I wanted… but I had that hunger for more. I didn’t always make the right choices, but I learned from my mistakes. ~ Curtis Jackson

The vast majority of Americans, who are comparatively well-off, have developed an ability to have enclaves of people living in the greatest misery almost without noticing them. – Gunnar Myrdal:

The day that hunger is eradicated from the earth, there will be the greatest spiritual explosion the world has ever known. Humanity cannot imagine the joy that will burst into the world on the day of that great revolution. – Federico Garcia Lorca, Spanish poet and dramatist

Breaking the Cycle: Inspirational Quotes on Breaking Free from Poverty

The fact is that there is enough food in the world for everyone. But tragically, much of the world’s food and land resources are tied up in producing beef and other livestock–food for the well off–while millions of children and adults suffer from malnutrition and starvation. – Dr.Walden Bello, 2003 Right Livelihood Award winner

The first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind. Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world. – Norman Borlaug, biologist and humanitarian.

The victims of social injustice, since time eternal, have always been without the resources and the ability to fight back. They are defenseless and voiceless. Thee sad aspect of social injustice is that the defenseless and voiceless are the ones who most need a defense and a strong, vibrant voice. – Tommy Makem, Irish folk musician

True evangelical faith, cannot lie dormant, it clothes the naked, it feeds the hungry, it comforts the sorrowful, it shelters the destitute, it serves those that harm it, it binds up that which is wounded, it has become all things to all creatures. –  Menno Simons, Founder of Mennonites

Empowering Lives: Inspirational Quotes on Breaking the Cycle of Hunger

Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way. – Les Brown:

We are a country that prides itself on power and wealth, yet there are millions of children who go hungry every day. It is our responsibility, not only as a nation, but also as individuals, to get involved. So, next time you pass someone on the street who is in need, remember how lucky you are, and don’t turn away. – Lesley Boone, actress and social activist

We must act together, as a united people… For the birth of a new world. Let there be justice for all. Let there be peace for all. Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all. – Patricia Young, World Food Day Coordinator

When people were hungry, Jesus didn’t say, “Now is that political, or social?” He said, “I feed you.” Because the good news to a hungry person is bread. – Desmond Tutu

When you sit on a council, think not of yourselves, not even of your generation. Think of those yet unborn, even unto the seventh generation, making all decisions with those generations in mind. – Iroquois Confederacy Cir. 1000 c.e.

Working at the Food Bank with my kids is an eye-opener. The face of hunger isn’t the bum on the street drinking Sterno; it’s the working poor. They don’t look any different, they don’t behave any differently, they’re not really any less educated. They are incredibly less privileged, and that’s it. – Mario Batali

Poverty Hungry Poor Children Quotes

Poor is a man who is not content with what he has. – Rita Gonzalez

Because to the poor, books are not diversions. Books are siege weapons. – Joe Queenan

Poverty, for example, is primarily a matter of prospects and connections. – George Gilder

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty. – Mother Teresa

It takes nothing to stay in poverty, but everything to break free from it. – Idowu Koyenikan

You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace. – Frank McCourt

We’re not stupid! We’re just poor. And we have a right to insist on this distinction. – Orhan Pamuk

Poverty and adversity have produced many of the most successful people in the world. – Dr. T. P. Chia

Quotes on Poverty and Hunger

There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher. – Victor Hugo

Poverty frees them from ordinary standards of behavior, just as money frees people from work. – George Orwell

It is a good thing to know what it is to be poor, and a better thing if you can do it in company. – Marilynne Robinson

Every life deserves a certain amount of dignity, no matter how poor or damaged the shell that carries it. – Rick Bragg

I come from a poor family, I have seen poverty. The poor need respect, and it begins with cleanliness. – Narendra Modi

To die to escape from poverty or love or anything painful is not the mark of a brave man, but rather of a coward. – Aristotle

If you’re in trouble or hurt or need―go to the poor people. They’re the only ones that’ll help―the only ones. – John Steinbeck

