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Quotations about Community

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I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatsoever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die; for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no “brief candle” for me. It is a sort of splendid torch, which I have got hold of for the moment; and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations. ~Bernard Shaw

In Grief or Happiness, in Strife or Labor,
There is no Man but sometime needs his Neighbor.
~Arthur Guiterman, "Of Neighborliness," A Poet's Proverbs, 1924

The fabric of our complex society is woven too tightly to permit any part of it to be damaged without damaging the whole. ~Joseph R. Biden, Jr., 2008

One is a member of a country, a profession, a civilization, a religion. One is not just a man. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wartime Writings 1939–1944, translated from the French by Norah Purcell

While the spirit of neighborliness was important on the frontier because neighbors were so few , it is even more important now because our neighbors are so many. ~Claudia Alta Taylor “Lady Bird” Johnson

The challenges we face are far too big to be solved by a few chosen people. It’s all of our jobs to work for each other now. To believe in our own efficacy to help our communities. Not to solve the problems of the world, but to help the people around us in any and every way we can. That feels right to me. ~Jeb Dickerson, 2019

We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. ~Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1940

Every individual has a place to fill in the world, and is important, in some respects, whether he chooses to be so or not. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1836

Independence? That's middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth. ~Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion, 1912  [Higgins —tg]

A machine has value only as it produces more than it consumes — so check your value to the community. ~Martin H. Fischer (1879–1962)

For, on this shrunken globe, men can no longer live as strangers. ~Adlai E. Stevenson, c.1961

I nod to a passing stranger, and the stranger nods back, and two human beings go off, feeling a little less anonymous. ~Robert Brault,

We are all benefactors and beneficiaries, since dependent upon each other. ~James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Seven Seventy Seven Sensations, 1897

Harriet had long considered that one reason for the very slow advancement of civilization was that men had ever busied themselves with supernatural concerns, and in fearsome endeavors to make themselves secure for another world had neglected this. Man had tried to make peace with the skies instead of peace with his neighbor. ~Elbert Hubbard, "Harriet Martineau," Little Journeys to the Homes of Famous Women, 1897

In the end, poverty, putridity and pestilence; work, wealth and worry; health, happiness and hell, all simmer down into village problems. ~Martin H. Fischer (1879–1962)

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