417 Inspiring Quotes about Community

Are you looking for inspirational quotes about community? Inspiring Lizard has got you covered! In this article we present the 417 most beautiful community quotes we could find. Let’s get inspired!

Community quotes

Community service has become a patch for morality. You can devote your life to community service and be a total schmuck.

— Timothy J. Keller, Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Plan for the World

Comedy can’t be done in a vacuum, and you can’t do it on your own. So if you have a community of people, it’s a great symbiotic relationship.

— Nick Kroll

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

When you wage war on the public schools, you’re attacking the mortar that holds the community together. You’re not a conservative, you’re a vandal.

— Garrison Keillor, Homegrown Democrat: A Few Plain Thoughts from the Heart of America

Unity without uniformity, community without conformity.

— Mac MacKenzie

We have to rise above bad fortune. We have to be in the good and enjoy the good, study and work and adventure and friendship and community and love.

— Joshua Prager

We know the parental support, community support, makes a difference. It’s not just the metrics of testing and putting pressure on the schools and on the teachers.

— Donna Shalala

A community narrows down and grows dreadful ignorant when it is shut up to its own affairs, and gets no knowledge of the outside world except from a cheap, unprincipled paper.

— Sarah Orne Jewett, The Country of the Pointed Firs

Banks should actively encourage companies that are doing a good job on environmental and social fronts. Banking for community development is the banking of future.

— Saurabh Gupta Earth5R

Engage the whole community with a common purpose to build an innovative and sustainable enterprise.

— Miguel Reynolds Brandao, The Sustainable Organisation – a paradigm for a fairer society: Think about sustainability in an age of technological progress and rising inequality

If you find a community with less production and less inspiring inventions, then know it is a sign of lack of Business Leaders and full of General Managers do not know what they can manage or what they are managing.

— Sameh Elsayed

What people say behind your back is your standing in the community in which you live.

— Edgar Watson Howe

We support every effort to combat international terrorism through the formulation of international conventions and hope that the international community will take further steps to improve the anti-terrorism international legal framework.

— Li Peng

Written communication is a tremendous help for me, and so when electronic mail was invented in ’71, I got very excited about it, thinking well, gee, the deaf community could really use this, or the hard-of-hearing community as well.

— Vint Cerf

Marriage, n.: The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress and two slaves, making in all, two.

— Ambrose Bierce

Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It’s important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It’s the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.

— Dorothy Height

Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest.

— Claudia Alta Johnson

Christ Jesus dwell in the hearts of a community of faith.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

There is a lot of food culture that goes on in the home and in the community in non-traditional ways. Food is a lot more than restaurants.

— Eddie Huang

Climate change knows no borders. It will not stop before the Pacific islands and the whole of the international community here has to shoulder a responsibility to bring about a sustainable development.

— Angela Merkel

A forest is not a wilderness, but a community of souls who speak to one another on the wind.

— Anthony T. Hincks

All it takes for generosity to flow is awareness. By actively pursuing awareness and knowledge, we can make choices that cause less harm and greater good to others in the global community of our shared earth.

— Zoe Weil, Most Good, Least Harm: A Simple Principle for a Better World and Meaningful Life

No other investment yields as great a return as the investment in education. An educated workforce is the foundation of every community and the future of every economy.

— Brad Henry

The intelligence community agrees 30 percent of the terrorists released from Guantanamo are known or suspected to have already re-joined the fight against Americans_- a statistic that translates to a horrific reality.

— Mark Kirk

The Government wants to give young people from every community the chance to learn about the heroism and sacrifice of our great-grandparents, which is why we are organising visits to the battlefields of the Western Front.

— Michael Gove

As far as we are concerned, there is no dislike, no personal tension, no disunity or strife that cannot be overcome by intercessory prayer. Intercessory prayer is the purifying bath into which the individual and the community must enter every day.

— Dietrich Bonhoeffer

It is not in our hands to prevent the murder of workers… and families… but it is in our hands to fix a high price for our blood, so high that the Arab community and the Arab military forces will not be willing to pay it.

— Moshe Dayan

Turn to your community and the great earth for sustenance and knowledge.

— Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

The intelligence community does not have complete ‘eyes on’ the totality of the Iranian nuclear program, nor can it guarantee that we have identified all of Iran’s nuclear facilities and processes.

— Michael T. Flynn

The Latino community anchored me, but I didn’t want it to isolate me from the full extent of what Princeton had to offer, including engagement with the larger community. Page 148

— Sonia Sotomayor, My Beloved World

Considering community support and cost-benefit analysis, I have supported earmarks for projects of high public purpose involving such areas as higher education, alternative energy, transportation, medical research and military infrastructure.

— Jeff Fortenberry

Ana was a tornado. A jagged, hundred-sided peg in a community where everyone was supposed to fit into round holes.

— Fredrik Backman, Beartown

What its children become that will the community become.

— Suzannea LaFollette

We see and hear and otherwise experience very largely as we do because the language habits of our community predispose certain choices of interpretation.

— Edward Sapir

A Christian community should do as Jesus did: propose and not impose. Its attraction must lie in the radiance cast by the love of brothers.

— Jean Vanier, Community And Growth

When we establish human connections within the context of sharedexperience we create community wherever we go.

— Gina Greenlee, Postcards and Pearls: Life Lessons from Solo Moments on the Road

Missional leaders understand the power of connecting relationally in their community through personal networking.

— Gary Rohrmayer

United Nations needs reform to connect with world community beyond the boundary of high-level bureaucrats and politicians through cyberspace and other means to put itself at the heart of worldwide public needs, hopes, and fears.

— Amit Ray, Peace on the Earth A Nuclear Weapons Free World

The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done but cannot do at all or cannot so well do for themselves in their separate and individual capacities.

— Abraham Lincoln

You are the community now. Be a lamp for yourselves. Be your own refuge. Seek for no other. All things must pass. Strive on diligently. Don’t give up.

— Gautama Buddha

…the work of the (Muslim Sufi) dervish community was to open the heart, explore the mystery of union, to fiercely search for and try to say the truth, and to celebrate the glory and difficulty in being in human incarnation.

— Coleman Barks, The Essential Rumi

As you and I take Personal Responsibility for mending the things that are out of order in our community and nation in general, we would surely witness a transformed, developed and civilized society.

— Sunday Adelaja

My message to the international community is that our silence and complicity especially on the situation in Gaza shames us all. It is almost like the behaviour of the military junta in Burma

— Desmond Tutu

True, the country is divided, but it’s not Right and Left. It’s Left and Not Left. It is because, for liberals, politics is personal and therefore extremely loud. For the rest of us, we prefer community over calamity.

— Greg Gutfeld

A wedding, a great wedding, is just a blast. A celebration of romance and community and love… What is unfun about that? Nothing.

— Ariel Levy

Being passionate and doing good things for the community is always a good choice.

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There’s a whole lot more to the African-American community than entertainment and sports.

— J. C. Watts

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

— Marian Wright Edelman

Whatever position I occupied, it was the result of colleagues – of my comrades in the movement – who had decided in their wisdom to use me for the purpose of focusing the attention of the country and the international community on me.

— Nelson Mandela

A library is a place that is a repository of information and gives every citizen equal access to it. That includes health information. And mental health information. It’s a community space. It’s a place of safety, a haven from the world.

— Neil Gaiman

Instead of saving for someone else’s college education, I’m currently saving for a luxury retirement community replete with golf carts and handsome young male nurses who love butterscotch.