The Power of Compassion: Quotes That Inspire Action Against Hunger

A simple life is not seeing how little we can get by with — that’s poverty — but how efficiently we can put things first. – Victoria Moran

People – were poor not because they were stupid or lazy. They worked all day long, doing complex physical tasks. – Muhammad Yunus

They have no control over capital, and it is the ability to control capital that gives people the power to rise out of poverty. – Muhammad Yunus

I can go back to poverty if a situation comes. I have sailed through the worst days of my life, and I am prepared for any crisis. – Nawazuddin Siddiqui

When people love each other, they are content with very little. When we have light and joy in our hearts, we don’t need material wealth. – Jean Vanier

It is a common condition of being poor, you are always afraid that the good things in your life are temporary, that someone can take them away because you have no power beyond your own brute strength to stop them. – Rick Bragg

Slogan about Hunger and Poverty

Poverty makes you work really hard. – Maye Musk

Where people are really attached, poverty itself is wealth. – Jane Austen

Poverty is a dish best served with Potato Soup. – Stanley Victor Paskavich

The fact that the poor are alive is clear proof of their ability. – Muhammad Yunus

Overcoming poverty is not the task of charity, it is an act of justice. – Nelson Mandela

History is written by the rich, and so the poor get blamed for everything. – Jeffrey Sachs

The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel―its poverty by how little. – Sherrilyn Kenyon

Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity. – Coco Chanel

In the long run, a hierarchical society was only possible on a basis of poverty and ignorance. – George Orwell

Quote about Feeding the Hungry

They were poor because the financial institutions in the country did not help them widen their economic base. – Muhammad Yunus

When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist. – Dom Helder Camara

We cannot afford to spend millions and millions over nuclear arms when there is poverty and unemployment all around us. – Lal Bahadur Shastri

If our own life is luxurious and wasteful, we can’t approach poor people. If we love people, we want to identify with them and share with them. – Jean Vanier

Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable, and others extremely difficult. – Samuel Johnson

The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty – it is not only a poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality. There’s a hunger for love, as there is a hunger for God. – Mother Teresa

When we want to help the poor, we usually offer them charity. Most often we use charity to avoid recognizing the problem and finding the solution for it. Charity has become a way to shrug off our responsibility. – Muhammad Yunus

Famous Quotes about Poverty

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. – Aristotle

An empty stomach is not a good political adviser. – Albert Einstein

Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn’t commit. – Eli Khamarov

The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations. – Adam Smith

The tragedy of the poor is that they can afford nothing but self-denial. – Oscar Wilde

Extreme poverty everywhere is a threat to human security everywhere. – Kofi Annan

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

Poverty and Hunger Quotes

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

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

What a weary time those years were – to have the desire and the need to live but not the ability. – Charles Bukowski

If the misery of the poor is caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin. – Charles Darwin

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

Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth, these are one and the same fight. – Ban Ki-moon

There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many more dying for a little love. – Mother Teresa

It is also in the interests of the tyrant to make his subjects poor, the people are so occupied with their daily tasks that they have no time for plotting. – Aristotle

The ever more sophisticated weapons piling up in the arsenals of the wealthiest and the mightiest can kill the illiterate, the ill, the poor and the hungry, but they cannot kill ignorance, illness, poverty or hunger. – Fidel Castro

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat. – Mother Teresa

Quotes about Childhood Poverty

I grew up in poverty. For 25 years I was fed on aid. – Emmanuel Jal

Many girls do not go to school because of poverty. – Malala Yousafzai

Poverty is a very complicated issue, but feeding a child isn’t. – Jeff Bridges

Childhood, after all, is the first precious coin that poverty steals from a child. – Anthony Horowitz

History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children. – Nelson Mandela

Education is the best way to end the cycle of poverty and the exploitation of children. – Radwan Chowdhury

