Famous Disparity Quotes On Health, Economy, Wealth

These disparity quotes will inspire you. The disparity is a great difference or is a noticeable and usually significant difference or dissimilarity.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging disparity quotes, disparity sayings, and disparity proverbs.

Best Disparity Quotes

  1. “There is often a big disparity between the way in which we perceive things and the way things really are.” ~ Dalai Lama
  2. “We cannot ignore the disparity in resources that continue to plague many of our school systems, especially those serving predominantly inner-city minority and impoverished children.” ~ Diane Watson
  3. “Humanity’s greatest advances are not in its discoveries – but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.” ~ Bill Gates
  4. “The greatest single challenge facing our globalised world is to combat and eradicate its disparities.” ~ Nelson Mandela
  5. “There can be no disparity in marriage like unsuitability of mind and purpose.” ~ Charles Dickens

  6. “It is not our sexual preferences, the color of our skin, the language we speak, nor the religion we practice that creates friction, hatred and wars amongst in society. It is our words and the words of our leaders that can create that disparity.” ~ Yehuda Berg
  7. “To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.” ~ Arundhati Roy
  8. “In real terms, there is a greater disparity of earnings between the very rich and the very poor.” ~ Ferdinand Mount
  9. “All… religions show the same disparity between belief and practice, and each is safe till it tries to exclude the rest.” ~ Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford
  10. “The same things that lead to disparities in health in this country on a day-to-day basis led to disparities in the impact of Hurricane Katrina.” ~ David Satcher

  11. “Often, the disparities in the ways men and women are treated are subtle; there are not these clear barriers that you have to break down.” ~ Eleanor Clift
  12. “Expanding eligibility of family planning services to low-income women will maximize cost-savings to both federal and state governments, reduce the disparities in access to family planning services for low-income women, and decrease the incidence of abortion in the U.S” ~ Rosa DeLauro
  13. “Health is more than absence of disease; it is about economics, education, environment, empowerment, and community. The health and well-being of the people is critically dependent upon the health system that serves them. It must provide the best possible health with the least disparities and respond equally well to everyone.” ~ Joycelyn Elders , Health disparity quotes
  14. “No other health disparity is so stark; virtually every woman who dies giving birth lives in a poor country.” ~ Liya Kebede
  15. “Trade reform has also been linked to increased income disparity as skilled workers have captured more benefits from globalization than their unskilled counterparts.” ~ Stephen F. Lynch

  16. “Defendants are being evaluated based on numerical grid without any aggravating circumstances being considered. The effect has been to transfer the disparity from the judge to the prosecutor allowing for a great deal of leeway on indictments.” ~ Harold H. Greene
  17. “There’s great disparity between who goes to college and who goes to jail. Who lives long and who dies prematurely, is the defining issue of our time. And I submit to you, there’s a significant race dimension, it is basically class-driven.” ~ Jesse Jackson
  18. “Despite the amazing diversity we’re blessed with in this country, schools are still in large part segregated because of economic disparity. Sports are one of the few areas where kids are really given the opportunity to interact with those of different races and religions.” ~ Steve Kerr , Economic disparity quotes
  19. “I brought together experts from health care, business, academic institutions, and the community to develop a comprehensive blueprint for eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health care in the City of Boston.” ~ Thomas Menino
  20. “The more dynamic the capitalistic expansion, the greater the disparity. It is from the disparity that we are going to get all the political upheaval for the next few years.” ~ Robert D. Kaplan

  21. “And then the conditions of safety – or lack of safety – for teachers in public schools, and the disparity between public schools and private schools is shameful.” ~ Warren Beatty
  22. “Look at it this way: if you write the novel of ‘Cold Mountain,’ it costs exactly the same to produce and market as a novel set in a room. If you make the film, the disparity of costs is huge.” ~ Anthony Minghella
  23. “Liberals talk about the ‘income inequality’ and the ‘unfairness’ and the disparity of the haves and the have-nots in New York City. Who has been running that city for all this time? Who has created the underclass in this country? It’s the Democrat Party.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  24. “The way corporate media likes to portray America is as a homogenous whole that high-five’s each other at the Super Bowl. But what we have is a grotesque disparity between the rich and poor that is only getting wider.” ~ Tom Morello
  25. “The shock caused by the September 11 events has also lead to a thorough reflection on the existing disparity between rich and poor countries, on the misery of populations of the South.” ~ Omar Bongo

