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170 Powerful Community Quotes to Help Others

Last Updated: August 17, 2022 by Team

A community is usually defined as “a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.”

Community is an essential part of human existence as it unites people and gives them power, and many people feel they cannot live without a community around them. It helps to build connections and never lets us feel alone. It improves relationships, leading everyone to have a better life. Helping others can be just as fulfilling as receiving help from someone else.

Community quotes are a great source of inspiration for developing a strong sense of community and the zeal to work together to achieve a common goal. This article has gathered the best community quotes that can inspire you to help those around you. With these quotes, we aim to help you realize how giving yourself and offering your help to others can bring out the best in you.

170 Best Community Quotes To Warm Your Heart

Top 10 Community Quotes

“You may be a savior for your community- it’s only a matter of synchronicity.” – Hrishikesh Agnihotri

“Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It’s important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It’s the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.” – Dorothy Height

“When we’re connected to others, we become better people.” – Randy Pausch, ‘The Last Lecture’

“When the people who support and are a part of your community, the community you have… that’s where all the best business happens.” – Chris Brogan

“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

“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

“We were born to unite with our fellow men, and to join in community with the human race.” – Cicero

“We should all exercise our gift to build community.” – Jean Vanier

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“That’s what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you’re not so lovable.” – Deb Caletti

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, COMMUNITY IS STRENGTH, and positive attitude is everything. Lance Armstrong

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“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo Buscaglia

“To build community requires vigilant awareness of the work we must continually do to undermine all the socialization that leads us to behave in ways that perpetuate domination.” – Bell Hooks

“This world of ours… must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

“They call this a community I like to think of it as home.” – Pet Shop Boys

“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” – Margaret J. Wheatley

“There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.” – Winston Churchill

“Quality of life actually begins at home – it’s in your street, around your community.” – Charles Kennedy

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” – Ruth Reichl

“People will typically be more enthusiastic where they feel a sense of belonging and see themselves as part of a community than they will in a workplace in which each person is left to his own devices.” – Alfie Kohn

“People are never truly alone or separate from community, and cannot be.” – Ichiro Kishimi

“Our generation has the ability and the responsibility to make our ever-more connected world a more hopeful, stable and peaceful place.” – Natalie Portman

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein

“One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone.” – Shannon L. Alder

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” – Audrey Hepburn

“For a community to be whole and healthy, it must be based on people’s love and concern for each other.” – Millard Fuller

“Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together.” – Paul Ryan

“Every person is defined by the communities she belongs to.” – Orson Scott Card

“Every person can make a difference, and every person should try.” – John F. Kennedy

“Every nation is destined, by the law of God and humanity, to form a free and equal community of brothers.” – Giuseppe Mazzini

“Every community is called to be an instrument for the liberation and promotion of the poor.” – Jonathan Pryce

“Community is where humility and glory touch.” – Henri Nouwen

“Community is universal love.” – H. Marsh

“Community is not an ideal; it is people. It is you and I. In community we are called to love people just as they are with their wounds and their gifts, not as we want them to be.” – Jean Vanier

“Community is like a big family.” – Zygmunt Bauman

“Community is gathering around a fire and listening to someone tell a story.” – Bill Maher


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“We are constituted so that simple acts of kindness, such as giving to charity or expressing gratitude, have a positive effect on our long-term moods. The key to the happy life, it seems, is the good life: a life with sustained relationships, challenging work, and connections to community.” – Paul Bloom

“We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.” – Maya Angelou

“Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” – Sherry Anderson

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart.” – Elizabeth Andrew

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss

“Teaching kids how to feed themselves and how to live in a community responsibly is the center of an education.” – Alice Waters

“Success isn’t about how much money you make; it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” – Michelle Obama

“Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.” – Stephen R. Covey

“Spread love everywhere you go.” – Mother Teresa

“Some people think they are in community, but they are only in proximity. True community requires commitment and openness. It is a willingness to extend yourself to encounter and know the other.” – David Spangler

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.” – Muhammad Ali

“Saints cannot exist without a community, as they require, like all of us, nurturance by a people who, while often unfaithful, preserve the habits necessary to learn the story of God.” – Stanley Hauerwas

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“In our community, we have a duty to strengthen the weakest among us to build a better society.” – Bill Courtney

“In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.” – Marianne Williamson

“In communities where men build ships for their own sons to fish or fight from, quality is never a problem.”

