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Alice Foote MacDougall Quotes

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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.
- Alice Foote MacDougall

In business everyone is out to grab,
to fight,
to win.
Either you are the under or the over dog.
It is up to you to be on top.
- Alice Foote MacDougall

I simply don't believe in failure.
In itself, it doesn't exist.
We create it.
We make ourselves fail.
- Alice Foote MacDougall

Success is an absurd, erratic thing.
She arrives when one least expects her and after she
has come may depart again almost because of a whim.
- Alice Foote MacDougall

 

Much of the success of life depends upon keeping one's
mind open to opportunity and seizing it when it comes.
- Alice Foote MacDougall

As you simplify your life,
the laws of the universe will be simpler;
solitude will not be solitude,
poverty will not be poverty,
nor weakness weakness.
- Henry David Thoreau

Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty.
- St. Francis of Assisi

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If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Poverty is the worst form of violence.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You can turn painful situations around through laughter.
If you can find humor in anything, even poverty,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty,
the contemplation of mystery,
or the search of truth or perfection
is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession
of such days is fatal to human life.
- Lewis Mumford

Love conquers all things except poverty and a toothache.
- Mae West

Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself.
Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor
for helping us to love God better because of them.
- Mother Teresa

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.
We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
- Mother Teresa

Christian voters should start looking
at global warming and extreme poverty
as religious issues that speak to the culture of life.
- Al Franken

Poverty with security is better than plenty
in the midst of fear and uncertainty.
- Aesop

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

The most terrible poverty is loneliness
and the feeling of being unloved.
- Mother Teresa

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

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

Coming generations will learn equality from poverty,
and love from woes.
- Khalil Gibran

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

Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life.
- Jimmy Dean

Poverty is unnecessary.
- Muhammad Yunus

Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling
billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty,
while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world.
- Kofi Annan

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

For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.
- John W. Gardner

Oh, I realize it's a penny here and a penny there,
but look at me: I've worked myself up from nothing
to a state of extreme poverty.
- Arthur Sheekman

Blacks are about seven times more likely to live in
neighborhoods of concentrated poverty than whites.
- John Powell

If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it;
blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches;
for the Creator,
there is no poverty.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

Poverty wants some, luxury many, and avarice all things.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The poverty program was not designed to eliminate poverty.
- H. Rap Brown

It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty.
- Juvenal

I do not want to speak about overpopulation or birth control,
but I think education is the way to give new impetus to the poverty question.
- Harri Holkeri

As Jews, their families left Russia to escape the poverty and the antisemitism.
- Martin Lewis Perl

I made a decision that whether or not I was going to
make under the national poverty level wasn't going
to play a part in whether or not I was an actor.
That's what I do.
- Don Johnson

Black people must address itself to the causes of poverty.
That's oppression in this country.
- H. Rap Brown

Poverty is not socialism.
To be rich is glorious.
- Deng Xiaoping

Think about it: Every educated person is not rich,
but almost every education person has a job and a way out of poverty.
So education is a fundamental solution to poverty.
- Kathleen Blanco

I would like to solemnly reaffirm, that poverty is not a fatality.
- Mathieu Kerekou

The chief problem of low-income farmers is poverty.
- Nelson Rockefeller

Wealth often takes away chances from men as well as poverty.
There is none to tell the rich to go on striving,
for a rich man makes the law that hallows and hollows his own life.
- Sean O'Casey

Social Security is one of the greatest achievements
of the American government,
protecting our elderly against poverty and assuring
young people of a more secure future.
- Mark Foley

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

There are many programs specifically aimed at helping
people in poverty start a business.
- Matthew Lesko

There's only one thing money won't buy,
and that is poverty.
- Joe E. Lewis

Every year 3.1 million Indian children die before the age of 5,
mostly from diseases of poverty like diarrhea.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

That made me feel good, not to go to a resort where
outside the door is extreme poverty.
- Jasmine Guy

Money can't buy poverty.
- Marty Feldman

As society advances the standard of poverty rises.
- Theodore Parker

Let's take care of the necessities first:
give people jobs,
and find a way to get us out of poverty.
- Eartha Kitt

We have mistaken the nature of poverty,
and thought it was economic poverty.
No, it is poverty of soul, deprivation of God's recreating,
loving peace.
- Thomas R. Kelly

In America today, we are nearer a final triumph over
poverty than is any other land.
- Herbert Hoover

Clothes make the poor invisible.
America has the best-dressed poverty the world has ever known.
- Michael Harrington

I have always had a horror and detestation of poverty.
- Taylor Caldwell

To be a star is to own the world and all the people in it.
After a taste of stardom, everything else is poverty.
- Hedy Lamarr

If poverty were a man, I would have slain him.
- Ali ibn Abi Talib

My sisters and I were fortunate to travel through Asia
and Europe at very young ages.
We confronted extraordinary beauty in Athens and unspeakable poverty in India.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

What matters poverty? What matters anything to him
who is enamoured of our art? Does he not carry in himself
every joy and every beauty?
- Sarah Bernhardt

Liberalism, above all, means emancipation -
emancipation from one's fears,
his inadequacies, from prejudice, from discrimination,
from poverty.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

It is development, not poverty, that causes upheaval and terrorism.
- Robert D. Kaplan

Rap's conscious response to the poverty and oppression of U.S.
blacks is like some hideous parody of sixties black pride.
- David Foster Wallace

It wasn't poverty that drove me on.
- Aleksandr I. Kuprin

The first priority of any serious program against poverty
is to strengthen the male role in poor families.
- George Gilder

There is something about poverty that smells like death.
- Zora Neale Hurston

Life is an ordeal, albeit an exciting one,
but I wouldn't trade it for the good old days of poverty and obscurity.
- Jim Carrey

Elvis was rock'n'roll.
He came from the poverty and the pain.
- Link Wray

People from both political parties have long recognized
that welfare without work creates negative incentives
that lead to permanent poverty.
It robs people of self-esteem.
- Mitt Romney

People never knew we were poor, but out of that poverty
came the most incredible inventions -
board games,
recipes...
we never stopped inventing.
- Lynn Johnston

These political movements flourish on the margins of
Turkish society because of poverty and because of the
people's feeling that they are not being represented.
- Orhan Pamuk

To marry the Irish is to look for poverty.
- J. P. Donleavy


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