Community quotes and quotations
There can be no vulnerability without risk; there can be no community without vulnerability; there can be no peace, and ultimately no life, without community.
M. Scott Peck
I would never belong to a group that would accept someone like me as a member.
Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
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.
What cannot be achieved in one lifetime will happen when one lifetime is joined to another.
The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt.
Great bodies of people are never responsible for what they do.
My faith has been the driving thing of my life. I think it is important that people who are perceived as liberals not be afraid of talking about moral and community values.
Marian Wright Edelman
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
The challenge of social justice is to evoke a sense of community that we need to make our nation a better place, just as we make it a safer place.
Marian Wright Edelman
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.
In every community there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart there is the power to do it.
I am a part of all that I have met.
The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means being able to say, "What are you going through?"
The religious community is essential, for alone our vision is too narrow to see all that must be seen. Together, our vision widens and strength is renewed.
One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade.
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.
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
We were born to unite with our fellow men, and to join in community with the human race.
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
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
Come out of the circle of time
And into the circle of love.
We don't accomplish anything in this world alone ... and 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
The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.
Living together is an art.