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1:The biggest communities in which young people now reside are online communities. ~ Howard Gardner,

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1:Communities can be as ruthless as markets. ~ Partha Dasgupta,
2:I don't much mind being expelled from communities. ~ Tony Judt,
3:Most communities just happen; the best are planned. ~ Celeste Ng,
4:We are all of us walking communities of bacteria. ~ Lynn Margulis,
5:Online communities are an expression of loneliness. ~ Joanne Harris,
6:Cruelty is contagious in uncivilized communities. ~ Harriet Ann Jacobs,
7:Communities need to hear the liberating power of the gospel ~ Brad Bird,
8:straight white males need supportive communities, too. ~ Alexandra Robbins,
9:Young, healthy communities can afford to roll the dice. ~ Richard Brookhiser,
10:Every person is defined by the communities she belongs to. ~ Orson Scott Card,
11:I want to send a message that we value our Muslim communities. ~ Keir Starmer,
12:Communities are made up of the unlovable as well as the lovable. ~ Dorothy Day,
13:We have to restore trust between communities and the police. ~ Hillary Clinton,
14:we will encourage more Americans to study in Muslim communities ~ Barack Obama,
15:There is a crisis involving reading in certain communities. ~ Walter Dean Myers,
16:Accessible local libraries are vital to communities and to children. ~ Nick Cave,
17:Friendship also seems to be the bond that hold communities together. ~ Aristotle,
18:When one neighbor helps another, we strengthen our communities. ~ Jennifer Pahlka,
19:Conformity,” she wrote, “is the bane of middle class communities. ~ Denise Kiernan,
20:Family farms and small businesses are the backbone of our communities. ~ Tom Allen,
21:Man was not intended by nature to live in communities and be civilized. ~ Epicurus,
22:It's a falsehood to state that francophone communities are thriving. ~ Gilles Duceppe,
23:Strong professional communities risk and sometimes relish conflict. ~ Andy Hargreaves,
24:communities come together in the face of conflict and disagreement. ~ Martin Lindstrom,
25:I'm a big believer in online communities and in user-generated content. ~ Michael Dell,
26:We need community action and policies to support healthy communities. ~ Mark Hyman M D,
27:I will support Iraqis and Syrians fighting to reclaim their communities. ~ Barack Obama,
28:Streets moderate the form and structure and comfort of urban communities. ~ Allan Jacobs,
29:Shamans submit to death in order to serve their communities. ~ James David Lewis Williams,
30:Companies operating in urban communities have a tremendous ripple effect. ~ Michael Porter,
31:I'm as interested in the families and communities that surround our soldiers. ~ Robyn Carr,
32:intact communities are far more likely to survive than fragmented ones. ~ Sebastian Junger,
33:Obama used to be a community organizer. He knows how to build communities. ~ Jesse Jackson,
34:When strangers start acting like neighbors... communities are reinvigorated. ~ Ralph Nader,
35:Too many people are going for self and not trying to help their communities. ~ Kevin Powell,
36:We don't have enough folks who grew up in working class rural communities. ~ Tucker Carlson,
37:If you cut funding to libraries, you cut the lifeblood of our communities. ~ Richard M Daley,
38:More guns are not the answer to keeping our kids and our communities safer. ~ James Langevin,
39:With the Internet, we can choose the very communities we want to be a part of. ~ Alex Shakar,
40:America is ready for livable communities. America is ready for high-speed rail. ~ Greg Abbott,
41:People need to feed themselves, next they need to feed their own communities. ~ Wendell Berry,
42:Hopefully the rappers can start to open the eyes in the neighborhoods and communities. ~ Rakim,
43:The way you make communities safer and police safer is through community policing. ~ Tim Kaine,
44:Communities don't have rights. Only individuals in the community have rights. ~ Michael Badnarik,
45:We cannot eradicate violence if we do not build strong, inclusive communities. ~ Hillary Clinton,
46:Early marriage is most prevalent in communities suffering deep, chronic poverty. ~ Helene D Gayle,
47:The biggest communities in which young people now reside are online communities. ~ Howard Gardner,
48:Together we can make a difference and empower communities to be self sufficient. ~ David Batstone,
49:Small communities grow great through harmony, great ones fall to pieces through discord. ~ Sallust,
50:It's the connection between schools and communities that creates greatness in schools. ~ Bill Ayers,
51:Organizations are communities of human beings, not collections of human resources ~ Henry Mintzberg,
52:We need to rebuild bonds of trust between our police officers and our communities. ~ Hillary Clinton,
53:I think that films about faith made for faith-based communities have a certain tactic. ~ Vera Farmiga,
54:When unattached to the right ends, communities can be more barbarous than individuals. ~ David Brooks,
55:People are hungry in these communities. They don't know how they are going to get food. ~ Keiji Fukuda,
56:Women in leadership roles can help restore balance and wholeness to our communities. ~ Wilma Mankiller,
57:Human communities depend upon a diversity of talent not a singular conception of ability ~ Ken Robinson,
58:In all communities you find groups that behave badly. But you must understand them too. ~ Indira Gandhi,
59:The threat does not come from particular religions or communities. It comes from terrorists. ~ Anonymous,
60:We are shaping young kids to be leaders in their communities and also to be healthier. ~ Brandi Chastain,
61:I think in black communities today we need to encourage a lot more cross racial organizing. ~ Angela Davis,
62:The destiny of human rights is in the hands of all our citizens in all our communities. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt,
63:We have to bring communities together in order to begin working on that as a mutual goal. ~ Hillary Clinton,
64:Individuals may form communities, but it is institutions alone that can create a nation. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
65:Investment in AIDS will be repaid a thousand-fold in lives saved and communities held together. ~ Peter Piot,
66:M did not like communities, which were usually filled with people, whom M liked even less. ~ Daniel Polansky,
67:My aim is to integrate business connections into vulnerable communities thus creating jobs. ~ David Batstone,
68:Charity is the cement which binds Communities to God and persons to one another . . . ~ Saint Vincent de Paul,
69:If certain Jewish communities had distinctive qualities, they were due to history, not biology. ~ Shlomo Sand,
70:If we are going to survive, we must build communities of caring and connection. CECILE ANDREWS ~ Mark Sanborn,
71:What do Harley-Davidson, LEGO, and Apple have in common? They're all based on communities. ~ Martin Lindstrom,
72:Give money to organizations working to fight racial oppression and support communities of color. ~ Ijeoma Oluo,
73:Not TV or illegal drugs but the automobile has been the chief destroyer of American communities. ~ Jane Jacobs,
74:when people don’t have free access to books, then communities are like radios without batteries. ~ Anne Lamott,
75:I'm fascinated by how ethnic communities have assimilated into massive capitalist environments. ~ Anton Yelchin,
76:Patenting and purchase of lands are absolutely vital to the health of Nevada's rural communities. ~ Jim Gibbons,
77:A community that learns together excels together. We need to form communities that learn together. ~ Robert Reed,
78:Housing affects everything, and we continue to live in very, very segregated communities. ~ Melissa Harris Perry,
79:stoicism and silence does not serve us nor our communities, only the forces of things as they are. ~ Audre Lorde,
80:One of Caesar’s most successful and long-lasting alliances was with various Jewish communities. ~ Barry S Strauss,
81:Anti-social behaviour still blights lives, wrecks communities and provides a pathway to criminality. ~ Theresa May,
82:My administration will tackle these issues in consultation with the black communities of London. ~ Ken Livingstone,
83:the secret of our success as a species ‘resides . . . in the collective brains of our communities ~ Niall Ferguson,
84:We need to shift our focus from putting on attractional events to creating attractional communities. ~ Tim Chester,
85:You can find lots of people like you through technology, and women in particular like communities. ~ Carly Fiorina,
86:Companies that support sports developmental programs in our communities should also be applauded. ~ Mary Lou Retton,
87:Even in civilized communities, the embryo man passes through the hunter stage of development. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
88:Imam Hussain's sacrifice is for all groups and communities, an example of the path of rightousness. ~ Edward Gibbon,
89:Word soon began to spread among Jewish communities that Muammad and his followers were allies. An ~ Peter Frankopan,
90:Communities and countries and ultimately the world are only as strong as the health of their women. ~ Michelle Obama,
91:I have ever hated all nations, professions, and communities, and all my love is toward individuals. ~ Jonathan Swift,
92:I've learned some of the greatest life lessons from growing up in the skate and punk rock communities. ~ Mark Hoppus,
93:What is called ‘offence to a community’ is more often than not actually a struggle within communities. ~ Kenan Malik,
94:Without civic morality communities perish; without personal morality their survival has no value. ~ Bertrand Russell,
95:Communities are always political projects, political projects that can never solely rely on identity. ~ Angela Y Davis,
96:I will work tirelessly to defend all communities, including the LGBTQ one, from terrorism and violence. ~ Donald Trump,
97:Shaming and blaming without accountability is toxic to couples, families, organizations, and communities. ~ Bren Brown,
98:The more communities in which you are an active participant, the more likely it is that you'll be happy. ~ Ted Leonsis,
99:a nation in which the centralized power and the separate communities work only to nullify each other. ~ John Dos Passos,
100:The Internet has brought communities across the globe closer together through instant communication. ~ Mike Fitzpatrick,
101:But Rome expanded into a world not of communities living at peace with one another but of endemic violence, ~ Mary Beard,
102:I am in favor of community policing because it builds better working relationships with the communities. ~ Frank Vincent,
103:If there is going to be authentic renewal, it will have to happen in families and local church communities. ~ Rod Dreher,
104:I think there are a lot of things that soccer does in the communities that transcend the soccer field. ~ Brandi Chastain,
105:Taxation is the price which civilized communities pay for the opportunity of remaining civilized. ~ Albert Bushnell Hart,
106:Added to residential segregation was the powerlessness of blacks to keep vice out of their communities. ~ Paula J Giddings,
107:You need better relationships between the communities and the police, because in some cases, it's not good. ~ Donald Trump,
108:Little movements of communities of ordinary radicals are committed to doing small things with great love. ~ Shane Claiborne,
109:Through the act of translation we break out of linguistic confinement and reach many other communities. ~ Ngugi wa Thiong o,
110:We want freedom,' I say. 'We want the power to determine the destiny of our black and oppressed communities. ~ Angie Thomas,
111:Women must be full partners in development, so they can lift themselves and their communities out of poverty. ~ Ban Ki moon,
112:In ancient times and in our times, Muslim communities have been at the forefront of innovation and education. ~ Barack Obama,
113:I really love connecting people, creating communities. As a kid, creation was something that I always loved. ~ Kevin Systrom,
114:When people lack jobs, opportunity, and ownership of property they have little or no stake in their communities. ~ Jack Kemp,
115:Churches that ignore their communities will not grow, and churches that will not globalize don’t matter much. ~ Calvin Miller,
116:Non-profits must become deeply engaged in the ways that their donor communities are using social technology. ~ Simon Mainwaring,
117:In nearly all communities wife beating is punishable with a fine, and in no community is it made a felony. ~ Ida B Wells Barnett,
118:most of human history (chronologically speaking) has taken place in communities quite innocent of state power. ~ David Christian,
119:We cannot keep ourselves shut up in parishes, in our communities, when so many people are waiting for the Gospel! ~ Pope Francis,
120:We need to continue investing in the programs that put Americans back to work in communities like Clark County. ~ Maria Cantwell,
121:Effectively imitating the model of AA meetings, feminist consciousness-raising groups will take place in communities ~ bell hooks,
122:I think in all small towns, all kind of working class communities around the world. They are kind of similar. ~ Sacha Baron Cohen,
123:Poverty devastates families, communities and nations. It causes instability and political unrest and fuels conflict. ~ Kofi Annan,
124:Think through whom you are trying to reach. Tailor what you do and how you do it to appeal to those communities. ~ Martin Sorrell,
125:We can see the light but we are still inside the tunnel, ... We have not been able to get to all the communities. ~ Pablo Picasso,
126:We have to protect our inner cities, because African-American communities are being decimated by crime, decimated. ~ Donald Trump,
127:You can push your local communities to adopt more sustainable sources of energy and environmentally-friendly practices. ~ Al Gore,
128:By far the greatest and most admirable form of wisdom is that needed to plan and beautify cities and human communities. ~ Socrates,
129:Government can't completely take care of people by making a bunch of promises and programs. Organize your communities ~ Neil Young,
130:I'm going to do everything I can to restore trust and build back those bonds between the police and communities. ~ Hillary Clinton,
131:The evangelization of the person and of human communities depends totally on this encounter with Jesus Christ. ~ Pope Benedict XVI,
132:We're not church planters. We are community planters and, as we work in our communities, we join local churches. ~ Shane Claiborne,
133:Environmental challenges have the power to deny equality of opportunity and hold back the progress of communities. ~ Lisa P Jackson,
134:I'm heartened by the growing awareness of global warming among important communities and organizations in our nation. ~ Jim Clyburn,
135:Each time a high-wage job is lost, a family is turned upside down. And that affects the communities where they live. ~ Philipp Meyer,
136:I am passionate about a few things, of course acting, films/TV and improving the lives of youth in urban communities. ~ Jamie Hector,
137:Probably the best nonsense poetry is produced gradually and accidentally, by communities rather than by individuals. ~ George Orwell,
138:God designed in different faiths adored by different human communities are all limbs of the One God that really is. ~ Sathya Sai Baba,
139:Imperfect communities show that being a maximal resemblance class is not sufficient for being a property. ~ Gonzalo Rodriguez Pereyra,
140:Refined religion is aimed at realizing ethical values, including the fostering of human lives and human communities. ~ Philip Kitcher,
141:Travel, realized the wise men, was an important way to widen the outlook of otherwise inward-looking communities. ~ Devdutt Pattanaik,
142:We have to work with the police. We have to make sure they respect the communities and the communities respect them. ~ Hillary Clinton,
143:We protect nature not for nature's sake but for our own sake because it's the infrastructure of our communities. ~ Robert F Kennedy Jr,
144:We should not live one more day ignoring the sh** that suffocates and strangles US keeping US imprisoned in our own communities. ~ T I,