  26. “Again, as a gay man I look at that and say there’s a hopelessness that surrounds it, but as a human being I look at it and say ‘Why? Where’s this disparity coming from, and why can’t we as a culture and society dig deeper to examine that?’ We’re terrified of facing ourselves.” ~ Zachary Quinto
  27. “I lived with a coffee farmer called Dukale on a trip I made with World Vision to Ethiopia, and realised there’s no good reason for the disparity in opportunity around the world.” ~ Hugh Jackman
  28. “My whole theory about art is the disparity that exists between form, masses and movement.” ~ Alexander Calder
  29. “Taking a look back, one big reqret is, I left Harvard with no real awareness of the awful inequities in the world.  The appalling disparities of health and wealth and opportunity that condemned millions of people to the lives of despair.  I learned a lot here at Harvard about new ideas and economics, and politics.  I got great exposure to the advances being made in the sciences.  But humanities greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.” ~ Bill Gates
  30. “I am sick of the disparity between things as they are and as they should be. I’m tired. I’m tired of the truth and I’m tired of lying about the truth.” ~ Edward Albee

  31. “…As the disparity between the rich and the poor grows, the fight to corner resources is intensifying. To push through their “sweetheart deals,” to corporatize the crops we grow, the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the dreams we dream, corporate globalization needs an international confederation of loyal, corrupt, authoritarian governments in poorer countries to push through unpopular reforms and quell the mutinies. Corporate Globalization-or shall we call it by its name?-Imperialism-needs a press that pretends to be free. It needs courts that pretend to dispense justice.” ~ Arundhati Roy
  32. “Lofty talk about ‘social justice’ or ‘fairness’ boils down to greatly expanded powers for politicians, since those pretty words have no concrete definition. They are a blank check for creating disparities in power that dwarf disparities in income – and are far more dangerous.” ~ Thomas Sowell
  33. “The disparity between being a 10-year-old boy playing air guitar, wishing I was a rock star, and the reality of the whole thing is insane.  A girl will throw her bra onstage, and I say to myself, if I was the guy that pumped your gas today, would you throw your bra at me?” ~ John Rzeznik
  34. “Normally, in anything I do, I’m fairly miserable. I do it, and I get grumpy because there is a huge, vast gulf, this aching disparity, between the platonic ideal of the project that was living in my head, and the small, sad, wizened, shaking, squeaking thing that I actually produce.” ~ Neil Gaiman
  35. “One world, one mankind cannot exist in the face of six, four or even two scales of values: We shall be torn apart by this disparity of rhythm, this disparity of vibrations.” ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

  36. “How many people on Earth serve people? And how many people on Earth serve the Earth? The difference in the numbers must be enormous. It would reveal that the Earth is definitely not the primary concern of the human species. This might be fatal both to the Earth and to humanity. Please, leaders of the Earth and the nations, wake up to this potentially fatal disparity.” ~ Robert Muller
  37. “There’ll be a growing disparity between economics and politics. An economy that grows so rapidly is intractably global. On the other hand, the current political system is intractably national. So there is a growing dichotomy between a global economy and locally based politics.” ~ Walter Wriston
  38. “We have too large a disparity in the world; we need more inclusiveness… If we continue to have uninclusive growth and we continue with the unemployment situation, particularly youth unemployment, our global society is not sustainable.” ~ Klaus Schwab
  39. “Fighting disparities is very significant.” ~ Jesse Jackson

  40. “Often, there is no correlation between the success of a company’s operations and the success of its stock over a few months or even a few years. In the long term, there is a 100 percent correlation between the success of the company and the success of its stock. This disparity is the key to making money; it pays to be patient, and to own successful companies.” ~ Peter Lynch
  41. “Introducing a technology is not a neutral act–it is profoundly revolutionary. If you present a new technology to the world you are effectively legislating a change in the way we all live. You are changing society, not some vague democratic process. The individuals who are driven to use that technology by the disparities of wealth and power it creates do not have a real choice in the matter. So the idea that we are giving people more freedom by developing technologies and then simply making them available is a dangerous illusion.” ~ Karl Schroeder , Wealth disparity quotes
  42. “The wealthiest 300 people have greater riches than the three billion poorest. The three wealthiest people have greater riches than the 48 poorest countries put together. With only limited environmental space to accommodate the expected 9 billion human inhabitants of the world by 2050, such disparities in consumption are clearly not sustainable” ~ Tony Juniper
  43. “When any relationship is characterized by difference, particularly a disparity in power, there remains a tendency to model it on the parent-child-relationship. Even protectiveness and benevolence toward the poor, toward minorities, and especially toward women have involved equating them with children.” ~ Mary Catherine Bateson
  44. “Few sports has as great a disparity between the time committed in practice and time actually spent in game or race conditions.” ~ David Halberstam

