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Muhammad Yunus Quotes

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Poverty is unnecessary.
- Muhammad Yunus

Related topics: Finance

Business money is limitless.
- Muhammad Yunus

There are cultural issues everywhere -
in Bangladesh,
Latin America, Africa, wherever you go.
But somehow when we talk about cultural differences,
we magnify those differences.
- Muhammad Yunus

I made a list of people who needed just a little bit of money.
And when the list was complete, there were 42 names.
The total amount of money they needed was $27.
I was shocked.
- Muhammad Yunus


 

I went to the bank and proposed that they lend money to the poor people.
The bankers almost fell over.
- Muhammad Yunus

But we have created a society that does not allow opportunities
for those people to take care of themselves because
we have denied them those opportunities.
- Muhammad Yunus

They explained to me that the bank cannot lend money
to poor people because these people are not creditworthy.
- Muhammad Yunus


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Here we were talking about economic development,
about investing billions of dollars in various programs,
and I could see it wasn't billions of dollars people needed right away.
- Muhammad Yunus

My greatest challenge has been to change the mindset of people.
Mindsets play strange tricks on us.
We see things the way our minds have instructed our eyes to see.
- Muhammad Yunus

Today, if you look at financial systems around the globe,
more than half the population of the world -
out of six billion people,
more than three billion - do not qualify to take out a loan from a bank.
This is a shame.
- Muhammad Yunus

I had no idea that I would ever get involved with something
like lending money to poor people,
given the circumstances in which I was working in Bangladesh.
- Muhammad Yunus

Soon we saw that money going to women brought much
more benefit to the family than money going to the men.
So we changed our policy and gave a high priority to women.
As a result, now 96% of our four million borrowers
in Grameen Bank are women.
- Muhammad Yunus

I was teaching in one of the universities while the
country was suffering from a severe famine.
People were dying of hunger, and I felt very helpless.
As an economist, I had no tool in my tool box to fix that kind of situation.
- Muhammad Yunus

I wanted to give money to people like this woman so
that they would be free from the moneylenders to sell
their product at the price which the markets gave them -
which was much higher than what the trader was giving them.
- Muhammad Yunus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Life is an organic whole. The basic problems of the people -
poverty, ignorance, disease and civic inertia - interlock.
To address one problem, we must address all.
Hence our emphasis on an integrated program
of livelihood, education, health and self-government.
- Jimmy Yen

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

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

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

The government's War on Poverty has transformed poverty
from a short-term misfortune into a career choice.
- Harry Browne

The link between peace and stability on the one hand,
and social and economic growth on the other,
is dialectic.
Peace, poverty, and backwardness cannot mix in one region.
- King Hussein I

I thought in this country, the best social program was a job.
Yet minimum wage jobs aren't paying enough to keep families out of poverty.
- Barbara Mikulski

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

The media seems to think only abortion and gay marriage are religious issues.
Poverty is a moral issue, it's a faith issue,
it's a religious issue.
- Jim Wallis

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

The honest poor can sometimes forget poverty.
The honest rich can never forget it.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

When poverty shows itself, even mischievous boys understand what it means.
- Carlo Collodi

Americans are blessed with great plenty;
we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation
to assist those who are suffering from poverty,
disease, war and famine.
- Adam Schiff

Without Social Security, poverty rates for African
American seniors would more than double.
- Chaka Fattah

There are three major social issues that this country is struggling with:
education,
poverty, and drugs.
Two of them we talk about, and one of them we don't.
- Steven Soderbergh

I have never known so much naive conviction allied
to greater intellectual poverty.
- Claude Levi-Strauss

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

Money is only a vehicle that provides you with options,
and I say there's only one thing that money can't buy -
poverty.
- Jerry Doyle

Certainly, the poverty, the discrimination,
the episodic unemployment could not but strike an inquiring youngster:
why did these exist,
and what could we do about them.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

We can no longer prosper by increasing human productivity.
The more we try to do, the more poverty we will create.
- Paul Hawken

The rich are richer, and the poor are poorer,
in the city than elsewhere; and, as a rule,
the greater are the riches of the rich and the poverty of the poor.
- Josiah Strong

Poverty must not be a bar to learning and learning
must offer an escape from poverty.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Luxury!
more perilous to youth than storms or quicksand,
poverty or chains.
- Hannah More

Individual effort is almost relatively impossible to
cope with the big problem of poverty as we see it.
- John Burns

Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.
- May Sarton

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

Poverty and the rule of race that is called apartheid
drive the Transkeian migrant from security on the land to work in the cities,
and then back again.
- Ruth First

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

False shame accompanies a man that is poor,
shame that either harms a man greatly or profits him;
shame is with poverty,
but confidence with wealth.
- Hesiod

Poverty does not make people terrorists,
but terrorists can exploit the frustration it creates
and use it as a breeding-ground for violent ideas.
- Anna Lindh

Social Security not only helps Americans enjoy a secure retirement,
it has also kept millions of Americans out of poverty.
- Zoe Lofgren

Our poverty will be brought home to us to its full
extent only after the war.
- Joseph A. Schumpeter

Short of genius a rich man cannot even imagine poverty.
- Charles Peguy

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

Poverty, to be picturesque, should be rural.
Suburban misery is as hideous as it is pitiable.
- Anthony Trollope

Poverty is not inevitable.
It is a human ill that we can fight if we decide to do so together.
- Marc Forne Molne

Today continuing poverty and distress are a deeper
and more important cause of international tensions,
of the conditions that can produce war,
than previously.
- Lester B. Pearson

My family kinda hit the skids.
We were experiencing poverty at that point.
We all got a job, where the whole family had to work
as security guards and janitors.
And I just got angry.
- Jim Carrey

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


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