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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.

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

Sadly, the world is divided despite the fact that we live in the 21st century.

If we cannot come together on even the closest of our relationships, how do we expect to find kindness and common ground towards others?

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What are the benefits of reading these unity quotes?

It seems we are divided from one another these days more than ever, whether it is:

  • politically
  • religiously
  • professionally

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 also see how these skills can benefit us.

Here are some inspirational unity quotes that will hopefully encourage you to practice them daily.

You will see how these thoughts apply to your relationships and all your interactions with others.

After all, the biggest benefit of reading these unity quotes is likely the new perspective you will gain about others who differ from yourself.

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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’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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12. “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

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

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

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

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16. “When spiders unite, they can tie down a lion.” – Ethiopian Proverb

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

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

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

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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

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

Unity Quotes about victory

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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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51. “Variety is the soul of pleasure.” – Aphra Behn

52. “Isn’t it amazing that we are all made in God’s image, and yet there is so much diversity among his people?” – Desmond Tutu

53. “You don’t have true freedom until you allow a diversity of opinion and a diversity of voices.” – Don Lemon

54. “Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world as we see today.” – Jintao Hu

55. “We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity life would be very boring.” – Catherine Pulsifer

56. “Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another’s uniqueness.” – Ola Joseph

57. “Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.” – Malcolm Forbes

58. “I feel my heartbreak to see a nation ripped apart by its own greatest strength–it’s diversity.” – Melissa Etheridge

59. “I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap.” – Ani DiFranco

60. “The wise man belongs to all countries, for the home of a great soul is the whole world.” – Democritus

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61. “Diversity creates dimension in the world.” – Elizabeth Ann Lawless

62. “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

63. “I can tell you, without diversity, creativity remains stagnant.” – Edward Enningful

64. “We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.” – Maya Angelou

65. “If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.” – John F. Kennedy

66. “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.” – Stephen R. Covey

67. “Diversity is about all of us, and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together.” – Jacqueline Woodson

68. “Human diversity makes tolerance more than a virtue; it makes it a requirement for survival.” – Rene Dubos

69. “It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse races.” – Mark Twain

70. “There are no nations! There is only humanity. And if we don’t come to understand that right soon, there will be no nations, because there will be no humanity.” – Isaac Asimov

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71. “I believe in the essential unity of all that lives. Therefore, I believe that if one person gains spiritually, the whole world gains, and that if one person falls, the whole world falls to that extent.” – Mahatma Gandhi

72. “Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.” – John F. Kennedy

73. “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” – Maya Angelou
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74. “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.” – John Donne

75. “United we stand, divided we fall.” – Aesop

76. “Unity in diversity is the highest possible attainment of a civilization, 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

77. “Our cultural strength has always been derived from our diversity of understanding and experience.” – Yo-Yo Ma

78. “Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.” – Thomas Jefferson

79. “Peace requires everyone to be in the circle – wholeness, inclusion.” – Isabel Allende

80. “It just seems clear to me that as long as we are all here, it’s pretty clear that the struggle is to share the planet, rather than divide it.” – Alice Walker

Diversity and unity quotes

81. “We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.” – Anne Frank

82. “The unity in diversity of the United States is one of the country’s greatest strengths.” –
Ban Ki-moon

83. “We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.” – Jimmy Carter

84. “The unity of freedom has never relied on uniformity of opinion.” – John F. Kennedy

85. “Honest difference of views and honest debate are not disunity. They are the vital process of policy among free men.” – Herbert Hoover

86. “Our true nationality is mankind.” – H. G. Wells

87. “There is only one man in the world and his name is All Men. There is only one woman in the world and her name is All Women. There is only one child in the world and the child’s name is All Children.” – Carl Sandburg

88. “There can be hope only for a society that acts as one big family, not as many separate ones.” – Anwar Sadat

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89. “We are so bound together that no man can labor for himself alone. Each blow he strikes in his own behalf helps to mold the universe.” – Jerome K. Jerome

90. “Uniformity is not nature’s way; diversity is nature’s way.” – Vandana Shiva

More unity quotes and sayings

91. “One love, one heart. Let’s get together and feel all right.” – Bob Marley

92. “All for one and one for all.” – Alexandre Dumas

93. “You are never alone. You are eternally connected with everyone.” – Amit Ray

94. “They both listened silently to the water, which to them was not just water, but the voice of life, the voice of Being, the voice of perpetual Becoming.” – Hermann Hesse

95. “The Destiny of Man is to unite, not to divide. If you keep on dividing you end up as a collection of monkeys throwing nuts at each other out of separate trees.” – T.H. White

96. ‘Pit race against race, religion against religion, prejudice against prejudice. Divide and conquer! We must not let that happen here.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

97. “The true miracle lies in our eagerness to allow, appreciate, and honor the uniqueness, and freedom of each sentient being to sing the song of their heart.” – Amit Ray

98. “If everyone helps to hold up the sky, then one person does not become tired.” – Askhari Johnson Hodari

