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Underdeveloped Countries Quotes


"How can it be "mutually beneficial" to sell at world market prices the raw materials that cost the underdeveloped countries immeasurable sweat and suffering." - Che Guevara

"The imbalance between developed and underdeveloped countries - caused by the relationships of dependence - becomes more acute if the cultural point of view is taken into consideration." - Gustavo Gutierrez

"In the underdeveloped countries, we have young men and women, many of them of capacity but without opportunity to improve themselves. They cannot do so without help." - Gordon B Hinckley

"The principal impact of foreign enterprise on the development of the underdeveloped countries lies in hardening and strengthening the sway of merchant capitalism, in slowing down and indeed preventing its transformation into industrial capitalism." - Paul A. Baran

"Here we write well when we expose frauds and hypocrites. We are great at counting warts and blemishes and weighting feet of clay. In expressing love, we belong among the underdeveloped countries." - Saul Bellow

"Some countries and some people are so primitively religious and so underdeveloped that they don't need a time machine to go back to the past; they are already in there, in the very distant and dark past!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"How can it be mutually beneficial to sell at world market prices the raw materials that cost the underdeveloped countries immeasurable sweat and suffering, and to buy at world market prices the machinery produced in today's big automated factories?" - Che Guevara

"The use of large-scale military force in volatile regions of underdeveloped countries is difficult to do right, has major unintended consequences and rarely turns out to be quick, effective, controlled and short lived." - Dennis C Blair

"A considerable proportion of the developed world's prosperity rests on paying the lowest possible prices for the poor countries' primary products and on exporting high-cost capital and finished goods to those countries. Continuation of this kind of prosperity requires continuation of the relative gap between developed and underdeveloped countries - it means keeping poor people poor. Increasingly, the impoverished masses are understanding that the prosperity of the developed countries and of the privileged minorities in their own countries is founded on their poverty." - Philip Agee

"Only one rational path is open to us - simultaneous de-development of the [overdeveloped countries] and semi-development of the underdeveloped countries (UDCs), in order to approach a decent and ecologically sustainable standard of living for all in between. By de-development we mean lower per-capita energy consumption, fewer gadgets, and the abolition of planned obsolescence." - John Holdren

"Inhabitants of underdeveloped nations and victims of natural disasters are the only people who have ever been happy to see soybeans." - Fran Lebowitz

"The key words of violent economics are urbanization, industrialization, centralization, efficiency, quantity, speed. . . . The problem of evolving a nonviolent way of economic life [in the West] and that of developing the underdeveloped countries may well turn out to be largely identical." - E F Schumacher

"The dogma of cultural relativism is challenged by the very people for whose moral benefit the anthropologists established it in the first place. The complaint the underdeveloped countries advance is not that they are being westernized, but that the westernization is proceeding too slowly." - Claude Levi-Strauss

"In the southern countries and in the regions and continents like Africa, which is where the origin of life on earth began, there is tremendous debt on humanity, it is one of the most underdeveloped areas and where the worst pandemics exist. In many incidents the European powers that colonized them are now not even capable of helping them." - Alejandro Castro Espin

"We think that Hillary [Clinton] will be a symbol and a reality for the women of the world, and it's very important because so many - so many underdeveloped countries, not the least of which is Afghanistan, the women of the world need help, and she understands those issues and is a lightning rod for them." - Eleanor Smeal

"The Pentagon's lost entire countries." - Jack O'Neill

"Now I've wrestled alotta countries!" - Scott Steiner

"I love the Asian countries." - William

"China's development benefits other countries." - Li Keqiang

"Elected presidents are for countries." - William Hague

"Europe started out with six countries; three small countries and three large countries." - Jean-Pierre Raffarin

"The greatest discoveries will be along spiritual lines. This is the field where miracles are going to happen. Spiritual power is the greatest underdeveloped power and has the greatest future." - Thomas A Edison

"Cynicism, like gullibility, is a symptom of underdeveloped critical faculties." - Jamie Whyte

"We have an underdeveloped democracy and overdeveloped plutocracy." - Ralph Nader

"The more underdeveloped the country, the more overdeveloped the women." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"This treaty [Kyoto] is, in our opinion, based upon flawed ideas. Research data on climate change do not show that human use of hydrocarbons is harmful. To the contrary, there is good evidence that increased atmospheric carbon dioxide is environmentally helpful...agreement would have very negative effects upon the technology of nations throughout the world, especially those that are currently attempting to lift from poverty and provide opportunities to the over 4 billion people in technologically underdeveloped countries." - Frederick Seitz

