Word of the Day: COMMUNITY

Rotary Club of FishHawk-Riverview


  com-mu-ni-ty / kə-myo͞o-nĭ-tē (plural: communities)


1.  a town, city, suburb, or other place where people live and work One great, strong, unselfish soul in every community could actually redeem the world.  Elbert Hubbard, 1856-1915

2.  a group of people inhabiting a location with a common government and who share a similar history or culture For a community to be whole and healthy, it must be based on people’s love and concern for each other.  Millard Fuller, 1935 – 2009 3.  a group of people with a common interest or characteristic I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace.  Ronald Reagan, 1911 – 2004 4.  a group of countries with an interest in common As the world community develops in peace, it will open up great untapped reservoirs in human nature. Emily Greene Balch, 1867 – 1961 5.  society in general A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.  A. Philip Randolph, 1889 – 1979 6.  agreement or similarity The challenge of social justice is to evoke a sense of community that we need to make our nation a better place, just as we make it a safer place. Marian Wright Edelman, 1939 – 7.  fellowship We were born to unite with our fellow men, and to join in community with the human race.  Cicero, 106 BC – 43 BC 8.  common ownership or participation There must be, not a balance of power, but a community of power; not organized rivalries, but an organized peace. Woodrow T. Wilson, 1856 – 1924 9.  a group of organisms inhabiting the same area which interact together A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community.  Aldo Leopold, 1887 – 1948