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A Quote by Renata Adler on community, life, people, and quality

Nothing defines the quality of life in a community more clearly than people who regard themselves, or whom the consensus chooses to regard, as mentally unwell.

Renata Adler (1938 -)

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A Quote by Reinhold Niebuhr on community, family, justice, life, love, sharing, and spirit

Family life is too intimate to be preserved by the spirit of justice. It can only be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice. Justice requires that we carefully weigh rights and privileges and assure that each member of a community receives his due share. Love does not weigh rights and privileges too carefully because it prompts each to bear the burden of the other.

Reinhold Niebuhr (1892 - 1971)

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A Quote by Ralph Nader on acting, community, and neighbors

When strangers start acting like neighbors, communities are reinvigorated.

Ralph Nader (1934 -)

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A Quote by Pope Leo XIII on community, duty, facts, family, ideas, and nature

Inasmuch as the domestic household is antecedent, as well as in idea as in fact, the family must necessarily have rights and duties which are prior than those of the Community and founded more immediately in nature.

Pope Leo XIII (1810 - 1903)

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A Quote by Penelope Hobhouse on civilization, community, control, garden, growth, nature, plants, separation, and spirit

The first western gardens were those in the Mediterranean basin. There in the desert areas stretching from North Africa to the valleys of the Euphrates, the so-called cradle of civilization, where plants were first grown for crops by settled communities, garden enclosures were also constructed. Gardens emphasized the contrast between two separate worlds: the outer one where nature remained awe-inspiringly in control and an inner artificially created sanctuary, a refuge for man and plants from the burning desert, where shade trees and cool canals refreshed the spirit and ensured growth.

Penelope Hobhouse

Source: Gardening Through the Ages, 1992, p. 11.

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A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on civilization, community, discontent, people, and reason

Agitators are a set of interfering, meddling people, who come down to some perfectly contented class of the community and sow the seeds of discontent amongst them. That is the reason why agitators are so absolutely necessary. Without them, in our incomplete state, there would be no advance towards civilization.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Source: The Soul of Man Under Socialism, 1891

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A Quote by Olaf Stapledon on brevity, community, crisis, darkness, defeat, effort, guidance, love, play, praise, reality, struggle, and world

Two lights for guidance. The first, our little glowing atom of community, with all that it signifies. The second, the cold light of the stars, symbol of the hypercosmical reality, with its crystal ecstasy. Strange that in this light, in which even the dearest love is frostily asserted, and even the possible defeat of our half-waking world is contemplated without remission of praise, the human crisis does not lose but gains significance. Strange, that it seems more, not less, urgent to play some part in this struggle, this brief effort of animacules striving to win for their race some increase of lucidity before the ultimate darkness.

Olaf Stapledon

Source: Star Maker

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on balance, christ, citizenship, community, day, good, jesus, life, nations, optimism, pessimism, seriousness, sharing, and work

Naive optimism and pervasive pessimism are both to be avoided, therefore. It's not an easy balance to maintain, to be asked to work away in the Ninevehs of our lives without being so conscious of the coming cataclysm that we are not serious citizens of our communities and nations. By living and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ, we are doing the most relevant thing we can do by way of helping. (There are civic and other chores to be done, of course.) Day in and day out, the gospel is the one thing that is most relevant, and we are to be of good cheer.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Deposition of a Disciple, , © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Millard Fuller on community, concern, health, love, and people

For a community to be whole and healthy, it must be based on people's love and concern for each other.

Millard Fuller (1935 -)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on acceptance, community, conscience, injustice, laws, order, reality, and respect

One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: 1963, Letter from Birmingham Jail

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