“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb

“If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.” – Betty Reese

“If you support the community, they will support you.” – Jerry Greenfield

“Even if you just change one life, you’ve changed the world forever.” – Mike Satterfield

“Empathy is the starting point for creating a community and taking action. It’s the impetus for creating change.” – Max Carver

“Educate a boy, and you educate an individual. Educate a girl, and you educate a community.” – Adelaide Hoodless

“Dream higher than those individualistic goals” – Zakir Malik, ‘The Wail Of The Woods’

“Do not let where you come from define you, but never forget the values you learned from your close community.” – Anthony Carmona

“Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.” – Malcolm Forbes

“Diversity is about all of us, and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together.” – Jacqueline Woodson

“Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world…” – Jinato Hu

“Community living is about having the same rights and choices as everyone else.” – Ari Neeman

Having a community is having a support network. ERIKA HELSTROM

Serving The Community Quotes

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“There is no better exercise for your heart than reaching down and helping to lift someone up.” – Bernard Meltzer

“There is immense power when a group of people with similar interests gets together to work toward the same goals.” – Idowu Koyenikan

“The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers & cities; but to know someone who thinks & feels with us, & who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers & cities; but to know someone who thinks & feels with us, & who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.” – Goethe

“The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.” – Mitch Albom

“The way to change the world is through individual responsibility and taking local action in your own community.” – Jeff Bridges

“The village is coming back, like it or not.” – David Brin, ‘Tomorrow Happens’

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” – Nelson Henderson

“One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals.” – Jean Vanier

“On this shrunken globe, men can no longer live as strangers.” – Adlai E. Stevenson

“Not everything has a name. Some things lead us into a realm beyond words.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“No part of the human community can live entirely on its own planet, with its own laws of motion and cut off from the rest of humanity.” – Hugo Chavez

“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.” – John Donne

“No man can become rich without himself enriching others.” – Andrew Carnegie

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.” – Margaret Mead

“Many people are good at talking about what they are doing, but in fact do little. Others do a lot but don’t talk about it; they are the ones who make a community live.” – Jean Vanier

“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” – Maya Angelou

“I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.” – George Bernard Shaw

“I am a huge believer in giving back and helping out in the community and the world. Think globally, act locally I suppose. I believe that the measure of a person’s life is the affect they have on others.” – Steve Nash

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – -Mother Teresa

“Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank

“A healthy social life is found only when, in the mirror of each soul, the whole community finds its reflection, and when, in the whole community, the virtue of each one is living.” – Rudolf Steiner

“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“A community that is engaged and working together can be a powerful force.” – Idowu Koyenikan

“A community needs a soul if it is to become a true home for human beings.” – Pope John Paul II

“A community is made up of intimate relationships among diversified types of individuals.” – Carroll Quigley

“A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.” – Henrik Ibsen

“A community is alive when it is poor and its members feel they have to work together and remain united, if only to ensure that they can all eat tomorrow!” – Jean Vanier

“A community best serves itself when it truly serves the awakening of the unique story trying to come to life through each person born.” – Michael Meade

Build a community. No one does big things by himself. BARACK OBAMA

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“We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.” – Dorothy Day

“We don’t heal in isolation, but in community.” – S. Kelley Harrell

“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.” – J.K. Rowling

“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.” – Cesar Chavez

“We cannot live only for ourselves.” – Herman Melville

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.” – Herman Melville

“We are not called by God to do extraordinary things, but to do ordinary things with extraordinary love.” – – Jean Vanier

“Make a bed for the children of other people in the place where your own children sleep.” – Moroccan folk saying

“Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.” – Brian Tracy

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Leaders instill in their people a hope for success and a belief in themselves. Positive leaders empower people to accomplish their goals.” – Brian Tracy

“Law; an ordinance of reason for the common good, made by him who has care of the community.” – Thomas Aquinas

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain

“It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.” – Tom Brokaw

“It only takes one person to mobilize a community and inspire change. Even if you don’t feel like you have it in you, it’s in you. You have to believe in yourself. People will see your vision and passion and follow you.” – Teyonah Parris

The secret to change and growth is not willpower, but positive community. Neil Strauss

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“You may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks, you are a pretty rich man.” – Seth Parker

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” – Mother Teresa

“We need to bridge our sense of loneliness and disconnection with a sense of community and continuity even if we must manufacture it from our time on the Web and our use of calling cards to connect long distance. We must “log on” somewhere, and if it is only in cyberspace, that is still far better than nowhere at all.” – Julia Cameron

“We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society.” – Hillary Clinton

“We must become bigger than we have been: more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community.” – Haile Selassie

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

“It is vain to talk of the interest of the community, without understanding what is the interest of the individual.” – Jeremy Bentham

“It is not more bigness that should be our goal. We must attempt, rather, to bring people back to the warmth of community, to the worth of individual effort and responsibility, and of individuals working together as a community, to better their lives and their children’s future.” – Robert F. Kennedy

“It is nice to be important, but more important to be nice.” – Walter Winchell

“It is in community where we find our very selves.” – Chris Matakas

“It is good people who make good places.” – Anna Sewell, ‘Black Beauty’