— Jen Kirkman

Although I am a typical loner in my daily life, my awareness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice has prevented me from feelings of isolation.

— Albert Einstein

I think that the failure of newspaper competition in a community is a very serious handicap to the dissemination of the knowledge that the citizens need to participate in a democracy.

— Walter Cronkite

What we [writers] do might be done in solitude and with great desperation, but it tends to produce exactly the opposite. It tends to produce community and in many people hope and joy.

— Junot Díaz

If we don’t have a vigorous questioning, aggressive journalistic community and mythology, democracy itself is in great jeopardy.

— Milton Glaser

Many churches have their eyes on the culture instead of on Christ. Many pastors preach on common unity instead of calling the community to repent.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

The power of community to create health is far greater than any physician, clinic or hospital.

— Mark Hyman

Teaching kids how to feed themselves and how to live in a community responsibly is the center of an education.

— Alice Waters

I ask the educational system, the parents, the church, and pillars of the community to help shape a new culture of honesty, patriotism, respect, discipline and service for young Filipinos.

— Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Women of worth are those who want positive change for themselves, their families, community or society, which I think is important. For me, a woman of worth is someone who has self -espect, who believes that she can change things in society.

— Sonam Kapoor

Education is not a tool for development – individual, community and the nation. It is the foundation for our future. It is empowerment to make choices and emboldens the youth to chase their dreams.

— Nita Ambani

We have to restore power to the family, to the neighborhood, and the community with a non-market principle, a principle of equality, of charity, of let’s-take-care-of-one-another. That’s the creative challenge.

— Jerry Brown

I didn’t really understand community until I moved to New Orleans.

— Jordan Flaherty, Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six

Battling busyness is a community response.

— Kevin DeYoung, Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem

One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.

— Brooks Adams

Many people are good at talking about what they are doing, but in fact do little. Others do a lot but don’t talk about it; they are the ones who make a community live.

— Jean Vanier, Community And Growth

Ignorance rises in our community because people do not utlize their common knowledge to express their thoughts to others that can be considered fair and rational.

— Saaif Alam

The aim of God in history is the creation of an all-inclusive community of loving persons with God himself at the very heart of this community as its prime Sustainer and most glorious Inhabitant.

— Dallas Willard

The crisis of community has its source in the corruption of character.

— Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture

Knowledge is power, community is strength and positive attitude is everything

— Lance Armstrong

Whatever help we may want from the international community now or in the future, we want to make sure that this help is tailored to help our people to help themselves.

— Aung San Suu Kyi

Sheer human decency and civility are two of the most important contributions to our community life that women of courage can make.

— Chieko N. Okazaki, Lighten Up

Tolerence ought to be humanities community and knowledge should be an individuals goal.

— Clarrissa Lee Moon, Nightwolves Siren’s Song

By connecting and being part of a community with a shared vision and goals, we can create great things.

— David J. Greer, Wind In Your Sails

What now strikes as remarkable about the new moneyed class of the nineteenth century is their complete irresponsibility;they see everything in terms of individual success, with hardly any consciousness that the community exists.

— George Orwell

Anything written for an audience of mostly women by a community of mostly women is subversive, reflective of the current sexual, emotional, and political status, and actively embraces and undermines that status simultaneously.

— Sarah Wendell, Beyond Heaving Bosoms: The Smart Bitches’ Guide to Romance Novels

You know, rural Americans are a special people. Their labor puts food on our table and fuel in our gas tanks. Their service in our military sets a powerful example of leadership, honor and sacrifice. Their spirit of community inspires us all.

— Tom Vilsack

They didn’t get the friendships that formed, the community of people who shared in your same joy.

— Goldy Moldavsky, Kill the Boy Band

The Gospel purifies and renews: it bears fruit wherever the community of believers hears and welcomes the grace of God in truth and lives in charity. This is my faith this is my joy.

— Pope Benedict XVI

So far war has been the only force that can discipline a whole community and until an equivalent discipline is organized I believe that war must have its way.

— William James

The city shall be cleared of any dirt, if every community acts collectively.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

So much of what I do is inspired by and for the LGBTQ community and for everyone but, just, being a theater kid and wanting to do stuff that represents us in a positive light.

— Tituss Burgess

Isolation is at the heart of all disease, therefore healing requires community and the support of others.

— Sharon Weil, ChangeAbility: How Artists, Activists, and Awakeners Navigate Change

In a free enterprise, the community is not just another stakeholder in business, but is in fact the very purpose of its existence.

— Jamsetji Tata

The isolated imagination is easily corrupted by theory, but the writer inside his community seldom has such a problem.

— Flannery O’Connor, Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose

Yes, there is a story about Agent Orange, and we knew that it harmed our troops and we knew how long it was to get the medical community to accept that, the military to accept it, the VA to accept it.

— Christopher Shays

Why are the police REALLY having trouble recruiting officers – especially Black officers? We have to bridge the gap between community and law enforcement.

— Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.

My dog wants the entrepreneurial community to know how thankful she is for the fact that she gets to go out. She has heard more pitches than probably much of the world.

— Heidi Roizen

Denver is home to me, and to be recognized for my achievements in the sports community here is a great honor.

— Carmelo Anthony

If you have a good community behind you and a good family supporting you, then, when the buck stops with you, there is the strength of that community and that family to draw upon.

— Janet Reno

A library in the middle of a community is a cross between an emergency exit, a life raft and a festival. They are cathedrals of the mind; hospitals of the soul; theme parks of the imagination.

— Caitlin Moran, Moranthology

Typography fostered the modern idea of individuality, but it destroyed the medieval sense of community and integration

— Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

In the real estate business you learn more about people, and you learn more about community issues, you learn more about life, you learn more about the impact of government, probably than any other profession that I know of.

— Johnny Isakson

In 1950, when the Giants signed me, they gave me $15, 000. I bought a 1950 Mercury. I couldn’t drive, but I had it in the parking lot there, and everybody that could drive would drive the car. So it was like a community thing.

— Willie Mays

When you dream of what you want to see, whether in your life, home, community or nation, you need to keep watching those dreams until they come to fulfillment.

— Sunday Adelaja, The Mountain of Ignorance

I live in Brooklyn, in Williamsburg, so I just like to wander around. Williamsburg’s such a cool little neighborhood community spot.

— Zoe Kravitz

Nearly every inspirational story out there is about a person who breaks away from his or her background or community – where the best is clearly defined and is not them – and goes off and becomes the best somewhere else. – Of Effortless Effort

— Amrita Sarkar, Of Opinions

Enjoyable social interaction, community and laughter has a healing effect on the mind and body.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

So much of what comes out of the faith community seems so dour and somber, and we want to say, ‘Hey, we’re real people. You can be a person of faith and really enjoy life and laugh.’

— Erwin McManus

The men and women who serve this great nation, whether they are stationed in Iraq, Fort Riley, or the Korean Peninsula, or they serve us at home as our community first responders, serve because they believe in America.

— Kathleen Sebelius

If we want to increase our own happiness, we need to invest in growing the community happiness and also take care of the whole, of Mother Earth.

— Guilherme Leal

Through your influence, vision, ethics and authenticity you create a better reality for your family, community and organisation, where those around you and those who follow you are inspired to dream, learn and act

— Craig Dent

Master Salamon usually set off a little later as neither he nor other male members of their community were in the habit of walking on the road alongside their wives.

— Swarnakanthi Rajapakse, The Master’s Daughter

The American Indians were Communists. They were. Every anthropologist will tell you they were Communists. No rich, no poor. If somebody needed something the community chipped in.