145:If you fancy resenting the tedious, I recommend intentional communities, particularly those led by charismatics.” “You ~ William Gibson,
146:our own communities that reinforce the outsider attitude, it’s the places and people that upward mobility connects us with— ~ J D Vance,
147:The first-century churches were locatable, identifiable, visitable communities that met regularly in a particular locale. ~ Frank Viola,
148:We will instead have to measure our economy by the health of the ecosystems and human communities where we do our work. ~ Wendell Berry,
149:Extreme inequality fractures communities, and after a while the cracks gape so wide the whole edifice comes tumbling down. ~ Zadie Smith,
150:Let us all take more responsibility not only for ourselves and our families but for our communities and our country. ~ William J Clinton,
151:In inner-city, low-income communities of color, there's such a high correlation in terms of educational quality and success. ~ Bill Gates,
152:The best thing a company can do for the communities in which it operates is to have a vibrant and sustainable business. ~ Irene Rosenfeld,
153:Communities of tract houses, plopped on a grid, represent a way of throwing historical forms around like bouillabaisse. ~ Robert A M Stern,
154:Final Satyagraha is inconceivable without an honorable peace between the several communities composing the Indian nation. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
155:In the ancient world, Greeks and Romans supported abortion and infanticide, but the Jewish and Christian communities did not. ~ R C Sproul,
156:I think we should stop drinking bottled water. There's no need to be drinking it if you're living in western communities. ~ Cate Blanchett,
157:Love breaks the hold of individualism; it builds new communities out of the ashes of broken and fragmented relationships. ~ Edward T Welch,
158:Monastic communities are to the great social community what the mistletoe is to the oak, what the wart is to the human body. ~ Victor Hugo,
159:Music has got a community vibe to it that pulls people together, and those communities are different in different places. ~ Matt Berninger,
160:When you empower women and help them thrive, you help their communities thrive. Women shoulder the burden disproportionately. ~ Joy Bryant,
161:68. By then all poets will live in artistic communities calls jails or asylums. 69. Our imaginary home, the home we share. ~ Roberto Bola o,
162:In the Jewish communities of Europe, learned but poor Jews were much, much more highly respected than rich but unlearned ones. ~ Leo Rosten,
163:Together, we must renew our continued commitment to serve and pledge to bring a positive change to our communities. ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger,
164:We should learn ... to do our best for the sake of our communities and for the sake of those for whom we pave the way. ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg,
165:All of us basically want the same things: opportunity for our children, and prosperity for our families and communities. ~ Christine Gregoire,
166:Canadians want a country. They don't want a community of communities. I'm committed to the national unity of the country. ~ Michael Ignatieff,
167:Rural communities are facing unprecedented concerns about their future sustainability. And, as they do, so does the rural church. ~ Anonymous,
168:I still support the right of local communities to make up their own minds about whether or not they want to permit fracking. ~ Hillary Clinton,
169:Parents should continue to become more involved with their communities, and more involved in their children's education. ~ Sandra Day O Connor,
170:[O]ne of the most vital ways we sustain ourselves is by building communities of resistance, places where we know we are not alone. ~ Bell Hooks,
171:People are building communities of people who use video. They're sharing them. YouTube's traffic continues to grow very quickly. ~ Eric Schmidt,
172:Technology has transformed the world into a global village. And communities, families, friends, etc., into local islands. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
173:The royals - all of them, especially Prince Philip and Prince Charles - have done outstanding work with the faith communities. ~ Jonathan Sacks,
174:When we liberate the economic potential of women, we elevate the economic performance of communities, nations, and the world. ~ Hillary Clinton,
175:My city and state are Rome. But as a human being? The world. So for me, "good" can only mean what's good for both communities. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
176:Our Founding Fathers drafted the Bill of Rights to ensure that We the People could determine how best to protect our communities. ~ Mike Quigley,
177:The emerging whole manifests locally. It manifests in particular communities, groups, and, ultimately, in us as individuals. ~ Betty Sue Flowers,
178:Urban planners and politicians encounter less political opposition when building highways in marginalized, vulnerable communities. ~ Yves Engler,
179:I think we're all safer when the police respect the communities they're supposed to serve, and the communities respect the law. ~ Hillary Clinton,
180:The great community of mankind had been subdivided into ten thousand communities, each organized for the ruin of the other. ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley,
181:Until suffering comes upon us, the explorations that consume our hearts and our communities reflect the shallowness of our lives. ~ G K Chesterton,
182:What we have to do... is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities. ~ Hillary Clinton,
183:In particular in how [Barack Obama] has directed what you could describe as patronizing remarks to African-American communities. ~ Ta Nehisi Coates,
184:I realized if you can change a classroom, you can change a community, and if you change enough communities you can change the world. ~ Erin Gruwell,
185:If you look at my career over the past twenty years, I've always been trying to look around corners for low-income communities of color. ~ Van Jones,
186:I'm interested in utopian communities of the past. Many of them didn't survive and I'm examining closely the reasons they failed. ~ Marina Abramovic,
187:Strong communities ... embrace change. New discoveries require us to think differently and approach things differently, to think anew. ~ Tom Vilsack,
188:Tactics that would be political suicide in an upscale white suburb are not even newsworthy in poor black and brown communities. ~ Michelle Alexander,
189:For as long as multinational communities have existed, their weak point has always been the relations between different nations. ~ Slobodan Milosevic,
190:I believe a politics of place emerges where we are deeply accountable to our communities, to our neighborhoods, to our home. ~ Terry Tempest Williams,
191:If the private sectors are about markets and the public sectors are about governments, then the plural sector is about communities. ~ Henry Mintzberg,
192:I had siblings from South Asia, from East Asia, from depressed communities around America, and you know, we'd have long conversations. ~ Ronan Farrow,
193:Peoples, populations, native populaces, tribes and religious communities are not nations, even though they are often spoken of as such. ~ Shlomo Sand,
194:Communities should be planned with an eye to the effect on the human spirit of being continually surrounded by a maximum of beauty. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
195:In a rural society communities are "given" for the individual. Community is a fact, whether family or religion, social class or caste. ~ Peter Drucker,
196:I want to spark ideas and conversations and inspire people to take active roles in their communities, relationships and their well-being. ~ Ricki Lake,
197:Kindness is the connection that links us all together and strengthens the bonds within our communities, neighborhoods, and families. ~ Rosalynn Carter,
198:No one can fail to see that the power of the Church among large numbers in many communities is today diminishing, or has already ceased. ~ Felix Adler,
199:Our individual lives alone are not a sufficient witness. Our lives together as church communities are the confirming echo of our witness. ~ Mark Dever,
200:Studies have shown that joblessness—not race or black culture—explains the high rates of violent crime in poor black communities. ~ Michelle Alexander,
201:We need better government, no doubt about it. But we also need better minds, better friendships, better marriages, better communities. ~ Wendell Berry,
202:We should be respectful but we must also have the courage to stop harmful practices that impoverish girls, women and their communities. ~ Graca Machel,
203:Our true destiny...is a world built from the bottom up by competent citizens living in solid communities, engaged in and by their places. ~ David W Orr,
204:We are looking to brands for poetry and for spirituality, because we're not getting those things from our communities or from each other. ~ Naomi Klein,
205:all communities divide themselves into the few and the many. the first are the rich and well-born, the other the mass of the people ~ Alexander Hamilton,
206:Vibrant and living churches look after the interests of others. They are concerned for their communities. They open the door for others. ~ Thom S Rainer,
207:We invent our technologies and then we turn around and use our technologies to reinvent ourselves as individuals, communities and cultures. ~ Paul Saffo,
208:When families can afford the basics, they can reinvest in their communities, and higher wages means a broader consumer base for businesses. ~ David Rolf,
209:Wherever I am in the world I want to be creating new projects and innovations, which are exciting and make a difference to communities. ~ David Batstone,
210:It varies by community. At (one local community) we've never offered them. But at most communities, we offer 2 or 3 percent off base price. ~ Roger Lewis,
211:The essential challenge is to transform the isolation and self-interest within our communities into connectedness and caring for the whole. ~ Peter Block,
212:We are a nation of communities... a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky. ~ George H W Bush,
213:What we have to do... is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities. ~ Hillary Rodham Clinton,
214:So-called racial characteristics are not really racial at all but are due to the historical experiences of the communities in question. ~ Arnold J Toynbee,
215:We get richer and richer in filthier and filthier communities until we reach a final state of affluent misery - crocus on a garbage heap. ~ John W Gardner,
216:where nothing seemed to change, war animated communities and bound people to one another. It satisfied a basic human need for festival. ~ Mitchell Zuckoff,
217:It is good to see two women from Britain's minority ethnic communities fighting in seats that Labour won at the last election. ~ Valerie Amos Baroness Amos,
218:Our goal isn't to close Wal-Mart down. It is to make it a better, more humane company toward its employees and the communities it is in. ~ Robert Greenwald,
219:It's clear why hacking communities are [growing]. Because it's like, there's a lot more gold there. There's a lot more to steal than ever before. ~ Tim Cook,
220:They whose minds are least sensitive to calamity, and whose hands are most quick to meet it, are the greatest men and the greatest communities. ~ Thucydides,
221:We do not just blindly concede control to authorities; instead we follow the cues provided by our moral communities on how best to behave. ~ Michael Shermer,
222:Apologetics has an important place in the local church as we seek to influence our communities for Christ in an increasingly skeptical culture. ~ Lee Strobel,
223:Community leadership is the courage, creativity and capacity to inspire participation, development and sustainability for strong communities. ~ Gustav Nossal,
224:When individuals and communities do not govern self, they risk being ruled by external forces that care less about the well-being of the village. ~ T F Hodge,
225:If you design communities for automobiles, you get more automobiles. If you design them for people, you get walkable, livable communities. ~ Parris Glendening,
226:I still paint. I love the joy that color can give to our lives and to our communities. I try to bring something of the artist in me to my politics. ~ Edi Rama,
227:We have an issue with kids' having unfettered access to the worst the Internet has to offer instead of the best that our communities can provide. ~ Glenn Beck,
228:What we need is a gigantic, messy community conversation about what is teaching and learning for the 21st century. We need to engage communities. ~ Bill Ayers,
229:Cases of genocide carried out as policy may be found in historical documents as well as in the oral histories of Indigenous communities. ~ Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz,
230:In the case of [Donald] Trump, he was able to tell people that elites live in gated communities, where they have walls around their home. ~ Victor Davis Hanson,
231:The sociology of many white communities shapes the theology of their churches, making them “conformed to the world” and disobedient to the gospel. ~ Jim Wallis,
232:We must rebuild organic communities, where people can come together and have analogue conversations and share stories, art, music and emotions. ~ Bryant McGill,
233:There's so much that we're doing wrong today. And studies show we're one of three countries that doesn't invest more in disadvantaged communities. ~ Arne Duncan,
234:How do we nurture both families and communities, promote a civil discourse, and approach problems with solutions and hope instead of fear and blame? ~ Jim Wallis,
235:I think conservatives should be confident in our beliefs and go push them everywhere we can and go to non-traditional communities. It's a no-brainer. ~ Paul Ryan,
236:The desire not to be impinged upon, to be left to oneself, has been the markof high civilisation both on the part of individuals and communities. ~ Isaiah Berlin,
237:The efficiency of information exchanges reflects, above all, the nature and regularity of contacts and exchanges between different communities. ~ David Christian,
238:The massive ethnic communities that make up the mosaic of American society cannot be adequately described as “minorities.” There is no “majority. ~ Thomas Sowell,
239:These two “speech communities,” as it were, are Hurston’s great sources of inspiration not only in her novels but also in her autobiography. ~ Zora Neale Hurston,
240:True health care reform cannot happen in Washington. It has to happen in our kitchens, in our homes, in our communities. All health care is personal. ~ Mehmet Oz,
241:Either we stay at home and become pillars of the community or we go out and tour. We couldn't really find any communities that still needed pillars. ~ Mick Jagger,
242:It's been so important that the Chamber of Commerce, for example, has hosted hiring fairs that are specifically targeted to military communities. ~ Michelle Obama,
243:People may come to our communities because they want to serve the poor; they will only stay once they have discovered that they themselves are poor. ~ Jean Vanier,
244:Public deliberation is a means by which citizens make tough choices about basic purposes and directions for their communities and their country. ~ F David Mathews,
245:Rebuilding our communities where the police and citizens all see themselves as being on the same side will require contributions from all of us. ~ Hillary Clinton,
246:The Net is not a single home. Rather, it's an environment where thousands of small homes and communities can form and define and design themselves. ~ Esther Dyson,
247:Those of us who are writers and have to perform to communities that aren't used to coming to book events, I would recommend taking some theater. ~ Sandra Cisneros,
248:We create our buildings and then they create us. Likewise, we construct our circle of friends and our communities and then they construct us. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
249:It is important to explain fully to the local areas with sincerity. We will also think, of course, about the development promotion of the communities. ~ Shinzo Abe,
