100+ Best Community Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational community quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Famous Community Quotes

Real, sustainable community change requires the initiative and engagement of community members. — Helene D. Gayle

People need to spread love towards strangers. We all bleed the same blood and we are all part of a global community now. — Aloe Blacc

God put us here to prepare this place for the next generation. That’s our job. Raising children and helping the community, that’s preparing for the next generation. — Dikembe Mutombo

What thoughts are to the individual, art is to the community as a whole. That’s where you reflect on who you are, who you hope to be, what you’ve gone through, and where you hope to go. — Wendell Pierce

There are lots of examples of routine, middle-skilled jobs that involve relatively structured tasks, and those are the jobs that are being eliminated the fastest. Those kinds of jobs are easier for our friends in the artificial intelligence community to design robots to handle them. They could be software robots; they could be physical robots. — Erik Brynjolfsson

I would like to use architecture to create bonds between people who live in cities, and even use it to recover the communities that used to exist in every single city. — Toyo Ito

The arts community is generally dominated by liberals because if you are concerned mainly with painting or sculpture, you don’t have time to study how the world works. And if you have no understanding of economics, strategy, history and politics, then naturally you would be a liberal. — Mark Helprin

Violent crime rates fell steadily from 1993 to 2002, and this nearly coincides with the establishment of the community policing program known as the COPS program under the Clinton administration. — Alan Mollohan

The Indo-Canadian community has been a microcosm of the people of Indian origin living abroad besides reflecting Indias diversity. — Preneet Kaur

A racially integrated community is a chronological term timed from the entrance of the first black family to the exit of the last white family. — Saul Alinsky

I’m always impressed by how compassionate the gaming community can be when they have a cause and appreciate that they leverage our platform to raise money for those in need. We continue to encourage giving in support of important causes, including Extra Life 2012. — Emmett Shear

For my parents’ generation, the idea was not that marriage was about some kind of idealized, romantic love; it was a partnership. It’s about creating family; it’s about creating offspring. Indian culture is essentially much more of a ‘we’ culture. It’s a communal culture where you do what’s best for the community – you procreate. — Aasif Mandvi

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 you’re growing up, it’s always nice to have someone you can relate and look up to. I’m proud of how I conduct my business and how I have accomplished all that I have accomplished, and hope that I can be a positive influence on not only the Mexican community but also young boxers and people all around the world. — Victor Ortiz

We have a very active testing community which people don’t often think about when you have open source. — Mitchell Baker

My mother’s dad dropped out of the eighth grade to work. He had to. By the time he was 30, he was a master electrician, plumber, carpenter, mason, mechanic. That guy was, to me, a magician. Anything that was broken, he could fix. Anybody anywhere in our community knew that if there was a problem, Carl was there to fix it. — Mike Rowe

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

The Jewish community is all about love and family, which is the most important thing in my life, too. — Gregg Sulkin

The leader of Iran made one of the most repugnant remarks the international community has heard since Adolf Hitler. — Tom Lantos

Any young man who is unmarried at the age of twenty one is a menace to the community. — Brigham Young

Security for agriculture merits serious concern by not only the agricultural community but our nation as a whole. The risk to the U.S. food supply and overall economy is real. — Pat Roberts

Nothing is insignificant in the history of a young community, and – above all – nothing seems impossible. — Catherine Helen Spence

I use the setting of a small rural Norwegian community – the kind of place that I know so intimately. I could never write a novel set in a big city, because, frankly, I don’t know what it would be like. — Karin Fossum

I have no sense of patriotism, but I do have a sense of community. — Chrissie Hynde

The casinos brought lots of revenue and jobs to our community. We’ve seen lots of benefits from those tax dollars. — Tina Thompson

We live in a time where there’s an alienation factor. There’s a certain disconnection. We don’t have any real sense of community anymore. — Alan Ball

It takes application, a fine sense of value, and a powerful community-spirit for a people to have serious leisure, and this has not been the genius of the Americans. — Paul Goodman

The challenge of social justice is to evoke a sense of community that we need to make our nation a better place, just as we make it a safer place. — Marian Wright Edelman

I realized if you can change a classroom, you can change a community, and if you change enough communities you can change the world. — Erin Gruwell

I did community theater in Georgia and called myself a ballet dancer. — Laura Slade Wiggins

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 I had been prime minister, I would have offered apologies to the Dutch Jewish community without hesitation. This would refer both to our government’s attitude during the Second World War and to the very late postwar discovery that the restitution process had been poorly conceived. — Els Borst