— Pete Seeger

Right now though, there is little that concerns me more than the impending assault on the human rights and equality of women and the pink community in South Africa. Right now there are events afoot in this country which justify my concern.

— Christina Engela, The Time Saving Agency

The real education is when you awaken and nourish and guide the inner spirit, this inner genius. The community grows from the giving of the gifts of the people in it, which is really giving from the genius.

— Michael Meade

Meaningful student involvement is the process of engaging students as partners in every facet of school change for the purpose strengthening their commitment to education, community & democracy.

— Adam Fletcher

A healthy community is never a product of circumstances. It is rather a fruit of oneness in heart in the spirit of true neighbourhood.

— Newton Kibiringi

The deaf community is in a favorable position because they have a national theatre and training groups of their own to get them started. Deaf actors have often acquired very valuable skills and experience before they get their break.

— Richard Masur

I believe that the community – in the fullest sense: a place and all its creatures – is the smallest unit of health and that to speak of the health of an isolated individual is a contradiction in terms. (pg. 146, Health is Membership)

— Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays

China’s success lies on being a communist community within and a capitalist company outside.

— Osman Doluca

We are living in the falsehood due to the erroneous teachings of the society, community and the bordered nations.

— Vishal Chipkar, Enter Heaven

I’ve stopped reading about the death of books because it’s wasteful and morbid and insulting to the authors, agents, publishers, booksellers, critics, and readers that keep the world community of fiction interesting.

— Patrick deWitt

I had no male friends now, though I did have a strong community of intelligent, supportive, funny women and I felt confused as to why they weren’t enough for me

— Charlotte Shane

FOR a long time the conviction has been dimly felt in the community that, without prejudice to existing institutions, the legal day of weekly rest might be employed to advantage for purposes affecting the general good.

— Felix Adler

For 30 years, which I never talked about in Hollywood, I actually worked with doctors lecturing and doing some medical intuitive counseling both in a medical setting and for the community at large.

— Diane Ladd

… A state is a human community that (successfully) claims the monopolyof the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory.

— Max Weber, The Vocation Lectures: Science as a Vocation/Politics as a Vocation

The acceptance of the facts of African-American history and the African-American historian as a legitimate part of the academic community did not come easily. Slavery ended and left its false images of black people intact.

— John Henrik Clarke

I do not believe that Congress or the Administration should prohibit the medical community from pursuing a promising avenue of research that may improve the lives of millions of Americans.

— Tom Allen

The dynamism of any diverse community depends not only on the diversity itself but on promoting a sense of belonging among those who formerly would have been considered and felt themselves outsiders.

— Sonia Sotomayor

Good manners is the fabric that holds the community together.

— David Esabwa

Who ever hears of fat men heading a riot, or herding together in turbulent mobs? No – no, your lean, hungry men who are continually worrying society, and setting the whole community by the ears.

— Washington Irving

Americans have always prized individuality – it is part of our national DNA – but America is a community that draws strength from the sum of our people and has always known that the total of that sum is worth far more than its individual parts.

— Evan Bayh

As Mayor, I will lead city government, businesses, and community groups to support innovative projects that will make San Francisco streets and public places vibrant and healthy.

— Gavin Newsom

That land is a community is the basic concept of ecology, but that land is to be loved and respected is an extension of ethics.

— Aldo Leopold

There’s no stronger bulwark of sound conservatism than the evangelical church, and no better place to make friends who’ll help you to gain your rightful place in the community than in your own church-home!

— Sinclair Lewis, Babbitt

What is important is family, friends, giving back to your community and finding meaning in life.

— Adrian Grenier

All of the development I do is with the help of business advisors who are more like my best friends than just business people. They helped me as I created Ipsy back in 2011, which is a beauty community that ships out sampling bags to subscribers.

— Michelle Phan

I think the issue of North Korea is one where the international community as a whole has to work to resolve the crisis.

— Helen Clark

I do a little fact checking now and then. Other than that its impact is simply that email has revolutionized communication for me, and my website has built up a community of readers, which is a lot of fun.

— Lee Child

Government alone cannot solve the problems we deal with in our correctional facilities, treatment centers, homeless shelters and crisis centers – we need our faith-based and community partners.

— Dirk Kempthorne

For us to progress, we must be community in liberty, equality and fraternity.

— Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

I was a teacher for a long time. I taught at a community college: voice, theory, humanities. And nowadays, music education is a dying thing. Funding is being cut more and more and more.

— Jon Secada

The astronomical community need to start acknowledging jet aircraft contrails to be the problem that they really are!

— Steven Magee

Too many young Indigenous members of our community are being caught up in the criminal justice system, with an increasing number of cases resulting in notably unjust and undue outcomes, primarily due to the lack of resources available

— Abdullah Reslan Lawyer

In community we are called to care for each member of the community. We can. Choose our friends but we do not choose our brothers and sisters’ they are given to us, whether in family or in community.” Jean

— Jean Vanier

People would rather live in a community with unreasonable claims, than face loneliness with their truth

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

A person could waste an important part of his living if he refuses to come into significance; if he refuses to impact lives around, the family and in the community or in the society.

— Sunday Adelaja, The Mountain of Ignorance

The closet bond that we share with our brethren is that of grief. Every community knows sorrow.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

A new friend is always a miracle…One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.

— Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams

An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law

— Martin Luther King Jr.

No community values entrepreneurship and small business more than the Hispanic community.

— Marco Rubio

A man’s value to the community depends primarily on how far his feelings, thoughts, and actions are directed towards promoting the good of his fellows.

— Albert Einstein

God always wants us to see things from heaven’s prospective. You may not be doing much to your community but what you are is so important. You are significant.

— Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

None of us can accomplish our dreams without the help of others. Is it more important for you to feel superior and self-sufficient than to accomplish your dreams within a community of supporters?

— Nick Vujicic, Unstoppable: The Incredible Power of Faith in Action

People are looking to have more meaning in their lives. It is a sign the technology community is coming of age.

— John Doerr

Real, sustainable community change requires the initiative and engagement of community members.

— Helene D. Gayle

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

everybody needs help in some way, we are a community on earth, giving & receiving, ebbing & flowing, reflecting, even tough lessons can help

— Jay Woodman

I’ve always had God, but now I want to go back to church for the sense of community and that feeling of positive thinking, a place where I can think about being a better person.

— Julianne Hough

When all is said and done, the real citadel of strength of any community is in the hearts and minds and desires of those who dwell there.

— Everett Dirksen

I am both honored and blessed to have had such a wonderful career with the L.A. Galaxy and I am thankful for everything the club, the fans and the community has done for me and my family.

— Cobi Jones

In a government whose distinguishing characteristic should be a diffusion and equalization of its benefits and burdens the advantage of individuals will be augmented at the expense of the community at large.

— Martin Van Buren

Catholic school graduates exhibit a wide variety of qualities that will not only help them in their careers but also in their family and community lives.

— Joe Baca

Nothing seemed more important to me than to make the world aware of the senseless death and starvation in South Sudan. I wanted people to see through the eyes of the suffering so my photos might motivate the international community to act.

— Lynsey Addario

Scotland is my country, the nation that shaped me, that taught me my values. A nation whose achievements inspired and inspire me, a community whose failings drive me – drive my overwhelming desire to fight for social justice and equality.

— Johann Lamont

Obama better understood community organisation and peer-to-peer communication than any recent candidate, and we are applying that lesson.