250:Strengthening local airports in Iowa is important for economic development and improving the quality of life our rural areas and urban communities ~ Chuck Grassley,
251:With all the challenges in the housing market, it's clear we need a new vision for the way we design our homes, our communities-and even our lives. ~ Sarah Susanka,
252:Environmental protection doesn't happen in a vacuum. You can't separate the impact on the environment from the impact on our families and communities. ~ Jim Clyburn,
253:I have some Russian friends. But probably only 10 percent. I don't hang out usually in the big Russian communities in Brooklyn and New Jersey. ~ Mikhail Baryshnikov,
254:I ran for president to present the citizens of America. I am here to change the broken system so it serves their families and their communities well. ~ Donald Trump,
255:Many teachers, especially those in more affluent communities, believe they are treated no better than a customer-service representative at a store. ~ Rachel Simmons,
256:I personally believe that professional athletes should give back to their communities in any way possible. We are in a position to make a difference. ~ Carson Palmer,
257:It's no surprise I am addicted to all the Republican presidential candidates. They are like crack -- in that they will devastate black communities. ~ Stephen Colbert,
258:I was raised in farm and ranch communities, and my dad wanted me to be a cowboy like him, but I saw how he struggled in life and wanted more than that. ~ Tom Johnson,
259:lead to the kind of genuine innovation that people in these communities like to talk about. Innovation by its nature is driven by need, and often spurred ~ Anonymous,
260:Poetry is the work of poets, not of peoples or communities; artistic creation can never be anything but the production of an individual mind. ~ Lascelles Abercrombie,
261:Someone who uses social media successfully doesn't just create content; he or she also creates conversations, and those conversations create communities. ~ Joel Comm,
262:There is no doubt that Stop-and-Frisk does not yield the desired results, and it is apparent that it disproportionately targets minority communities. ~ Yvette Clarke,
263:High-speed rail would revolutionise interstate travel and would also be an economic game-changer for dozens of regional communities along its path. ~ Anthony Albanese,
264:In the Gulf region and nationwide, small businesses are an integral and crucial part of local economies and communities. They should not be overlooked. ~ Dan Lipinski,
265:We like where we live and we wanna participate in our neighbourhoods and communities and stuff and try to- we're not like benevolent- it's pretty basic. ~ Jon Fishman,
266:All too often we fail to ask what we are trying to sustain. Ultimately, sustainability must be measured by the endurance of thriving human communities. ~ Barton Seaver,
267:...differences between the world's Muslim communities are less important than what they share-namely, Islamism, sharia, and the dream of caliphate. ~ Hamed Abdel Samad,
268:In minority communities there's a sensitivity, often a knee-jerk reaction, to critical representations. There's a misunderstanding of what an artist does. ~ Junot Diaz,
269:Snowflakes, leaves, humans, plants, raindrops, stars, molecules, microscopic entities all come in communities. The singular cannot in reality exist. ~ Paula Gunn Allen,
270:There are many ways to get involved with lives or communities and enrich the minds of others through music, but you really have to want to do this. ~ Anne Akiko Meyers,
271:True peace can rarely be imposed from the outside; it must be born within and between communities through meetings and dialogue and then carried outward. ~ Jean Vanier,
272:Due to a Supreme Court decision, if these violent offenders cannot be sent home, our law enforcement officers have to release them into your communities. ~ Donald Trump,
273:In 2012 President Obama didn't go anywhere near African-American communities. Why? Because unemployment was so high there, he didn't want to address it. ~ Rudy Giuliani,
274:The market doesn't make communities. Markets make networks of self-interested individuals, and they work as long as there's more than enough to go around. ~ Robert Hass,
275:Violence is almost an everyday occurrence in some Muslim lands: it should not be exacerbated by revenge attacks on more innocent families and communities. ~ Cat Stevens,
276:We saw fouled beaches, dead wildlife, destroyed wetlands, unemployed fishermen, bankrupt tourism businesses, depressed local economies, ruined communities. ~ Jaden Skye,
277:Did you get that? Vibrant and living churches look after the interests of others. They are concerned for their communities. They open the door for others. ~ Thom S Rainer,
278:Increasingly we're seeing these ultra-partisan sites getting larger and larger readerships because people are self-selecting themselves into communities. ~ Edward Snowden,
279:Modules of brain networks define communities of structurally and functionally related areas, but they do not represent or support discrete mental faculties. ~ Olaf Sporns,
280:The good lawgiver should inquire how states and races of men and communities may participate in a good life, and in the happiness which is attainable by them. ~ Aristotle,
281:We are dependent on each other in so many ways that we can no longer live in isolated communities and ignore what is happening outside those communities. ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
282:I think the African American community, the Latino community, the Native American communities have borne an unfair burden in the last century, and continue to. ~ Van Jones,
283:Our infrastructure will again be the best and we will restore the pride in our communities, our nation, and all over the United States we'll be proud again. ~ Donald Trump,
284:You cannot have partition only on political bases or geographic bases. It should be social first of all when the communities do not live with each other. ~ Bashar al Assad,
285:Humans construct moral communities out of shared norms, institutions, and gods that, even in the twenty-first century, they fight, kill, and die to defend. ~ Jonathan Haidt,
286:... the long-lasting humanitarian impact of these inhuman weapons continues to deny communities the opportunity to rebuild long after the end of the conflicts. ~ Kofi Annan,
287:Unless children have strong education and strong families and strong communities and decent housing, it's not enough to go sit in at a lunch counter. ~ Marian Wright Edelman,
288:We can bring our spiritual practice into the streets, into our communities, when we see each realm as a temple, as a place to discover that which is sacred. ~ Jack Kornfield,
289:New Orleans is one of the most exciting, incredible communities in the world. There's such a rich culture and history, and there are innumerable things to do. ~ Ryan Reynolds,
290:One of our key strategies has been to restructure traditional high schools into small learning communities with personalized attention and a range of options. ~ Thomas Menino,
291:We could retain our families, friends and broader communities, and all activities that give us meaning and purpose, hopefully having lost nothing but arrogance. ~ Max Tegmark,
292:We're going to become the martians when we land there. When we explore and build communities, we become the martians. That's a wonderful destiny for all of us. ~ Ray Bradbury,
293:I am going to build a great border wall to stop illegal immigration, to stop the gangs and the violence and to stop the drugs from pouring into our communities! ~ Donald Trump,
294:I was recruited to sort of be the doc to advocate for communities that were struggling with polluting incinerators, polluting coal plants, toxic waste sites, etc. ~ Jill Stein,
295:Resegregation matters because it pulls communities and regions downward, and because it impacts us not just right now, but the life chances of those not yet born. ~ Jeff Chang,
296:What if our foster care systems, in every one of our communities, knew that the churches are the first place willing to help families and children in crisis? ~ Russell D Moore,
297:Acts of sacrifice and decency without regard to what's in it for you create a ripple effect. Ones that lift up families and communities, that spread opportunity. ~ Barack Obama,
298:Famously sunny Los Angeles has long been known as the homeless capital of America, from beachy communities like Santa Monica and Venice to Skid Row downtown. ~ John Carlos Frey,
299:If we can find peace within ourselves, within our families and communities, and heal Mother Earth in small ways, we can create a measurable shift in our world. ~ Mallika Chopra,
300:If we truly want to end youth homelessness... then we have to invest in prevention and support communities as they work to implement these life-changing efforts. ~ Cyndi Lauper,
301:It is incumbent upon all of us to build communities with the educational opportunities and support systems in place to help our youth become successful adults. ~ Ruben Hinojosa,
302:Let’s stand against the killing of innocent civilians. It is time to make the future better than today. Together we can bring peace and unity to our communities. ~ Widad Akreyi,
303:There is one universal truth, applicable to all countries, cultures and communities: violence against women is never acceptable, never excusable, never tolerable. ~ Ban Ki moon,
304:Unfortunately, we are finding the bureaucratic inefficiencies and red tape have a tendency to slow the efforts of individuals and communities working to rebuild. ~ Bobby Jindal,
305:When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us. When our community is in a state of peace, it can share that peace with neighboring communities. ~ Dalai Lama,
306:With commitment and vision, it is possible to build a bridge between potential partners and communities whose work is of relevance to peace-building initiatives. ~ Widad Akreyi,
307:Because we don’t talk about the things that get in the way of doing what we know is best for us, our children, our families, our organizations, and our communities. ~ Bren Brown,
308:Empowerment of individuals and communities is absolutely central. Getting the community involved in organising their own destiny has got to be a key part of it. ~ Michael Marmot,
309:If we want to create welcoming, inclusive communities, we should be doing everything we can to turn down the tribalism and turn up the sense of common humanity. ~ Greg Lukianoff,
310:I've heard Donald [Trump]s ay this at his rallies, and it's really unfortunate that he paints such a dire negative picture of black communities in our country. ~ Hillary Clinton,
311:Remote villages and rural communities have lost their identity, and their charm and peace have been sacrificed to that worst of abominations, the automobile. ~ James Norman Hall,
312:Without [firmness] I see the majority of Communities that are lax reach that state because of the excessive leniency of Superiors. So, be firm, Monsieur. ~ Saint Vincent de Paul,
313:Commercial real estate always trails residential, and as residential growth flourishes, shopping centers flourish and service the communities, and jobs come out. ~ Johnny Isakson,
314:I'm sure Putnam is right that there's been a decline in certain kinds of organizations like bowling leagues. But people participate in communities in other ways. ~ Peter L Berger,
315:in telling the history of the United States, is different: that we must not accept the memory of states as our own. Nations are not communities and never have been. ~ Howard Zinn,
316:I would like to use architecture to create bonds between people who live in cities, and even use it to recover the communities that used to exist in every single city. ~ Toyo Ito,
317:we have is another example of a weak commander in chief who has staffed his “intelligence” communities with dangerous liberals more in tune with his own politics. ~ Erec Stebbins,
318:A compassionate leader always feel motivated to bring happiness and relieve the suffering of customers, investors, suppliers, employees, government and the communities. ~ Amit Ray,
319:Art communities and music scenes want to pretend like they don’t care, but they will also tell you louder and more frequently than anyone that they DON’T CARE. ~ Carrie Brownstein,
320:I believe social responsibility begins with a strong, competitive company. Only a healthy enterprise can improve and enrich the lives of people and their communities. ~ Jack Welch,
321:One connection I see between the work I did on philosophy and my work on technology is that both communities tend to mystify and create an atmosphere of complexity. ~ Astra Taylor,
322:Our survival depends on the healing power of love, intimacy and relationships. As individuals. As communities. As a country. As a culture. Perhaps even as a species. ~ Dean Ornish,
323:What inspires me most are people who imagine and implement solutions to challenges in their own lives, in their communities, in our country and around the world. ~ Chelsea Clinton,
324:I am proud to represent people who care so deeply about their communities. Their perseverance and strength only motivates me more as their representative in Congress. ~ Martha Roby,
325:Right-wing pundits continually framed First Nations issues as a drain on taxpayers when, in fact, Indigenous communities were presenting a major growth opportunity. ~ Charlie Angus,
326:Small groups or communities may be far more oppressive to the individual than larger ones. Men are in many ways freer in large cities than in small villages. ~ Morris Raphael Cohen,
327:Scripture is something God had ‘let be,’ and so it is at once God’s creation and the creation of the dozens of people and communities and cultures who produced it. ~ Brian D McLaren,
328:A free economy and strong communities honor the dignity of every person, rewarding effort with justice, promoting upward mobility, and building solidarity among citizens. ~ Paul Ryan,
329:We need to do a better job of working, again, with the communities, faith communities, business communities, as well as the police to try to deal with this problem. ~ Hillary Clinton,
330:ACORN is organizing to make sure the job of rebuilding New Orleans is done by the people of New Orleans and truly benefits the communities who have been hurt the most. ~ Roseanne Barr,
331:By finally enforcing our immigration laws, we will raise wages, help the unemployed, save billions and billions of dollars, and make our communities safer for everyone. ~ Donald Trump,
332:Christmas is a time when God showed His love for us, and we're ready to show God's love in the communities where we live and serve. That's the purpose of the church. ~ Miles McPherson,
333:First responders will be on the frontlines if there is a terrorist attack in our communities, and we must provide them with the tools they need to do their difficult jobs. ~ Ed Markey,
334:In civilized communities men's idiosyncrasies are mitigated by the necessity of conforming to certain rules of behavior. Culture is a mask that hides their faces. ~ W Somerset Maugham,
335:And there are loners in rural communities who, at the equinox, are said to don new garments and stroll down to the cities, where great beasts await them, fat and docile. ~ Louis Aragon,
336:A secure pluralistic society requires communities that are educated and confident both in the identity and depth of their own traditions and in those of their neighbours. ~ Aga Khan IV,
337:Collectively, we activists are essential to advancing U.S. policy to help empower marginalized people to lift themselves and their communities out of poverty for good. ~ Michael Franti,
338:If we habitually focus on how to improve things that are already great, can you see how this spirit can transform ourselves, our organizations, families and communities? ~ Tony Robbins,
339:Marshall Rosenberg talks about how we can create peace in the communities we work with. He's been traveling to warring nations to create peace within those countries. ~ Sandra Cisneros,
340:One of the most powerful tools for empowering individuals and communities is making certain that any individual who wants to receive a quality education can do so. ~ Christine Gregoire,