Hunger and Poverty Quotes

I can’t eradicate poverty, but at least for the people around me, I can help make sure no child is denied a dream. – Priyanka Chopra

I think food and education will help stem the poverty of the young people who are being drawn into terrorism every day. – Marcy Kaptur

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. – Muhammad Yunus

As a child, I experienced firsthand the severe effects of poverty and illiteracy, especially upon women and children. My parents taught me the importance of education and that it was a key to improving an individual’s life. – Naveen Jain

My entire childhood was steeped in poverty. For me, poverty, in a way, was the first inspiration of my life, a commitment to do something for the poor. – Narendra Modi

I began to come into close contact with poverty, with hunger, with disease, with the inability to cure a child because of a lack of resources. – Ernesto Che Guevara

Quotes about Poverty and Hunger

Money can’t buy poverty. – Marty Feldman

Poverty is the root of all evil. – Sheikh Hasina

Poverty is spiritual halitosis. – George Orwell

We need to tackle energy poverty. – Ban Ki-moon

Loneliness is the ultimate poverty. – Pauline Phillips

Every man has a right to be poor. – Richard Jefferies

Charity is no solution to poverty. – Muhammad Yunus

Poverty is the worst form of violence. – Mahatma Gandhi

For avarice begins where poverty ends. – Honoré de Balzac

Poverty wants much; but avarice, everything. – Publilius Syrus

Poor and content is rich and rich enough. – William Shakespeare

The most loving communities are often the poorest. – Jean Vanier

Poverty is not a disgrace, but it’s terribly inconvenient. – Milton Berle

Poverty is a result of poor choices not of poor luck. – Celso Cukierkorn

Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons. – Woody Allen

It is fatal to look hungry. It makes people want to kick you. – George Orwell

Poverty is a great cutter-off and riches a great shutter-off. – Lawrence Durrell

Quotes about Poverty and Happiness

Poverty is unnecessary. – Muhammad Yunus

Poverty makes you sad as well as wise. – Bertolt Brecht

Poverty is not the root cause of crime. – Rush Limbaugh

Poverty made a sound like a wet cough in the shadows of the room. – Ray Bradbury

Surrender your own poverty and acknowledge your nothingness to the Lord. – Thomas Merton

To blame the existence of al Qaeda on poverty like Egypt’s is a slur on the poor. – P. J. O’Rourke

China adopted a capitalist system in the 1980s, and they went from a 60% poverty rate to 10%. – Bill Gates

Leaving No One Behind: Quotes that Advocate for Sustainable Solutions to Poverty

Poverty is the only load which is the heavier the more loved ones there are to assist in bearing it. – Jean Paul

Poverty was not created by God. It is we who have caused it, you and I through our egotism. – Mother Teresa

Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor. – James Baldwin

As usual, in every scheme that worsens the position of the poor, it is the poor who are invoked as beneficiaries. – Vandana Shiva

Poverty does not belong in civilized human society. Its proper place is in a museum. That’s where it will be. – Muhammad Yunus

There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge. Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought. – Napoleon Hill

Extreme poverty is not only a condition of unsatisfied material needs. It is often accompanied by a degrading state of powerlessness. – Peter Singer

Empowering Voices: Inspiring Quotes from Those who Have Overcome Poverty

Look at your own poverty, welcome it, cherish it, don’t be afraid, share your death because thus you will share your love and your life. – Jean Vanier

The man with tooth ache, thinks everyone is happy whose teeth are sound. The poverty stricken man makes the same mistake about the rich man. – George Bernard Shaw

Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. – Nelson Mandela

In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of. – Confucius

We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty.  – Mother Teresa

Poverty Quotes about Education

Poverty and lack of education are ruining our planet. – Óscar Arias

Money cannot eradicate poverty, only education can. – M.F. Moonzajer

The best anti-poverty program is a world-class education. – Barack Obama

Education is the key to opportunity. It’s a ticket out of poverty. – George H. W. Bush