“Isn’t it amazing that we are all made in God’s image, and yet there is so much diversity among his people?” – Desmond Tutu

“Instead of drifting along like a leaf in a river, understand who you are and how you come across to people and what kind of an impact you have on the people around you and the community around you and the world, so that when you go out, you can feel you have made a positive difference.” – Jane Fonda

“If you knew what I know about the power of giving, you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way.” – Buddha

“If you are a leader or someone who works for the interest of a community, first make sure that you understand the interest of the people who make up that community. In this way, you will have a good chance of minimizing, perhaps, avoiding the us versus them mentality.” – Duop Chak Wuol

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Mother Teresa

“If society fits you comfortably enough, you call it freedom.” – Robert Frost

“If man is to survive, he will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures. He will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life’s exciting variety, not something to fear.” – Gene Roddenberry

“Heroes didn’t leap tall buildings or stop bullets with an outstretched hand; they didn’t wear boots and capes. They bled, and they bruised, and their superpowers were as simple as listening, or loving. Heroes were ordinary people who knew that even if their own lives were impossibly knotted, they could untangle someone else’s. And maybe that one act could lead someone to rescue you right back.” – Jodi Picoult

“Healing is impossible in loneliness; it is the opposite of loneliness. Conviviality is healing. To be healed we must come with all the other creatures to the feast of Creation.” – Wendell Berry

“He who wishes to secure the good of others, has already secured his own.” – Confucius

“He who masters the power formed by a group of people working together has within his grasp one of the greatest powers known to man.” – Idowu Koyenikan

“Giving connects two people, the giver and the receiver, and this connection gives birth to a new sense of belonging.” – Deepak Chopra

“Community is a sign that love is possible in a materialistic world where people so often either ignore or fight each other. It is a sign that we don’t need a lot of money to be happy–in fact, the opposite.” – Jean Vanier

“Community is a context and can either facilitate or inhibit the movement of change for the individual.” – Sharon Weil

“Communities are not produced by sentiment or mere goodwill. They grow out of a shared struggle.” – Larry Harvey

“Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.” – Rollo May

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford

“By prayer, community is created as well as expressed.” – Henri Nouwen

“But many of us seek community solely to escape the fear of being alone. Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.” – Bell Hooks

“Beauty is not who you are on the outside, it is the wisdom and time you gave away to save another struggling soul like you.” – Shannon L. Alder

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi

“Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands- one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” – Audrey Hepburn

Communities are a crucial part of human connection. In today's excessively independent and isolated world, come together whenever and wherever you can.

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“Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

“With all things and in all things, we are relatives.” – Sioux proverb

“While earning your daily bread, be sure you share a slice with those less fortunate.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr

“Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“The trouble with too many people is they believe the realm of truth always lies within their vision.” – Abraham Lincoln

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” – Oscar Wilde

“The real existing community is a besieged fortress defending itself against the outside world.” – Gerard Delanty

“The purpose of life is not to be happy, but to matter – to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.” – Leo Rosten

“The power of community to create health is far greater than any physician, clinic or hospital.” – Mark Hyman

“The need for connection and community is primal, as fundamental as the need for air, water, and food.” – Dean Ornish

“The more people that meet each other, the better it is for all of them.” – Fletcher Pratt

“The minute we become an integrated whole, we look through the same eyes and we see a whole different world together.” – Azizah Al-Hibri

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” – Coretta Scott King

“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” – Ronald Reagan

“The golden way is to be friends with the world and to regard the whole human family as one.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual; the impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community.” – William James

“The closest natural area to you is the wild, naturally intelligent biological community within you.” – Michael J. Cohen

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

“I’m a reflection of the community.” – Tupac Shakur

“I wonder how many people don’t get the one they want, but end up with the one they’re supposed to be with.” – Fannie Flagg

“I used to be a classic workaholic, and after seeing how little work and career really mean when you reach the end of your life, I put a new emphasis on things I believe count more. These things include: family, friends, being part of a community, and appreciating the little joys of the average day.” – Mitch Albom

“I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks.” – Harper Lee

“I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap.” – Ani DiFranco

“As the world community develops in peace, it will open up great untapped reservoirs in human nature.” – Emily Greene Balch

“As long as you hate, there will be people to hate.” – George Harrison

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” – Martin Luther King

“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

“All community is in some way imagined.” – Stan Grant

“Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.” – Marcus Aurelius

“A true community is not just about being geographically close to someone or part of the same social web network. It’s about feeling connected and responsible for what happens. Humanity is our ultimate community, and everyone plays a crucial role.” – Yehuda Berg

“A sense of community strengthens people’s faith in humanity.” – Jessica Marie Baumgartner

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. Henry Ford

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