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On Community


“When you accept yourself, the whole world accepts you.”

—Lao Tzu


“It seems that in a soul-sense we cannot be fully ourselves without others. There is something incomplete in purely individual presence. It also suggests that behind all our differences and distances from each other we are participating in a larger drama of spirit. (…) Not alone do we long for the community, but at a deeper level we are already a community of spirit.”

—John O’Donohue, Eternal Echoes (258)


“Life is a chronicle of friendships. Friends create the world anew each day. Without their loving care, courage would not suffice to keep hearts strong for life.”

—Helen Keller


“We can not live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.”

—Herman Melville