341:One of the richest countries in the history of the world having communities where people have to go over half an hour to get to fresh produce and food is unacceptable. ~ Wendell Pierce,
342:Thinklogical's systems play a key role in the delivery and visualization of mission critical data used every day by military and intelligence communities worldwide. ~ James G Stavridis,
343:Lymond’s life was lived on this level: the level on which the future of whole communities could be steered or reshaped, improved or jeopardized by a handful of people. ~ Dorothy Dunnett,
344:Strategy has moved from controlling unique internal resources and erecting competitive barriers to orchestrating external resources and engaging vibrant communities. ~ Geoffrey G Parker,
345:The quiet of the reservation, the side-of-the-highway towns, rural communities, that kind of silence just makes the sound of your brain on fire that much more pronounced. ~ Tommy Orange,
346:Deadwood Gulch, a scattered, loosely knit series of communities, some of them hidden away in small hollows or scattered in other ravines connecting with this. White Rocks ~ Louis L Amour,
347:I'm learning a lot by reading teachers like Thich Nhat Hanh, Pema Chodron. They teach me because I feel like I have a responsibility to the communities that I speak to. ~ Sandra Cisneros,
348:Libraries are very special spaces, spaces where people come together in separate but joint pursuits of knowledge, of learning. Libraries are the heartbeats of communities. ~ Alan Bennett,
349:Methamphetamine is a highly dangerous drug that is wreaking havoc on families and communities throughout this country. The drug's use is spreading across the United States. ~ Rick Larsen,
350:I believe it is incumbent upon Congress to act aggressively to ameliorate fear and help our country take the essential steps that will make our communities and lives safer. ~ Paul Gillmor,
351:Women can be incredible role models for their kids, neighbors and communities just by making good choices in terms of what they're eating and whether they're exercising. ~ Brandi Chastain,
352:Businesses have a responsibility not only to investors, but also to management, employees, customers, suppliers, local communities, society at large, and the environment. ~ Frederic Laloux,
353:Creating opportunities for individuals is only the first stage -- the real promise is empowering individuals to leave a lasting impact on their own communities and countries. ~ Alec J Ross,
354:In a nation that was proud of hard work, strong families, close knit communities, and our faith in God , too many of us now tend to worship self indulgence and consumption . ~ Jimmy Carter,
355:I really do believe if there is hope in the world, then it is to be found within our own communities with our own neighbors, and within our own homes and families. ~ Terry Tempest Williams,
356:We need safe communities that are free from methamphetamine and a federal commitment to stand next to state leadership and law enforcement in the fight against this epidemic. ~ Rick Larsen,
357:Many communities throughout the nation still do not have the communications infrastructure in place for first responders to communicate with one another during an emergency. ~ Susan Collins,
358:Nobody's going to fix the world for us, but working together, making use of technological innovations and human communities alike, we might just be able to fix it ourselves. ~ Jamais Cascio,
359:Strategy has moved from controlling unique internal resources and erecting competitive barriers to orchestrating external resources and engaging vibrant communities. And ~ Geoffrey G Parker,
360:The president wants more tax money in Washington. I want more money left in the communities, particularly poor communities, particularly communities that have high unemployment. ~ Rand Paul,
361:Every day, first responders put their own lives on the line to ensure our safety. The least we can do is make sure they have the tools to protect and serve their communities. ~ Joe Lieberman,
362:Fluidity means that our black identities are constantly changing as we respond to circumstances in our families and communities of origin, and as we interact with a wider world. ~ Bell Hooks,
363:Fluidity means that our black identities are constantly changing as we respond to circumstances in our families and communities of origin, and as we interact with a wider world. ~ bell hooks,
364:One of the most important accomplishments of the Caucus is raising awareness with law enforcement and communities nationwide on the issues of child safety and Internet safety. ~ Nick Lampson,
365:The Libertarian Party is a very mainstream party. It's a mainstream philosophy. It's of returning power from Washington to parents, to schools, to businesses in their communities. ~ Bob Barr,
366:biology is usually called upon to justify a society based on selfish principles, but we should never forget that it has also produced the glue that holds communities together. ~ Frans de Waal,
367:Do we open ourselves to the Holy Spirit, so as to be an active part of our communities, or do we close in on ourselves, saying 'I have so many things to do, that's not my job'? ~ Pope Francis,
368:If a group isn't being actively inclusive, it's being passively exclusive. This passive attitude results in lifestyle communities that do not reflect the local population. ~ Kevin A Patterson,
369:Investing in girls' education is the very best thing we can do, not just for our daughters and granddaughters, but for their families, their communities, and their countries. ~ Michelle Obama,
370:I think that the response to the OJ Simpson trial was based on a kind of sensibility that emerged out of the many campaigns to defend black communities against police violence. ~ Angela Davis,
371:nor can the erection of such a Jewish State be accomplished without the gravest trespass upon the “civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine. ~ Walter Laqueur,
372:You don’t start communities, he said. Communities already exist. They’re already doing what they want to do. The question you should ask is how you can help them do that better. ~ Jeff Jarvis,
373:I don't think President Obama has been that revolutionary in reaching out to ethnic communities. President Reagan did a lot for the black community that people don't realize. ~ Terrence Howard,
374:If we wait for the governments, it'll be too little, too late; if we act as individuals, it'll be too little; but if we act as communities, it might just be enough, just in time. ~ Rob Hopkins,
375:I think the most critical needs of the African-American communities aren't being addressed primarily because of decisions being made by Republican Congressional leaders. ~ Melissa Harris Perry,
376:My viewpoint, in telling the history of the United States, is different: that we must not accept the memory of states as our own. Nations are not communities and never have been. ~ Howard Zinn,
377:Central governments have always been the greatest danger to mankind. Now there are none—small communities are the new rule of life. Some things are better left alone by everyone. ~ Terry Brooks,
378:Donald Trump and I are going to make sure that law enforcement have the resources and the tools to be able to really restore law and order to the cities and communities in America. ~ Mike Pence,
379:I am now completing research supported by NSF and NEH that is mapping changes in the English language through all of North America, for both mainstream and minority communities. ~ William Labov,
380:Part of the issue around communal land, which became a matter of controversy, is that we are saying that this land must go back to communities. Not chiefs and traditional leaders. ~ Thabo Mbeki,
381:Private businesses and out-of-state landowners do not carry anything close to an equitable local tax burden, making it impossible for communities to survive, let alone thrive. ~ Elizabeth Catte,
382:The communities and schools from which they came failed to prepare them for the workforce, and once they have been labeled criminals, their job prospects are forever bleak. ~ Michelle Alexander,
383:The current system punishes communities which make the investment in creating landfills, only to have them filled by states which refuse to adequately address their waste issues. ~ Paul Gillmor,
384:The quality of your life depends on how well you manage your body, your mind, your emotion, your situations, your home, your communities, nations, your life in general and the world. ~ Sadhguru,
385:We were barred last year as well,” Sylvie informed Eddy. “But it’s okay. We do our celebrating on August first anyway, just like the rest of the country’s Colored communities. ~ Beverly Jenkins,
386:It would be wonderful if people could grow together in groups, teaching and learning communities where they empower, evoke, explore the enormous capacities of the human condition. ~ Jean Houston,
387:Once we revolutionize the music industry, then we can revolutionize our communities and everything in the world, 'cause what happens is, the communities are listening to the music. ~ Wyclef Jean,
388:The racist dog policemen must withdraw immediately from our communities, cease their wanton murder and brutality and torture of black people, or face the wrath of the armed people. ~ Huey Newton,
389:we know that there can never be any solid friendship between individuals, or union between communities that is worth the name, unless the parties be persuaded of each others honesty ~ Thucydides,
390:Human communities depend upon a diversity of talent not a singular conception of ability. and at the heart of the challenge is to reconstitute our sense of ability and intelligence ~ Ken Robinson,
391:I think that we need to measure how we give dollars to libraries by need. And the communities that are poor, in my opinion, should get more because you have to do more outreach. ~ Sandra Cisneros,
392:The [nonprofit] sector enhances our creativity, enlivens our communities, nurtures individual responsibility, stirs life at the grassroots, and reminds us that we were born free. ~ John W Gardner,
393:The Obama-Clinton energy restrictions are a massive tax on the poor that disproportionately impacts communities of color. I will lift these restrictions, creating millions of jobs. ~ Donald Trump,
394:We have to get the word out that mental illnesses can be diagnosed and treated, and almost everyone suffering from mental illness can live meaningful lives in their communities. ~ Rosalynn Carter,
395:All earlier pluralist societies destroyed themselves because no one took care of the common good. They abounded in communities but could not sustain community, let alone create it. ~ Peter Drucker,
396:As a culture, we turn away from people just when they are in times of change. That's when most communities used to embrace people, so the individual and the culture both benefited. ~ Michael Meade,
397:If we are looking for models of self-sustaining communities, we need look no further than an old-growth forest. Or the old-growth cultures they raised in symbiosis with them. ~ Robin Wall Kimmerer,
398:Our seniors have worked long and hard to better the economy, raise families and serve their communities. They deserve to live independent and active lives in their golden years. ~ Christopher Dodd,
399:People's identities as Indians, as Asians, or as members of the human race, seemed to give way - quite suddenly - to sectarian identification with Hindu, Muslim, or Sikh communities. ~ Amartya Sen,
400:When we find inspiration, we need to take action for ourselves and for our communities. Even if it means making a hard choice, or cutting out something and leaving it in your past. ~ Aron Ralston,
401:When you have mega-corporations that have record profits, but they don't want to share even a little bit of that with their workers, we are actually putting our communities at peril. ~ Nina Turner,
402:Climate change has the potential to affect everything we care about - whether it is the health of our families, the stability of our communities, or the fate of the wild animals. ~ Frances Beinecke,
403:Donald Trump and I are going to make sure that law enforcement have the resources and the tools to be able to really restore law and order to the cities and communities in this nation. ~ Mike Pence,
404:I am excited to work with NBC News to continue to highlight stories of organizations and individuals who make their communities and our world healthier, more just and more humane. ~ Chelsea Clinton,
405:A second characteristic of our time is the prevalence of nationalism. This is still spreading, affecting new communities, more peripheral regions and so-called backward peoples. ~ Emily Greene Balch,
406:Companies are communities. Theres a spirit of working together. Communities are not a place where a few people allow themselves to be singled out as solely responsible for success. ~ Henry Mintzberg,
407:Nine out of ten churches in North America are losing ground in the communities in which they are located. They are declining or growing more slowly than their respective communities. ~ Thom S Rainer,
408:People—communities, castes, races and even countries—carry their tragic histories and their misfortunes around like trophies, or like stock, to be bought and sold on the open market. ~ Arundhati Roy,
409:Whichever theory we adopt to give a rational explanation of human existence, that theory must take into account and explain the mental nature we see at work in all modern communities. ~ Arthur Keith,
410:America is perhaps excessively mobile in the sense that there is sometimes not enough stability in communities. Dynamism in the economy is not necessarily the "be all and end all". ~ James M Buchanan,
411:Brick and mortar businesses - and the communities that depend on them - cannot continue to bear an unfair sales tax burden from which their on-line competitors are effectively exempt. ~ Bill Delahunt,
412:I wrote this book for the Nelson Mandela's of our communities who are willing to stand up for change and people who are oppressed or suppressed from fulfilling their life's purpose ~ Sahndra Fon Dufe,
413:Many business leaders are asking fundamental questions about what business they're in, why they are doing it and how it can be used as a means of healing human and natural communities. ~ Amory Lovins,
414:When in some communities selling drugs is so lucrative that that's a pretty big enticement that we have to break down. Part of that is by making opportunities and paying decent wages. ~ Matt Gonzalez,
415:In 1973, the Supreme Court ruled that individual communities should set obscenity standards. Whenever a case is tried, it will be based on a community standard for that particular place. ~ Larry Flynt,
416:It feels good to watch TV and know that you're being represented on somebody's network and for certain communities, it feels even better to know that you're being depicted truthfully. ~ Aeriel Miranda,
417:Remember, Monsieur, that the downfall of most Communities comes from the cowardice of Superiors in not holding firm and in not purging them of the troublesome and incorrigible. ~ Saint Vincent de Paul,
418:You can't have a strong nation without strong values, and no one is born with strong values. They have to be taught to you in strong families and reinforced in you in strong communities. ~ Marco Rubio,
419:African-American communities have suffered under Democratic control. To those, I say the following: What do you have to lose by trying something new like Trump? What do you have to lose? ~ Donald Trump,
420:Compassionate Artificial Intelligence can transform and heal the world from much deeper sense. They can add values and transform our world, our families, our workplaces, and our communities. ~ Amit Ray,
421:Craft brewers are committed to promoting the safe and moderate consumption of their beverage, and work closely with their communities to prevent underage drinking and alcohol abuse. ~ Sherwood Boehlert,
422:I can only hope that one day soon we'll understand our true economic buying power by investing in our own communities and putting our money into businesses that keep our dollars in our community. ~ T I,
