Happy International Day of Peace!
Throughout time, in song, scripture, music and books, the call to action around community has always existed. No matter your sex, religion, education level, political affiliation or ability, you can’t do it alone. Here are some quotes, old and new, that mark how important it is to be on #TeamHuman. Humans Need Humans. It’s not just a hashtag; it’s a sentence.
To the wrongs that need resistance,
To the right that need assistance,
To the future in the distance,
Carrie Chapman Catt, American Women’s Suffrage Leader
A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.
Henrik Ibsen, Poet
We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.
Cesar Chavez, Civil Rights Activist
Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together.
Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House
And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Colossians 3:14, The Bible
You may say I’m a dreamer,
But I’m not the only one.
I hope someday you’ll join us,
And the world will be as one.
Written and sung by John Lennon
All creatures of Allah are His family, therefore, amongst His creations, God likes the person who treats His creatures in a good manner (and takes care of their necessities).”
Mishkat, The Quaran
Instead of spreading love we’re spreading animosity
Lack of understanding, leading us away from unity
…Where is the love?
Sung by the Black Eyed Peas and Written by George Jr Pajon, Justin Timberlake, Michael Fratantuno, Printz Board, Allan Pineda, Will Adams, Jaime Gomez
Shimon [the son of Rabban Gamliel] says: It is not what one says, but rather what one does, that makes all the difference in the world.
Pirke Avot 1:17, The Torah
We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.
Dorothy Day, Social Activist
So, what is your favorite quote that shows that Humans Need Humans?
Please advise if the quotes from any religious text is incorrect, so we can correct it.