Being involved in the well-being and advancement of one’s own community is a most natural thing to do. — Clarence Clemons

The attacks on the Paris Metro in the 1990s were committed by members of the local Muslim community, immigrants from the Maghreb region of North Africa. — Otto Schily

Community cannot for long feed on itself; it can only flourish with the coming of others from beyond, their unknown and undiscovered brothers. — Howard Thurman

The only achievement I am really proud of is the friends I have made in this community. — Gary Cooper

The Southbank Centre Unlimited Festival was a distinct moment in time, an amazing counterpoint to the London 2012 Paralympics. There is no question that a major shift in perspective is taking place, that the world is waking up and greeting – as if for the first time – the extraordinary community of people with disability. — Charles Hazlewood

Don’t underestimate the power of your vision to change the world. Whether that world is your office, your community, an industry or a global movement, you need to have a core belief that what you contribute can fundamentally change the paradigm or way of thinking about problems. — Leroy Hood

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

How did we suddenly become entranced with gangster culture? I saw it this morning on campus. When did the black community say we should all look like criminals? — Tim Reid

Stories about vicars are always being told because they’re at the heart of our society. Vicars touch all parts of the community and see life in all its extremity. — Tom Hollander

As a fan of the books, I feel fortunate to be part of ‘The Hunger Games’ family. It was an amazing experience; I am proud of the film and my performance. I want to thank all of my fans and the entire ‘Hunger Games’ community for their support and loyalty. — Amandla Stenberg

Being of service to others is what brings true happiness. — Marie Osmond

The terrorists who committed the 2003 Istanbul attacks were locals, that is, Turks. And when filmmaker Theo van Gogh was murdered in the Netherlands last year, the murderer and his supporters were also part of the Muslim community. — Otto Schily

We are shaping young kids to be leaders in their communities and also to be healthier. — Brandi Chastain

I think the thing I miss most in our age is our manners. It sounds so old-fashioned in a way. But even bad people had good manners in the old days, and manners hold a community together, and manners hold a family together; in a way, they hold the world together. — Nancy Friday

I have always felt that public, commercial and community organisations should be as open as possible about their affairs. They need to be accountable to their owners, their customers, their members and communities and other interest groups. — Laisenia Qarase

What do most people say on their deathbed? They don’t say, ‘I wish I’d made more money.’ What they say is, ‘I wish I’d spent more time with my family and done more for society or my community. — David Rubenstein

Our citizens will lose their confidence or trust in the values and principles of the international community, especially if our personal identity is denied. — Boris Trajkovski

Until we all start to take responsibility, until we do all we can to improve the character of our communities, we’ll never break the cycle of violence and indifference. — Carrie P. Meek

It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it. — Upton Sinclair

I spent 28 years working in healthcare. I thought I’d retired from non-profit community health care. — Glenn Thompson

I am also actively involved in my church and its community activities. We have programs to improve the lives of our congregation and programs of outreach in the community. — Samuel Wilson

I had gone to nursing school at Northampton Community College in my hometown of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. And nursing didn’t feel quite right, and an old boyfriend gave me a 35-millimeter camera just to play with. So, I took a darkroom class. — Carol Guzy

The Republican Party just isn’t held in high repute in the black community. Under Bill Brock we were reaching out to broaden the base of the party. We have to go back to that. — Charles H. Percy

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

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

We’re losing social skills, the human interaction skills, how to read a person’s mood, to read their body language, how to be patient until the moment is right to make or press a point. Too much exclusive use of electronic information dehumanises what is a very, very important part of community life and living together. — Vincent Nichols

The thing that grounds you, and the thing that really gives you a sense of wholeness, is your family, friends and your community. Those are the things that can mirror back to you what you’re experiencing, and can affirm to you that the stories you are telling are true. — Dan Chaon

Craft brewers are committed to promoting the safe and moderate consumption of their beverage, and work closely with their communities to prevent underage drinking and alcohol abuse. — Sherwood Boehlert

We are looking to brands for poetry and for spirituality, because we’re not getting those things from our communities or from each other. — Naomi Klein

I love the community of theater. There is something about the camaraderie: People who show up eight times a week to do a show. It’s unlike any other business. It’s just lovely. You feel like you’re in a family. — Billy Porter

You have to be a cop-out or a wash-out or a dropout to come to our college. You have to work with your hands. You have to have a dignity of labor. You have to show that you have a skill that you can offer to the community and provide a service to the community. So we started the Barefoot College, and we redefined professionalism. — Bunker Roy

Our society is not a community, but merely a collection of isolated family units. — Valerie Solanas

