Community Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old community quotes, community sayings, and community proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together.      

Paul Ryan

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

B. R. Ambedkar

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.     

John Donne

I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap.

Ani DiFranco

Community is a sign that love is possible in a materialistic world where people so often either ignore or fight each other. It is a sign that we don't need a lot of money to be happy--in fact, the opposite.

Jean Vanier

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

Every person is defined by the communities she belongs to.     

Orson Scott Card

We can never get a re-creation of community and heal our society without giving our citizens a sense of belonging.     

Patch Adams

A community is a group of people who have come together, and they work and they live to try and improve the standard of living and quality of life - and I don't mean money.

William Baldwin

It is vain to talk of the interest of the community, without understanding what is the interest of the individual.     

Jeremy Bentham

No part of the human community can live entirely on its own planet, with its own laws of motion and cut off from the rest of humanity.

Hugo Chavez

We were born to unite with our fellow men, and to join in community with the human race.

Cicero

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.     

Herman Melville

Our true destiny...is a world built from the bottom up by competent citizens living in solid communities, engaged in and by their places.     

David W. Orr

It is not more bigness that should be our goal. We must attempt, rather, to bring people back to...the warmth of community, to the worth of individual effort and responsibility...and of individuals working together as a community, to better their lives and their children's future.     

Robert F. Kennedy

We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.     

Dorothy Day

When I am with a group of human beings committed to hanging in there through both the agony and the joy of community, I have a dim sense that I am participating in a phenomenon for which there is only one word...."glory."     

M. Scott Peck

The golden way is to be friends with the world and to regard the whole human family as one.

Mahatma Gandhi

The community of living is the carriage of the Lord.

Proverb

The real community of man, in the midst of all the self-contraditory simulacra of community, is the community of those who seek the truth, of potential knowers... of all men to the extent that they know.     

Allan Bloom

Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.     

Anthony D'Angelo

In communities where men build ships for their own sons to fish or fight from, quality is never a problem

J. A. Dever

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

Howard Thurman

A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.

Henrik Ibsen

A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.

A. Philip Randolph

A community needs a soul if it is to become a true home for human beings. You, the people must git it this soul.

Pope John Paul II

There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.

Winston Churchill

Some people think they are in community, but they are only in proximity. True community requires commitment and openness. It is a willingness to extend yourself to encounter and know the other.     

David Spangler

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

William James

We know that where community exists in confers upon its members identity, a sense of belonging, and a measure of security. . . . Communities are the ground-level generators and preservers of values and ethical systems.

John Gardner


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