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A collection of quotes and sayings by Paul Farmer on humanity, medicine, science, poverty, rights, society, wealth, sacrifice, liberals, care, crisis and health.

11 Motivational Quotes By Paul Farmer That Will Reinstate Your Faith In Compassion

Born On: October 26, 1959

Born In: North Adams, Massachusetts

Founder / Co Founder: Partners In Health(PIH)

Paul Farmer is a renowned American physician known for providing good medical facilities to the needy through his health organization called ‘Partners In Health (PIH)’. He moved to various places as a child and met Haitian workers and was fascinated by them. After completing his medical studies he moved to Haiti, which was facing a huge scarcity of medical facilities. There he collaborated with a few locals to open a small clinic called ‘Clinique Bon Sauveur’ which aimed at serving the needy. The slums were facing an outbreak of the fatal disease AIDS and he played a significant role in minimizing its effects. He went on to form the ‘Partners in Health (PIH)’ which aimed to serve better medical facilities. He took various measures in increasing the number of vaccines in the area, thereby decreasing infant mortality and educating the women about AIDS. The success rate of these measures compelled WHO to implement them in various countries and he was also appointed as the ‘Deputy UN Special Envoy for Haiti’. He was honored with various awards for his significant contributions to the society including ‘S. Roger Horchow Award for Greatest Public Service by a Private Citizen’. We have compiled notable quotations and sayings by the celebrated anthropologist. Paul Farmer’s quotes and thoughts define the forgotten proverb that ‘Humanity is the best religion for mankind’.

The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world.

Paul Farmer

It is very expensive to give bad medical care to poor people in a rich country.

Paul Farmer

Anywhere you have extreme poverty and no national health insurance, no promise of health care regardless of social standing, that's where you see the sharp limitations of market-based health care.

Paul Farmer

We want to be on the winning team, but at the risk of turning our backs on the losers, no, it is not worth it. So we fight the long defeat.

Paul Farmer

I've been asked a lot for my view on American health care. Well, 'it would be a good idea,' to quote Gandhi.

Paul Farmer

Statistics or graphs,’” are not optimal to understand the ‘experience of suffering.’” (qtd in Sutton 11)

Paul Farmer

With rare exceptions, all of your most important achievements on this planet will come from working with others—or, in a word, partnership.

Paul Farmer

If I am hungry, that is a material problem; if someone else is hungry, that is a spiritual problem.

Paul Farmer

The basis of our preferential option for the poor to say: I accompany them not because they are all good, or because I am all good, but because God is good.

Paul Farmer

It is with this surety that we must stand with Haiti, a country whose spirit and people will never be broken, and work in solidarity toward the future the Haitian people deserve.

Paul Farmer

A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.

Paul Farmer