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Abbé Pierre

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Biography - Abbé Pierre:

Born Henri Marie Joseph Grouès. French Catholic priest.
Born: 1912 - Died: 2007
Period:
21st century
20th century
Place of birth: France
France

What I would say to the young men and women who are beset by hopelessness and doubt is that they should go and see what is being done on the ground to fight poverty, not like going to the zoo but to take action, to open their hearts and their consciences.




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Quotes for: heart


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Quotes about heart:


Hope stole into my heart against my will.
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It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
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The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing.
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Great thoughts come from the heart.
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Tears are shed in my heart like the rain on the town.
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Here are fruits, flowers, leaves and branches,
And here is my heart which beats only for you.

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Quotes for: youth


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Quotes about youth:


For souls nobly born valor doesn't await the passing of years.
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I nothing had, and yet enough for youth -
Joy in Illusion, ardent thirst for Truth.
Give unrestrained, the old emotion,
The bliss that touched the verge of pain,
The strength of Hate, Love's deep devotion, -
O, give me back my youth again!

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The storms of youth occur between days of brilliant sunshine.
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It takes a long time to become young.
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Youth has no age.
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Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.
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Quotes for: poverty


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Quotes about poverty:


Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice.
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Nature never said to me: Do not be poor; still less did she say: Be rich; her cry to me was always: Be independent.
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As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.
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Abundance makes me poor.
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A propensity to hope and joy is real riches: One to fear and sorrow, real poverty.
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Another cause of our poverty lies in our new needs.
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Abbé Pierre also said...


Do not wait to be perfect to start something good.
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Learning to love is why we are here.
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A smile costs less than electricity, but gives much light.
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We have as much need of reasons for living as of the necessities of life.
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Simplicity can only exist in what is true.
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Everyone's responsibility involves two acts: wanting to know and daring to say.
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