"What Asia's postwar economic miracle demonstrates is that capitalism is a path toward economic development that is potentially available to all countries. No underdeveloped country in the Third World is disadvantaged simply because it began the growth process later than Europe, nor are the established industrial powers capable of blocking the development of a latecomer, provided that country plays by the rules of economic liberalism." - Francis Fukuyama

"...Your company...will send drugs to all the underdeveloped countries of the world, and since they do not have any standards, we will fool them all and can make a great big profit and never tell the doctors that there is a risk.....You will meet the standards of the country in which you are advertising, not the...proper standard...I would think that you would not sleep at night....I do not think this country will not stand for it." - Gaylord Nelson

"I have three-putted in 40 countries." - Fred Corcoran

"Literature is the most beautiful of countries" - Jose Marti

"Europe is a collection of free countries." - Douglas J. Feith

"Democracies don't war; democracies are peaceful countries." - George W Bush

"War inside countries is all too common." - Denis Healey

"Marble is not alike in all countries." - Marcus V. Pollio

"Europe is a collection of free countries." - Douglas Feith

"Marble is not alike in all countries." - Vitruvius

"Some countries you love. Some countries you hate. Canada is a country you worry about." - Robertson Davies

"Both sides are divided and Western countries collaborate with Muslim countries and vice versa." - Samuel P Huntington

"Foreign aid goes from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries." - Rand Paul

"I do believe that both countries, China and Russia, that both of them are responsible countries." - Lee Myungbak

"Capitalist exploitation and cartels and monopolies are the enemies of underdeveloped countries. On the other hand a regime which is completely oriented towards the people as a whole and based on the principle that man is the most precious of all possessions, will allow us to go forward more quickly and more harmoniously, and thus make impossible that caricature of society where all economic and political power is held in the hands of a few who regard the nation as a whole with scorn and contempt." - Frantz Fanon

"Connectivity is productivity - whether it's in a modern office or an underdeveloped village." - Iqbal Quadir

"What is lacking to the underdeveloped nations is not knowledge, but capital." - Ludwig Von Mises

"To me that's always a little satisfying - to find an underdeveloped topic and start developing it." - Max Lucado

"In an underdeveloped country don't drink the water. In a developed country don't breathe the air." - Jonathan Raban

"I think that people who are famous tend to be underdeveloped in their humanity skills." - Diane Keaton

"We're spending on numerous countries, very substantial countries. You know the countries we're talking about. But we're defending them for a fraction of the cost." - Donald Trump

"We must put together countries that produce drugs, countries that traffic, and countries that consume, and through this multilateral effort really stop the growing of crime." - Vicente Fox

"But the Western countries that link their partnership with the poorest countries with respect for democracy also have to consider that they have obligations towards these countries." - Omar Bongo

"Some countries that are close to Europe that already hold Deutschemarks, clearly would automatically hold euros, those are countries in Eastern Europe mainly, a few countries in Africa." - Robert C Solomon

"Other countries have their history. Uruguay has its football." - Ondino Viera

"The social contract is starting to unravel in many countries." - Jose Angel Gurria

"Throughout my career, Ive wrestled a lot of countries." - Scott Steiner

"I never count countries. Travel is not a contest." - Andrew Evans

"Forget startup companies. The next frontier is startup countries." - Peter Thiel

"Poor countries are poor because they are wasting their resources," - Iqbal Quadir

"America's one of the finest countries anyone ever stole." - Bobcat Goldthwait

"American is deteriorating because it is becoming like other countries" - Dennis Prager

"All countries have problems with China's economic power." - Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva

"Most countries choose to have government run the economy." - Marco Rubio

"Foreign countries should impose sanctions against Putin's corrupt network." - Alexei Navalny

"Countries are rarely governed by the ethical and good people." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Countries are like fruit-the worms are always inside." - Jean Giraudoux

"The big cities of America are becoming Third World countries." - Nora Ephron

"I've lived in several countries and been a disaster everywhere." - Aravind Adiga

"Baseball is played by all countries now, and softball, too" - Tommy Lasorda

"I'm amazed to find those countries are in Europe." - Tony Pulis

"Extreme nationalism objectifies and dehumanizes those from other countries." - Bryant H Mcgill