99. “Each person you meet is an aspect of yourself, clamoring for love.” – Eric Micha’el Leventhal

100. “Together, we form a necessary paradox; not a senseless contradiction.” – Criss Jami

Diversity and Unity quotes from authors & poets

101. “I think… if it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts.” – Leo Tolstoy

102. “There are not more than five musical notes, yet the combinations of these five give rise to more melodies than can ever be heard. There are not more than five primary colours, yet in combination they produce more hues than can ever been seen. There are not more than five cardinal tastes, yet combinations of them yield more flavours than can ever be tasted.” – Sun Tzu

103. “It is never too late to give up your prejudices.” – Henry David Thoreau

104. “I can imagine nothing more terrifying than an Eternity filled with men who were all the same. The only thing which has made life bearable…has been the diversity of creatures on the surface of the globe.” – T.H. White

105. “Keep your language. Love its sounds, its modulation, its rhythm. But try to march together with men of different languages, remote from your own, who wish like you for a more just and human world.” – Helder Camara

106. “Embrace diversity.

Unite—

Or be divided,

robbed,

ruled,

killed

By those who see you as prey.

Embrace diversity

Or be destroyed.” – Octavia Butler

107. “Diversity and independence are important because the best collective decisions are the product of disagreement and contest, not consensus or compromise.” – James Surowiecki

108. “Hating skin color is contempt for God’s divine creative imagination. Honoring it is appreciation for conscious, beautiful-love-inspired diversity.” – T.F. Hodge

109. “The American identity has never been a singular one and the voices of poets invariably sing, in addition to their own, the voices of those around them.” – Aberjhani

110. “Build bridges, not walls.” – Suzy Kassem

Diversity quotes to bring us together

111. “We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community – and this nation.” – Cesar Chavez

112. “The new republic should be based on diversity, respect, and equal rights for all.” – Evo Morales

113. “Our cultural diversity has most certainly shaped our national character.” – Julie Bishop

114. “I hope that we always have diversity, that we have equality and representation every step of the way.” – Marsai Martin

115. “A democracy thrives on diversity.” – Sam Brownback

116. “In order to have a meaningful impact, companies should value diversity and inclusion from Day One.” – Christine Tsai

117. “I’m a fierce advocate for diversity. Always have been, always will be.” – Roland Martin

118. “Diversity is critical to innovation.” – Julie Sweet

119. “I think there are many things that we can do today to make it a better work environment that is more supportive and encouraging of diversity.” – Aileen Lee

120. “There’s a pure and simple business case for diversity: Companies that are more diverse are more successful.” – Mindy Grossman

Diversity and unity quotes that ignite positive change

121. “Diversity and inclusion, which are the real grounds for creativity, must remain at the center of what we do.” – Marco Bizzarri

122. “The path to diversity begins with supporting, mentoring, and sponsoring diverse women and men to become leaders and entrepreneurs.” – Denise Morrison

123. “We need to resist the tyranny of low expectations. We need to open our eyes to the inequality that remains. We won’t unlock the full potential of the workplace until we see how far from equality we really are.” Sheryl Sandberg

124. “It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” – Audre Lorde

125. “Inclusion and fairness in the workplace… is not simply the right thing to do; it’s the smart thing to do.” – Alexis Herman

126. “The greater the diversity, the greater the perfection.” – Thomas Berry

127. “A diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone.” – Sundar Pichai

128. “In the end, as any successful teacher will tell you, you can only teach the things that you are. If we practice racism then it is racism we teach.” – Max Lerner

129. “We have a very diverse environment and a very inclusive culture, and those characteristics got us through the tough times. Diversity generated a better strategy, better risk management, better debates, and better outcomes.” – Alan Joyce

130. “A lot of different flowers make a bouquet.” – Islamic Proverb

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131. “As we get deeper, we move closer and closer to other people; we feel closer to life as a whole.” ― Eknath Easwaran

132. “If you walk down the street and see someone in a box, you have a choice. That person is either the other and you’re fearful of them, or that person is an extension of your family.” ― Susan Sarandon

133. “The oneness of human beings is the basic ethical thread that holds us together.” ― Muhammad Yunus

134. “Harmony exists no less in difference than in likeness, if only the same key-note govern both parts.” ― Margaret Fuller

135. “All your strength is your union. All your danger is in discord. Therefore be at peace henceforward, And as brothers live together.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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136. “We can have unity in diversity and diversity in unity. We don’t have to be like one another to enjoy sisterhood.” ― Barbara W. Winder

137. “The ecological principle of unity in diversity grades into a richly mediated social principle; hence my use of the term social ecology.” ― Murray Bookchin

138. “There will be peace on earth when there is peace among the world religions.” ― Hans Kung

139. “In the dark, equality for all of mankind couldn’t seem brighter.” ― Robert M. Hensel

140. “As man draws nearer to the stars, why should he not also draw nearer to his neighbor?” ― Lyndon B. Johnson

