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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
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"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"

- Abbe Pierre

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In this quote, Abbe Pierre is attending to the battles of young people who feel overwhelmed by sensations of despondence and doubt. He motivates them to actively look for and witness the efforts being made to combat poverty, rather than merely observing from a range like one would at a zoo. He prompts them to take action and to open their hearts and minds to the realities of poverty and the suffering of those impacted by it. By doing so, he thinks that they will get a much deeper understanding and compassion for the problem and be influenced to make a positive difference in the world.

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Abbe Pierre This quote is written / told by Abbe Pierre between August 15, 1912 and January 22, 2007. He was a famous Priest from France. The author also have 13 other quotes.

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