— Douglas Alexander

In a futile attempt to erase our past, we deprive the community of our healing gift. If we conceal our wounds out of fear and shame, our inner darkness can neither be illuminated nor become a light for others.

— Brennan Manning, Abba’s Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

Two people can form a community by excluding a third.

— Jean-Paul Sartre

When greed is enthroned, be it in a community or nation, ungodliness is celebrated at the altar of human pleasure.

— Sunday Adelaja, The Mountain of Ignorance

Order your soul reduce your wants live in charity associate in Christian community obey the laws trust in Providence.

— Saint Augustine

The artist forges himself to the others, midway between the beauty he cannot do without and the community he cannot tear himself away from. That is why true artists scorn nothing: they are obliged to understand rather than to judge.

— Albert Camus

There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor.

— Oscar Wilde

Well, in the early days of humans, the community was our only protection against predators, and against the starvation. We survived because we trusted one another.

— Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Speaking from my experience as a person involved for a long time in building the European Union, it is important to have patience and efforts to build a community of nations.

— Giorgio Napolitano

I want to bring out the best in a community and contribute something of permanent value.

— I.M. Pei

People don’t do theology in a vacuum but in a community with other theological thinkers, where there’s jealousy, vanity, hurt pride, all those things.

— Frederica Mathewes-Green

I ponder the rhythms of letting go and embracing whatever is around the corner, trusting that the empty spaces will be filled. And knowing that sometimes community can happen only in the gaps where mystery resides.

— Joyce Hollyday

Giving back to my community is great, but I must never forget to give back to God in the solitude of prayer.

— Laura Domino, Heroine: Rising to the Challenge

People in business generally have a responsibility to the community. They have to put back into the community from which they take. I think I’ve adopted that all through my life. Caring and sharing are two major fundamentals of life.

— Lindsay Fox

We live in a community of people not so that we can suppress and dominate eachother or make each other miserable but so that we can better and more reliably satisfy all life’s healthy needs.

— Wilhelm Reich, Children of the Future: On the Prevention of Sexual Pathology

Some business coaches may disagree with me, but I wholeheartedly teach my community to start businesses around what you love doing.

— Kevin J. Donaldson

A community, a family, is a group of people who share common stories. The health of any community depends directly on the health of the stories the community embraces.

— Daniel Taylor

Had his own way of praying, he had said; that old excuse. As if we were meant to be solitary. As if the church were not about holding the community together, as this sinful one needed.

— Frances Mayes, Swan

The work of meaningful student involvement is not easy or instantly rewarding. It demands that the system of schooling change, and that the attitudes of students, educators, parents and community members change.

— Adam Fletcher, Meaningful Student Involvement Guide to Students as Partners

Seventy times seven” is a medicine for a healing community, not for a community with all the answers beforehand and all the appropriate punishments afterwards.

— Richard Rohr, Hope Against Darkness: The Transforming Vision of Saint Francis in an Age of Anxiety

Without community, there is no liberation…but community must not mean a shedding of our differences, nor the pathetic pretense that these differences do not exist.

— Audre Lorde

Warfarin is the drug the medical community loves to hate.

— Eric Topol

An organization which claims to be working for the needs of a community – as SNCC does – must work to provide that community with a position of strength from which to make its voice heard. This is the significance of black power beyond the slogan.

— Stokely Carmichael

It is in the power of every individual to do that which the community as a whole is powerless to effect.

— William Thomas Stead

When I announced the development of Perl 6, I said it was going to be a community design. I designed Perl, myself. It’s limited by my own brain power. So I wanted Perl 6 to be a community design.

— Larry Wall

To create a community where faith matters not just in theory but in reality, faith has to be a public value, not just a private one.

— Donna Freitas, Sex and the Soul: Juggling Sexuality, Spirituality, Romance, and Religion on America’s College Campuses

In politics a community of hatred is almost always the foundation of friendships.

— Alexis de Tocqueville

Every year during their High Holy Days, the Jewish community reminds us all of our need for repentance and forgiveness.

— Billy Graham

There’s nothing like the discovery of an unknown work by a great thinker to set the intellectual community atwitter and cause academics to dart about like those things one sees when looking at a drop of water under a microscope.

— Woody Allen

A worshiping community should be the fountain from which life flows and the ocean into which your efforts are merged. That is where identity is defined, refined, and consolidated and where continuity remains.

— Ravi Zacharias, I, Isaac, Take Thee, Rebekah: Moving from Romance to Lasting Love

The church and the scientific community are fighting at times a common enemy: the truth religion cannot deny and the positivist materialist scientist is unable to explain.

— Paul Greene, A Time of Change

This world of ours… must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower

In my opinion, the state of mind of a community is always directly due to the influence of the man at the top.

— Agatha Christie, Murder in Mesopotamia

A world community can exist only with world communication, which means something more than extensive short-wave facilities scattered; about the globe. It means common understanding, a common tradition, common ideas, and common ideals.

— Robert M. Hutchins

President Obama and his successors are dependent on the 100, 000-plus people inside the American intelligence community – the people Edward Snowden betrayed.

— Michael Hayden

We all have inherent biases. All of us. The problem occurs when police officers or community members allow those biases to affect the choices they make as they do their job or have interactions with others.

— Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr.

The church is blending into the community by embracing what the world enjoys and, in turn, bringing inside the church the world’s ideas and interests.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

A hallmark of the Latino community is to help one another, if students are interested in a way to give back and help their communities, becoming a teacher is probably one of the very best ways of doing that.

— Ellen Ochoa

No rational person would intentionally commit an act of evil, for everyone knows that it would bring the wrath of the community upon him. (Socrates)

— Karen Essex, Stealing Athena

There is no pressure to perform, to succeed, because we already have. If your family and community accepts you, who else must you impress? Just yourself and God, ja?

— Sarah Price, Fields of Corn

The heretic is the one who speaks against the community from a place within its territory. He is the enemy within. The heathen, by contrast, is safely behind the walls, excluded by his own invincible arrogance.

— Roger Scruton, England: An Elegy

What is the good of telling a community that it has every liberty except the liberty to make laws? The liberty to make laws is what constitutes a free people.

— G.K. Chesterton, Heretics

People will typically be more enthusiastic where they feel a sense of belonging and see themselves as part of a community than they will in a workplace in which each person is left to his own devices

— Alfie Kohn, Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise and Other Bribes

Be transparent. Let’s build a community that allows hard questions and honest conversations so we can stir up transformation in one another.

— Germany Kent

But many of us seek community solely to escape the fear of being alone. Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.

— bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions

I can remember when I was National Security Adviser, the intelligence community told us… they put out an intelligence report saying that Iran would never back off from attacks on shipping in the Gulf if we use force.

— Frank Carlucci

If you can establish yourself in the community as a giver, those people with whom you associate yourself will extend your branding far beyond you.

— Susan C. Young, The Art of Being: 8 Ways to Optimize Your Presence & Essence for Positive Impact

A community or a country is poor or rich, depending upon who lives on the waterfronts – the poor or the rich!

— Sandeep Sahajpal

Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.

— Robert Kennedy

If we are going to conduct espionage in the future, we are going to have to make some changes in the relationship between the intelligence community and the public it serves.

— Michael Hayden

The hacker community may be small, but it possesses the skills that are driving the global economies of the future.

— Heather Brooke

However, many skilled medical volunteers are turned away because community health centers cannot afford to cover their additional medical liability insurance.

— Tim Murphy

It is fortunate for this community that I am not a criminal.