I can think of no one more relevant and credible in the hip-hop community to build upon Def Jam’s fantastic legacy and move the company into its next groundbreaking era. — Jay-Z

I might say that in retrospect, looking at where the community college system is today, I think we may have gone too far. The community college system is so big, so broad, so consuming of tax money. — Daniel J. Evans

Drugs ruin peoples lives, break up families and have disastrous effects on our communities. — Adam Rickitt

We have followed a path of moderation, development is our priority, national unity, good community relations, Muslims and non Muslims, this is what has given us the advantage. — Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

States get to improve transportation infrastructure; that creates economic development, puts people back to work and, most important, enhances safety and improves local communities. — Corrine Brown

Global actions require local and national participation. International cooperation and action requires community perspectives and legitimacy if it is to be effective. — Ian Goldin

People don’t believe or understand that a community can lose hope. You can have a whole community where hopelessness is the norm, where folks don’t have faith that things will get better because history and circumstances have proven over 30, 40, or 50 years that things don’t get better. — Geoffrey Canada

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

One can acquire everything in solitude except character. — Stendhal

Skydiving is something I’ve never done! And I am very excited to take the leap with a community of like-minded courageous women. — Anne Bancroft

You know, I was a community activist, so I’m used to standing out in front of an elected official’s office and protesting. — Karen Bass

I like how they are. I think they’re great. And their communities are communities. I have a greater sense of community in New York than almost anywhere I’ve ever lived. Really, it’s terrific. — Peter Carey

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

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

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

More Americans own their home than ever before. Nearly 70 percent of American’s are homeowners. So it is a good time for us to asses the positive impacts of homeownership on families, communities and on the nation’s economy. — Randy Neugebauer

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

Women tend to reinvest their proceeds in one another, in their communities, in their children. — Dina Powell

Unfortunately what came out of it was also kind of an imitation community with a lot of mindless conformity. — Bill Griffith

As free citizens in a political democracy, we have a responsibility to be interested and involved in the affairs of the human community, be it at the local or the global level. — Paul Wellstone

Rowing provided a place to go, a community where people cared about what I did and what I achieved. — Nancy Greene

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

Nashville has a great creative atmosphere. It’s a small, close-knit music community that you can’t find anywhere else. — Kim Carnes

As a single mother of four, my mother taught me that you always want to show up strong for the moments that really matter with family, friends, and community. I now recognize how her strength helped shape the person I am today and the mother that I have become. — Andie MacDowell

After my father died when I was seven and my mother entered into an abusive relationship, I shuffled between houses – staying with friends, families from church, and relying on the kindness of teachers and people throughout my community to help me grow up essentially without parents. — Ronnie Musgrove

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

I am in favor of community policing because it builds better working relationships with the communities. — Frank Vincent

Religion did not exist for the saving of souls but for the preservation and welfare of society, and in all that was necessary to this end every man had to take his part, or break with the domestic and political community to which he belonged. — William Robertson Smith

I think that food ties us to our community and our traditions, and it’s the thing that makes us feel good and connected. — Kathy Freston

I’m a lobbyist and had a career lobbying. The guy who gets elected or the lady who gets elected president of the United States will immediately be lobbying. They would be advocating to the Congress, they’ll be lobbying our allies and our adversaries overseas. They’ll be asking the business community and labor unions. — Haley Barbour

My giving story started with my parents – my late mother, Frances Arrillaga, who dedicated her life to philanthropic and community service, and my father, John Arrillaga, whose daily generosity of heart, mind, and hands-on contributions make him one of the most extraordinary philanthropists I know. — Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

There are a lot of studies about small businesses and how they make a difference in their community and create a lot of jobs and values. So we need to focus on small businesses or entrepreneurs who want to start manufacturing or making things. — Hamdi Ulukaya

Anti-social behaviour still blights lives, wrecks communities and provides a pathway to criminality. — Theresa May

Well it seems to me, that all real communities grow out of a shared confrontation with survival. Communities are not produced by sentiment or mere goodwill. They grow out of a shared struggle. Our situation in the desert is an incubator for community. — Larry Harvey

In Rwanda that genocide happened because the international community and the Security Council refused to give, again, another 5000 troops which would have cost, I don’t know, maybe fifty, a hundred, million dollars. — Lakhdar Brahimi

I’m from Washington state – a pretty small town there called Puyallup. I was really into the arts there. I sang in choirs and did singing competitions. I also did a whole lot of theater; I did high school, and then I started doing some community theater. I decided that was the kind of thing I wanted to study in college. — Sarah Butler

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