Basic Needs Quotes

Basic Needs Quotes by Peter Singer, Pete Gallego, Fabrizio Moreira, John Lynch, Mohamed ElBaradei, Ayn Rand and many others.

Well the real concept of basic needs if you cut it right down are simply the physical needs that are unavoidable for all of us. So to have enough calories to keep our bodies going. Have shelter from extreme elements. To have water that is safe to drink, So I think that’s the core of it.
Peter Singer
Egoism… is not eliminated by economic reorganization or by material abundance. When basic needs are satisfied, new ‘needs’ emerge. In our society, people want no simply clothes, but fashionable clothes; not shelter, but a house to display their wealth and taste.
Peter Singer
HB 2 leaves 90% of the children behind. The disconnect between this bill and the basic needs of Texas schoolchildren is appalling.
Pete Gallego
Cash flow is a problem for a small and developing company, and the lack of it is the reason why many small businesses fail. Ensure that you have enough money in your bank account to make you able to carry out daily basic needs for your business.
Fabrizio Moreira
We have a responsibility as a state to protect our most vulnerable citizens: our children, seniors, people with disabilities. That is our moral obligation. But there is an economic justification too – we all pay when the basic needs of our citizens are unmet.
John Lynch
You need to form a grand coalition, and you need to put your ideological differences aside and work together to focus on people’s basic needs. You can’t eat sharia.
Mohamed ElBaradei
The basic need of the creator is independence. The reasoning mind cannot work under any form of compulsion. It cannot be curbed, sacrificed or subordinated to any consideration whatsoever. It demands total independence in function and in motive.
Ayn Rand
The best way to perpetuate poverty is by spending on arms and military, and the best way to fight terrorism is by fighting the basic needs of humanity, because hunger and poverty perpetuate crime.
Г“scar Arias
Secrecy, censorship, dishonesty, and blocking of communication threaten all the basic needs.
Abraham Maslow
“Who is secure in all his basic needs? Who has work, spiritual care, medical care, housing, food, occasional entertainment, free clothing, free burial, free everything? The answer might be nuns and monks, but the standard reply is ‘prisoners'”
Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn
The practice of thrift is not outdated. We must discipline ourselves to live within our incomes even if it means going without or making do. The wise person can distinguish…between basic needs and extravagant wants. Some find budgeting extremely painful, but I promise you, it is never fatal.
Marvin J. Ashton
The secret’s out: New York’s Labor Law provides the power to help low-wage workers earn enough to meet their basic needs.
Eric Schneiderman
Thirteen thousand dollars a year is not enough to raise a family. That’s not enough to pay your bills and save for their future. That’s barely enough to provide for even the most basic needs.
Thomas Carper
I know, for me, I want to live in a community where people’s basic needs are met.
Michael Tubbs
And under Obamacare, insurance companies can no longer discriminate against women. Before, some wouldn’t cover women’s most basic needs, like contraception and maternity care, but would still charge us up to 50 percent more than men – for a worse plan.
Kathleen Sebelius
I believe in excellence. It is a basic need of every human soul. All of us can be excellent, because, fortunately, we are exceedingly diverse in our ambitions and talents.
Edward Teller
There are four basic human needs; food, sleep, sex and revenge.
The third basic need of a male in a relationship is an attractive woman; for a woman, honesty and openness.
Myles Munroe
Food, clothing and shelter — these are the basic needs. Beyond that, if you want anything, it is the beginning of self-deception.
U.G. Krishnamurti
Entertainment is there to improve people’s quality of life. After your basic needs, there’s entertainment.
Satoru Iwata
Our investments in social justice and basic needs are as vital to our future as fiscal and macroeconomic reforms. A nation deeply divided will not stand. And it certainly will not move forward.
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
All lives have equal value. And so you say, ‘why do poor children die when other children don’t? Why do some people have enough nutrition or reasonable toilets and other people don’t?’ So those basic needs that, through innovation, actually it’s very affordable to bring them…to everyone.
Bill Gates
When I write of hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth and the love of it and it is all one.
M. F. K. Fisher
South Sudan is my home, and I am humbled to be in a position to help those suffering from lack of access to basic needs, especially the children facing severe acute malnutrition.
Luol Deng
The ability of communities to meet their most basic needs – food, water, energy, sanitation – is threatened by climate change.
Patricia Espinosa
For me, the best things in life – meaningful work, meaningful relationships, interesting experiences, good food, sleep, music, ideas, sex, and other basic needs and pleasures – are not, past a certain point, materially improved upon by having a lot of money.
Ray Dalio
You are rich if you have enough to meet your most basic needs. You are rich if you have access to clean water, food, shelter, love, a roof over your head.You have to count your blessings to see that you are richer than you think.
Michelle Singletary
Over the long haul, many of those people [in a difficult marriage] will begin to reciprocate, because you are meeting a basic need in their life, the need for love, and they know they don’t deserve love many times.
Gary Chapman
The goal of my work is to help assure that we can create a world of abundance in which we meet the basic needs of every man, woman and child.
Peter Diamandis
Men have two basic needs. Neither of them, no matter what they say, is sex. They need love and they need work. And work takes priority over love. If a woman could know only one fact about men and work, it should be that work is the most seductive mistress most men ever have.
Joyce Brothers
It is inspiring to partner with Moet & Chandon and Christie’s on something as rare and luxurious as 100 year old champagne, and see it simultaneously transformed into something that helps to meet the basic needs of those supported by The Lunchbox Fund.