— Arthur Conan Doyle, The Bruce-Partington Plans

The intelligence community gets hurt through sequestration.

— Lindsey Graham

It was at Long Huruk that we encountered the vortex of the dream time of which we had so far only touched the periphery, for this was the semi-nomadic community of mystics and dream wanderers.

— Lawrence Blair, Ring of Fire: An Indonesia Odyssey

I hope my organization will not be around in 10 years, because at a national, state, and community level, we will have evolved into a society that cares about children and the need for play.

— Darell Hammond

We need a vibrant Medicaid program and strategies to expand affordable access to health care for all, especially for the specialty care services that community health centers do not provide.

— Jan Schakowsky

I’ve gotten nothing but warmth from the Black community and positive feedback.

— Misty Copeland

Now, there are things I like just fine about church, and I don’t just mean making money. The notion of getting together as a community to remind ourselves why we shouldn’t behave like animals is a fucking great idea.

— Nick Offerman, Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living

Black Consciousness seeks to infuse the black community with a new-found pride in themselves, their efforts, their value systems, their culture, their religion and their outlook to life.

— Steven Biko

In the community of living tissues, the uncontrolled mob of misfits that is cancer behaves like a gang of perpetually wilding adolescents. They are the juvenile delinquents of cellular society.

— Sherwin B. Nuland, How We Die: Reflections of Life’s Final Chapter

A group of us started a community center in Santa Monica. We’ve tried different programs, and three have worked really well. A poetry group. Once a week we visit Venice High and talk to girls at risk.

— Lisa Bonet

On paper, being good sounds great but a lot depends on the atmosphere of the workplace or community we live in. We tend to become good or bad depending on the cues sent out within a particular space.

— Alain de Botton

We need to understand that we as citizens and as a government in any community throughout this country have no more important obligation than to educate those who are going to replace us.

— Colin Powell

The privileged individuals and families who comprise the global elite will happily bankrupt their own countrymen, decimate their own community and evict their neighbors from houses in their desperate bid to increase their wealth.

— James Morcan, The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy

The Marxians love of democratic institutions was a stratagem only, a pious fraud for the deception of the masses. Within a socialist community there is no room left for freedom.

— Ludwig von Mises

Superabundant piety/righteousness (and its practices) is that form of life that enhances the individual and the community simultaneously.

— Michael Joseph Brown

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

…it does not matter if we are forgotten; what matters is the effect we have on those around us and those who come after us. What matters is how our own lives affect the larger, perpetual community of the living.

— Lynn Schooler, Walking Home: A Traveler in the Alaskan Wilderness, a Journey into the Human Heart

Savvy companies are quietly changing up their boards of directors and teams, and this is giving them better collective intelligence, more community admiration, and better financial results.

— Aileen Lee

Our intelligence community needs better coordination of operations and exchange of information, and that’s why we need an overall director of national intelligence and a national counterterrorism center.

— Jim Ramstad

… the forces of power, particularly corporate power, are impatient with what is adequate for a coherent community. Because power gains so little from community in the short run, it does not hesitate to destroy community for the long run.

— Wes Jackson, Becoming Native to This Place

Everything has changed. . . except the way we think. The aim [of education] must be the training of independently acting and thinking individuals, who, however, see in the service of community their highest life problems

— Albert Einstein

As the voices fall silent, the individuals who make up the amorphous and always changing community must decide for themselves, as they always have. I can’t write a coda because I can’t speak for others. I can only and ever speak for myself.

— G.R. Reader

As I look back over my mountains of growth and compare them to the molehills where I stagnated, community often made the difference.

— Mary E. DeMuth, Everything: What You Give and What You Gain to Become Like Jesus

You (Millennials) are the generation most afraid of real community because it inevitably limits freedom and choice. Get over your fear.

— Timothy J. Keller

Rights and empowerment are interconnected: unless a substantial number of women in a community come to believe that they have rights and demand to exercise them, right remains an abstraction.

— Mahnaz Afkhami, Faith and Freedom: Women’s Human Rights in the Muslim World

I would have been trying to pitch a concept about my community to someone that most likely was not a part of that community.

— Lamar Tyler, The Gatekeepers Are Gone: Hustle + Technology = Success

Practice of true community involves responsibilities and actions that do not come naturally to us.

— Jerry Bridges, True Community: The Biblical Practice of Koinonia

Yugoslavia is a multinational community and it can survive only under the conditions of full equality for all nations that live in it.

— Slobodan Milosevic

Total war is no longer war waged by all members of one national community against all those of another. It is total… because it may well involve the whole world.

— Jean-Paul Sartre

A community that engages readers and culturally enabled people to connect, support and harness intellectual and cultural capabilities.

— Ashwin Sanghi, The Sialkot Saga

Virulence is the sound of a self-selecting community talking to itself and positively reinforcing itself with no obligation to answer to anyone or look anyone in the eye.

— Thomas L. Friedman, The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

In the social business marketplace, brands that hope to build loyal and growing communities do so most effectively when they demonstrate their core values and allow a community to build and engage around it.

— Simon Mainwaring

Everyone I know who used to be in the intelligence community is moving into the corporate world.

— Tony Gilroy

The police are the public and the public are the police the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.

— Robert Peel

if every individual sweeps in front of their house, the community will be clean. If the community is clean; our coastal ecosystems (rivers, lagoons, wetlands etc) shall be clear clean waters.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

When you made tons of money, had a beautiful wife and three adorable kids-when you were the envy of your community and coworkers-you had no right to behave badly. Stop whining, chin up, take Prozac, and pretend your pain isn’t ravaging your soul.

— C.S. Lakin, Conundrum

Anger in the black community towards Republicans is established and immutable.

— Bob Beckel

Under Superintendent Johnson’s leadership, our police department is on a path to earn the respect of every community in the City of Chicago.

— Rahm Emanuel

The truth is a community is as big or as small as your heart lets it be.

— Genevieve Dewey, The Good Life

Treat others with respect and you will always be wealthy, because your community is your real currency.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.

— B.R. Ambedkar

Projects become complex because we try to solve it alone. Use your working relationships to help you problem solve. Your solution may be as easy as asking your online community for help and direction.

— Lisa A. Mininni

In order to stand well in the eyes of the community it is necessary to come up to a certain somewhat indefinite conventional standard of wealth.

— Thorstein Veblen

Stigma against mental illness is a scourge with many faces, and the medical community wears a number of those faces.

— Elyn R. Saks

Our community with one another consists solely in what Christ has done to each of us.

— Dietrich Bonhoeffer

If you look at every flower individually, they look quite miserable. Put them together in a vase and they become a bouquet and that’s quite attractive. I think about our community often in that way

— Henri J.M. Nouwen

Life-giving ministry flows from lives that are full of gratitude to God, not with an expectation of gratitude from others. In community we can support one another, affirm contributions and yet also trust that our work is sustained by grace.

— Christopher L. Heuertz, Friendship at the Margins: Discovering Mutuality in Service and Mission

My government, you can be assured, will be less focused on personalities. It is about treating people with respect. I think complaining about the community not being able to see the wisdom of our ideas is the wrong approach.

— Jay Weatherill

If you are feeling constrained by a group that you belong to, ask yourself, “How can I participate in this community and still be who I am?

— Gina Greenlee, Postcards and Pearls: Life Lessons from Solo Moments on the Road

As both a local resident and a parent with a CF-afflicted child, I’m thankful for companies like Canon, Chase and Outback who believe that giving back to the community is critical to their role as corporate citizens.

