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

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Once we know where we want to go, getting there will be so much easier.

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The only place where poverty should be is in museums.We have to get out of this mindset that the rich will do the business and the poor will have the charity.I strongly believe that we can create a poverty-free world, if we want to.... In that kind of world, the only place you can see poverty is in the museum. When school children will be on a tour of the poverty museum, they will be horrified to see the misery and indignity of human beings. They will blame their forefathers for tolerating this inhuman condition to continue in a massive way.If we are looking for one single action which will enable the poor to overcome their poverty, I would focus on creditCredit is a human right that should be treated as a human right. If credit can be accepted as a human right, then all other human rights will be easier to establish.In the future the question will not be, Are people credit-worthy , but rather, Are banks people-worthy? We can remove poverty from the surface of the earth only if we can redesign our institutions - like the banking institutions, and other institutions; if...

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What do you imagine will happen with poverty in the coming decades? All the impossible things of today rsquo;s world are routine there. At this moment that society looks impossible. It seems there is no way we will ever get there. But our minds will open. If we can imagine, it will happen. If we cannot imagine, it will never happen.

Quote 276: Professor Muhammad Yunus, Poverty, Quotes

If you think creating a world without any poverty is impossible, let s do it. Because it is the right thing to do

Quote 275: Professor Muhammad Yunus, Poverty, Quotes

We can remove poverty from the surface of the earth only if we can redesign our institutions - like the banking institutions, and other institutions; if we redesign our policies, if we look back on our concepts, so that we have a different idea of poor people

Quote 274: Professor Muhammad Yunus, Poverty, Quotes

If we are looking for one single action which will enable the poor to overcome their poverty, I would focus on credit

Quote 273: Professor Muhammad Yunus, Poverty, Quotes

I strongly believe that we can create a poverty-free world, if we want to.... In that kind of world, the only place you can see poverty is in the museum. When school children will be on a tour of the poverty museum, they will be horrified to see the misery and indignity of human beings. They will blame their forefathers for tolerating this inhuman condition to continue in a massive way.

Quote 272: Professor Muhammad Yunus, Poverty, Quotes

Like navigation markings in unknown waters, definitions of poverty need to be distinctive and unambiguous. A definition that is not precise is as bad as no definition at all

Quote 271: Professor Muhammad Yunus, Poverty, Quotes

The direct elimination of poverty should be the objective of all development aid.Development should be viewed as a human rights issue, not as a question of simply increasing the gross national product GNP

Quote 270: Professor Muhammad Yunus, Poverty, Quotes
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