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Positive Quotes about Homelessness

Let these Homelessness quotes help you to have a positive attitude toward life, and to think positively.

Although AmeriCorps is making a difference among its
participants and the people they serve,
we must address homelessness and the need for job training among our veterans.
- Cliff Stearns

In Palm Springs, they think homelessness is caused by bad divorce lawyers.
- G. B. Trudeau

People can be so apathetic.
They continue to ignore the real people trapped in
poverty and homelessness.
It's almost maddening.
- Daphne Zuniga

As Secretary of Housing, I do have to express alarm,
signal the alarm if you will, that the potential for
homelessness to grow is there.
- Henry Cisneros

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Homelessness is the actor's fate; physical incapacity
to attain what is most required and desired by such
a spirit as I am a slave to.
- Edwin Booth

Homelessness is a part of our American system.
There should be nothing wrong with this condition as
long as the individual is not sentenced to unnecessary
suffering and punishment.
- Jerzy Kosinski

We have weapons of mass destruction we have to address here at home.
Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction.
Homelessness is a weapon of mass destruction.
Unemployment is a weapon of mass destruction.
- Dennis Kucinich

 

I'm not so sure that people consider homelessness to be as important as,
say, the Vietnam War.
One should never even try to equate them because,
of course, they're tragedies on both sides of the coin.
- Graham Nash

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

Another day, another dollar, another war, another tower
Went up where the homeless had their home.
- Jewel

I was planning on my future as a homeless person.
I had a really good spot picked out.
- Larry David

I've been homeless.
I've worked at 7-Eleven.
- Dennis Rodman

You can spend the money on new housing for poor people and the homeless,
or you can spend it on a football stadium or a golf course.
- Jello Biafra

We've gotten involved in cat rescue -
we take them in and find homes for them.
I've always loved cats.
I saw how homeless cats were living out there.
We take them in, put out flyers.
- Greg Ginn

Government alone cannot solve the problems we deal
with in our correctional facilities,
treatment centers, homeless shelters and crisis centers -
we need our faith-based and community partners.
- Dirk Kempthorne

No one is asking what happened to all the homeless.
No one cares, because it's easier to get on the subway and not be accosted.
- Richard Linklater

I lived rough, by my wits, was homeless,
lived on the streets, lived on friends' floors,
was happy, was miserable.
- Ben Okri

We have come dangerously close to accepting the homeless
situation as a problem that we just can't solve.
- Linda Lingle

Adversities such as being homeless and going to prison
has made many people stronger.
- Philip Emeagwali

Persons who have been homeless carry within them a
certain philosophy of life which makes them apprehensive about ownership.
- Jerzy Kosinski

Seven out of 10 Americans are one paycheck away from being homeless.
- Pras Michel

I'm still working, I've got two arms,
two legs, two gorgeous kids, a lovely wife.
Fifteen years ago, I was homeless.
So when you think about it, I'm lucky.
- Ian Hart

In Illinois, community, migrant, homeless and public
housing health centers operate 268 primary care sites
and serve close to 1 million patients every year.
- Jan Schakowsky

Chronically homeless means constantly homeless;
it means repeatedly homeless.
- Linda Lingle

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
- inscribed on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

I knew when I was 6.
I just knew it; I didn't care about nothing else.
If I didn't make it in this world, I would probably be homeless.
I gave myself that little to fall back on.
- Shawn Wayans

What difference does it make to the dead,
the orphans, and the homeless,
whether the mad destruction is wrought
under the name of totalitarianism
or the holy name of liberty or democracy?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I was able to do The Saint of Fort Washington,
on the relationship between two homeless men.
- Danny Glover

Was I always going to be here? No I was not.
I was going to be homeless at one time,
a taxi driver, truck driver, or any kind of job that
would get me a crust of bread.
You never know what's going to happen.
- Morgan Freeman

I mean, I don't think I'm alone when I look at the
homeless person or the bum or the psychotic or the
drunk or the drug addict or the criminal and see their
baby pictures in my mind's eye.
You don't think they were cute like every other baby?
- Dustin Hoffman

When I was living in New York and didn't have a penny to my name,
I would walk around the streets and occasionally I
would see an alcove or something.
And I'd think, that'll be good, that'll be a good spot
for me when I'm homeless.
- Larry David

There are congressmen in our congregation,
judges, federal reserve governors.
And there are also people who are homeless and some who are mentally ill.
To be able to talk to each of those people is something
that I've had to learn how to do over the years.
- James Green Somerville

I originally had an idea about a family of people who were homeless,
just traveling around without any solid roots or any home,
who made their way around working wherever they could.
I started it with them.
The idea of Joe as a protagonist came along a little later.
- Larry Brown

Many foster children have had difficulty making the
transition to independent living.
Several are homeless, become single parents,
commit crimes, or live in poverty.
They are also frequent targets of crime.
- Charles Foster Bass

What we have found in this country, and maybe we're more aware of it now,
is one problem that we've had, even in the best of times,
and that is the people who are sleeping on the grates,
the homeless, you might say, by choice.
- Ronald Reagan

There is a lot that happens around the world we cannot control.
We cannot stop earthquakes, we cannot prevent droughts,
and we cannot prevent all conflict, but when we know where the hungry,
the homeless and the sick exist, then we can help.
- Jan Schakowsky

You know, if I listened to Michael Dukakis long enough,
I would be convinced we're in an economic downturn
and people are homeless and going without food and
medical attention and that we've got to do something about the unemployed.
- Ronald Reagan

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

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

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

When you think you're out of time,
smile, and turn back the clock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stand up to your obstacles
and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't
half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

Life is fully as bad as you think it is,
so never think life is bad.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

When you are reluctant to change,
think of the beauty of autumn.
- V. B. Brown

You are what you think you are.
- Bob Richards

To change who you are,
change who you think you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein


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