— Boomer Esiason

We’re experiencing the genesis of a community where it does not matter where your roots lie, but what you believe in. We will continue to create an inclusive and sustainable spirit, spreading the word from coast to mountaintop.

— Akilnathan Logeswaran

The leather community is largely anarchistic and shares a healthy distrust of power and arrogance.

— Geoff Mains, Urban Aboriginals: A Celebration of Leathersexuality

In a sinful world, no community can exist for long where nobody is ever held accountable: no teacher would grade a student’s performance; no citizen would sit on a jury or call a failed leader to account.

— Lewis B. Smedes

Ipsy’s goal has always been to create a community that inspires women around the world to express their own unique beauty.

— Michelle Phan

Marriage n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master a mistress and two slaves making in all two.

— Ambrose Bierce

There is, in fact, a paradox about working to serve the community, and it is this: that to aim directly at serving the community is to falsify the work; the only way to serve the community is to forget the community and serve the work.

— Dorothy L. Sayers, Why Work?: Discovering Real Purpose, Peace, and Fulfillment at Work. a Christian Perspective.

The absence of conditions for self-realization in a country, region and community leads to stagnation, social and economic crisis

— Sunday Adelaja

With everything that you can imagine at our fingertips, many of the social interactions that help tie people together in a community have faded away. Are communities traditionally built on relationships, trust and familiarity a thing of the past?

— Dean Ornish

I’m the most communal person that exists and a very solitary person. So I think writing is a form of getting to the community and being alone, and it’s the best of both possible worlds.

— Ariel Dorfman

Look, I think Hispanic community – the values that resonate in our community are fundamentally conservative. They are faith, family and patriotism.

— Ted Cruz

Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two.

— Ambrose Bierce

That’s why I wrote this book: to show how these people can imbue us with hope. I read somewhere that when a person takes part in community action, his health improves. Something happens to him or to her biologically. It’s like a tonic.

— Studs Terkel

Empathy is the starting point for creating a community and taking action. It’s the impetus for creating change.

— Max Carver

You need a whole community to raise a child. I have raised two children, alone.

— Toni Morrison

In a team setting, leadership is shared by a community of people, which counters the tendency for pastors to form congregations in their own images.

— Adam S. McHugh, Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture

In England, coffeehouses were dubbed penny-universities, because for the admission price of one cent, a person could sit and be edified all day long by scholars, merchants, travelers, community leaders, gossips, and poets.

— Leah Hager Cohen, Glass, Paper, Beans: Revolutions on the Nature and Value of Ordinary Things

A walk through the storage facility of the community museum where I worked might easily have convinced you that people in the past wore only wedding dresses, carried silver candlesticks, and played with porcelain dolls.

— Susanna Kearsley

Music’s not like becoming a doctor, who can walk into a community and find people who need him.

— Charlie Byrd

The real core of this book is about the open secrets that can fester in a community until an outsider raises questions.

— J. Alexander Greenwood, Pilate’s Cross

The betterment of a community directly depends on the betterment of lives in that Community.

— Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

I have a fine level of recognition in the business and among the acting community now, so I consider myself one of the lucky ones. If I didn’t think that, there would be something wrong with me. I’m grateful and thankful for what I’ve got.

— Philip Seymour Hoffman

Start a compassion movement in your community by being a living example of kindness.

— Amy Leigh Mercree, The Compassion Revolution: 30 Days of Living from the Heart

A healthy social life is found only when, in the mirror of each soul, the whole community finds its reflection, and when, in the whole community, the virtue of each one is living.

— Rudolf Steiner

Is the werewolf community so afraid of one little half human?

— Chudney Thomas, Full Force

There’s a lot of interest from the medical community on how things develop in microgravity, and the hope, later, that is expected to apply to what the changes are in humans as well.

— Linda M. Godwin

Asking children to grow virtues hydroponically, looking only within themselves for guidance, is like asking each one to invent a personal language―a pointless and isolating task if there is no community with whom to speak.

— Jonathan Haidt

I think when you’ve travelled around a lot in Africa, you understand something that many people here don’t recognize: the extraordinary power that is Africa at village level – at community level.

— Stephen Lewis

Thus [the altar] brings heaven into the community assembled on earth, or rather it takes the community beyond itself into the communion of saints of all times and places. We might put it this way: the altar is the place where heaven is opened up.

— Pope Benedict XVI

The attitude of the business community towards investment in Austria and Germany has always been positive, as both the countries have earned their reputation as countries with a consistent economic environment.

— Yelena Baturina

You cannot do good work if you take your mind off the work to see how the community is taking it.

— Dorothy L. Sayers

Writing places a person in the community of those imaginative spirits whom preceded their birth. Writing also connects a person with the intrepid spirits whom share the present as well as with those souls whom are not yet born.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Men only become friends by community of pleasures.

— Samuel Johnson

I emphasize self-esteem, self-confidence, and dignity, not as an ideal, but as a real test of community organization. Without leadership development, community organizations do not have staying power.

— Paul Wellstone

Knowledge is a social construct, a consensus among the members of a community of knowledgeable peers.

— Kenneth A. Bruffee, Collaborative Learning: Higher Education, Interdependence, and the Authority of Knowledge

Our powerful hunger for myth is a hunger for community. The person without a myth is a person without a home…To be a member of one’s community is to share in its myths…

— Rollo May

The secular world often finds its constituents disenfranchised and solitary as it has spent a great deal of time debating the religious community while failing to build a true community of its own.

— Chris Matakas, My Mastery: Continued Education Through Jiu Jitsu

Biblical community is first of all the sharing of a common life in Christ.

— Jerry Bridges, True Community: The Biblical Practice of Koinonia

My personal sources in the intelligence community and the military are very good. They’re excellent. I have very high-up, in-depth sources.

— Peter Landesman

The role we can play every day, if we try, is to take the whole experience of every day and shape it to involve American man. It is our job to interest him in his community and to give his ideas the excitement they should have.

— John Hay Whitney

[Paul] has no intention to instruct the Christian community about the task and responsibility of government. His entire concern is with the responsibility of the Christian community towards the State.

— Dietrich Bonhoeffer

A growing community must integrate three elements: a life of silent prayer, a life of service and above all of listening to the poor, and a community life through which all its members can grow in their own gift.

— Jean Vanier, Community And Growth

I’d rather do community service than sit and write a load of Christmas cards.

— Paul O’Grady

You can be in the vanguard of those that bring a change to the community and to the nation as a whole.

— Sunday Adelaja, The Mountain of Ignorance

If you cannot see yourself fairly or accurately represented in the community where you live… and nothing there makes you feel awake or alive, I suggest you start doing some research on some other communities

— Kelly Cutrone, If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You

If every community acts collectively, the city shall be clean.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

In my wildest imagination, I never thought that the fifth of six children born to Helen and Buddy Watts – in a poor black neighborhood, in the poor rural community of Eufaula, Oklahoma – would someday be called Congressman.

— J. C. Watts

When people read ‘Breitbart’ every single day and convince themselves that Barack Obama is a foreign terrorist, that is not a problem of government. That is a problem of community failure, and we have to recognize that.

— J. D. Vance

If doctors are paid the same salary as bus drivers, community would not be crazy about making their children doctors

— Nouman Ali Khan

A community is nothing else than a harmonious collection of individuals.

— Augustine of Hippo, The City of God

Poetry is for me Eucharistic. You take someone else’s suffering into your body, their passion comes into your body, and in doing that you commune, you take communion, you make a community with others.

