Monday, August 31, 2009

The Return of Monday Quote Day

Today I've rounded up a few thoughts on poverty. Here at World Next Door, we believe in fighting global poverty. Fair trade is the means through which we have chosen to take our stand, because we believe this means of doing business offers some of the poorest among us--the "global underdog," if you will--an opportunity to support and care for themselves and their families. It is a shot at evening the score, at providing a dignified and sustainable way of life for those who are working hard and coming up short.

"Poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue; it is hard for an empty bag to stand upright."
Benjamin Franklin, U.S. Founding Father, statesman, author, printer, scientist, inventor, and diplomat...among others

"The inevitable consequence of poverty is dependence."
Samuel Johnson, 18th century English author

"Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn't commit."
Eli Khamarov, 20th century writer

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