423:In the midst of extraordinary prosperity, we’re also living through a crisis. Our communities are collapsing, and people are feeling more isolated, adrift, and purposeless than ever before. ~ Ben Sasse,
424:The error is in the assumption that the General Government is a party to the constitutional compact. The States ... formed the compact, acting as sovereign and independent communities. ~ John C Calhoun,
425:The leaders of these moments know full well they're never gonna live next to these newly arriving immigrants. They're gonna live in gated communities. They're gonna continue to be rich. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
426:When people love each other, they are content with very little. When we have light and joy in our hearts, we don't need material wealth. The most loving communities are often the poorest. ~ Jean Vanier,
427:White privilege is a sin of which we must repent, and the best way to show that is by changing practices and policies—and by helping to create new communities that provide for another way. ~ Jim Wallis,
428:A pinwheel also needs wind. And with our actions, and our intentions, we can be that wind. We have to be those agents of change for the young people and their families in our communities. ~ Josh Charles,
429:As the tech industry continues to grow and sprout successful startups across the country, it is important that we understand our responsibility to affect positive change in our communities. ~ Ron Conway,
430:Decades of providing technology in growing volume and at decreasing costs have driven great gains for developing nations, communities and people worldwide, but there is still much to do. ~ Paul Otellini,
431:Of all the communities available to us, there is not one I would want to devote myself to except for the society of the true seekers, which has very few living members at any one time. ~ Albert Einstein,
432:Reality itself is whatever we contend with when we are striving to survive and reproduce. A lot of that is other beings, their opinions of us, and their communities. And that’s that. ~ Jordan Peterson,
433:The arts can enrich all of us in this nation as individuals. The arts can enrich all of our communities and the country. And the arts can connect us to each other like nothing else can. ~ Michelle Obama,
434:We will see, within the next four years, a dramatic increase in both historical accountability 5 and current accountability for actions impacting on future generations and other communities. ~ Anonymous,
435:AIDS destroys families, decimates communities and, particularly in the poorest areas of the world, threatens to destabilize the social, cultural, and economic fabric of entire nations. ~ David Saperstein,
436:Half of my family has a deep-rooted connection to the South and Louisiana, and for me, New Orleans is one of our most precious, historic communities: visually, emotionally, artistically. ~ Sandra Bullock,
437:I’d like to see every news organization, large and small, newspaper and blog, sponsor FOIA clubs in their communities to get scores, hundreds, thousands of citizens helping to open up data. ~ Jeff Jarvis,
438:I have strongly supported the right to keep and bear arms. I truly believe that firearms in the hands of law abiding citizens makes our families and our communities more safe, not less safe. ~ Mike Pence,
439:Individuals will achieve healthier lifestyles when prevention and wellness programs are accessible and available in their workplace, through their health provider, and in their communities. ~ Rob Wittman,
440:I was always fascinated with the way that things pop on the Internet - the ways you build communities and create little stories and ideas that people play around with and send back to you. ~ John Hodgman,
441:There is a difference between a small community being herded into a park and murdered and all of these communities joining forces to make sure that something like that will not happen again. ~ Yair Lapid,
442:When we love and make loving commitments, we create families and communities within which people can grow and take risks, knowing that hands will be there to catch them should they fall. ~ Jonathan Sacks,
443:With over 1 billion users and counting worldwide, the Internet has quickly become a critical place for individuals, business communities and governments to share and distribute information. ~ Robin Hayes,
444:Communities need to feel that they can accommodate people. Rather than feeling that it's not possible to integrate and that the stress and strain on housing and public services is too great. ~ Theresa May,
445:It is said of the Jews, deprived of a stable homeland for so long, their temples destroyed, and their communities in the Diaspora, that they were forced to rebuild not physically but within ~ Ryan Holiday,
446:One of the country’s least-discussed postwar problems is how frequently combat veterans bring the traumas of war back with them and are incarcerated after returning to their communities. ~ Bryan Stevenson,
447:The Amish communities of Pennsylvania, despite the retro image of horse-drawn buggies and straw hats, have long been engaged in a productive debate about the consequences of technology. ~ Howard Rheingold,
448:The challenge for each one of you is to take up these ideals of tolerance and respect for others and put them to practical use in your schools, your communities and throughout your lives. ~ Nelson Mandela,
449:The photographer's intentions do not determine the meaning of a photograph, which will have its own career, blown by the whims and loyalties of the diverse communities that have use for it. ~ Susan Sontag,
450:deeper—integration might be the principle underlying health at all levels of our experience, from the microcosm of our inner world to our interpersonal relationships and life in our communities. ~ Anonymous,
451:One of the major differences I see in the political climate today is that there is less collective support for coming to critical consciousness – in communities, in institutions, among friends. ~ Bell Hooks,
452:One of the major differences I see in the political climate today is that there is less collective support for coming to critical consciousness – in communities, in institutions, among friends. ~ bell hooks,
453:Providing for the common good, making people feel secure in their communities and homes - this is the central job of government. it's why all of us are here serving our state and our people. ~ John Baldacci,
454:They [African-American community] have been abused and used in order to get votes by Democrat politicians, because that's what it is. They've controlled these communities for up to 100 years. ~ Donald Trump,
455:A lot of times in spiritual communities, detachment is considered to be an expression of being spiritually evolved when often, we have want and fear around being in relationship with each other. ~ Tara Brach,
456:Environmental damage such as graffiti, fly-posting and general littering is a menace that is becoming all too prevalent, not just in inner cities but in many communities - urban and rural. ~ Margaret Beckett,
457:Not only in Canada but in other countries where we have to rely on immigration for our growth, the question of coexistence of values in communities is important. It has to be dealt with. ~ Philippe Couillard,
458:Selfishness is uncomfortable even for the selfish. Hence the rise of gated communities: the privileged don't like to be reminded of their privileges - if these carry morally dubious connotations. ~ Tony Judt,
459:Though magical communities believe in the God and the Goddess - the equally balanced male and female sides of Spirit - they also believe this equality brings wholeness and creates the One. ~ Silver RavenWolf,
460:What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
461:And that's how it is in America. We look to our communities, our faiths, our families for our joy, our support, in good times and bad. It is both how we live our lives and why we live our lives. ~ Mitt Romney,
462:Communities do not let prostitutes, pedophiles, voyeurs, adulterers, and those who sexually prefer animals to publicly celebrate their lifestyles, so why should homosexuals get such privileges? ~ James Dobson,
463:Congress must take responsibility for a new positive direction - an innovative agenda that will lead to a more secure America. Secure communities, secure economies, and a secure quality of life. ~ Rick Larsen,
464:I have come to see that the time-honoured practice of bestowing anonymity on our communities and informants fools few and protects no one - save, perhaps, the anthropologist's own skin. ~ Nancy Scheper Hughes,
465:I think my movie addresses the struggles of communities facing class distinctions, which are timeless. The questions of how we live together and what we do for money are really the stuff of drama. ~ Ira Sachs,
466:It's what's available to the poor communities. They do buy healthy stuff, you know, but the lettuce is usually iceberg lettuce and to get any taste, they have to use all that ranch dressing. ~ Sandra Cisneros,
467:Katz traces the courageous role of Black women in settling the West (and] deftly shows how these pioneering spirits helped stabilize early communities in Texas, Oklahoma, California and elsewhere. ~ Herb Boyd,
468:Progress on problems is the measure of leadership; leaders mobilize people to face problems, and communities make progress on problems because leaders challenge them and help them to do so. ~ Ronald A Heifetz,
469:Smartphones in hand—over a billion worldwide by 2016, according to Forrester, a market research firm—we are reorganizing our lives and our communities around mass mobile communications.13 ~ Anthony M Townsend,
470:We eat as sons and daughters, as families, as communities, as generations, as nations, and increasingly as a globe. We can't stop our eating from radiating influence even if we want to. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer,
471:Canadian federalism is more than a form of government. It's also a system of values that allows different people in diverse communities to live and work together in harmony for the good of all. ~ Jean Chretien,
472:Several Indiana communities seemed seized by a perverse envy. When rumors spread that “a new ‘death farm’ where Mrs. Belle Gunness buried many of her victims” had been discovered near Warsaw ~ Harold Schechter,
473:In our own lives and in our communities, we need to find a way to include others rather than exclude them. We need to find a way to allow our pain and suffering, individually and collectively. ~ Sharon Salzberg,
474:money, in our current system, generally comes through our participation in the conversion of nature into products, communities into markets, citizens into consumers, and relationships into services. ~ Anonymous,
475:The positive sum of pleasures in a modern man's life is undoubtedly greater than was to be found in more primitive communities, but the consciousness of what might be has increased even more. ~ Bertrand Russell,
476:written in treaties, is merely the visible portion of an invisible universe of understanding that derives from the values, knowledge and experiences – the cultures – of individual communities ~ Daniel L Everett,
477:If you work for and eventually lead a company, understand that companies have multiple stakeholders including employees, customers, business partners and the communities within which they operate. ~ Don Tapscott,
478:So part of it is we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents, or kids belong to their families, and recognize that kids belong to whole communities. ~ Melissa Harris Perry,
479:if you want to have a significant impact on people, on organizations, and on communities, you’d be wise to invest in learning the behaviors that enable you to become the very best leader you can. ~ James M Kouzes,
480:The American city should be a collection of communities where every member has a right to belong. It should be a place where every man feels safe on his streets and in the house of his friends. ~ Lyndon B Johnson,
481:There are so many people in the communities in need and so many organizations in need. People are doing amazing, beautiful things just to keep the world from not hurting more today than yesterday. ~ Peter Buffett,
482:I would find myself backing away from all of the 'isms,' all of the communities. I have always been able to be misused by every community But that is OK. I would rather be misused than neglected. ~ Anthony Braxton,
483:No level of individual self-actualization alone can sustain the marginalized and oppressed. We must be linked to collective struggle, to communities of resistance that move us outward, into the world. ~ bell hooks,
484:Good entrepreneurs are community builders, actively involved with their communities and dedicated to the community's well being. If you're dedicated to your community, it will be dedicated to you. ~ Robert Kiyosaki,
485:I think it is important that we are targeting HIV/AIDS resources into the communities where we're seeing the highest growth rates. That means education and prevention, particularly with young people. ~ Barack Obama,
486:More than ever before, there is a global understanding that long-term social, economic, and environmental development would be impossible without healthy families, communities, and countries ~ Gro Harlem Brundtland,
487:society is not identical with the state. Society is composed of people, freely associating and forming communities of interest that socialists have no right to control and no authority to outlaw. To ~ Roger Scruton,
488:When religious communities minister to the poor, when religious colleges teach their students, they minister to and teach them as whole people, who need not just money but dignity, love, and purpose. ~ David Brooks,
489:You don’t make communities,” he said. “Communities already exist. They’re already doing what they want to do. The question you should be asking is how you can help them do what they want to do better. ~ Jeff Jarvis,
490:Each one of us is like that butterfly the Butterfly Effect . And each tiny move toward a more positive mindset can send ripples of positivity through our organizations our families and our communities. ~ Shawn Achor,
491:Most communities attempting to survive under irresistible pressure from a dominant culture develop a myth that allows them to believe they are somehow a special people. Chosen. Favored by the gods. ~ Orson Scott Card,
492:The spiritual rituals of Native American Christian communities are perceived as exotic pagan practices that dabble in syncretism and are inferior to the rich tradition of a Taizé service. Non-Western ~ Soong Chan Rah,
493:To realize our true creative potential - in our organizations, in our schools and in our communities - we need to think differently about ourselves and towards each other. We must learn to be creative. ~ Ken Robinson,
494:Families, friends and communities often find a source of courage rising up from within. Indeed, sadly, it seems that it is tragedy that often draws out the most and the best from the human spirit. ~ Queen Elizabeth II,
495:People – communities, castes, races and even countries – carry their tragic histories and their misfortunes around like trophies, or like stock, to be bought and sold on the open market. Unfortunately, ~ Arundhati Roy,
496:Public attitudes follow real life experience, and as marriage equality has spread to more communities, Americans have seen more freedom, stronger families, more protection for children and more fairness. ~ Ken Mehlman,
497:What if we started to live our real lives like gamers, lead our real businesses and communities like game designers, and think about solving real-world problems like computer and video game theorists? ~ Jane McGonigal,
498:Each individual person is very important. Each person has tremendous potential. She or he alone can influence the lives of others within the communities, nations, within and beyond her or his own time. ~ Muhammad Yunus,
499:Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That’s my utopia. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
500:In 2003, I introduced and passed The Tornado Shelters Act, which allows local governments to use Community Development Block Grant funds to construct storm shelters in manufactured housing communities. ~ Spencer Bachus,

