If only for a half hour a day, a child should do something serviceable to the community.
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.
The community has no bribe that will tempt a wise man. You may raise money enough to tunnel a mountain, but you cannot raise money enough to hire a man who is minding his own business. An efficient and valuable man does what he can, whether the community pay him for it or not.
The real community of man, in the midst of all the self-contradictory simulacra of community, is the community of those who seek the truth.
A third-class carriage is a community, while a first-class carriage is a place of wild hermits.
When you’re young, try to be realistic; as you get older, become idealistic. Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.
For a community to be whole and healthy, it must be based on people’s love and concern for each other.
Show me the manner in which a nation or a community cares for its dead. I will measure exactly the sympathies of its people, their respect for the laws of the land, and their loyalty to high ideals.
That community is already in the process of dissolution where each man begins to eye his neighbor as a possible enemy, where nonconformity with the accepted creed, political as well as religious, is a mark of disaffection… (and) where orthodoxy chokes freedom of dissent.
What people say behind your back is your standing in the community in which you live.