Community Quotes

Sports plays a societal role in engendering jingoist and chauvinist attitudes. They're designed to organize a community to be committed to their gladiators. - Noam Chomsky

 

We cut nature up, organize it into concepts, and ascribe significance's as we do, largely because we are parties to an agreement to organize it in this way, an agreement that holds through our speech community and is codified in the patterns of our language. - Benjamin Lee Whorf

 

The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community. - William James 'Will' Durant

 

Marriage: The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress and two slaves, making in all, two. (The Devil's Dictionary) - Ambrose Bierce

 

The family is the most basic unit of government. As the first community to which a person is attached and the first authority under which a person learns to live, the family establishes society's most basic values. - Charles Caleb Colton

 

I submit that 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.

 

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 Maynard Hutchins

 

So I just got on the phone and the engineer just patched me in and I did reports. I'd get a community leader and bring him to the phone, call up the station and do an interview over the phone with the guy.-Ed Bradley

 

Partly because the town is just finicky, there are strange Catch 22 clauses in the consciousness of this community and one of them was that you, I found out, you can't do a comedy unless you've just done a comedy.-Val Kilmer

 

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

 

We will emerge stronger as a diverse community; the area will be rebuilt with life around the clock, new buildings, restaurants, places of entertainment.-George Pataki

 

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

 

I guess everything having to do with your background has some influence on how you tell stories but it's hard to parse how growing up in a Jewish community in Minnesota really affected it.-Joel Coen

 

It is to be observed that every case of war averted is a gain in general, for it helps to form a habit of peace, and community habits long continued become standards of conduct.-Elihu Root

 

It rolls off my back. Ridicule doesn't mean anything - even from people you're supposed to wear knee pads around, like the scientific community.-Dwight Schultz

 

We have initiated programs for re-entry offenders, since some 500,000 to 600,000 offenders will come out of prison each year for the next three or four years. We want to have positive alternatives when they come back to the community.-Janet Reno

 

The countries that share this conception should be able to go further together, without excluding the others, since they can still live in a greater community of exchange and co-operation.-Jacques Delors

 

The Congress has historically played covert communal politics in order to create what in India we call vote banks where you pit one community against another and so on in order to secure votes.-Arundhati Roy

 

I can represent my culture while helping not only the Chinese-American community, but also the community at large.-Martin Yan

 

I'm still really close with everyone at home and their parents - and their brothers and sisters. I was so, so, so lucky to grow up as part of a community and I don't take that for granted. I try very hard to stay part of it.-Jennifer Garner

 

And what I am trying to say to them that through our ads and through our discussions is if you don't want us in your community, that's your choice, but don't say it's because of wages.-Lee Scott

 

Any institution becomes a community - whether it's a high school or a boarding school or a publishing company or a small town where everybody knows certain things about people.-Alice Hoffman

 

Amongst Women concentrated on the family, and the new book concentrates on a small community. The dominant units in Irish society are the family and the locality. The idea was that the whole world would grow out from that small space.-John McGahern

 

For example, it's only about 20 years ago the people in that community would have got telephone lines, and it would be only about in the 1950s that electricity came to that part of the world. Television wouldn't have come till 1970.-John McGahern

 

Japan is not a Western democracy. The Japanese have kept their traditions, culture and heritage, but they have joined the community of free nations.-Natan Sharansky

 

Since the printing press came into being, poetry has ceased to be the delight of the whole community of man; it has become the amusement and delight of the few.-John Masefield

 

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

 

The desire to move into a bigger house, to avoid living AIDS daily, and a dream to be accepted by a community and school, became possible and a reality with a movie about my life, The Ryan White Story.-Ryan White

 

First of all, my persuasion is what really breeds violence is political differences. But because religion serves as the soul of community, it gets drawn into the fracas and turns up the heat.-Huston Smith

 

Remember, the Arctic didn't have any ice. And the Northwest Passage was wide open. They were raising grapes in Scotland for God sakes, had a huge winery. Iceland was a farming community. As some of the glaciers retreated they found villages that were covered with ice.-Don Young

 

The question really is how do we get Embassy Officers into the minds of the American business community. That is a much more difficult task than understanding a statistical matrix.-Lawrence Eagleburger

 

