All of us share this world for but a brief moment in time. The question is whether we spend that time focused on what pushes us apart, or whether we commit ourselves to an effort -- a sustained effort -- to find common ground, to focus on the future we seek for our children, and to respect the dignity of all human beings.— Barack Obama
Blissful Common Ground quotations
The greatest oak was once a little nut who held her ground.
Solidarity does not assume that our struggles are the same struggles, or that our pain is the same pain, or that our hope is for the same future. Solidarity involves commitment, and work, as well as the recognition that even if we do not have the same feelings, or the same lives, or the same bodies, we do live on common ground.
Feminism - the word - can give us a handle, a rallying point, a common ground, and help us build a bridge. Why not claim the gift of the word as a place to begin?
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they dont have any.
I violate no secret when I say that one of the greatest values in Masonry is that it affords an opportunity for men of all walks of life to meet on common ground where all men are equal and have one common interest.
As believers we all have an opportunity and moral obligation to recognize our spiritual common ground; to rise above our differences; to combat prejudice and intolerance.
Love of animals is a universal impulse, a common ground on which all of us may meet. By loving and understanding animals, perhaps we humans shall come to understand each other.
The greatest results in life are usually attained by common sense and perseverance.
I find Indian music very funky. I mean it's very soulful, with their own kind of blues. But it's the only other school on the planet that develops improvisation to the high degree that you find in jazz music. So we have a lot of common ground.
We have not all had the good fortune to be ladies.
We have not all been generals, or poets, or statesmen; but when the toast works down to the babies, we stand on common ground.
Boundaries which mark off one field of science from another are purely artificial, are set up only for temporary convenience. Let chemists and physicists dig deep enough, and they reach common ground.
The most common way people give up their power is be thinking they don't have any.
We can find common ground only by moving to higher ground.
I believe there's a common ground in what all gifted writers write.
It has to do with their wish to turn darkness into light.
Our similarities bring us to a common ground;
Our differences allow us to be fascinated by each other.
Common sense is not so common.
A vice in common can be the ground of a friendship but not a virtue in common.
X and Y may be friends because they are both drunkards or womanizers but, if they are both sober and chaste, they are friends for some other reason.
It's good to find common ground with people.
When you find common ground and you see things from other people's perspective, you can have a voice in their lives, you can have an influence.
A lot of people manage to find common ground and not let disagreements or tensions build up and destroy them, and other people break up or get divorced. I don't think anything is ever going to change that situation. You simply try to find an accommodation and an understanding with another person and work from there.
I wish common sense was more common
If we reach common ground, and can understand what everybody's going through, we can really affect change. And make sure that everyone is trated equally and has the same freedom.
When you voice your disagreement, begin by talking about what you have in common with the person you are arguing with. Too often we rush to judgment, race to argue, and overlook all the common ground we share.
My entire life has been devoted to breaking down barriers, to finding common ground.
By far the most common mistake startups make is to solve problems no one has.
We need to discover a common middle ground in which all of these things, from the city to the wilderness, can somehow be encompassed in the word “home.”
Free verse seemed democratic because it offered freedom of access to writers.
And those who disdained free verse would always be open to accusations of elitism, mandarinism. Open form was like common ground on which all might graze their cattle - it was not to be closed in by usurping landlords.
Nobody can discover the world for somebody else.
Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.
If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
While their methods differ radically, artists and physicists share the desire to investigate the ways the interlocking pieces of reality fit together. This is the common ground upon which they meet.
If you're going to go for 'it' you have a common thing you share with other artists; that's desperation. You jump out a window style-wise. Try to put it together before you hit the ground.
Compassion gives us a common ground to stand on regardless of your faith background. It gives us a chance to stand shoulder-to-shoulder rather than go fist-to-fist with somebody.
Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
I can relate to anyone. I can hang out with stoners, skaters, surfers, stockbrokers, lawyers, athletes, rappers. I feel I can hang out with any group of people and find common ground to talk with them.
Things like the financial markets - a proper grounding in mathematics could help the common man. I believe that if people are more familiar with mathematical concepts... it can help deal with modern life, which is increasingly complex.
Uniform ideas originating among entire peoples unknown to each other must have a common ground of truth.
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.
When I started Ashes and Snow in 1992, I set out to explore the relationship between man and animals from the inside out. In discovering the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals, I am working towards restoring the common ground that once existed when people lived in harmony with animals.
Collaboration is when magic is made with more than one person.
It's when more than one person finds common ground on the same page. That's collaboration.
Beneath multiple specific and individual distinctions, beneath innumerable and incessant transformations, at the bottom of the circular evolution without beginning or end, there hides a law, a unique nature participated in by all beings, in which this common participation produces a ground of common harmony.
The greatest oak was once a little nut who held his ground.
Nothing is more repugnant to me than brotherly feelings grounded in the common baseness people see in one another.
If you go deep enough into any faith tradition, you find the common ground with all faith traditions.
The psyche is the inward experience of the human body, which is essentially the same in all human beings, with the same organs, the same instincts, the same impulses, the same conflicts, the same fears. Out of this common ground have come what Jung has called the archetypes, which are the common ideas of myths.
Priests and physicians should never look one another in the face.
They have no common ground, nor is there any to mediate betweenthem. When the one comes, the other goes. They could not come together without laughter, or a significant silence, for the one's profession is a satire on the other's, and either's success would be the other's failure.