I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.
--George Bernard Shaw
One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade.
We were born to unite with our fellow men,
and to join in community with the human race.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change
the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Responsibility does not only lie with the leaders of our countries or with those who have been appointed or elected to do a particular job. It lies with each of us individually. Peace, for example, starts within each one of us. When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us. When our community is in a state of peace, it can share that peace with neighboring communities, and so on.
--The Dalai Lama
The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means being able to say,
"What are you going through?"
I would never belong to a group that would accept someone like me as a member.
We don't accomplish anything in this world alone...whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something.
--Sandra Day O'Connor
Hear me, four quarters of the world--a relative I am! Give me the strength to walk
the soft earth, a relative to all that is! Give me the eyes to see and the strength to understand, that I may be like you. With your power only can I face the winds.
The first duty of a human being is to assume the right functional relationship to
society--more briefly, to find your real job, and do it.
--Charlotte Perkins Gilman
One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them.
When they are alone they want to be with others, and when they are with others they want to be alone. After all, human beings are like that.
How does one keep from "growing old inside"? Surely only in community. The only way to make friends with time is to stay friends with people. Taking community
seriously not only gives us the companionship we need, it also relieves us of
the notion that we are indispensable.
--Robert McAfee Brown
There is more than a verbal tie between the words common, community, and
communication.... Try the experiment of communicating, with fullness and accuracy, some experience to another, especially if it be somewhat complicated, and you will find your own attitude toward your experience changing.
This is the duty of our generation as we enter the twenty-first century--solidarity with the weak, the persecuted, the lonely, the sick, and those in despair. It is expressed by the desire to give a noble and humanizing meaning to a community in which all members will define themselves not by their own identity but by that of others.
Years ago I recognized my kinship with all living things, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on the earth. I said then and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it; while there is a criminal element, I am of it; while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.
--Eugene V. Debs
No matter how you seem to fatten on a crime, there can never be
good for the bee which is bad for the hive.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
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