Community Quotes

When 'I' replaced with 'We', even the illness becomes wellness.

- Malcolm X

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There is a great sense of community within the Montessori classroom, where children of differing ages work together in an atmosphere of cooperation rather than competitiveness. There is respect for the environment and for the individuals within it, which comes through experience of freedom within the community.

- Maria Montessori

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Charity is the cement which binds Communities to God and persons to one another . . .

- Vincent de Paul

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Business need to go beyond the interest of their companies to the communities they serve.

- Ratan Tata

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When women and girls rise, their communities and their countries rise with them

- Michelle Obama

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A community is easily divide when their perception of the same thing is different

- Steven Biko

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The person who’s in love with their vision of community will destroy community. But the person who loves the people around them will create community everywhere they go.

- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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We create our buildings and then they create us. Likewise, we construct our circle of friends and our communities and then they construct us.

- Frank Lloyd Wright

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Building community is to the collective as spiritual practice is to the individual.

- Grace Lee Boggs

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[O]ne of the most vital ways we sustain ourselves is by building communities of resistance, places where we know we are not alone.

- Bell Hooks

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We need, in every community, a group of angelic troublemakers.

- Bayard Rustin

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We are all a part of every person we have ever met.

- Alfred Lord Tennyson

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If a community values its children, it must cherish its mothers.

- John Bowlby

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There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.

- Margaret J. Wheatley

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Our relationship with each other is the criterion the world uses to judge whether our message is truthful - Christian community is the final apologetic.

- Francis Schaeffer

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The most touching thing that anyone can say to me is that I have done something beautiful for the community.

- Santiago Calatrava

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It is a crime and a sin to regard a person as untouchable because he is born in a particular community.

- Mahatma Gandhi

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When you choose to give up your time and resources to participate in community work, that's what makes a leader.

- Dolores Huerta

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Knowledge of one's identity, one's self, community, nation, religion, and God, is the true meaning of resurrection, while ignorance of it signifies hell.

- Elijah Muhammad

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Community is not an ideal; it is people. It is you and I. In community we are called to love people just as they are with their wounds and their gifts, not as we want them to be.

- Jean Vanier

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An organization which claims to speak for the needs of a community must speak in the tone of that community.

- Stokely Carmichael

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We can begin by doing small things at the local level, like planting community gardens or looking out for our neighbors. That is how change takes place in living systems, not from above but from within, from many local actions occurring simultaneously.

- Grace Lee Boggs

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As you discover what strength you can draw from your community in this world from which it stands apart, look outward as well as inward. Build bridges instead of walls.

- Sonia Sotomayor

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The empowerment of black women constitutes the empowerment of our entire community.

- Kimberle Williams Crenshaw

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A community in which this universal charity reigns, is capable of surmounting all difficulties.

- Catherine McAuley

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Community is a place where the connections felt in our hearts make themselves known in the bonds between people, and where the tuggings and pullings of those bonds keep opening our hearts.

- Parker J. Palmer

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Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.

- Marian Wright Edelman

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We just have to convince other people that they have power. This is what they can do by participating to make change, not only in their community, but many times changing in their own lives. Once they participate, they get their sense of power.

- Dolores Huerta

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We should learn ... to do our best for the sake of our communities and for the sake of those for whom we pave the way.

- Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Community cannot for long feed on itself; it can only flourish with the coming of others from beyond, their unknown and undiscovered brothers.

- Howard Thurman

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A language is not just words. It's a culture, a tradition, a unification of a community, a whole history that creates what a community is. It's all embodied in a language.

- Noam Chomsky

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Home ownership is the cornerstone of a strong community.

- Rick Renzi

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When I've seen an opportunity I haven't sat down and called a committee meeting, We've gone and done it.

- Fred Hollows

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One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn't as individuals.

- Jean Vanier

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Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home.

- Eleanor Roosevelt

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Organizations are communities of human beings, not collections of human resources

- Henry Mintzberg

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Only that which was effective for the first of this community will be effective for the last of it

- Malik ibn Anas

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We need better government, no doubt about it. But we also need better minds, better friendships, better marriages, better communities.

- Wendell Berry

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Imam Hussain's sacrifice is for all groups and communities, an example of the path of rightousness.

- Edward Gibbon

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To build community requires vigilant awareness of the work we must continually do to undermine all the socialization that leads us to behave in ways that perpetuate domination.

- Bell Hooks

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The music of Africa is big sound: it's the sound of a community

- Fela Kuti

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An enterprise is a community of human beings, not a collection of "human resources".

- Henry Mintzberg

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People must be aware of their problems in a realistic way. They must be able to analyse their problems and to work out common solutions. In other words a community is easily divided when their perception of the same thing is different

- Steven Biko

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If you don't have an idea that materializes and changes a person's life, then what have you got? You have talk, research, telephone calls, meetings, but you don't have a change in the community.

- Eunice Kennedy Shriver

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Unity, to be real, must stand the severest strain without breaking.

- Mahatma Gandhi

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What we now want is closer contact and better understanding between individuals and communities all over the earth, and the elimination of egoism and pride which is always prone to plunge the world into primeval barbarism and strife... Peace can only come as a natural consequence of universal enlightenment.

- Nikola Tesla

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We live out our call most fully when we are a community of faith with arms wrapped about a community of pain.

- John M. Perkins

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Compassion makes no distinction between friends and enemies, neighbors and outsiders, compatriots and foreigners. Compassion is the gate to human community.

- Joan D. Chittister

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Medical education does not exist to provide students with a way of making a living, but to ensure the health of the community.

- Rudolf Virchow

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Neoliberal democracy. Instead of citizens, it produces consumers. Instead of communities, it produces shopping malls. The net result is an atomized society of disengaged individuals who feel demoralized and socially powerless. In sum, neoliberalism is the immediate and foremost enemy of genuine participatory democracy, not just in the United States but across the planet, and will be for the foreseeable future.

- Noam Chomsky

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