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50 Unity Quotes & Diversity Sayings To Help Us Stand Together

Allow these diversity and unity quotes to help you look at everyone with an open heart and mind.

Published on March 31, 2020 6:00 AM EST
Diversity and Unity Quotes To Help Us Stand Together

These diversity and unity quotes will remind you that we are far more alike than we think.

Sadly, the world is a divided place despite the fact that we live in the 21st century. It seems we are divided from one another these days more than ever: whether politically, religiously, or in the workplace. If we cannot come together on even the closest of our relationships, how do we expect to find kindness and common ground towards others?

Diversity and Unity Quotes To Help Us Stand Together

We can learn a great deal from the unity we create in our relationships that we can translate to many other areas of our lives. As we practice a sense of togetherness, we can start to see how these skills can be to our benefit as well.

Here are some inspirational unity quotes that will hopefully encourage you to practice it in your daily life. You will see how these thoughts apply not only to your personal relationships, but to all your interactions with others.

Don’t forget to also check out our collection of quotes about community and these insightful Breakfast Club quotes to remind you we all have similarities despite all the things that we think are different between us and others. 

Inspirational Diversity and Unity Quotes

1. “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” – J.K. Rowling, ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’

Diversity and Unity Quotes

2. “Unity to be real must stand the severest strain without breaking.” – Mahatma Gandhi

3. “We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond.” – Gwendolyn Brooks

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4. “We cannot be separated in interest or divided in purpose. We stand together until the end.” – Woodrow T. Wilson

Diversity and Unity Quotes

5. “Like a sculptor, if necessary,

carve a friend out of stone.

Realize that your inner sight is blind

and try to see a treasure in everyone.”  – Jalaluddin Rumi

6. “Unity without verity is no better than conspiracy.” – John Trapp

7. “When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.” – Winston S. Churchill

Diversity and Unity Quotes

8. “Remember upon the conduct of each depend the fate of all.” – Alexander The Great

9. “When spiders unite, they can tie down a lion.”-   Ethiopian Proverb

10. “The deepest of level of communication is not communication, but communion. It is wordless…beyond speech…beyond concept.” – Thomas Merton

Diversity and Unity Quotes

11. “So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.” – Baha’U’Llah

12. “Unity and victory are synonymous.” – Samora Machel

13. “Unity is strength, division is weakness.” – Swahili Proverb

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Unity quotes to elevate your perspective

14. “For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.” – Rudyard Kipling

Diversity and Unity Quotes

15. “Unity is strength…when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” – Mattie Stepanek

16. “You don’t get unity by ignoring the questions that have to be faced.” – Jay Weatherill

17. “The significance which is in unity is an eternal wonder.” – Rabindranath Tagore

18. “There is beauty and power in unity. We must be united in heart and mind. One world, one people.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

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Diversity and Unity Quotes

19. “No doubt, unity is something to be desired, to be striven for, but it cannot be willed by mere declarations.” – Theodore Bikel

20. “Unity is vision; it must have been part of the process of learning to see.” – Henry Adams

21. “Even the weak become strong when they are united.” – Friedrich von Schiller

22. “Unity is a beast in itself. If a wolf sees two little boys playing in the woods on one side, and a big strong man on the other, he will go to the one who stands alone.” – Suzy Kassem

Diversity and Unity Quotes

23. “Where there is unity there is always victory.” – Publilius Syrus

24. “You can’t have unity without diversity.” – Richard Twiss

25. “Where destruction is the motive, unity is dangerous.” – Ravi Zacharias

26. “In union there is strength.” – Aesop

Diversity and Unity Quotes

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27. “We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.” – Kofi Annan

28. “The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety.”― W. Somerset Maugham

29. “Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.” – Mahatma Gandhi

30. “History teaches us that unity is strength, and cautions us to submerge and overcome our differences in the quest for common goals, to strive, with all our combined strength, for the path to true African brotherhood and unity.” – Haile Selassie

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31. “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

32. “No man can lead man, we have to have unity.” – Bob Marley

33. “In crucial things, unity. In important things, diversity. In ALL things, generosity.” – George H. W. Bush

34. “None of us is as smart as all of us.” – Ken Blanchard

35. “What we have to do… is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities.” – Hillary Clinton

36. “There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others.” – George Shinn

37. “Society is unity in diversity.” – George H. Mead

38. “Unity should be the cornerstone of relations.” – Haile Selassie

More diversity and unity quotes

39. “In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” – Maya Angelou

40. “We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.”― Herman Melville

41. “We are of course a nation of differences. Those differences don’t make us weak. They’re the source of our strength.” – Jimmy Carter

42. “He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye.” – Buddha

43. “What divides us pales in comparison to what unites us.”- Edward Kennedy

44. “There is more power in unity than division.” – Emanuel Cleaver

45. “The strongest bond of human sympathy outside the family relation should be one uniting working people of all nations and tongues and kindreds.” – Abraham Lincoln

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46. “Not in numbers but in unity that our great strength lies.” – Thomas Paine

47. “The peoples of the earth are one family.” – Ruth Benedict

48. “Unity and simplicity are the two true sources of beauty.” – Johann Joachim Winckelmann

49. “Even if a unity of faith is not possible, a unity of love is.”― Hans Urs von Balthasar

50. “Nature creates unity even in the parts of a whole.” – Eugene Delacroix

Did these unity quotes inspire you?

Perhaps the most important thing to realize about unity is that, it doesn’t matter even if we don’t share the same opinions or beliefs, but rather, that we are ultimately united in our goals.

Even if we come from different backgrounds, beliefs systems, or have dissimilar ways of going about things, there are certain fundamental goals that should unify us all.

When we realize this, we’ll have greater strength. Once we decide to work with – and NOT against – each other, it starts to become clear that unity creates power. Let’s be united as couples, families, neighborhoods, or as a workforce.

Many of us have the same goals and want the same outcomes. If we want a better life, better relationships – and ultimately, a better world – a unified behavior and purpose simply needs to be realized.

We are far more alike than we think.

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    Marcus Smith

    June 19, 2020 at 9:17 PM

    Missing one of the be best unity quoted of all (needed now more than ever):

    “Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.”

    -Ryunosuke Satoro

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    Brian Moore

    December 16, 2018 at 6:58 AM

    At the level of Care and Respect, All people are equal! Arthie and Brian Moore – 2001. South Africa.

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