— Mary Karr

It is a mistake to separate learning for work and for community and personal development.

— David Blunkett

We foster personal meaning out of life by exulting in all of nature, exhibiting a reverence for people, animals, plants, and by expressing compassion and sympathy for the entire community of life.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Each one of us must suffer long to himself before he can learn that he is but one in a great community of wretchedness which has been pitilessly repeating itself from the foundation of the world.

— William Dean Howells, The Rise of Silas Lapham

The vampire community has enough problems. We don’t need to add petty backbiting to it.

— Thomm Quackenbush, Danse Macabre (Night’s Dream, #2)

Everyone has to do their part, too. No one is disconnected. And everyone has to improve their skills, take care of their own health to the extent they can and contribute their time and talents to the community and country.

— Tim Ryan

The fight for freedom must go on until it is won; until our country is free and happy and peaceful as part of the community of man, we cannot rest.

— Oliver Tambo

There can be no liberty for a community which lacks the means by which to detect lies.

— Walter Lippmann, Liberty and the news

The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community.

— William James

In a dispassionate view the ardour for reform, improvement for virtue, for knowledge, and even beauty is only a vein sticking up for appearances as though one were anxious about the cut of ones clothes in a community of blind men.

— Joseph Conrad

I think that hope, that ability to envision, to imagine a better way, and then to apply yourself to it, is the way to climb out of a hole, is the way to build a better life, is the way to build a better community and a better country.

— Deval Patrick

The closest natural area to you is the wild, naturally intelligent biological community within you.

— Michael J. Cohen, The World Peace University Field Guide to Connecting With Nature

[A]ny species that exempts itself from the rules of competition ends up destroying the community in order to support its own expansion.

— Daniel Quinn, Ishmael

Historians have generally described the coming of industrialization in terms of changes in paid work. The transformation has been framed as one from a community of comparatively independent producers to a class of wage workers.

— Jeanne Boydston

War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man.

— Alfred Adler

Genocide, after all, is an exercise in community building.

— Philip Gourevitch, We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families

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, Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope

We do have some capacity to determine how things evolve, and how we evolve, individually and as a community or race. That’s a tremendous freedom and a tremendous responsibility.

— Darrell Calkins

The 9/11 commission recommended the appointment of a national intelligence director with budgetary authority to better coordinate the work of the intelligence community and resolve differences.

— Ronald Kessler

The sense of community is that feeling of togetherness that brings us comfort. We are all alone in the world, so we strive to form bonds with others to eliminate that sense of feeling alone.

— Del Suggs, Truly Leading: Lessons in Leadership

To separate children from others of similar age and qualifications solely because of their race generates a feeling of inferiority as to their status in the community that may affect their hearts and minds in a way unlikely ever to be undone.

— Earl Warren

As we search for a less extractive and polluting economic order, so that we may fit agriculture into the economy of a sustainable culture, community becomes the locus and metaphor for both agriculture and culture.

— Wes Jackson, Becoming Native to This Place

It is the community that suffers when it refuses to validate any outside standards, and won’t allow even the legitimate exercise of authority by the professionals it has hired.

— Kathleen Norris, Dakota: A Spiritual Geography

A community of smashed up things and somehow everyone was willing to share the superglue

— Anissa Belkadi, Miniature Mausoleums

The oppressors do not favor promoting the community as a whole, but rather selected leaders.

— Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

The teacher works in accordance with the prospects of his students and the possibility of maintaining the community of Sufis.

— Idries Shah, Learning How to Learn: Psychology and Spirituality in the Sufi Way

The advertisements in a newspaper are more full of knowledge in respect to what is going on in a state or community than the editorial columns are.

— Henry Ward Beecher

Our trust in the future has lost its innocence. We know now that anything can happen from one minute to the next. Politics, religion, economics, and the institutions of family and community all have become abruptly unsure.

— John O’Donohue

I try to keep in mind that it’s a long journey. It’s not a race. It’s about staying focused, continuing to do good work, make my family and community proud; that’s all I really want to do… and pay my bills.

— Gina Rodriguez

If you have a warm heart and you care for others you’ll be happy and the community in which you live will be happier too.

— Auliq-Ice

One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.

— Henry Adams

Why does a government agency that has no connection with my community have the right to dictate what is appropriate for it?

— Simon S. Tam

Each citizen should play his part in the community according to his individual gifts.

— Plato

Leveraging community intelligence and making connections is a key component to being a growth hacker.

— Ryan Holiday

I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete.

— Ronald Reagan

I was able to do To Sleep with Anger, a very powerful film about African Americans, their spirituality, and the things that happened within a small community and a family.

— Danny Glover

People in the intelligence community are not made to believe in coincidences.

— Tom Clancy, Executive Orders

Industry, technology, and commerce can thrive only as long as an idealistic national community offers the necessary preconditions. And these do not lie in material egoism, but in a spirit of sacrifice and joyful renunciation.

— Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf

We can change the world one thought at a time, one child at a time, one family at a time, one community at a time, one city, one state and one country at a time.

— Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

The individual appears for an instant, joins the community of thought, modifies it and dies; but the species, that dies not, reaps the fruit of his ephemeral existence.

— A.S. Byatt, Possession

I am not afraid of how the LGTB community reacts on Christians, but how Christians react back.

— Alin Sav

The freedom of affluence opposes and contradicts the freedom of community life.

— Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays

The problem is that everywhere the gas drilling industry goes, a trail of water contamination, air pollution, health concerns and betrayal of basic American civic and community values follows.

— Josh Fox

The countries who do the best in international comparisons, whether it’s Finland or Japan, Denmark or Singapore, do well because they have professional teachers who are respected, and they also have family and community which support learning.

— Howard Gardner

All community is in some way imagined

— Stan Grant, Talking To My Country

Religious speech is extreme, emotional, and motivational. It is anti-literal, relying on metaphor, allusion, and other rhetorical devices, and it assumes knowledge within a community of believers.

— Amy Waldman

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.

— Aldo Leopold

A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.

— Andrew Carnegie

If you have committed all things to impacting a life at a time, or impacting a community or society, then welcome to a life of significance.

— Sunday Adelaja, The Mountain of Ignorance

The average Londoner knows just one neighbour. I travel a lot, and I’m always surprised by the strong sense of community in some countries. We’ve lost something fundamentally human, and we don’t even realise it.

— Lily Cole

A community best serves itself when it truly serves the awakening of the unique story trying to come to life through each person born.

— Michael Meade, The Genius Myth

That sense of contributing to a community is never more rewarding than when you discover something that you believe can improve your readers’ lives by changing what and how they think.

— Wayne C. Booth, The Craft of Research

Separation from the community creates isolation. Isolation is the source of most physical, emotional and spiritual disease.

— Sharon Weil, ChangeAbility: How Artists, Activists, and Awakeners Navigate Change

Men of integrity, by their very existence, rekindle the belief that as a people we can live above the level of moral squalor. We need that belief; a cynical community is a corrupt community.

— John W. Gardner

A second line is in effect a civil rights demonstration. Literally, demonstrating the civil right of the community to assemble in the street for peaceful purposes. Or, more simply, demonstrating the civil right of the community to exist.

— Ned Sublette

I say haven’t we had enough of just tossing our children in jail? Make them do community service, I say!

— Jacquel Chrissy May, The Summer of Our Discontent

I love science fiction. There are ways in which this community kept me and my partner alive through some very, very bad years, and I will always acknowledge that.

— Nalo Hopkinson

The legal battle against segregation is won, but the community battle goes on.