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   4 Philosophy
   3 Occultism
   1 Integral Yoga
   1 Christianity


   7 Sri Aurobindo
   4 Friedrich Nietzsche
   3 Aleister Crowley


   4 The Life Divine
   3 Twilight of the Idols
   2 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   2 Magick Without Tears


0.03_-_The_Threefold_Life, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  It is possible also to give the material man and his life a moderate spirituality by accustoming him to regard in a religious spirit all the institutions of life and its customary activities. The creation of such spiritualised communities in the East has been one of the greatest triumphs of Spirit over Matter. Yet here, too, there is a defect; for this often tends only to the creation of a religious temperament, the most outward form of spirituality.
  

1.00_-_Preliminary_Remarks, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  
  Generally speaking, the larger and stronger and more highly developed any animal is, the less does it move about, and such movements as it does make are slow and purposeful. Compare the ceaseles activity of bacteria with the reasoned steadiness of the beaver; and except in the few animal communities which are organized, such as bees, the greatest intelligence is shown by those of solitary habits. This is so true of man that psychologists have been obliged to treat of the mental state of crowds as if it were totally different in quality from any state possible to an individual.
  

1.03_-_The_Desert, #The Red Book Liber Novus, #unset, #Mythology
  79. Christ preached: "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew
  5:3). In a number of Christian communities, members talce a vow of poverty. In I934, Jung wrote: "Just as in Christianity the vow of worldly poverty turned the mind away from the riches of this earth, so spiritual poverty seeks to renounce the false riches of the spirit in order to withdraw not only from the sorry remnants-which today call themselves the protestant 'churches' of a great past, but also from all the allurements of exotic aromas; in order, finally; to turn back to itself, where, in the cold light of consciousness, the blank barrenness of the world reaches to the very stars" ("On the archetypes of the collective unconscious," CW 9, I, 29).
  

1.05_-_The_Ascent_of_the_Sacrifice_-_The_Psychic_Being, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
     For all must be done as a sacrifice, all activities must have the One Divine for their object and the heart of their meaning. The Yogin's aim in the sciences that make for knowledge should be to discover and understand the workings of the Divine Consciousness-Puissance in man and creatures and things and forces, her creative significances, her execution of the mysteries, the symbols in which she arranges the manifestation. The Yogin's aim in the practical sciences, whether mental and physical or occult and psychic, should be to enter into the ways of the Divine and his processes, to know the materials and means for the work given to us so that we may use that knowledge for a conscious and faultless expression of the spirit's mastery, joy and self-fulfilment. The Yogin's aim in the Arts should not be a mere aesthetic, mental or vital gratification, but, seeing the Divine everywhere, worshipping it with a revelation of the meaning of its works, to express that One Divine in gods and men and creatures and objects. The theory that sees an intimate connection between religious aspiration and the truest and greatest Art is in essence right; but we must substitute for the mixed and doubtful religious motive a spiritual aspiration, vision, interpreting experience. For the wider and more comprehensive the seeing, the more it contains in itself the sense of the hidden Divine in humanity and in all things and rises beyond a superficial religiosity into the spiritual life, the more luminous, flexible, deep and powerful will the Art be that springs from the high motive. The Yogin's distinction from other men is this that he lives in a higher and vaster spiritual consciousness; all his work of knowledge or creation must then spring from there: it must not be made in the mind, -- for it is a greater truth and vision than mental man's that he has to express or rather that presses to express itself through him and mould his works, not for his personal satisfaction, but for a divine purpose.
     At the same time the Yogin who knows the Supreme is not subject to any need or compulsion in these activities; for to him they are neither a duty nor a necessary occupation for the mind nor a high amusement, nor imposed by the loftiest human purpose. He is not attached, bound and limited by any nor has he any personal motive of fame, greatness or personal satisfaction in these works; he can leave or pursue them as the Divine in him wills, but he need not otherwise abandon them in his pursuit of the higher integral knowledge. He will do these things just as the supreme Power acts and creates, for a certain spiritual joy in creation and expression or to help in the holding together and right ordering or leading of this world of God's workings. The Gita teaches that the man of knowledge shall by his way of life give to those who have not yet the spiritual consciousness, the love and habit of all works and not only of actions recognised as pious, religious or ascetic in their character; he should not draw men away from the world-action by his example. For the world must proceed in its great upward aspiring; men and nations must not be led to fall away from even an ignorant activity into a worse ignorance of inaction or to sink down into that miserable disintegration and tendency of dissolution which comes upon communities and peoples when there predominates the tamasic principle, the principle whether of obscure confusion and error or of weariness and inertia. "For I too," says the Lord in the Gita, "have no need to do works, since there is nothing I have not or must yet gain for myself; yet I do works in the world; for if I did not do works, all laws would fall into confusion, the worlds would sink towards chaos and I would be the destroyer of these peoples." The spiritual life does not need, for its purity, to destroy interest in all things except the Inexpressible or to cut at the roots of the Sciences, the Arts and Life. It may well be one of the effects of an integral spiritual knowledge and activity to lift them out of their limitations, substitute for our mind's ignorant, limited, tepid or trepidant pleasure in them a free, intense and uplifting urge of delight and supply a new source of creative spiritual power and illumination by which they can be carried more swiftly and profoundly towards their absolute light in knowledge and their yet undreamed possibilities and most dynamic energy of content and form and practice. The one thing needful must be pursued first and always, but all things else come with it as its outcome and have not so much to be added to us as recovered and reshaped in its self-light and as portions of its self-expressive force.
  

1.06_-_MORTIFICATION,_NON-ATTACHMENT,_RIGHT_LIVELIHOOD, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  
  In the first seven branches of his Eightfold Path the Buddha describes the conditions that must be fulfilled by anyone who desires to come to that right contemplation which is the eighth and final branch. The fulfilment of these conditions entails the undertaking of a course of the most searching and comprehensive mortificationmortification of intellect and will, craving and emotion, thought, speech, action and, finally, means of livelihood. Certain professions are more or less completely incompatible with the achievement of mans final end; and there are certain ways of making a living which do so much physical and, above all, so much moral, intellectual and spiritual harm that, even if they could be practised in a non-attached spirit (which is generally impossible), they would still have to be eschewed by anyone dedicated to the task of liberating, not only himself, but others. The exponents of the Perennial Philosophy are not content to avoid and forbid the practice of criminal professions, such as brothel-keeping, forgery, racketeering and the like; they also avoid themselves, and warn others against, a number of ways of livelihood commonly regarded as legitimate. Thus, in many Buddhist societies, the manufacture of arms, the concoction of intoxicating liquors and the wholesale purveying of butchers meat were not, as in contemporary Christendom, rewarded by wealth, peerages and political influence; they were deplored as businesses which, it was thought, made it particularly difficult for their practitioners and for other members of the communities in which they were practised to achieve enlightenment and liberation. Similarly, in mediaeval Europe, Christians were forbidden to make a living by the taking of interest on money or by cornering the market. As Tawney and others have shown, it was only after the Reformation that coupon-clipping, usury and gambling in stocks and commodities became respectable and received ecclesiastical approval.
  

1.06_-_THE_FOUR_GREAT_ERRORS, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  or the psychology of the will, is the outcome of the fact that its
  originators, who were the priests at the head of ancient communities,
  wanted to create for themselves a right to administer punishments--or

1.08_-_The_Depths_of_the_Divine, #Sex Ecology Spirituality, #Ken Wilber, #Philosophy
  At the psychic level, the universalizing and global tendencies of reason and vision-logic come to fruition in a direct experience-initial, preliminary, but unmistakable-of a truly universal Self, common in and to all beings; in a direct experience of the unity of the physiosphere, biosphere, and noosphere, as an expression and embrace of that Self or Soul; so much so that this Self is understood to be prior to, within, and beyond matter, life, and mind, so that, for all the glorious radiance of a Spirit embodied, nonetheless matter and nature and civilization all "withdraw before their God."
  At the same time, this is no mere solipsism. It is a higher Self or I, most assuredly, but also a higher Truth (or It) and a wider Community (or We)-the Over-Soul as the World Soul in the commonwealth of all beings as an objective State of Affairs.24 The Big Three in yet deeper unfoldings, higher reaches, wider communities, stronger affirmations. .
  ..

1.09_-_SKIRMISHES_IN_A_WAY_WITH_THE_AGE, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  of the strong, of the strongest kind of men that have ever existed on
  earth, the aristocratic communities like those of Rome and Venice,
  understood freedom precisely as I understand the word: as something

1.09_-_The_Guardian_of_the_Threshold, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
   p. 242
   these spirits will withdraw their guiding hand from him. He must step out of the circle of his community. Yet as an isolated personality he would become hardened in himself and decline into ruin, did he not, himself, acquire those powers which are vested in the national and racial spirits. Many, no doubt, will say: "Oh, I have entirely freed myself from all lineal and racial connections; I only want to be a human being and nothing but a human being." To these one must reply: "Who, then, brought you to this freedom? Was it not your family who placed you in the world where you now stand? Have you not your lineage, your nation, your race to thank for being what you are? They have brought you up. And if now, exalted above all prejudices, you are one of the light-bringers and benefactors of your stock and even of your race, it is to their up-bringing that you owe it. Yes, even when you say you are `nothing but a human being,' even the fact that you have become such a personality you owe to the spirits of your communities." Only the esoteric student learns what it means to be entirely cut off from his family, national, or racial spirit. He alone realizes, through personal experience, the insignificance of all such education in respect
   p. 243

1.11_-_Delight_of_Existence_-_The_Problem, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  10:We have to recognise, if we thus view the whole, not limiting ourselves to the human difficulty and the human standpoint, that we do not live in an ethical world. The attempt of human thought to force an ethical meaning into the whole of Nature is one of those acts of wilful and obstinate self-confusion, one of those pathetic attempts of the human being to read himself, his limited habitual human self into all things and judge them from the standpoint he has personally evolved, which most effectively prevent him from arriving at real knowledge and complete sight. Material Nature is not ethical; the law which governs it is a co-ordination of fixed habits which take no cognisance of good and evil, but only of force that creates, force that arranges and preserves, force that disturbs and destroys impartially, nonethically, according to the secret Will in it, according to the mute satisfaction of that Will in its own self-formations and self-dissolutions. Animal or vital Nature is also non-ethical, although as it progresses it manifests the crude material out of which the higher animal evolves the ethical impulse. We do not blame the tiger because it slays and devours its prey any more than we blame the storm because it destroys or the fire because it tortures and kills; neither does the conscious-force in the storm, the fire or the tiger blame or condemn itself. Blame and condemnation, or rather self-blame and self-condemnation, are the beginning of true ethics. When we blame others without applying the same law to ourselves, we are not speaking with a true ethical judgment, but only applying the language ethics has evolved for us to an emotional impulse of recoil from or dislike of that which displeases or hurts us.
  11:This recoil or dislike is the primary origin of ethics, but is not itself ethical. The fear of the deer for the tiger, the rage of the strong creature against its assailant is a vital recoil of the individual delight of existence from that which threatens it. In the progress of the mentality it refines itself into repugnance, dislike, disapproval. Disapproval of that which threatens and hurts us, approval of that which flatters and satisfies refine into the conception of good and evil to oneself, to the community, to others than ourselves, to other communities than ours, and finally into the general approval of good, the general disapproval of evil. But, throughout, the fundamental nature of the thing remains the same. Man desires self-expression, self-development, in other words, the progressing play in himself of the consciousforce of existence; that is his fundamental delight. Whatever hurts that self-expression, self-development, satisfaction of his progressing self, is for him evil; whatever helps, confirms, raises, aggrandises, ennobles it is his good. Only, his conception of the self-development changes, becomes higher and wider, begins to exceed his limited personality, to embrace others, to embrace all in its scope.
  12:In other words, ethics is a stage in evolution. That which is common to all stages is the urge of Sachchidananda towards selfexpression. This urge is at first non-ethical, then infra-ethical in the animal, then in the intelligent animal even anti-ethical for it permits us to approve hurt done to others which we disapprove when done to ourselves. In this respect man even now is only half-ethical. And just as all below us is infra-ethical, so there may be that above us whither we shall eventually arrive, which is supra-ethical, has no need of ethics. The ethical impulse and attitude, so all-important to humanity, is a means by which it struggles out of the lower harmony and universality based upon inconscience and broken up by Life into individual discords towards a higher harmony and universality based upon conscient oneness with all existences. Arriving at that goal, this means will no longer be necessary or even possible, since the qualities and oppositions on which it depends will naturally dissolve and disappear in the final reconciliation.

1.11_-_Higher_Laws, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  
  Yet even they expect to go to heaven at last. If the legislature regards it, it is chiefly to regulate the number of hooks to be used there; but they know nothing about the hook of hooks with which to angle for the pond itself, impaling the legislature for a bait. Thus, even in civilized communities, the embryo man passes through the hunter stage of development.
  

1.69_-_Original_Sin, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  
  This statement is the first need of the world to-day for we are plagued with Meddlesome Matties, male and female, whose one overmastering passion is to mind other peoples' business. They can think of nothing but "control." They aim at an Ethic like that of the convict Prison; at a civilization like that of the Bees or the Termites. But neither history nor biology acquaint us with any form of progress achieved by any of these communities. Penal settlements and Pall Mall Clubs have not even made provision for the perpetuation of their species; and all such "well-ordered" establishments are quite evidently defenceless against any serious change in their environment. They have failed to comply with the first requirements of biology; at best, they stagnate, they achieve nothing, they never "get anywhere."
  

