Favorite Quotations ~† Community Community

"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves." ~ Chief Seattle


A city is a large community where people are lonesome together. ~ Herbert V. Prochnow

A community is like a ship. Everyone must be prepared to take the helm. ~ Henrik Ibsen

A crowd, whether it be a dangerous mob, or an amiably joyous gathering at a picnic is not a community. It has a mind, but no institutions, no organizations, no coherent unity, no history, no traditions. ~ Josiah Royce

Above all we need, particularly as children, the reassuring presence of a visible community, an intimate group that enfolds us with understanding and love. ~ Lewis Mumford

Each human being is a member of a community and should work within it. ~ I Ching

Without the human community one single human being cannot survive. ~ Dalai Lama

Too many people are going for self and not trying to help their communities. ~ Kevin Powell

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. ~ Marianne Williamson

As our world becomes smaller, through a growing common culture, the true test of community will be our tolerance for our most profound differences and love for the most challenging among us. ~ Wayne Teasdale

There is a community of the spirit. Join it, and feel the delight of walking in the noisy street, and being the noise. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi

The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress and two slaves, making in all, two. ~ Ambrose Bierce

People are longing to rediscover true community. We have had enough of loneliness, independence and competition. ~ Jean Vanier

I was raised to believe that everybody has a responsibility to their community. ~ Mary Travers

Men become friends by a community of pleasures. ~ Samuel Johnson

The greatest gift you can offer to a community is the willingness to listen. When leaders listen, their community talks and everyone feels engaged. ~ Jono Bacon, Art of Community