Unity in Diversity Quotes To Give You Peace

141. “Peace is not unity in similarity but unity in diversity, in the comparison and conciliation of differences.” — Mikhail Gorbachev

142. “We can never work alone to bring great multiplication. It has to happen through unity & diversity.” — Loren Cunningham

143. “Unfortunately, nature seems unaware of our intellectual need for convenience and unity, and very often takes delight in complication and diversity.” — Santiago Ramon y Cajal

144. “Diversity of experience leads to diversity of thought and diversity of action.” — Bobby Umar

145. “Indeed, the unity is realized only in the diversity; while the diversity is grounded only in the unity.” — Paul C. McGlasson

146. “The peace I am thinking of is the dance of an open mind when it engages another equally open one.” — Toni Morrison

147. “The greatest experience you’ll ever had is diversity.” — Bobby Umar

148. “We attain unity only through variety. Differences must be integrated, not annihilated, not absorbed.” — Mary Parker Follett

149. “Diversity in counsel, unity in command. — Cyrus the Great

150. “We can never work alone to bring great multiplication. It has to happen through unity & diversity.” — Loren Cunningham

Diversity-Unity Quotes To Encourage Togetherness Everyday 

151. “There is no life so long as we are divided, life united is life brought to life.”

Abhijit Naskar

152. “Unity is a kind of engine for the everyman.” — Tim Sweeney

153. “In order to have a winner, the team must have a feeling of unity – every player must put the team first ahead of personal glory.” — Paul Bryant

154. “The reason why the world lacks unity, and lies broken and in heaps, is, because man is disunited with himself.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson 

155. “We are already one. But we imagine we are not. And what we have to recover is our original unity. What we have to be is what we are.” —  Thomas Merton

156. “When you have unity, I think it squares the reach or power of the work.” — Joel Sternfeld

157. “Unity is an incredible power of insight that builds the surety of internal and external progression and stability.” —  Ehsan Sehgal

158. “Find the good. Seek the Unity. Ignore the divisions among us.” — Aristotle

159. “Togetherness enhances humanity, separateness cripples humanity.” ― Abhijit Naska

160. “Diversity doesn’t weaken us — it binds us together.” — Romina Russell

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161. “We are increasingly recognising and accepting, respecting and celebrating, our cultural diversity.” — Julie Bishop

162. “Civilization will reach maturity only when it learns to value diversity of character and of ideas.” — Arthur C. Clarke

163. “We must face life as it is and understand that diversity is its most essential feature.” — Mary Parker Follett

164. “The diversity in the human family should be the cause of love and harmony, as it is in music where many different notes blend together in the making of a perfect chord.” — Abdu’l-Bahá

165. “Of course, trade agreements can be beneficial, but of course they need to avoid infringing on certain areas and respect diversity.” — Christine Lagarde

166. “Diversity is a great force towards creativity.” — Michael Eisner

167. “Real cultural diversity results from the interchange of ideas, products, and influences, not from the insular development of a single national style.” — Tyler Cowen

168. “Diversity may be the hardest thing for a society to live with, and perhaps the most dangerous thing for a society to be without.” — William Sloane Coffin

169. “Justice may be blind, but we all know that diversity in the courts, as in all aspects of society, sharpens our vision and makes us a stronger nation.” — William J. Clinton

170. “Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common… Celebrate it every day.” — Winston Churchill

Diversity Unity Quotes To Live With Our Differences in Peace

171. “Infinite diversity in infinite combinations…symbolizing the elements that create truth and beauty.” — Commander Spock

172. “True community is based on upon equality, mutuality, and reciprocity. It affirms the richness of individual diversity as well as the common human ties that bind us together.” — Pauli Murray

173. “I have a self-made quote: Celebrate diversity, practice acceptance and may we all choose peaceful options to conflict.” — Donzella Michele Malone

174. “When we enlarge our view of the world, we deepen our understanding of our own lives.” — Yo-Yo Ma

175. “In each human heart are a tiger, a pig, an ass and a nightingale. Diversity of character is due to their unequal activity.” — Ambrose Bierce

176. “Creating and managing a diverse workforce is a process, not a destination.” — R. Roosevelt Thomas

177. “We have the chance to build this new energy economy in ways that reflect our deepest values of inclusion, diversity, and equal opportunity for everyone.” — Van Jones

178. “As long as the differences and diversities of mankind exist, democracy must allow for compromise, for accommodation, and for the recognition of differences.” — Eugene McCarthy

179. “Diversity of opinion within the framework of loyalty to our free society is not only basic to a university but to the entire nation.” — James Bryant Conant

180. “There never were in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity.” — Michel de Montaigne

Did these unity quotes inspire you?

Perhaps the most important thing to realize about unity is that it doesn’t matter that we don’t share the same opinions or beliefs, but that something ultimately unites us in our goals.

Even if we come from different backgrounds and belief 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, unity creates power.

Let’s unite as couples, families, neighborhoods, or 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.

Tell us your thoughts in the comment section below.

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Lead Contributor
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  1. 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

  2. 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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