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Amiel, Henri Frederic
Civilization is first of all a moral thing. Without truth, respect for duty, love of neighbor, and virtue, everything is destroyed. The morality of a society is alone the basis of civilization.

Bloom, Alan
The real community of man, in the midst of all the self-contradictory simulacra of community, is the community of those who seek the truth.

1987 - from The Closing of the American Mind
Bush, George W.
We must show courage in a time of blessing by confronting our problems instead of passing them on... I ask you to seek a common good beyond your comfort, to defend needed reforms against many attacks, to serve your nation, beginning with your neighbors. I ask you to be citizens. Citizens, not spectators.

Jan. 20, 2001 - from his inaugural address
Government has great responsibilities for public safety and public health, for civil rights and common schools. Yet compassion is the work of a nation, not just a government.

Jan. 20, 2001 - from his Inaugural Address
Donne, John
No man is an Island, entire of it self; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.

1624 - Meditation XVII
Kirk, Russell
Eighth, conservatives uphold voluntary community, quite as they oppose involuntary collectivism.... In a genuine community, the decisions most directly affecting the lives of citizens are made locally and voluntarily. Some...are carried out by local political bodies, others by private associations: so long as they are kept local, and are marked by the general agreement of those affected, they constitute healthy community. But when these functions pass by default or usurpation to centralized authority, then community is in serious danger.

1993 - from "Ten Conservative Principles", in the second chapter of The Politics of Prudence
Medved, Michael
Hollywood has not only abandoned larger-than-life heroes, but the industry seems to have lost all vision of the heroic elements in daily life - the selflessness and nobility of which ordinary citizens are consistently capable.

1992 - from Hollywood vs. America: Popular Culture and the War on Traditional Values
Unknown
It takes a whole village to raise a child.

African proverb, interpreted by Hillary Clinton to mean that meddling governments need to be involved