1.79_-_Progress, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  
  I have no patience whatever with Utopia-mongers. Biology simply shouts at us that the happy contented community, everyone with his own (often highly specialized) job, nobody in need, nobody in danger, is necessarily stagnant. Termites and other ants, bees, beavers; these and many another have produced perfect systems. What is the first characteristic? Stupidity. "Where there is no vision, the people shall perish." What is the Fighter Termite to do, after he has been blocked out of his home? None of these communities possess any resource at all against any unforeseen unfavourable change of circumstance. (We look rather like that just now at the end of 1944 e.v.) Nor does anyone of them show any achievement; having got to the end of their biological tether, they stay out, without an aim, an idea, an effort. The leech, an insufferable pest in its belt it has killed off tiger, rhinoceros, anything with a nostril! is the curse of our military station at Lebong or was when I was there. At Darjeeling, a few hundred feet higher, devil a one! They have no one to think: now how can we flourish up higher? Those old forlorn-hope Miss-Sahibs how wide are their nostrils! Then how?
  

2.03_-_Karmayogin_A_Commentary_on_the_Isha_Upanishad, #Isha Upanishad, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  of nature and evolution held by the Vedic inquirers. For if we
  consider the history of communities and nations so far as we
  know them, we shall find that it consists so far in a progression from the society to the individual in society, from a basis
  --
  
  common enough in the most civilized communities. Originality
  and independence of mind and character spring from a strong
  --
  rapidly growing in its midst, the power of religion. In some
  communities, it strove even to give the religious sanction to all
  its own ideas, traditions, demands, sanctions.
  --
  Periods such as the revolutionary epoch in France when the
  rajasic element gets free play and communities like the Ionian
  democracies of which Athens was the head and type, are not
  --
  among the most fruitful and useful to humanity. In such periods,
  in the brief history of such communities the work of centuries
  is done in a few years or in a few decades and future ages
  are fertilized from the seeds of a single epoch. But the history
  of rajasic communities is necessarily brief, the course of rajasic
  periods is soon run. Rajas has in itself no principle of endurance;
  --
  organisms and perished.
  Those communities have a better chance of survival which
  linger in the rajaso-tamasic stage. For that is a social period when
  --
  the immortalizing strength of sattwa.
  Sattwa is present indeed in all communities as a natural
  force, for without it nothing could exist; but as a conscious
  --
  of new experience and wider knowledge. The sattwic nation
  will avoid the dead conservatism of tamasic communities, it will
  avoid the restless progress of rajasic nations; it will endeavour to
  --
  premature evolution of the sattwic element; they have repeatedly undergone defeat and subjugation by the more restless and
  aggressive communities of the world, while Japan by keeping
  its rajasic energy intact has victoriously repelled the aggressor.

2.05_-_Apotheosis, #The Hero with a Thousand Faces, #Joseph Campbell, #Mythology
  killed becomes the father." Hence the veneration in head
  hunting communities (in New Guinea, for example) of the heads
  brought home from vendetta raids. Hence, too, the irresistible

2.0_-_THE_ANTICHRIST, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  this strange figure moved, must have left its mark upon him, and the
  history, the _destiny_ of the first Christian communities must have
  done so to a still greater degree. Thanks to that destiny, the type
  --
  --The Gospels are invaluable as a testimony of the corruption which
  was already persistent _within_ the first Christian communities. That
  which St Paul, with the logician's cynicism of a Rabbi, carried to its

2.10_-_The_Vision_of_the_World-Spirit_-_Time_the_Destroyer, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  It is the Timeless manifest as Time and World-Spirit from whom the command to action proceeds. For certainly the Godhead when he says, "I am Time the Destroyer of beings," does not mean either that he is the Time-Spirit alone or that the whole essence of the Time-Spirit is destruction. But it is this which is the present will of his workings, pravr.tti. Destruction is always a simultaneous or alternate element which keeps pace with creation and it is by destroying and renewing that the Master of
  Life does his long work of preservation. More, destruction is the first condition of progress. Inwardly, the man who does not destroy his lower self-formations, cannot rise to a greater existence. Outwardly also, the nation or community or race which shrinks too long from destroying and replacing its past forms of life, is itself destroyed, rots and perishes and out of its debris other nations, communities and races are formed. By destruction
  

2.17_-_The_Progress_to_Knowledge_-_God,_Man_and_Nature, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The secret cosmic consciousness remains secret and subliminal to the surface individual; it organises itself on the surface by the creation of separate objects and beings. But while it organises the separate object and the body and mind of the individual being, it creates also collective powers of consciousness which are large subjective formations of cosmic Nature; but it does not provide for them an organised mind and body, it bases them on the group of individuals, develops for them a group mind, a changing yet continuous group body. It follows that only as the individuals become more and more conscious can the group-being also become more and more conscious; the growth of the individual is the indispensable means for the inner growth as distinguished from the outer force and expansion of the collective being. This indeed is the dual importance of the individual that it is through him that the cosmic spirit organises its collective units and makes them self-expressive and progressive and through him that it raises Nature from the Inconscience to the Superconscience and exalts it to meet the Transcendent. In the mass the collective consciousness is near to the Inconscient; it has a subconscious, an obscure and mute movement which needs the individual to express it, to bring it to light, to organise it and make it effective.
  The mass consciousness by itself moves by a vague, half-formed or unformed subliminal and commonly subconscient impulse rising to the surface; it is prone to a blind or half-seeing unanimity which suppresses the individual in the common movement: if it thinks, it is by the motto, the slogan, the watchword, the common crude or formed idea, the traditional, the accepted customary notion; it acts, when not by instinct or on impulse, then by the rule of the pack, the herd mentality, the type law. This mass consciousness, life, action can be extraordinarily effective if it can find an individual or a few powerful individuals to embody, express, lead, organise it; its sudden crowd-movements can also be irresistible for the moment like the motion of an avalanche or the rush of a tempest. The suppression or entire subordination of the individual in the mass consciousness can give a great practical efficiency to a nation or a community if the subliminal collective being can build a binding tradition or find a group, a class, a head to embody its spirit and direction; the strength of powerful military states, of communities with a tense and austere culture rigidly imposed on its individuals, the success of the great world-conquerors, had behind it this secret of Nature. But this is an efficiency of the outer life, and that life is not the highest or last term of our being. There is a mind in us, there is a soul and spirit, and our life has no true value if it has not in it a growing consciousness, a developing mind, and if life and mind are not an expression, an instrument, a means of liberation and fulfilment for the soul, the indwelling Spirit.
  But the progress of the mind, the growth of the soul, even of the mind and soul of the collectivity, depends on the individual, on his sufficient freedom and independence, on his separate power to express and bring into being what is still unexpressed in the mass, still undeveloped from the subconscience or not yet brought out from within or brought down from the Superconscience. The collectivity is a mass, a field of formation; the individual is the diviner of truth, the form-maker, the creator. In the crowd the individual loses his inner direction and becomes a cell of the mass body moved by the collective will or idea or the mass impulse. He has to stand apart, affirm his separate reality in the whole, his own mind emerging from the common mentality, his own life distinguishing itself in the common lifeuniformity, even as his body has developed something unique and recognisable in the common physicality. He has, even, in the end to retire into himself in order to find himself, and it is only when he has found himself that he can become spiritually one with all; if he tries to achieve that oneness in the mind, in the vital, in the physical and has not yet a sufficiently strong individuality, he may be overpowered by the mass consciousness and lose his soul fulfilment, his mind fulfilment, his life fulfilment, become only a cell of the mass body. The collective being may then become strong and dominant, but it is likely to lose its plasticity, its evolutionary movement: the great evolutionary periods of humanity have taken place in communities where the individual became active, mentally, vitally or spiritually alive.
  For this reason Nature invented the ego that the individual might disengage himself from the inconscience or subconscience of the mass and become an independent living mind, life-power, soul, spirit, co-ordinating himself with the world around him but not drowned in it and separately inexistent and ineffective.

2.26_-_The_Ascent_towards_Supermind, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  But there are certain reasons arising from its own characteristic status and power that prevent it from being the final possibility of the spiritual evolution. It is a power, though the highest power, of the lower hemisphere; although its basis is a cosmic unity, its action is an action of division and interaction, an action taking its stand on the play of the multiplicity. Its play is, like that of all Mind, a play of possibilities; although it acts not in the Ignorance but with the knowledge of the truth of these possibilities, yet it works them out through their own independent evolution of their powers. It acts in each cosmic formula according to the fundamental meaning of that formula and is not a power for a dynamic transcendence. Here in earth-life it has to work upon a cosmic formula whose basis is the entire nescience which results from the separation of Mind, Life and Matter from their own source and supreme origin. Overmind can bridge that division up to the point at which separative Mind enters into Overmind and becomes a part of its action; it can unite individual mind with cosmic mind on its highest plane, equate individual self with cosmic self and give to the nature an action of universality; but it cannot lead Mind beyond itself, and in this world of original Inconscience it cannot dynamise the Transcendence: for it is the supermind alone that is the supreme self-determining truth-action and the direct power of manifestation of that Transcendence. If then the action of evolutionary Nature ended here, the Overmind, having carried the consciousness to the point of a vast illumined universality and an organised play of this wide and potent spiritual awareness of utter existence, forceconsciousness and delight, could only go farther by an opening of the gates of the Spirit into the upper hemisphere and a will to enable the soul to depart out of its cosmic formation into the Transcendence.
  In the terrestrial evolution itself the overmind descent would not be able to transform wholly the Inconscience; all that it could do would be to transform in each man it touched the whole conscious being, inner and outer, personal and universally impersonal, into its own stuff and impose that upon the Ignorance illumining it into cosmic truth and knowledge. But a basis of Nescience would remain; it would be as if a sun and its system were to shine out in an original darkness of Space and illumine everything as far as its rays could reach so that all that dwelt in the light would feel as if no darkness were there at all in their experience of existence. But outside that sphere or expanse of experience the original darkness would still be there and, since all things are possible in an overmind structure, could reinvade the island of light created within its empire. Moreover, since Overmind deals with different possibilities, its natural action would be to develop the separate possibility of one or more or numerous dynamic spiritual formulations to their utmost or combine or harmonise several possibilities together; but this would be a creation or a number of creations in the original terrestrial creation, each complete in its separate existence. The evolved spiritual individual would be there, there might evolve also a spiritual community or communities in the same world as mental man and the vital being of the animal, but each working out its independent existence in a loose relation within the terrestrial formula. The supreme power of the principle of unity taking all diversities into itself and controlling them as parts of the unity, which must be the law of the new evolutionary consciousness, would not as yet be there. Also by this much evolution there could be no security against the downward pull or gravitation of the Inconscience which dissolves all the formations that life and mind build in it, swallows all things that arise out of it or are imposed upon it and disintegrates them into their original matter. The liberation from this pull of the Inconscience and a secured basis for a continuous divine or gnostic evolution would only be achieved by a descent of the Supermind into the terrestrial formula, bringing into it the supreme law and light and dynamis of the spirit and penetrating with it and transforming the inconscience of the material basis.
  A last transition from Overmind to Supermind and a descent of Supermind must therefore intervene at this stage of evolutionary Nature.

2.28_-_The_Divine_Life, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  36: There would be a considerable free diversity between different gnostic communities; each would create its own body of the life of the spirit: there would be, too, a considerable free diversity in the self-expression of the individuals of a single community. But this free diversity would not be a chaos or create any discord; for a diversity of one Truth of knowledge and one Truth of life would be a correlation and not an opposition. In a gnostic consciousness there would be no ego-insistence on personal idea and no push or clamour of personal will and interest: there would be instead the unifying sense of a common Truth in many forms, a common self in many consciousnesses and bodies; there would be a universality and plasticity which saw and expressed the One in many figures of itself and worked out oneness in all diversities as the inherent law of the Truth-consciousness and its truth of nature. A single Consciousness-Force, of which all would be aware and see themselves as its instruments, would act through all and harmonise their action together. The gnostic being would feel a single consonant Force of supernature acting in all: he would accept its formation in himself and obey or use the knowledge and power it gave him for the divine work, but he would be under no urge or compulsion to set the power and knowledge in him against the power and knowledge of others or affirm himself as an ego striving against other egos. For the spiritual self has its own inalienable joy and plenitude inviolable in all conditions, its own infinity of truth of being: that it feels always in fullness whatever may be the outward formulation.
  
  --
  
  89: But if an entire reliance upon the guiding Light and Will and a luminous expression of the truth of the Spirit in life are to be the law, that would seem to presuppose a gnostic world, a world in which the consciousness of all its beings was founded on this basis; there it can be understood that the life-interchange of gnostic individuals in a gnostic community or communities would be by its very nature an understanding and harmonious process. But here, actually, there would be a life of gnostic beings proceeding within or side by side with a life of beings in the Ignorance, attempting to emerge in it or out of it, and yet the law of the two lives would seem to be contrary and to offend against each other. A complete seclusion or separation of the life of a spiritual community from the life of the Ignorance would then seem to impose itself: for otherwise a compromise between the two lives would be necessary and with the compromise a danger of contamination or incompleteness of the greater existence; two different and incompatible principles of existence would be in contact and, even though the greater would influence the lesser, the smaller life would also have its effect on the greater, since such mutual impact is the law of all contiguity and interchange.
  