"He made all countries where he came his own." - John Dryden

"One of the cool, chaste countries - Canada or Sweden." - John Updike

"Gravity is the best cloak for sin in all countries." - Henry Fielding

"You can cover a great deal of Countries in books." - Andrew Long

"Every man has two countries: his own and France." - Thomas Jefferson

"Other countries have far greater problems than we have." - Edward Heath

"I would also love to visit the Asian countries soon." - Matt Lanter

"Most of our imports come from other countries" - George W Bush

"Love of one's country recognizes no frontiers... of other countries." - Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

"All countries are particular and no models are perfect." - Mary Robinson

"American ideals are superior to countries all across the world." - Mike Pence

"Donald Trump is a phenomenon that foreign countries haven't seen." - Henry A Kissinger

"Donald Trump's shipped jobs to 12 countries, including Mexico." - Hillary Clinton

"Everything that happens in Iraq affects countries outside." - Patrick Cockburn

"Terrorism is global and can come from even remote countries." - Narendra Modi

"I think that different things sell in different countries." - Jodi Picoult

"We stand for an alliance with all countries without exception." - Vladimir Lenin

"America's one of the finest countries anyone ever stole." - Bobcat Goldthwaite

"Japanese ships are strictly forbidden to leave for foreign countries." - Tokugawa Iemitsu

"Women dress well in countries where they undress often." - Saying

"Ties between our two countries are literally, literally unbreakable." - Joe Biden

"Countries are making nuclear weapons like there is no tomorrow." - Emo Philips

"Garth, marriage is punishment for shoplifting in some countries!" - Wayne Campbell

"Rich countries can afford to overpay for things." - Bill Gates

"Most poor people live in the poorest countries." - Bill Gates

"Billions of dollars are thrown at African countries." - Mo Ibrahim

"Everyone should respect the sovereignty of the EU countries." - Evangelos Venizelos

"Nor is the suffering limited to children in developing countries." - Carol Bellamy

"In expressing love we belong among the undeveloped countries." - Saul Bellow

"I toured the Middle Eastern countries with the ballet." - Leslie Caron

"Today, credit rating agencies rate companies, countries and bonds." - Mike Fitzpatrick

"In some countries, women aren't allowed to wear a swimsuit." - Valeria Mazza

"I want the voice of developing countries to be stronger." - Li Keqiang

"Right now I own shares of companies in 28 countries." - Jim Rogers

"There is here, as in all countries, advantages and disadvantages." - Nathaniel Smith

"What you have in legacy countries is long-term insolvency." - Paul Singer

"A global democracy works only when countries trust one another." - Armstrong Williams

"Great countries are those that produce great people." - Benjamin Disraeli

"In some countries, no one knows who Idris Elba is." - Idris Elba

"Baseball is played by all countries now, and softball, too." - Tommy Lasorda

"The countries with the greatest problems have the kindest people." - Amanda Lindhout

"When the E.U. and the U.S. agree, other countries follow." - John Bruton

"Everybody in all countries tries to play jazz." - Thelonious Monk

"Italy and Spain really are not my countries." - Ruud Van Nistelrooy

"Animals in different countries have different expressions just as the people in different countries differ in expression." - Gertrude Stein

"Aid is the process by which the poor in rich countries subsidize the rich in poor countries." - Peter Thomas Bauer

"The socialist countries have the moral duty of liquidating their tacit complicity with the exploiting countries of the West." - Che Guevara

"America doesn't border on Muslim countries. European countries do and that seems to be a fundamental difference." - Samuel P Huntington

"Africa has 53 countries. And you find that three or four countries in these 53 are dominating the news." - Mo Ibrahim

"Global interdependence today means that economic disasters in developing countries could create a backlash on developed countries." - Atal Bihari Vajpayee

"I think developed countries - so-called developed countries - should reflect upon the way of living and the waste of energy." - Hugo Chavez

"I'm so proud to be Canadian. I've been to 58 countries, and they're wonderful countries, but Canada is the best." - Paul Henderson

"We're never going to have democratic countries or peaceful countries until we have democratic or peaceful families." - Gloria Steinem

"I'm a singer, not a vocal stylist. My breathing is correct; my enunciation is precise. Because of that, I can sing anybody's music. Yet there are stylists whose technical skills are so underdeveloped they can sing only their own songs their own way. They might be remembered for their hits longer than I am. I'll probably be working longer than they are. I can sing whatever the times and the trends demand." - Ronnie Milsap

