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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 is thus tolerance that is the source of peace, and intolerance that is the source of disorder and squabbling.
In republics, the great danger is that the majority may not sufficiently respect the rights of the minority.
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.
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
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.
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.
What we have to do... is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities.
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
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Personal Stories About ‘Common Ground’
"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...
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.
Mark FSubmitted by
Mark is one of the most incredible men I have ever known. He came to me when the rest of the world seemed to abandon me. He was selfless, giving, decent, gentle, kind and honest, when he didn't have to be. As I lived my life dying of alcohol and drug addiction, he humbly shared with me his own experience. He...
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...
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TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
CLASS AND GRACE
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
DO YOUR PART
DO THY BEST
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
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.