There is a natural partnership between State and Commerce, and the American business community to work together to educate the United States about marketing overseas.-Lawrence Eagleburger

 

You shouldn't get to live in society and give nothing back. People complain about their taxes, yet they do nothing for the community. That makes me furious.-Kathleen Turner

 

We all know the epicentre of terrorism in the world today is Pakistan. The world community has to come to grips with this harsh reality.-Manmohan Singh

 

But I really felt that, something about the lights going down, and the sense of community. I saw this movie at one festival, and there were 1700 people.-Paul Reiser

 

Enrolling your child in a recreational sport sponsored by your neighborhood recreation community centers is a great way to keep kids active.-Lee Haney

 

I've never worked with the Java community.-Miguel de Icaza

 

What people say behind your back is your standing in the community.-Edward W. Howe

 

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

 

There is a continuum of values between the churches and the general community. What distinguishes the handling of these values in the churches is mainly the heavier dosage of religious vocabulary involved.-Peter L. Berger

 

We love the ability of the people to influence the actions of decision-makers, of lawmakers and presidents to be removed from or elevated to office by the will of voters, and of the community to connect amongst diverse populations through the ballot box.-Charles Rangel

 

In 1967, the students at San Francisco State invited the poet Amiri Baraka to the campus for a semester. He attracted other influential black writers such as Sonia Sanchez, Ed Bullins, Eldridge Cleaver. What emerged was something we called the community communications program. That's how I got involved; I got involved in a little play.-Danny Glover

 

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

 

It's also important for those who promote those issues within the white community - the somewhat privileged community - to talk about issues affecting people of color.-Danny Glover

 

Brando's a family friend. His mother gave my father a shot to be in a play at the Omaha Community Playhouse. That was the first production he was in.-Peter Fonda

 

All you now do is pursue your private objectives within society. Instead of us being a community, everybody is asked to seek their own personal ends. It's called competition. And competition is antagonism.-Edward Bond

 

It's not about doing over the living room of someone who has bad taste in color. This is about restoring historic buildings and instilling pride in a community, which can be done through designing new public spaces and social gathering spots.-Genevieve Gorder

 

I would say that although my music may be or may have been part of the cultural background fabric of the gay community, I consider myself an outsider who belongs everywhere and nowhere... Being a human being is what truly counts. That's where you'll find me.-Annie Lennox

 

We have one of our priests in prison right now, Steve Kelly, for his antiwar actions, and three of us in the community are forbidden to visit him because we're all convicted felons.-Daniel Berrigan

 

The real community of man is the community of those who seek the truth, of the potential knowers.-Allan Bloom

 

Back then, a half-a-century ago, the situation was totally different. Economically, we were practically on our knees, and politically, we were still excluded from the community of nations. Today, in this respect, we have a totally different and much more stable basis.-Franz Beckenbauer

 

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

 

We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people wouldn't obey the rules.-Alan Bennett

 

It's not the Olympics. It's Concord, New Hampshire, and a homecoming should reflect the community I'm part of.-Christa McAuliffe

 

I consider it top priority to improve water quality and increase water quantity in my community.-Joe Baca

 

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

 

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

 

The life history of the individual is first and foremost an accommodation to the patterns and standards traditionally handed down in his community.-Ruth Benedict

 

The former ruling class kept the community of actors in ignorance by means of various lies.-Bela Lugosi

 

I have a place in the Broadway community that can only be earned.-Brooke Shields

 

It's up to the community now to decide if they want to keep this team.-Mario Lemieux

 

Another friend hired me to open doors for him in the moving and relocation business. I did that for 10 years, am still doing it. And I do some work for the Cubs, in community relations.-Ernie Banks

 

For a solitary animal egoism is a virtue that tends to preserve and improve the species: in any kind of community it becomes a destructive vice.-Erwin Schrodinger

 

The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.-Mitch Albom

 

Saddam Hussein has been brutal against his people, but when he was committing those crimes, the international community did not come to the rescue of the Iraqis.-Bianca Jagger

 

The community of masses of human beings has produced an order of life in regulated channels which connects individuals in a technically functioning organisation, but not inwardly from the historicity of their souls.-Karl Jaspers

 

Community means people spending time together here, and I don't think there's really that.-Marilyn Hacker

 
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