The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one. – Malcolm Forbes

Education can lift individuals out of poverty and into rewarding careers. – Christine Gregoire

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela

The Power of Unity: Quotes that Advocate Collaboration in Ending Hunger

A quality education grants us the ability to fight the war on ignorance and poverty. – Charles B. Rangel

Education is the best weapon through which we can fight poverty, ignorance, and terrorism. – Malala Yousafzai

Inflation is taking up the poverty line, and poverty is not just economic but defined by way of health and education. – Azim Premji

African-Americans now have 45 percent poverty in the inner cities. Education is a disaster. Jobs are essentially nonexistent. – Donald Trump

Those who educate children well are more honored than those who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well. – Aristotle

Education promotes equality and lifts people out of poverty. It teaches children how to become good citizens. Education is not just for a privileged few, it is for everyone. It is a fundamental human right. – Ban Ki-moon

Clever Quotes about Poverty for Success

We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without. – Immanuel Kant

Charity only perpetuates poverty by taking the initiative away from the poor. – Muhammad Yunus

Before Social Security existed, about half of America’s senior citizens lived in poverty. – Bernie Sanders

It is absolute poverty that should could end, but I think relative poverty is a whole other issue. – Abhijit Banerjee

Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness. An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation. – Khalil Gibran

The Gospel takes away our right forever, to discriminate between the deserving and the undeserving poor. – Dorothy Day

Building Bridges: Quotes that Encourage Community Support for Hunger Relief

We are not concerned with the very poor. They are unthinkable, and only to be approached by the statistician or the poet. – E.M. Forster

I had noticed that both in the very poor and very rich extremes of society the mad were often allowed to mingle freely. – Charles Bukowski

From the beginning, as a thinking student of 15, 16 years ago, I was troubled by the grim poverty that I saw around me. – Manmohan Singh

If I were hungry and friendless today, I would rather take my chances with a saloon-keeper than with the average preacher. – Eugene V. Debs

It turned out that capitalism alone could make people not only rich and happy but also poor, hungry, miserable, and powerless. – Masha Gessen

To seek causes of poverty in this way is to enter an intellectual dead end because poverty has no causes. Only prosperity has causes. – Jane Jacobs

Shining a Light: Inspiring Quotes that Raise Awareness about Hunger

Charity allows us to go ahead with our own lives without worrying about the lives of the poor. Charity appeases our consciences. – Muhammad Yunus

Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed. – Herman Melville

Anywhere you have extreme poverty and no national health insurance, no promise of health care regardless of social standing, that’s where you see the sharp limitations of market-based health care. – Paul Farmer

The United States spends over $87 billion conducting a war in Iraq, while the United Nations estimates that for less than half that amount we could provide clean water, adequate diets, sanitation services, and basic education to every person on the planet. – John Perkins

Transforming Lives: Quotes that Illuminate the Impact of Efforts to Alleviate Hunger

The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other. It is not, as poverty was before, the result of natural scarcity, but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the world by the rich. Consequently, the modern poor are not pitied but written off as trash. – John Berger

It is not poverty that will cause a movement and rebellion but a sense of poverty. It is the feeling of the deprived class in relation to the paradoxical class situation in its society that drives it to move. – Ali Shariati

Hunger is a serious problem in the United States and around the world. Poverty is a serious problem in the United States and around the world. Hunger used to be just a problem of the past; but today it’s a much more modern, modern problem. Money is not the root of all evil, but it is a key component of some of the world’s worst problems.

Hunger and poverty exist all over the world. In fact they are so prevalent that they have taken a place in many of the world’s cultures. The world has also changed since the time of the ancient peoples.

Since then, a vast amount of research has been carried out concerning the subject. Today, counting on the bare minimum is considered to be a lifestyle. For example, the people of South Sudan used to eat only boiled food. The rains had been unusually short. Farmers struggled to make ends meet.


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