— Dorothy Day

No amount of community policing will cause the common people to accept a known corrupt police department.

— Steven Magee

I’m the chairman of the intelligence committee. We don’t only get formal briefings, but we collect our information from the intelligence community in a variety of ways.

— Mike Rogers

It is a mistake to tell students that their classroom is a democracy- it cannot and never will be. But children need to learn how to participate in a community and to prepare themselves for democratic citizenship.

— Karen Bohlin, Teaching Character Education Through Literature: Awakening the Moral Imagination in Secondary Classrooms

Ethical principles stand above the existence of the nation and that by adhering to these principles an individual belongs to the community of all those who share, who have shared, and who will share this belief.

— Erich Fromm, Escape from Freedom

Other unsolved murders or untimely deaths were readily blamed on the supposedly sinister Jews: If a Jewish doctor failed to save a life, the whole Jewish community might be attacked and fined.

— Robert Winder, Bloody Foreigners: The Story of Immigration to Britain

It was like watching a community you thought you knew reveal itself as something else.

— Timothy B. Tyson, The Blood of Emmett Till

There is no commerce without community. And there is no community without commerce

— Michele Jennae

I come from a family that has a long history in the legal community of New York and New York state.

— David Zabel

With them the individual counted for nothing. No one was irreplaceable, because they drew no distinction between one man and another… In this community there was harmony, but no love.

— Michael Ende, The Neverending Story

Solitude is a virtue for us, since it is a sublime inclination and impulse to cleanliness which shows that contact between people, “society”, inevitably makes things unclean. Somewhere, sometime, every community makes people—“base.

— Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

The degree to which the psychiatric community is complicit with abusive parents in drugging non-compliant children is a war crime across the generations, and there will be a Nuremberg at some point in the future

— Stefan Molyneux

I always have a positive reaction to Times Square – you’ve got so many people passing through here, so many cultures, and so many people merging into the central community of New York City. This is the hub of America.

— Dhani Jones

You can have the best technology in the world, but if you don’t have a community who wants to use it and who are excited about it, then it has no purpose.

— Chris Hughes

We must understand that out of community and dialogue, the answers will arrive in their own time and way.

— Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

See how community is only a good thing when you’re a part of it.

— Sara Baume

When the highest value in a community is loyalty to the greater cause, meaning the continuity of the status quo, all means to this end are imbued with religious significance, and are thereby justified.

— Pearl Abraham, Brooklyn Noir

Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life a community of thought a rivalry of aim.

— Henry Adams

[Christians] are called to distinguish themselves as Christ followers, not community organizers.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

Single Christians living in purity and community are billboards for the sufficiency of Jesus

— Peter Hubbard

Diet and supplements and exercise programs aren’t what is achieving longevity. Having a faith-based community can add four to 14 years.

— Dan Buettner

[Islam] is the dynamic conviction that a person’s spiritual and worldly responsibilities are one and the same, that an individuals duty to the community is indistinguishable from his or her duty to God.

— Reza Aslan, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam

Security comes first from inside of you. Then, if you are very lucky, you will be in a position to find other people who also possess that same sort of security, and build some sort of family or community as a team.

— Anthony D. Ravenscroft, Polyamory: Roadmaps for the Clueless and Hopeful: An Introduction on Polyamory

When the church begins to entertain the flock and respond to the cult of self—it is diminished to a mere community center.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

It should not be a surprise, even if it is not expected, if a shadow dances among the leaves, a face appears (or seems to), even a community of phantoms from the past. Here you will find answers, questions, and a host of stories.

— Mary Lois Timbes

It shows courage, and it shows commitment to move beyond the status-quo politics of rhetoric, which is all the Cuban-American community has received from any party for the last half century.

— Joe Garcia

Hi, Hello and Welcome to the blobby community here we support all different sizes of DOGS!

— Tictac Colwell

Countless hours of physical therapy – and the talents of the medical community – have brought me new movement in my right arm. It’s fractional progress, and it took a long time, but my arm moves when I tell it to.

— Gabrielle Giffords

If recycling is the future, then we must focus our efforts on mitigating negative impacts to our community while protecting our environment.

— Tony Cardenas

I believe that reforming our intelligence community is one of the most important things that we can do in order to ensure that our country is in fact safer, stronger and wiser.

— Richard Shelby

I admire law enforcement agents who put their lives on the line to enforce the law while building trust and understanding within a community and around the world. I honor those who seek justice for all the people of this country.

— Janet Reno

Efforts following 9/11 were important. They set a tone. They reminded those who might be tempted to take out their anger on an entire community that such actions were wrong.

— Alexander Acosta

If you look back today over the last 25 years, it is a fact that we have had a progressive degeneration of our intelligence community in general; in particular in the field of human intelligence.

— Paul Bremer

Public libraries are the sole community centers left in America. The degree to which a branch of the local library is connected to the larger culture is a reflection of the degree to which the community itself is connected to the larger culture.

— Russell Banks

The need for connection and community is primal, as fundamental as the need for air, water, and food.

— Dean Ornish

India! The land is considered sacred by the world community from the primitive dimension.

— Tanmaya Guru

The mind supplies the idea of a nation but what gives this idea its sentimental force is a community of dreams.

— Andre Malraux

If we stretch ourselves to open our minds, to see our shared humanity with others, we allow ourselves to see the existence of community and generosity in unexpected places.

— Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

It is in community where we find our very selves.

— Chris Matakas, My Mastery: Continued Education Through Jiu Jitsu

Faith is about the connection of people as much as it is about God. We are called to be in community and treat others with divine love.

— Rev. Kellen Roggenbuck

We must delight in each other, make others conditions our own, rejoice together, mourn together, labor and suffer together, always having before our eyes our commission and community in the work, our community as members of the same body.

— John Winthrop

Technology no longer consists just of hardware or software or even services, but of communities. Increasingly, community is a part of technology, a driver of technology, and an emergent effect of technology.

— Howard Rheingold

The left has come to regard common sense – the traditional wisdom and folkways of the community – as an obstacle to progress and enlightenment.

— Christopher Lasch

When my dad first started out in the police force, wearing the uniform was a sense of pride, and it was respected in the community for what the police force was all about. Unfortunately today, the uniform is a target.

— Jerry Doyle

Only in community with others has each individual the means of cultivating his gifts in all directions; only in the community, therefore, is personal freedom possible.

— Karl Marx

The closest bonds we will ever know are bonds of grief. The deepest community one of sorrow.

— Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

Loyalty to the family must be merged into loyalty to the community, loyalty to the community into loyalty to the nation, and loyalty to the nation into loyalty to mankind. The citizen of the future must be a citizen of the world.

— Thomas Cochrane

My question about luging is, How do you get into the luge community to begin with? Is it one day like, ‘Mom, Dad, I really want to luge.’ And your parents are like: ‘O.K., I’ll quit my job. We’ll move to an Alpine community.’

— Douglas Coupland

You can become the greatest personality in your community by developing the sagacity of humility, teachability, prosperity-mentality and accountability.

— Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

Well, certainly one of the ironies of the success of affirmative action is that the middle class within the black community no longer lives within ‘black community’ by and large.

— Henry Louis Gates

In solitude we discover that community is not a common ideology, but a response to a common call.

— Henri Nouwen

Journalism is about results. It’s about affecting your community or your society in the most progressive way.

— Anas Aremeyaw Anas

The building of friendship, family, community and love is complicated. We are so isolated in this country, no longer supported by tribes and villages.

— Jasmine Guy