Monday, 13 February 2012

Community - Quotes

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

A community is only a theory existing in the minds of men; it is not a fact, as some would have us believe, for such things as common rights and common privileges do not exist. - G. J. Holyoake

Community [is] a group of individuals who have learned how to communicate honestly with each other, whose relationships go deeper than their masks of composure, and who have developed some significant commitment to "rejoice together, mourn together," and to "delight in each other, make others' conditions our own." - M. Scott Peck

Community is a word that alters in different contexts in an almost chameleon-like fashion. - Sharon MacDonald

Community is an expression of fragmentation of society and is forever in tension with it but at the same time cannot exist without it. - Gerard Delanty

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

One of the marvellous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn't as individuals. When we pool our strength and share the work and responsibility, we can welcome many people, even those in deep distress, and perhaps help them find self-confidence and inner healing. - Jean Vanier

The essence of community, its heart and soul, is the non-monetary exchange of value; things we do and share because we care for others, and for the good of the place. - Dee Hock

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

We are not our brother's keeper we are our brother and we are our sister. We must look past complexion and see community. - Maya Angelou

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

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

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