Topaz Page-Green
Water is one of the basic needs of survival of mankind and water can destroy it, too. That is the power of NATURE. But there is an even more powerful dimension of NATURE which is a blessing to humans; courage, intelligence, compassion and the power to stand again.
Vikas Khanna
I have seen that technology has contributed to improved communication, that it’s contributed to better health care, that it’s contributed to better food supplies, that it has contributed to all the basic human needs.
John Warnock
Storytelling has always been at the heart of being human because it serves some of our most basic needs: passing along our traditions, confessing failings, healing wounds, engendering hope, strengthening our sense of community.
Parker J. Palmer
I would say love is something everybody talks about, and the need for love is one of the most basic needs of man, namely the experience of union with another being – of becoming one with another being.
Erich Fromm
[Saddam] built up a massive war machine while neglecting the basic needs of his own people.
George W. Bush
It seems to me that our three basic needs, for food and security and love, are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others.
M. F. K. Fisher
If you’re worried about putting food on the table or putting a roof over your head, that stress is definitely will contribute to unhappiness, but once you have your basic needs met then incremental money.
Tony Hsieh
If we ever do find a better system, I’ll be happy to call myself an anti-capitalist.
Peter Singer
When you say ‘the man of the house,’ the black woman has been the woman and the man of the house, because black men have so often had to spend all of their time and energy working and trying, at least, to give their families the basic needs. So black women, I find, are not really concerned about women’s liberation.
Yolanda King
Through democracy we can address the basic needs of the people, involve them as participants in planning and restore the authority of the government.
Benazir Bhutto
The change in economic values created by the new markets for global public goods will reorient our global economy and under the right conditions can usher the satisfaction of basic needs of the present and of the future. This is what is needed right now.
Graciela Chichilnisky
Advanced industrialised economies like ourselves cannot afford to go on growing, particularly if we want to give people in poorer countries a chance of being able to at least meet their basic needs.
Caroline Lucas
We keep discussing nuclear power and other issues, but we should spare a thought to the basic needs of our women.
Arunachalam Muruganantham
Can we really expect adequate funding for programs to clean up our environment and care for people’s basic needs as long as the socially essential work of caretaking and cleaning is relegated to women for little or no pay?
Riane Eisler
You may never see a Rembrandt or the Sistine Chapel, but aren’t you glad as a human being they are still there? Probably the only thing that separates us from other creatures is that we aren’t limited by our basic needs, like food and water; we have this sense of the whole.
George N. Atiyeh
We demand a non-violent world where human security is the basis of our common global security. People have the right to live in a world where the basic needs of all peoples are addressed. No more military attacks. No more war.
Shirin Ebadi
I want to take human rights out of their box. I want to show the relevance of the universal principles of human rights to the basic needs of health, security, education and equality.
Mary Robinson
Even squirrels know enough to store nuts, so that they will have something to eat when food gets scarce. But the welfare state has spawned a whole class of people who spend everything they get when times are good, and look to others to provide for their food and other basic needs when times turn bad.
Thomas Sowell
Two of man’s basic needs are to love and to share. Both of these needs are satisfied in greater or lesser degree by friendship.
Mother Angelica
What people want is their basic needs. So I’m trying to help people ensure their basic need: that means food security, healthcare, education, and job opportunity and a better life.
Sheikh Hasina
The main purpose of Social Security is to redistribute wealth, to make an increasingly large number of Americans dependent on government for their basic needs in their retirement years.
Neal Boortz
Our society in general has is more money equals more happiness and all the research has shown that that’s true up to a point, up until you can get your basic needs met, but then really there is other stuff that has a much bigger impact on your happiness besides just money.
Tony Hsieh
It’s definitely a challenge, but it’s even more than that. Beyond the basic need to understand what you’re saying, a computer needs to understand what you’re trying to do. So humans talking to computers present variable challenges.
Peter P. Mahoney
You always know. You have basic needs, and when they aren’t met, your body sends signals. Hunger, loneliness, exhaustion, thirst, and fear are all signals that something is missing, and you need to act on it now.
Mel Robbins
It rests in the hands of the common person as well as those with the power to shape humanity’s course toward a world where every child, woman and man’s most basic needs are met.
Forest Whitaker
Right now, America’s middle class is struggling to meet their basic needs.
Ruben Hinojosa
Pay your utilities, gas and other basic needs before paying on your debts.
Dave Ramsey
I can be pretty dense about my own basic needs, when my focus is getting through the many small tasks of a day’s work and a day’s caretaking.
Lydia Millet
We can build an economy that does not destroy its natural support systems, a global community where the basic needs of all the Earth’s people are satisfied, and a world that will allow us to think of ourselves as civilized. This is entirely doable.
Lester R. Brown
Like all good citizens, the elderly and people with disabilities want to eradicate waste and fraud from government, but helping people with special needs meet their basic needs doesn’t fit this description.
Joni Eareckson Tada
Language comes into being, like consciousness, from the basic need, from the scantiest intercourse with other human.
Karl Marx
He who has got more than that is required to fulfill his basic need spends his resources, more often than not, on the people and the products that he does not actually need.
When people appear to be something other than good and decent, it is only because they are reacting to stress, pain, or the deprivation of basic human needs such as security, love, and self-esteem.
Abraham Maslow