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Common Ground Quotations
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
In the matter of religion, people eagerly fasten their eyes on the difference between their own creed and yours; whilst the charm of the study is in finding the agreements and identities in all the religions of humanity.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We have not all had the good fortune to be ladies. We have not all been generals, or poets, or statesmen; but when the toast works down to the babies, we stand on common ground - for we have all been babies.
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.
We haven't all had the good fortune to be ladies; we haven't all been generals, or poets, or statesmen; but when the toast works down to the babies, we stand on common ground.
It's easy to find reasons for division between people. Finding common ground is harder, but a step towards happiness.
We can learn to see each other and see ourselves in each other and recognize that human beings are more alike than we are unalike.
Jalal ad-Din Rumi
What we have to do... is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities.
It may seem absurd to believe that a 'primitive' culture in the Himalaya has anything to teach our industrialized society. But our search for a future that works keeps spiraling back to an ancient connection between ourselves and the earth, an interconnectedness that ancient cultures have never abandoned.
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Personal Stories About ‘Common Ground’
I Heart PeopleSubmitted by Anonymous
So, I'm pretty sure we're all familiar with public transportation, right? You get a cornucopia of diversity in an enclosed space for a short amount of time, yet long enough to form judgments about complete strangers. I was on the public transportation in D.C., and I was living my own cornucopia of diversity....
Look The Same On The InsideSubmitted by Rita Bendlin
I have had the opportunity to travel to many places around the world, meeting with millions of people-- either in person, common studies, work, training or teachings. I have talked and mostly listened to thousands from all walks of life. Working sometimes with hospitals, I learned that when you open up to...
Hammer And NailSubmitted by melissa lauer
When our son was in junior high school, he was being bullied by one particular classmate. One day the boy actually pushed my son off a rock wall resulting in a broken arm. The school called a meeting with us and the offending boy. When we walked in, there was a policeman and the mother of the boy nervously pulled...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Common Ground’
Ramon VSubmitted by Linda
My husband of 39 yrs. Who is now in heaven. Gave me the best 39 yrs of my life. No greater Husband, friend, Grand-Poo or Dad. If you met him, he left a smile in your heart. Lived his life to the fullest. This Man really enjoyed life. He is still guiding, through everyday obstacles.
Tyra WSubmitted by Kendra B.
In 2006, after about 3 years of taking care of my son Chance as a single mother, his father finally stepped back into his life. At first it was very difficult to let go and trust that he would be a steady presence in my son's life. Since our separation he had remarried and I was unsure of how my interaction with...
Marshall RSubmitted by Grant
Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, Creator of Nonviolent Communication Marshall Rosenberg born in 1934 is an American psychologist and the creator of Nonviolent Communication, a communication process that helps people to exchange the information necessary to resolve conflicts and differences peacefully. He is the founder...
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CLASS AND GRACE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
DO YOUR PART
DO THY BEST
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
Character and charity pay off for everyone.
Larry Fugate, White Hall, Ark.
Um verdadeiro amigo está perto nos bons e maus momentos, que eu seja e tenha amigos. A true friend is close in good and bad times, and I have to be friends.
Anderson, Colatina, ES - Brasil
Being on common ground helps us to move forward in power.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins, Ga
common ground: addictions, homelessness and helping others to recovery...i can relate to all of these...i am blessed
penny, south dakota
I have a similar story: From small town, to college degrees, addiction, top level executive, to homeless, to ministry and now leading others to recovery.