UNITY

is coming together as one.

“If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help made the world safe for diversity.”

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963); 35th US President

“Opportunities multiply as they are seized.”

Sun Tzu (544-496); Chinese general

“If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we would find in each person's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882); poet

“Don't let slip an opportunity; it may never come again.”

Chinese Proverb

“We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.”

Anne Frank (1929-1945); diarist

“So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.”

Bahaullah (1817-1892); Prophet Founder of the Baha

“Dreams come in a size too big so that we may grow into them.”

Josie Bisset (born 1970); Television actress

“The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life. ”

Jane Addams (1860-1935);

“Jumping at several small opportunities may get us there more quickly than waiting for one big one to come along.”

Hugh Allen

“I think the authors of that notable instrument [the Declaration of Independence] intended to include all men.”

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865); 16th U.S. President

“Our strength is a contented and intelligent community.”

Rutherford Hayes (1822-1893); 19th U.S. president

“Unity is power.”

Arabic Proverb

“My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.”

Archbishop Desmond Tutu (born 1931); Nobel Peace Prize Winner

“The crest and crowning of all good, Life's final star, is Brotherhood.”

Edwin Markham (1852-1940); poet

“Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968); minister, civil rights activist

“While the spirit of neighborliness was important on the frontier because neighbors were so few, it is even more important now because our neighbors are so many. ”

Lady Bird Johnson (1912-2007); U.S. First Lady (1963-1969)

“We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.”

Jimmy Carter (born 1924); 39th President of the United States, Nobel Peace Prize winner

“Opportunity knocks, but doesn't always answer to its name.”

Mason Cooley (1927-2002); U.S. Aphorist

“Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look at what they can do when they stick together.”

Unknown

“The strongest bond of human sympathy outside the family relation should be one uniting working people of all nations and tongues and kindreds.”

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865); 16th U.S. President

“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.”

Anthony Robbins (born 1960); self-help writer, speaker

“I can live for two months on a good compliment.”

Mark Twain (1835-1910); [Samuel Clemens] humorist, essayist, novelist

“The unity of freedom has never relied on uniformity of opinion.”

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963); 35th US President

“Much of the success of life depends upon keeping one's mind open to opportunity and seizing it when it comes.”

Alice Foote MacDougall (1867-1945); author, businesswoman

“Community means strength that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done. Arms to hold us when we falter. A circle of healing. A circle of friends. Someplace where we can be free. ”

Starhawk (born 1951); author

“Our happiness is completely and utterly intertwined with other people: family, friends, neighbors and the woman who you hardly notice who cleans your office.”

Eric Weiner author, national public radio correspondent

“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.”

Halford E. Luccock

“The fact is we can only love what we know personally. And we cannot know much. In public affairs, in the rebuilding of civilization, something less dramatic and emotional is needed, namely tolerance.”

E. M. Forster (1879-1970); novelist, essayist

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will never be shortened. Happiness never ceases by being shared.”

Chinese Proverb

“Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable. ”

Kenyan Proverb

“The wise person understands that his own happiness must include the happiness of others.”

Dennis Weaver (1924-2006); actor

“Although we are in different boats you in your boat and we in our canoe we share the same river of life. ”

Chief Oren Lyons (born 1930); Ona ndaga Nation, Faithkeeper

“In union there is strength.”

Aesop fabulist

“Weakness is nothing more than an opportunity to grow.”

Rod Williams musician

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

Helen Keller (1880-1968); author, lecturer, activist

“If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace. ”

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945); 32nd U.S. President

“Religions are many and diverse, but reason and goodness are one.”

Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915); philosopher, author, publisher

“Within sorrow is grace. When we come close to those things that break us down, we touch those things that also break us open. And in that breaking open, we uncover our true nature.”

Wayne Muller Author, therapist, minister

“Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.”

Nancy Astor (1879-1964); First female Member of Parliament (MP) in the English House of Commons

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968); minister, civil rights activist

“When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.”

Edmund Burke (1729-1797); statesman, author, philosopher

“So we grew together, Like to a double cherry, seeming parted, But yet a union in partition.”

William Shakespeare (1564-1616); dramatist, poet

“Equal laws protecting equal rights...the best guarantee of loyalty and love of country.”

James Madison (1751-1836); 4th U.S. president

“For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack. ”

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936); poet, author

“This is a exciting world. It is cram-packed with opportunity. Great moments wait around every corner.”

Richard David De Vos

“Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them. ”

Joshua Loth Leibman (1907-1948); rabbi, author

“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.”

John Donne (1572-1631);

“The world is my country, all mankind are my bethren, and to do good is my religion.”

Thomas Paine (1737-1809); scholar, intellectual, writer

“There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.”

Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964); American general and field marshal

“Man was born rich, or inevitably grows rich by the use of his faculties; by the union of thought with nature.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882); Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

“There never is but one opportunity of a kind.”

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862); naturalist, author, philosopher

“Were it not for hope the heart would break.”

Scottish Proverb

“Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.”

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886); poet

“Civilizations should be measured by the degree of diversity attained and the degree of unity retained.”

W.H. Auden (1907-1973); poet

“Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population. ”

Albert Einstein (1879-1955); theoretical physicist, philosopher, Nobel Prize winner

“Open the doors of opportunity to talent and virtue and they will do themselves justice.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882); Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

“A mystic bond of brotherhood makes all men one.”

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881); essayist, satirist, historian

“Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.”

Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906-2001); aviator, author

“It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse races.”

Mark Twain (1835-1910); [Samuel Clemens] humorist, essayist, novelist

“As the builders say, the larger stones do not lie well without the lesser.”

Plato (428-348); classical Greek philosopher, mathematician

“Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should preserve it.”

Anaïs Nin (1903-1977); author, diarist

“Opportunity is a bird that never perches.”

Claude McDonald

“Hope is the dream of a soul awake.”

French Proverb

“We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box.”

Unknown

“[People] may be said to resemble not the bricks of which a house is built, but the pieces of a picture puzzle, each differing in shape, but matching the rest, and thus bringing out the picture.”

Felix Adler (1851-1933); intellectual, founder of the Society for Ethical Culture

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

Herman Melville (1819-1891); novelist, poet

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unity leads to a victory
iyauna 6 months ago from Alto

United we stand divided we fall.
Adewale Akeem about 1 year ago from Nigeria

Unity is a team work glue.
irene priya santuh david over 1 year ago from palapye,botswana

“He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye.”
Lamia over 1 year ago from Doha, Qatar

Escape from the stress and grief...simply Connect!
Deb Godfrey over 1 year ago from Chattanooga, TN

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