I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. ~George Bernard Shaw

The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbour. ~Hubert H. Humphrey

One is a member of a country, a profession, a civilization, a religion. One is not just a man. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wartime Writings 1939-1944, translated from French by Norah Purcell

While the spirit of neighbourliness was important on the frontier because neighbours were so few, it is even more important now because our neighbours are so many. ~Lady Bird Johnson

Each of us is a being in himself and a being in society, each of us needs to understand himself and understand others, take care of others and be taken care of himself. ~Haniel Long

We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. ~Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important in some respect whether he chooses to be so or not. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Independence”… [is] middle-class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth. ~G.B. Shaw, Pygmalion, 1912

A machine has value only as it produces more than it consumes – so check your value to the community. ~Martin H. Fischer

On this shrunken globe, men can no longer live as strangers. ~Adlai E. Stevenson

I nod to a passing stranger, and the stranger nods back, and two human beings go off, feeling a little less anonymous. ~Robert Brault,

Man’s greatest blunder has been in trying to make peace with the skies instead of making peace with his neighbours. ~Elbert Hubbard

In the end, poverty, putridity and pestilence; work, wealth and worry; health, happiness and hell, all simmer down into village problems. ~Martin H. Fischer

A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbour’s. ~Richard Whately

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibres connect us with our fellow men. ~Herman Melville

Few of us could bear to have ourselves for neighbours. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966