  45. “We should condemn as unjust a global economic order that leads to ever-increasing economic disparities – provided this effect is foreseeable and provided it is also avoidable through some alternative institutional design that would foreseeably lead to much less poverty and inequality. Those involved in designing or imposing the existing rules are collectively responsible for the resulting excess deprivations and human rights deficits.” ~ Thomas Pogge
  46. “We’ve all been acculturated into accepting the inevitability of wrongful convictions, unfair sentences, racial bias, and racial disparities and discrimination against the poor.” ~ Bryan Stevenson
  47. “The contrast of the world that we live in and the world that is here in Aspen and the world inhabited by women who have no resources, little or no, very few resources – huge disparity.” ~ Annie Lennox
  48. “There is no doubt that as an economy grows in a great way like India has, that you have to step back and change your tax systems, because you start to get more disparities of wealth.” ~ Bill Gates
  49. “One thing which frustrates me about state pensions is the disparity between EU countries.” ~ Geoff Capes

  50. “All great progress takes place when two sciences come together, and when their resemblance proclaims itself, despite the apparent disparity of their substance.” ~ Henri Poincare
  51. “Steady, sustained, and incremental spiritual progress produces the fruit of steadfastness-and helps us to reduce the disparity between what we know and what we do. Testimony is strengthened and conversion unto the Lord is deepened through small and simple things done well over time.” ~ David A. Bednar
  52. “As we seek the Lord’s help and in His strength, we can gradually reduce the disparity between what we say and what we do, between expressing love and consistently showing it, and between bearing testimony and steadfastly living it. We can become more diligent and concerned at home as we are more faithful in learning, living, and loving the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.” ~ David A. Bednar
  53. “Capitalism is in crisis both morally, due to widening disparities of income and wealth and disclosures of abusive practices, and ecologically, due to its refusal to make business adjustments in accounting procedures that pass the consequences of emissions to the public and the future.” ~ Richard A. Falk
  54. “I find it a great and fatal difference whether I court the Muse, or the Muse courts me. That is the ugly disparity between age and youth.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  55. “Many who have nothing opposed to the few who have everything, and as long as these disparities remain, as long as these distances remain between people and forces, I think we’ll be in a perpetual state of upheaval.” ~ Harry Belafonte
  56. “Few if any political philosophers have had the courage of tackling the Cold War. Even the best of them have kept silent or have stated some bromides glossing over the serious shortcomings of “our” side, such as racism, social injustice, extreme income disparities, the exploitation of the Third World, and environmental degradation.” ~ Mario Bunge
  57. “Behavior must also be adequately assessed under appropriate circumstances. Ill-defined global measures of perceived self-efficacy or defective assessments of performance will yield discordances. Disparities will also arise when efficacy is judged for performances in actual situations but performance is measured in simulated situations that are easier to deal with than the actualities” ~ Albert Bandura
  58. “An increasing number of people are growing uncomfortable with the gulf between the world’s rich and the poor. Ostentatiously splashing your money around simply draws attention to that disparity, and to your own position on the lucky higher ground. It suggests a callousness, an inhumanity, a let’s-just-rub-their-noses-in-it arrogance.” ~ Kalle Lasn
  59. “To me the ambiguity is, maybe our perception of ourselves is always going to be different than somebody else’s perception. There will always be that disparity.” ~ Simon Helberg

  60. “I see a violation of human rights not in the mere fact that people don’t have enough to eat and that they are very vulnerable, but I see it in the fact that the economic institutional order of the world is associated with this very persistent poverty and that different institutional arrangements at the supranational level could stop and even reverse the slide towards ever-greater income disparities.” ~ Thomas Pogge
  61. “The fact is in a city like Chicago, for example, unemployment in the black community is around 20 percent for adults, 35 percent for youth, they bail out the banks, public schools, there is a deep divide. We need a plan for reconstruction and redevelopment and I hope that – police are the gatekeepers but behind that gate are these problems of disparities and injustice.” ~ Jesse Jackson
  62. “You could paper the globe with evidence that there are demonstrable cognitive and physical disparities between what are crudely called human “races.” But you could fit all the evidence of innate equality on your pinkie fingernail with room to spare.” ~ Jim Goad
  63. “Today, the worst conflicts, the most deep-rooted violence, and those likely to emerge in the coming years are due to disparities in development.” ~ Segolene Royal

  64. “My concern was first, for the black people of Mississippi, then I became concerned for black people nationwide, now my concern is for black people all over the world. I began to realize that it’s not as much about race as we think it is. It’s about the rich vs. the poor. I feel as if the different races are pitted against one another so we won’t see the bigger (financial disparity) problem.” ~ David Banner
  65. “In the meantime, we have just incredible economic disparities and economic despair in this country and an entire generation that is basically held hostage in debt without the jobs to get out of it. And this is not a world that’s working for us, and the climate is going up in flames right now, and the wars are expanding, and we’ve got 2,000 nuclear weapons on hair-trigger alert. This is not a good picture, and I think the American people are discovering that.” ~ Jill Stein

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