Today is the first day of the brotherhood week in Turkey. I think the term, brotherhood, is something that most of us has already forgot. What about reminding them that “we are all different but we are all same”? I know that this post will reach to very few people; however, I want to believe in the power of social media somehow 🙂 When I check the statistics of this blog, I see that language lovers from more than 20 countries read and enjoy the same post. I guess even this is enough to see that we have no major differences… Here are some quotatations about brotherhood and unity:
You cannot contribute anything to the ideal condition of mind and heart known as Brotherhood, however much you preach, posture, or agree, unless you live it. ~Faith Baldwin
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent. ~John Donne
The moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out. ~James Baldwin
In union there is strength. ~Aesop
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all. ~Alexander the Great
So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth. ~Bahá’u’lláh
I look to a time when brotherhood needs no publicity; to a time when a brotherhood award would be as ridiculous as an award for getting up each morning. ~Daniel D. Mich
Unity to be real must stand the severest strain without breaking. ~Mahatma Gandhi
In all things that are purely social we can be as separate as the fingers, yet one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress. ~Booker T. Washington
Our design is so flawed, so take everything and fill the gaps with selfless love.
We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers. ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love, 1963
Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there. ~Virginia Burden, The Process of Intuition
We’re all just walking each other home. ~Ram Dass
Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable. ~Kenyan Proverb
I have often noticed that when chickens quit quarreling over their food they often find that there is enough for all of them. I wonder if it might not be the same with the human race. ~Don Marquis
P.S. The word “brotherhood” may not sound politically correct 🙂 As a female blogger and translator, I wanted to find another term for this but I could not find anything more suitable to the context. Any comment about that is welcomed 🙂
Thanks to quotegarden.com for this compilation.
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