A Quote by John Wanamaker on community, criticism, good, home, love, speech, and value

If we could only make our hands move as actively as our tongues, what wonders we could accomplish! Almost everyone loves to hear his own voice. It is so easy, too! Yet if we could say less and do more for each other's good, not alone would every home be happier, but communities would he enriched thereby. Instead of criticism by speech, to show someone a better way to do a thing would be of much greater value.

John Wanamaker

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on community, exercise, good, power, and purpose

The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on awareness, community, and force

I am not aware that any community has a right to force another to be civilized.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Source: On Liberty, 1859

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on change, community, economics, fighting, force, future, history, mankind, men, purpose, questions, and time

History shows that great economic and social forces flow like a tide over communities only half conscious of that which is befalling them. Wise statesmen foresee what time is thus bringing, and try to shape institutions and mold men's thoughts and purposes in accordance with the change that is silently coming on. The unwise are those who bring nothing constructive to the process, and who greatly imperil the future of mankind by leaving great questions to be fought out between ignorant change on one hand and ignorant opposition to change on the other.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

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A Quote by John Edward Masefield on community and poetry

Since the printing press came into being, poetry has ceased to be the delight of the whole community of man; it has become the amusement and delight of the few.

John Masefield (1878 - 1967)

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A Quote by John H. Fischer on community and people

The common characteristics of people make a community possible, but it is their uncommon qualities that make it better.

John H. Fischer

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A Quote by John Dewey on children, community, and parenthood

What the best and wisest parent wants for his own child, that must the community want for all its children.

John Dewey (1859 - 1952)

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A Quote by Jerry Colangelo on community and respect

The community owes us nothing. It's up to us to go out and earn their respect.

Jerry Colangelo

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A Quote by Jeremiah W. Jenks on action, community, danger, ideas, individuality, learning, mind, purpose, and work

The inlet of a man's mind is what he learns; the outlet is what he accomplishes. If his mind is not fed by a continued supply of new ideas which he puts to work with purpose, and if there is no outlet in action, his mind becomes stagnant. Such a mind is a danger to the individual who owns it and is useless to the community.

Jeremiah W. Jenks

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A Quote by James H. Cone on community, faith, hope, order, religion, and traditions

Testimony is an integral part of the Black religious tradition. It is the occasion where the believer stands before the community of faith in order to give account of the hope that is in him or her.

James H. Cone (1938 -)

Source: My Soul Looks Back, 1993.

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