„Poor people always lose in struggles.“

—  Miguel Servet, A sentence from his first edition of Ptolemy's Geography (1535)
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—  Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972
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„I've always been skeptical of people who say they lose themselves in a part.“

—  Jimmy Stewart American film and stage actor 1908 - 1997
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„Poor people always pay back their loans. It's us, the creators of institutions and rules, who keep creating trouble for them.“

—  Muhammad Yunus Bangladeshi banker, economist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient 1940
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„There are two types of poor people, those who are poor together and those who are poor alone. The first are the true poor, the others are rich people out of luck.“

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„Yes; these are people struggling to be free, and they are struggling rightly to be free.“

—  William Ewart Gladstone British Liberal politician and prime minister of the United Kingdom 1809 - 1898
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„Maybe the Lord's word is decisive on that: The poor are always with us. You know, you'll never run out of people, you can help.“

—  Chuck Feeney American businessman 1931
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„Foreign aid goes from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.“

—  Rand Paul American politician, ophthalmologist, and United States Senator from Kentucky 1963
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