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Quotes regarding concepts of Unity

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United we stand; divided we fall. ~ Aesop
Unity in diversity is the highest possible attainment of a civilisation, a testimony to the most noble possibilities of the human race. This attainment is made possible through passionate concern for choice, in an atmosphere of social trust. ~ Michael Novak
In varietate concordia (United in diversity)
  • United we stand; divided we fall.
    • Aesop in "The Four Oxen and the Lion" in Fables, also known as "The Lion and the Bulls"
  • All Greeks and all barbarians alike count up to ten, and having reached ten revert again to the unity.
  • Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
  • As difference in degree of capacity exists among human souls, as difference in capability is found, therefore, individualities will differ one from another. But in reality this is a reason for unity and not for discord and enmity. If the flowers of a garden were all of one color, the effect would be monotonous to the eye; but if the colors are variegated, it is most pleasing and wonderful. The difference in adornment of color and capacity of reflection among the flowers gives the garden its beauty and charm. Therefore, although we are of different individualities, . . . let us strive like flowers of the same divine garden to live together in harmony. Even though each soul has its own individual perfume and color, all are reflecting the same light, all contributing fragrance to the same breeze which blows through the garden, all continuing to grow in complete harmony and accord.
  • Despite the immense diversity of creation, we all accept that there exists in nature a profound underlying unity. The search for this unity provides the motivation for the lives of many different men — some who, like Einstein, search for it in general natural laws and others who, like Teilhard de Chardin, would trace cosmic evolution to a divine origin.
  • Concordia res parvae crescunt, discordia maximae dilabantur. or Nam concordia parvae res crescunt, discordia maxumae dilabuntur.
    • By union the smallest states thrive, by discord the greatest are destroyed.
  • Unity in diversity is the highest possible attainment of a civilisation, a testimony to the most noble possibilities of the human race. This attainment is made possible through passionate concern for choice, in an atmosphere of social trust.
    • Michael Novak, in Unity in Diversity : An Index to the Publications of Conservative and Libertarian Institutions (1983)
  • So we grew together,
    Like to a double cherry, seeming parted,
    But yet an union in partition —
    Two lovely berries moulded on one stem;
    So, with two seeming bodies, but one heart;
    Two of the first, like coats in heraldry,
    Due but to one, and crowned with one crest.
  • In varietate concordia

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  • The style of life is a unity because it has grown out of the difficulties of early life and out of the striving for a goal.
  • So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.
  • Neque est ullum certius amicitiae vinculum, quam consensus et societas consiliorum et voluntatum.
    • There is no more sure tie between friends than when they are united in their objects and wishes.
    • Cicero
  • Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
  • What ever disunites man from God, also disunites man from man.
  • I take as my guide the hope of a saint: in crucial things, unity; in important things, diversity; in all things, generosity.
  • Unity to be real must stand the severest strain without breaking.
  • I still believe America’s destiny is to become a living testament to what free human beings can accomplish by acting in unity.
  • Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one
  • One man may hit the mark, another blunder; but heed not these distinctions. Only from the alliance of the one, working with and through the other, are great things born.
  • I know that my unity with all people cannot be destroyed by national boundaries and government orders.

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  • We're all in this together.

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