71+ Best Community Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Community is the people living in one particular area or people who are considered as a unit because of their common interests, social group, or nationality. Profoundly inspirational community quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Famous Community Quotes

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. Mother Teresa

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

One can acquire everything in solitude except character. Stendhal

The purpose of life is not to be happy, but to matter  to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all. Leo Rosten

Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious. Ruth Reichl

Heroes didn’t leap tall buildings or stop bullets with an outstretched hand; they didn’t wear boots and capes. They bled, and they bruised, and their superpowers were as simple as listening, or loving. Heroes were ordinary people who knew that even if their own lives were impossibly knotted, they could untangle someone else’s. And maybe that one act could lead someone to rescue you right back. Jodi Picoult

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee. John Donne

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. Mahatma Gandhi

People use drugs, legal and illegal, because their lives are intolerably painful or dull. They hate their work and find no rest in their leisure. They are estranged from their families and their neighbors. It should tell us something that in healthy societies drug use is celebrative, convivial, and occasional, whereas among us it is lonely, shameful, and addictive. We need drugs, apparently, because we have lost each other. Wendell Berry

The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers  cities; but to know someone who thinks  feels with us,  who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden. Goethe

Heroes didn’t leap tall buildings or stop bullets with an outstretched hand; they didn’t wear boots and capes. They bled, and they bruised, and their superpowers were as simple as listening, or loving. Heroes were ordinary people who knew that even if their own lives were impossibly knotted, they could untangle someone else’s. And maybe that one act could lead someone to rescue you right back. Jodi Picoult

Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless. Sherry Anderson

Educate a boy, and you educate an individual. Educate a girl, and you educate a community. Adelaide Hoodless

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

But many of us seek community solely to escape the fear of being alone. Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape. Bell Hooks

Beauty is not who you are on the outside, it is the wisdom and time you gave away to save another struggling soul like you. Shannon L. Alder

We speak not only to tell other people what we think, but to tell ourselves what we think. Speech is a part of thought. Oliver Sacks

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people. Mahatma Gandhi

Strength lies in differences, not in similarities. Stephen R. Covey

But many of us seek community solely to escape the fear of being alone. Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape. Bell Hooks

There is immense power when a group of people with similar interests gets together to work toward the same goals. Idowu Koyenikan

Instead of drifting along like a leaf in a river, understand who you are and how you come across to people and what kind of an impact you have on the people around you and the community around you and the world, so that when you go out, you can feel you have made a positive difference. Jane Fonda

Beauty is not who you are on the outside, it is the wisdom and time you gave away to save another struggling soul like you. Shannon L. Alder

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

A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert. Andrew Carnegie

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

One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone. Shannon L. Alder

He who masters the power formed by a group of people working together has within his grasp one of the greatest powers known to man. Idowu Koyenikan

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

I used to be a classic workaholic, and after seeing how little work and career really mean when you reach the end of your life, I put a new emphasis on things I believe count more. These things include family, friends, being part of a community, and appreciating the little joys of the average day. Mitch Albom

If man is to survive, he will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures. He will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life’s exciting variety, not something to fear. Gene Roddenberry

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. H. Jackson Brown Jr.

He who masters the power formed by a group of people working together has within his grasp one of the greatest powers known to man. idowu koyenikan

We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own. Cesar Chavez

The single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero sum, and that as long as the sun still shines and people still can plan and plant, think and do, we can, if we bother to try, find ways to provide for ourselves without diminishing the world. Michael Pollan

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. Martin Luther King

We don’t heal in isolation, but in community. S. Kelley Harrell

The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members. Coretta Scott King

Love is our most unifying and empowering common spiritual denominator. The more we ignore its potential to bring greater balance and deeper meaning to human existence, the more likely we are to continue to define history as one long inglorious record of man’s inhumanity to man. Aberjhani

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. George Bernard Shaw

One of the marvelous 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

A healthy social life is found only when, in the mirror of each soul, the whole community finds its reflection, and when, in the whole community, the virtue of each one is living. Rudolf Steiner

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough. Franklin D. Roosevelt

And there are never really endings, happy or otherwise. Things keep going on, they overlap and blur, your story is part of your sister’s story is part of many other stories, and there is no telling where any of them may lead. Erin Morgenstern

Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It’s important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It’s the way in which we ourselves grow and develop. Dorothy Height

Many people are good at talking about what they are doing, but in fact do little. Others do a lot but don’t talk about it; they are the ones who make a community live. Jean Vanier

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Mark Twain

A person with ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed. Desmond Tutu

A true community is not just about being geographically close to someone or part of the same social web network. It’s about feeling connected and responsible for what happens. Humanity is our ultimate community, and everyone plays a crucial role. Yehuda Berg

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

No man can become rich without himself enriching others. Andrew Carnegie

To like many people spontaneously and without effort is perhaps the greatest of all sources of personal happiness. Bertrand Russell

We must become bigger than we have been more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community. Haile Selassie

Every person is defined by the communities she belongs to. Orson Scott Card

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. Oscar Wilde

If we want to decode our community’s deep seated fibers, we must go and see the world and explore the significant distinctions and resemblances. To find out about the inner self and understand our internal murmurings, we must learn to reach out to the others. On a casual day without a tie. Erik Pevernagie

I am a huge believer in giving back and helping out in the community and the world. Think globally, act locally I suppose. I believe that the measure of a person’s life is the affect they have on others. Steve Nash

The smallest indivisible human unit is two people, not one; one is a fiction. From such nets of souls societies, the social world, human life springs. Tony Kushner

We are constituted so that simple acts of kindness, such as giving to charity or expressing gratitude, have a positive effect on our long term moods. The key to the happy life, it seems, is the good life a life with sustained relationships, challenging work, and connections to community. Paul Bloom

Teaching kids how to feed themselves and how to live in a community responsibly is the center of an education. Alice Waters

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

The freedom of affluence opposes and contradicts the freedom of community life. Wendell Berry

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

We of alien looks or words must stick together. C.J. Sansom

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

Saints cannot exist without a community, as they require, like all of us, nurturance by a people who, while often unfaithful, preserve the habits necessary to learn the story of God. Stanley Hauerwas

It only takes one person to mobilize a community and inspire change. Even if you don’t feel like you have it in you, it’s in you. You have to believe in yourself. People will see your vision and passion and follow you. Teyonah Parris

All struggle, all resistance is must be concrete. And all struggle has a global resonance. If not here, then there. If not now, then soon. Elsewhere as well as here. Susan Sontag