Thoughtful quotes about the importance of community and having a sense of community.

Words of Wisdom

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"The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it." (Emerson)

"Kinship is healing; we are physicians to each other." (author unknown)

"No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a part of the continent, a part of the main." (John Donne)

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." (Anais Nin)

"Each man can learn something from his neighbor; at least he can learn to have patience with him- to live and let live." (Charles Kingsley)

"Never, if possible, lie down at night without being able to say; I have made at least one human being, at least, a little wiser, a little happier, or a little better this day." (Charles Kingsley)

"So long as we love we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I would almost say that we are indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend." (Robert Louis Stevenson)

"I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow." (Woodrow Wilson)

"Large- scale success today is spelled -Teamwork." (Charles B Forbes)

"We are like the spokes on a wheel, all radiating out from the same center. If you define us according to our position on the rim, we seem separate and distinct from one another. But if you define us according to our starting point, our source - the center of the wheel - we're a shared identity. (Marianne Williamson)

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world, indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.". (Margaret Mead)

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"Who is wise? He who learns from all men, as it is said, from all my teachers have I gotten understanding." (Ben Zoma)

"To grow mature is to separate more distinctly, to connect more closely." (Hugo Von Hofmannsthal)

"There are no mothers and fathers for grownups, only sisters and brothers." (Shelden Kopp)


APA Reference
Staff, H. (2009, January 1). Community, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 22 from

Last Updated: July 18, 2014

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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