Community Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old community quotes, community sayings, and community proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

We got the kingdom so we have to make way / We take it from the bottom to the top baby / And now the whole community can live greatly. Dave Kelly
Cafe society / A sip of community / Cafe society / Misery loves company / Hey, it's a way to start the day. Bruce Cockburn
Have respect with your community / We are all each other's family / We've come together and have unity / Let's have pride with humility. Steve Ryan
Cause they never talk peace in the black community / All we know is violence, do the job in silence / Walk the city streets like a rat pack of tyrants. Tupac Amaru Shakur
Because in the end, a community of friends / —let you rise and then stand tall. Kurt Philip Behm
There is a community of the spirit. / Join it, and feel the delight / of walking in the noisy street / and being the noise. / Drink all your passion, / and be a disgrace. / Close both eyes / to see with the other eye. Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
A community of hands to help- / Thus the dream becomes not one man’s dream alone, / But a community dream. Langston Hughes
With community; comes friendship. Nikhil Parekh
As our planet grows smaller each and every day / Everyone affecting everyone in every way / We're all citizens of the world community / All here together and we're searching for unity. Adam Horovitz
We can only believe / In community of forward eyes / Community / Of beautiful minds Rebecca Foon
It's time to stop disrespecting our women / It's time for us to come home and raise our children / It's time for us, to really mold our communities / It's time for us, not to get hooked up in religion / But to get hooked up in relationship, with God. Christopher Brian Bridges
There's a promise in the heart of every good dream / It's a call to action, not to fantasy / The end of a dream, the start of what's real / Let it be unity, let it be community. Adam Clayton
Now I know the reason we must excel / Cause if we don't we'll end up in the cell / Move on be strong with unity / Cause that's the only way to build communities. Jimi C. Dright
Community is like a big family. Zygmunt Bauman
Community is where humility and glory touch. Henri Nouwen
If you support the community, they will support you. Jerry Greenfield
By prayer, community is created as well as expressed. Henri Nouwen
If we want a beloved community, we must stand for justice, have recognition for difference without attaching difference to privilege. Bell Hooks
A community that is engaged and working together can be a powerful force. Idowu Koyenikan
Community is gathering around a fire and listening to someone tell a story. Bill Maher
Community living is about having the same rights and choices as everyone else. Ari Ne'eman
A community is easily divided when their perception of the same thing is different. Steven Biko
Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together. Paul Ryan
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved. B. R. Ambedkar
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. John Donne
I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap. Ani DiFranco
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
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
Every person is defined by the communities she belongs to. Orson Scott Card
We can never get a re-creation of community and heal our society without giving our citizens a sense of belonging. Patch Adams
A community is a group of people who have come together, and they work and they live to try and improve the standard of living and quality of life - and I don't mean money. William Baldwin
It is vain to talk of the interest of the community, without understanding what is the interest of the individual. Jeremy Bentham
No part of the human community can live entirely on its own planet, with its own laws of motion and cut off from the rest of humanity. Hugo Chavez
We were born to unite with our fellow men, and to join in community with the human race. Cicero
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men. Herman Melville
Our true a world built from the bottom up by competent citizens living in solid communities, engaged in and by their places. David W. Orr
It is not more bigness that should be our goal. We must attempt, rather, to bring people back to...the warmth of community, to the worth of individual effort and responsibility...and of individuals working together as a community, to better their lives and their children's future. Robert F. Kennedy
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
When I am with a group of human beings committed to hanging in there through both the agony and the joy of community, I have a dim sense that I am participating in a phenomenon for which there is only one word...."glory." M. Scott Peck
The golden way is to be friends with the world and to regard the whole human family as one. Mahatma Gandhi
The community of living is the carriage of the Lord. Proverb
The real community of man, in the midst of all the self-contraditory simulacra of community, is the community of those who seek the truth, of potential knowers... of all men to the extent that they know. Allan Bloom
Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community. Anthony D'Angelo
In communities where men build ships for their own sons to fish or fight from, quality is never a problem J. A. Dever
Community cannot long feed on itself, it can only flourish with the coming of others from beyond: their unknown and undiscovered sisters and brothers. Howard Thurman
A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm. Henrik Ibsen
A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess. A. Philip Randolph
A community needs a soul if it is to become a true home for human beings. You, the people must git it this soul. Pope John Paul II
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies. Winston Churchill
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
We know that where community exists in confers upon its members identity, a sense of belonging, and a measure of security. . . . Communities are the ground-level generators and preservers of values and ethical systems. John Gardner
The greatest challenge of community life is to create synthesis, embracing diversity in a unified whole, resolving differences with the healing spirit of love and dedication to the good of the whole. Corinne Mclaughlin
The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual; the impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community. William James
Community is a place where the connections felt in our hearts make themselves known in the bonds between people, and where the tuggings and pullings of those bonds keep opening our hearts. Parker J. Palmer
The mark of a community is that one's life may be lived wholly within it. One cannot live wholly within a tribe or a city. The basic criterion of community then is that all of one's social relationships may be found within it. Basavanthappa
Community is and must be inclusive. The great enemy of community is exclusivity. Groups that exclude others because they are poor or doubters or divorced or sinners or of some different race or nationality are not communities; they are cliques--actually defensive bastions against community. M. Scott Peck
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
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
Community is composed of that which we don't attempt to measure, for which we keep no record and ask no recompense. Most are things we cannot measure no matter how hard we try. Dee Hock
A man not only needs to know how to fish, he needs to have the freedom to do it and a place to do it. That's where community comes in. We have to help each other, and we feel government has a very important role therein. Bill Ayres
As the world community develops in peace, it will open up great untapped reservoirs in human nature. Emily Greene Balch
The power of community to create health is far greater than any physician, clinic or hospital. Mark Hyman
A community is made up of intimate relationships among diversified types of individuals--a kinship group, a local group, a neighborhood, a village, a large family. Carroll Quigley
There is a community of the spirit Join it, and feel the delight of walking in the noisy street, and being the noise. Rumi
Taking the time to build community, to get to know your people will have long-lasting benefits. Clifton Taulbert
Any community that gets its laughs by pretending to be idiots will eventually be flooded by actual idiots who mistakenly believe that they're in good company. Rene Descartes
When the people who support and are a part of your community, the community you have the pleasure and power and opportunity to serve, that's where all the best business happens. Chris Brogan
Building community for its own sake is like attending a cancer support group without having cancer. Alan Hirsch
Community means people spending time together here, and I don't think there's really that. Marilyn Hacker
For a community to be whole and healthy, it must be based on people's love and concern for each other. Millard Fuller