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Common Ground Quotations
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 is thus tolerance that is the source of peace, and intolerance that is the source of disorder and squabbling.
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.
At the heart of each of us, whatever our imperfections, there exists a silent pulse of perfect rhythm, which is absolutely individual and unique, and yet which connects us to everything else.
So what will define greatness for your generation? I believe it is to use the knowledge that you have earned here to find ways, not only to connect to computers, but to connect to people; not only to bridge gaps in science, but to bridge gaps between cultures; not only to use numbers and formulas to create, but to use words to lead, and in the process, to close that canyon between ignorance and understanding.
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
Steven Van Zandt
If you don't know the guy on the other side of the world, love him anyway because he's just like you. He has the same dreams, the same hopes and fears. It's one world, pal. We're all neighbors.
It's easy to find reasons for division between people. Finding common ground is harder, but a step towards happiness.
It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Jalal ad-Din Rumi
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Personal Stories About ‘Common Ground’
Wisdom Is Always Yours!Submitted by Bill Keefe
9 years ago and the day after 9/11 I began working on an idea that I now call "The Secret American Dream Project". I didn't know it at the time, but it was an idea based in the idea of sharing. It took time... lot's of time, but the idea has evolved into an idea to "Save The American Dream"... through sharing....
"Strength In Family Roots"Submitted by judy
As I listen to the Merle Haggard song, "Roots of my Raising," it brings back memories. Alhough I grew up not in the South, but in northern Wisconsin, there are memories that are the same. We can all think about the past if those memories give us the "strength" to live today . Though today is a "present" and a...
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...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Common Ground’
Mary Ellen CSubmitted by
There are so many people doing wonderful things to encourage individuals to recover from or live their best life with mental illness. For me though, one person stands out for me and this one person gave back to me my "hope" that I could achieve what I desired and live a happy life. Mary Ellen inspires...
Vincent JSubmitted by
One Christmas Eve my husband was on his way home from work. He drove down the street and made the turn to go home. On the side of the road, with his hand raised, and his thumb out, stood an older man drenched to the bone from the heavy rain. My husband stopped, and asked him where he was going. It was about five...
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.
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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
DO THY BEST
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
DO YOUR PART
CLASS AND GRACE
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.