Community 27 quotes

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How is a village a village? By including young & old, white & black, rich & poor, churches & shops. Anonymous
They hang the man and flog the woman That steal the goose from off the common. But let the greater villain loose That steals the common from the goose. Folk poem, circa 1764 Anonymous
Long before I was struck with cancer, I felt something stirring in American society. It was a sense among the people of the country—Republicans and Democrats alike—that something was missing from their lives, something crucial. I was trying to position the Republican Party to take advantage of it. But I wasn't exactly sure what ‘it’ was. My illness helped me to see that what was missing in society was what was missing in me: a little heart, a lot of brotherhood.... Love each other a little more, care about each other, and get away from that [dirty, negative] kind of politics. Lee Atwater
Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded. Yogi Berra
As individuals we are weak & foolish, as a society we are wise and powerful. Edmund Burke
We must not build housing, we must build communities. Mike Burton
Convivial towns can offer solace in disaster, solidarity in protest, and a quiet everyday delight in urban life...Creating and revitalizing places that foster conviviality is essential to the good life. Mark C. Childs
People say that they do not want to live near where they work; but that they would like to work near where they live. Zev Cohen
People yearning for community are like people at a party who crowd into the kitchen because they like it. Bruce Donnelly
The subdivisions of suburbia are conceived as a shopping centers for housing and only later (if at all) as communities. Andrés Duany
In the suburbs you have backyard decks; in towns you have porches on the street. Andrés Duany
Higher density housing offers an inferior lifestyle only when it is without a community as its setting. Andrés Duany
As we grow more isolated from each other, personal gripes grow into blanket truths. We have lots of opinions and we shout them angrily into the wind... Carol Muske Dukes
There is no community, only a collection of people who are strangers to one another. Francois Gaspard
If what you sell is the perception of privacy and exclusivity, then every new house is a degradation of the amenity. However, if what you sell is community, then every new house is an enhancement of the asset. Vince Graham
Crime does not follow poverty, it follows concentrations of poverty. Reuben Greenberg
A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm. Henrik Ibsen
Lowly, unpurposeful and random as they appear, sidewalk contacts are the small change from which a city's wealth of public life must grow. Jane Jacobs
Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one trying to gentrify this neighborhood. Eli Kearney
Democracy, in any active sense, begins and ends in communities small enough for their members to meet face to face. Lewis Mumford
I, for one, enjoy things I haven't planned, adding spice to where I live... Terri O'Hare
The desire for community is a constant of human nature. Steven Price
I’m a slabowner in the neighborhood. resident of Pass Christian, Mississippi, who would have used the term homeowner before Katrina
What befalls the earth befalls all the sons of the earth. This we know: the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man does not weave this web of life. He is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. Chief Seattle
I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. George Bernard Shaw
The house itself is of minor importance. Its relation to the community is the thing that really counts. A small house must depend on its grouping with other houses for its beauty, and for the preservation of light air and the maximum of surrounding open space. Clarence Stein
If you create the most beautiful and evocative memorial that lasts 10 years, you have not truly met your objective. You must build a memorial that will last through the generations. on the Oklahoma Bombing Memorial Kari Watkins