Quotes: humanitarian

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  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
    George Orwell
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    A humanitarian is always a hypocrite.
  • Boris Yeltsin
    Boris Yeltsin
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    A sense of proportion and humanitarian action are not issues for terrorists. Their aim is that of killing and destroying.
    Source: Speech at a summit of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Istanbul, Turkey, as quoted in BBC World Service (19 November 1999)
  • Ban Ki-moon
    Ban Ki-moon
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    All women and girls have the fundamental right to live free of violence. This right is enshrined in international human rights and humanitarian law. And it lies at the heart of my UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign.
  • Ban Ki-moon
    Ban Ki-moon
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    As I prepare for my second term as Secretary-General, I am thinking hard about how we can meet the expectations of the millions of people who see the U.N.'s blue flag as a banner of hope. We have to continue our life-saving work in peacekeeping, human rights, development and humanitarian relief.
  • Anthony Weiner
    Anthony Weiner
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    Every dollar that we send in State Department aid or humanitarian aid that saves us from having to get involved with very expensive military actions is a good investment. And frankly, helping Israel fight terrorism in the Middle East is much cheaper than us fighting it here on our shores.
  • Alvin Adams
    Alvin Adams
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    Humanitarian missions are little different from any other public enterprise, diplomacy included, which is susceptible of misinterpretation by the public, hence ultimately of failure.
  • Alvin Adams
    Alvin Adams
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    I am convinced that dealing intelligently with the press is of the greatest importance to the success and effectiveness of a humanitarian mission.
  • Syria has become the great tragedy of this century - a disgraceful humanitarian calamity with suffering and displacement unparalleled in recent history.
    Source: Deborah Amos on Syria’s Refugee Crisis (2013)
  • Carl Gustav Jung
    Carl Gustav Jung
    Swiss psychiatrist 1875-1961
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    The cinema, like the detective story, makes it possible to experience without danger all the excitement, passion and desirousness which must be repressed in a humanitarian ordering of life.
  • Ban Ki-moon
    Ban Ki-moon
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    The U.N.'s humanitarian agencies rely on charitable donations from the public as well as the generosity of governments to continue their lifesaving work in response to natural disasters, armed conflicts and other emergencies.
  • Brandi Carlile
    Brandi Carlile
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    There are still civil rights issues. There are still people who can't be visited by their spouse in the hospital because they're gay. These are humanitarian issues. At the end of the day, all you want is for people to be happy in the pursuit of life, love and liberty.
  • Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
    Swiss-American psychiatrist 1926-2004
    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
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    We have to ask ourselves whether medicine is to remain a humanitarian and respected profession or a new but depersonalized science in the service of prolonging life rather than diminishing human suffering.
  • Billy Joel
    Billy Joel
    American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949-
    Billy Joel
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    Why do musicians give so much time to charitable causes? The most humanitarian cause that we can give our time to is the creation and performance of music itself.
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