3.04_-_The_Spirit_in_Spirit-Land_after_Death, #Theosophy, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
  
  The third region of "Spirit-land" contains the Archetypes of the soul world. All that lives in this world is present as living thought-being. One finds in it the Archetypes of desires, wishes, feelings, etc. But here, in the spirit world, nothing of self-seeking attaches itself to the soul. Like all life in the second region, in this third region all longings, wishes, all likes and dislikes, form a unity. The desires and wishes of others are not separable from my desires and wishes. The sensations and feelings of all beings are a common world enclosing and surrounding everything else, just as our physical atmosphere surrounds the earth. This region is, as it were, the atmosphere or air of the "Spirit-land." All that a person has carried out in his life on earth in the service of the community, in selfless devotion to his fellowmen, will bear fruit here. For through this service, through this self-giving, he has lived in a reflection of the third region of the "Spirit-land." The great benefactors of the human race, the philanthropists who render great services to communities,
   p. 153

3-5_Full_Circle, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Reproduction, and thus population-size, is inversely correlated with Stratum number, as is the age of marriage, and thus with the greater speed of maturation.9 The older and lower the Stratum, the more it relies upon the older biological process of physical reproduction, and the faster it maturates physically.
  Johnson O'Connor and his associates, moreover, have discovered and thoroughly verified the existence of five distinct vocabulary levels in American communities. "The rate of vocabulary acquisition describes a hyperbolic curve [Figure IV-3] and each level of functioning is a separate curve, limited by its own horizontal asymptote. Statistically, these curves are not broken. The individual is `locked-in' to the pattern begun when he was a child."5 There is, however, about as large a number of exceptions as mutation genetics would lead one to expect.
  I predict that investigation will disclose a high correlation between these five vocabulary levels and the five lower socio-genetic Strata described by Warner and associates. This correlation is represented in Figure IV-1's upper right-hand corner by a series of interlocking braces. These indicate that the community displays a linguistic System-hierarchy; a linguacline. (This holds not just for Period 6 but for all human Periods except the first; but in ever lesser degrees.) This concept should greatly facilitate the very important study of linguistics, and be improved by it in turn.Since some increase and others lower the offspring's abstraction ceilings, these variations produce the usual more or less normal distribution of abilities, with various ranges of spread. The result is an overlapping of Stratum actualities such that the most able members of a given Stratum equal or exceed the average of the next higher Stratum, and that its least able members fall below the next lower Stratum's average. This overlapping results in genetic-social mobility, upward and downward.
  --
  Reproduction, and thus population-size, is inversely correlated with Stratum number, as is the age of marriage, and thus with the greater speed of maturation.9 The older and lower the Stratum, the more it relies upon the older biological process of physical reproduction, and the faster it maturates physically.
  Johnson O'Connor and his associates, moreover, have discovered and thoroughly verified the existence of five distinct vocabulary levels in American communities. "The rate of vocabulary acquisition describes a hyperbolic curve [Figure IV-3] and each level of functioning is a separate curve, limited by its own horizontal asymptote. Statistically, these curves are not broken. The individual is `locked-in' to the pattern begun when he was a child."5 There is, however, about as large a number of exceptions as mutation genetics would lead one to expect.
  I predict that investigation will disclose a high correlation between these five vocabulary levels and the five lower socio-genetic Strata described by Warner and associates. This correlation is represented in Figure IV-1's upper right-hand corner by a series of interlocking braces. These indicate that the community displays a linguistic System-hierarchy; a linguacline. (This holds not just for Period 6 but for all human Periods except the first; but in ever lesser degrees.) This concept should greatly facilitate the very important study of linguistics, and be improved by it in turn.
  FIGURE IV-3 Stratification of English Vocabularies in the United States. By courtesy of Johnson O'Connor.5
  As the braces in Figure IV-1 imply, I further predict discovery of a vocabulary level in the position and shape indicated by the dotted line I have drawn into Figure IV-3. This level will be displayed by the highest socio-genetic Stratum in Period 6. I also predict that at least one still higher level will be discovered. And finally that the new words which characterize each higher vocabulary level will be found to lie one level of abstraction higher than the highest of the preceding vocabulary ceiling. It follows th~.t the communities of every human Period after the first will be found to constitute what I propose to call a linguacline; and that the human Periods' top Strata form one too.
  Space limitation permits mention of just one more item in the enormous array of evidence supporting our assembly of these data. Each Stratum's number is directly correlated with the economic value of its locality or neighborhood; and that, with its desireability in the eyes of the community.9 The geographic distribution of the socio-genetic Strata thus constitutes a geocline.
  --
  Unlike the detectors of the one-field scientific specialists, Figure IV-10, which screen out and reject most of religion's doctrines, and all its values, the detector of Unified Science, Figure VI-12, accepts the great majority of them. And more than that, it extends some, corrects some, completes some, and profoundly illuminates the whole, as the traditional religious attitude in turn illuminates, for many, Unified Science as a whole. The semi-conscious process which Toynbee groups under the general term mimesis herewith becomes the most important of technologies.
  Joseph Campbell, author of the Masks of God, points out that though not true in a literal sense, a myth is not what it is considered to be in everyday speech--a fantasy or misstatement.43 It is rather a veiled explanation of the truth. "We have seen what has happened to primitive communities unsettled by the white man's civilization," he observes. "With their old taboos discredited, they immediately go to pieces, disintegrate, and become resorts of vice and disease. Today the same thing is happening to us."
  Gerald Clarke's comment in a Time Essay has the sharpest point: "The mythologists (such as Joseph Campbell) are not providing myths, but they are indicating that something is missing without them. They are telling modern man that he has not outgrown mythology and will never outgrow it".44
  --
  Biocenose (n.) A living community, usually including abiotic, plant and animal components. (See Biome, Ecosystem.)
  Biome (n.) A major community of living organisms; a complex of mature communities of plants and animals in a major region, as tundra, forest, grassland.
  Biotic (adj.) Living (viral, plant, animal, or human). C.f. Abiotic, cultural.

4.2_-_Karma, #Essays Divine And Human, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  332. A nation is not made by a common blood, a common tongue or a common religion; these are only important helps and powerful conveniences. But wherever communities of men not bound by family ties are united in one sentiment and aspiration to defend a common inheritance from their ancestors or assure a common future for their posterity, there a nation is already in existence.
  

Agenda_Vol_5, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  18It may be recalled that at the time a continuous flood of Hindu refugees from East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) was
  pouring into Bengal, sparking off numerous reprisals against the Muslim communities there.
  19Kali: the warrior aspect of the supreme Mother.

Appendix_4_-_Priest_Spells, #Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 2E, #unset, #Mythology
  
        The second use of the spell affects a one-mile square area. The DM secretly makes a saving throw (based on the caster's level) to see if the spell takes effect. If successful, the spell renders plants more vigorous, fruitful, and hardy, increasing yields by 20% to 50% ([1d4+1] x 10%), given a normal growing season. The spell does not prevent disaster in the form of floods, drought, fire, or insects, although even in these cases the plants survive better than expected. This effect lasts only for the life cycle of one season, the winter "death" marking the end of a life cycle even for the sturdiest of trees. In many farming communities, this spell is normally cast at planting time as part of the spring festivals.
  

BOOK_II._--_PART_II._THE_ARCHAIC_SYMBOLISM_OF_THE_WORLD-RELIGIONS, #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  have holy mountains: some, Himalayan Peaks, others, Parnassus, and Sinai. They were all places of
  initiation and the abodes of the chiefs of the communities of ancient and even modern adepts. And
  again: "Behold, the Assyrian (why not Atlantean, Initiate?) was a cedar in Lebanon; . . . his height was

Evening_Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo, #Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  Sri Aurobindo: Organisation and work in villages are certainly necessary, but I doubt very much whether the village could be a creative centre. At least in the past it was not, so far as we can see. In the past there were village communities but they do not seem to have been creative. The reason is that the man in the village has his view of life bound up with a small portion of land and things so that he cannot easily breathe that liberal and free air which is necessary for great creation. That is why leaders always came from the cities even in ancient times. I do no think that the villages in India, or anywhere in the world, are able to rule even in democracy. For creation a certain leisure and mental development are wanted.
  
  --
  
  Sri Aurobindo: There was; you need not have the same thing today. In India the communal freedom was very great. The communities had great powers and the State had no autocratic authority. The State was a kind of general supervising agency of all the communities. What these modern princes can do is to create great centres of life amongst their subjects, so that they may be the seats of real power and life of the nation. The princes need not take part as leaders; but they can help the growth of the nation.
  
  --
  
  Sri Aurobindo: Yes, they had; it is the European idea that makes you think that the parliamentary form or constitution is the best. We had great communal liberty and the communities were the centres of power and of national life. The king could not infringe the right of the commune.
  
  Disciple: The communities must be strong and living enough not to allow their rights to be snatched away.
  
  --
  
  2. Interest of the communities or classes.
  
  --
  
  In the old Indian collective life the three Indian things were: (1) spontaneously growing free communal units; (2) the Dharma-idea; (3) harmonising of national life by a central agency. In India we had nothing of the mental ideal in politics. We had a spontaneous and a free growth of communities developing on their own lines. It was not so much a mental idea as an inner impulse or feeling, to express life in a particular form. Each such communal form of life the village, the town, etc, which formed the unit of national life, was left free in its own internal management. The central authority never interfered with it.
  
  There was not the idea of interest in India as in Europe, i.e., each community was not fighting for its own interest; but there was the idea of Dharma, the function which the individual and the community has to fulfil in the larger national life, There, were caste organisations not based upon a religio-social basis as we find nowadays; they were more or less groups organised for a communal life. There were also religious communities like the Buddhists, the Jains, etc. Each followed its own law Swadharma unhampered by the State. The State recognised the necessity of allowing such various forms of life to develop freely in order to give to the national spirit a richer expression.
  
  --
  
  Sri Aurobindo: That was my idea when I proposed to Motilal to have a spiritual commune. I dont call it Commune but a Sangha a Community based on spirituality and living its own economic life; it would have its own agriculture, and a net work of such communities spread all over the country would interchange its products among themselves.
  
  --
  
  (After a pause) There were other religious communities of this sort before. The Dukhobar Community in Russia was very powerful and well organized, strong in its faith. They held together in spite of all persecution. At last they had to emigrate to Canada. One of their tenets was nudism, which the Canadian Government did not like and they got into trouble. (with a smile) They had at least solved the weaving problem (laughter).
  
  --
  
  Disciple: Do you know if any communities are there in India?
  

Liber_111_-_The_Book_of_Wisdom_-_LIBER_ALEPH_VEL_CXI, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   125.
   ON THE ORGANIZATION OF communitieS
   126.
  --
   Labour.
   DE ORDINE CIVITATUM. (On the Organization of communities)
   So presently, O my son, this first Organization among Men, by a

Maps_of_Meaning_text, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  other. We produce these models by balancing our own desires, as they find expression in fantasy and
  action, with with those of the others individual, families and communities that we habitually encounter.
  How to act, constitutes the most essential aspect of the social contract; the domain of the known is,
  --
  all those whose exisence preceded the present time. The past, made metaphorically present in the form of
  stone, is the mythical ancestor-hero is Osiris, the founder of the community. In traditional communities,
  awe-inspired imitation of the actions of that primary personage, modified by time and abstracted

Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_1, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  NIRODBARAN: Why?
  SRI AUROBINDO: There would have been a fight between the communities, and
  also the extreme Socialists would have had to be fought.

The_Golden_Bough, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  suppose that so barbarous a rule as that of the Arician priesthood
  was deliberately instituted by a league of civilised communities,
  such as the Latin cities undoubtedly were. It must have been handed
  --
  showers. Without rain vegetation withers, animals and men languish
  and die. Hence in savage communities the rain-maker is a very
  important personage; and often a special class of magicians exists
  --
  reached mainly by a consideration of the Roman evidence, may with
  great probability be applied to the other Latin communities. They
  too probably had of old their divine or priestly kings, who
  --
  
  IN THE PRECEDING chapters we saw that many communities which have
  progressed so far as to subsist mainly by agriculture have been in
  --
  agricultural life involves any alteration in the time of celebrating
  this great annual rite. Some of the agricultural communities of
  India and the Hindoo Koosh, as we have seen, hold their general
  --
  troubles that have harassed them in the past; hence it comes about
  that in so many communities the beginning of the new year is
  inaugurated with a solemn and public banishment of evil spirits.
  --
  clans and of the secret societies. For though these two sorts of
  communities differ in respect of the mode in which membership of
  them is obtained--a man being born into his totem clan but admitted

The_Way_of_Perfection, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  you leave it alone, the sin will not be the only one for long; and that is a very bad thing for
  communities.
  We who live in a community should consider this very carefully, so as not to harm those who
  --
  that if she is good she will not be sent away, and if she is not, why should she wish to do harm to
  one of Christ's communities?41
  By not being good, I do not mean being fond of vanities, which, I believe, with the help of God,

Thus_Spoke_Zarathustra_text, #Thus Spoke Zarathustra, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  another little night moth? For everywhere I smell little
  hidden communities; and wherever there are closets,
  there are new canters praying inside and the fog of

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