"How in the end can one possibly hold anyone responsible for our own underdeveloped visions, or undeveloped strength of character?" - Ruth St Denis

"Do you think I can read [Alain] Robbe-Grillet in an underdeveloped country? He does not feel himself maimed." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"I was sure I was going to be a doctor of global health or tropical medicine in some underdeveloped country." - Thomas R Insel

"The reality is that [Barack] Obama has some 15 countries in the current Libya coalition. President Bush put together close to 50 countries for the Afghan coalition, some 40 countries for the Iraqi coalition, more than 90 countries for the Proliferation Security Initiative and over 90 countries in the Global War on Terror." - Donald Rumsfeld

"You have to consider that countries have now joined the EU that had no sovereignty for decades, countries like Poland, or others that weren't even countries, like the Baltic states. Independence is especially important for these states." - Lech Kaczynski

"We have agreements with many countries including Iran, including Russia, including other countries that are about different things including armament. It's cooperation like any cooperation between any two countries, which is normal. It's not related to the crisis." - Bashar al-Assad

"Rich countries have 'kicked away the ladder' by forcing free-market, free-trade policies on poor countries. Already established countries do not want more competitors emerging through the nationalistic policies they themselves successfully used in the past." - Ha-Joon Chang

"There are emerging countries. I mean, there are countries, you know, China, India, and Brazil, and all of these countries that are emerging. They are building homes. They are building - so there is a new lifestyle." - Diane Von Furstenberg

"Countries with deficit don't want to pay the bill, and they want to get more loans, and countries with superiority, they don't want to help the countries with problems, and they just want them to tighten their belts." - Sebastian Pinera

"I deal with foreign countries. I made a lot of money dealing against China. I've made a lot of money dealing against many other countries." - Donald Trump

"Have you noticed," said John, "how countries call theirs 'sovereign nuclear deterrents,' but call the other countries' ones 'weapons of mass destruction'?" - David Mitchell

"In the Middle East, the opposition is quite different than the opposition in advanced countries. In our countries, the opposition takes the form of explosions, assassinations, killings." - Muammar al-Gaddafi

"For countries to succeed, for democracies to succeed, the women and men in those countries need to be free. Women and men need to know their rights." - Laura Bush

"In lighthearted countries, people joked about this phenomenon, but such serious, practical countries as England, America, and Germany were deeply concerned." - Jules Verne

"In foreign countries they fear baldness. They are so rich in foreign countries, they can afford to fear all kinds of silly things." - Rohinton Mistry

"This is different than every other Ebola situation we've ever had. It's spreading widely, throughout entire countries, through multiple countries, in cities and very fast." - Vincent Martin

"In the poorest is women who are the key to breaking out of poverty...and preparing another generation for...leading their countries into real security." - Queen Noor of Jordan

"It would be very interesting to make a survey around the world, from wealthy countries to the most advanced countries to see what influence Americans have had. I" - Emilio Pucci

"Remember, the American grand strategy works when other countries feel secure. But it doesn't work if we acquiesce in the aggression of other countries." - Daniel Fried

"I have respect for leaders who defend the interests of their countries. Angela Merkel policies are positive for Germany, but they are unfortunately harmful for all other countries." - Marine Le Pen

"The relations between countries in the coming decade are most likely to reflect their cultural commitments, their cultural ties and antagonism with other countries." - Samuel P Huntington

"Whether I go to English-speaking countries or non-English-speaking countries I can just modulate to what works for them." - Reggie Watts

"It's important to begin to even consider whether countries can become something that looks very different because people tend to take their countries for granted." - Juan Enriquez

"In the Middle East, the opposition is quite different than the opposition in advanced countries. In our countries, the opposition takes the form of explosions, assassinations, killings." - Muammar Gaddafi

"The rate of profit... is naturally low in rich and high in poor countries, and it is always highest in the countries which are going fastest to ruin." - Adam Smith

"By 2035, there will be almost no poor countries left in the world. Almost all countries will be what we now call lower-middle income or richer." - Bill Gates

"I think that both men, Bush and Blair, will be damned in history. Both men have made their respective countries the two most hated countries in the world." - George Galloway

"I always ask two questions: How many countries have military bases in the United States? And in how many countries does the United States not have military bases?" - Jose Saramago



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