Unity, Not Conformity

Olympics Motto 2021

Unity is far superior to conformity. Conformity suppresses individual traits and strengths. Unity embraces them, and in so doing helps all of us to go higher, run faster, and be stronger — together.

In the spirit of the Olympics…

“Though one may be overpowered, two can resist. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” ~Ecclesiastes 4:12

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

“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.”
~Rumi

“Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly now, love mercy now, walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.” ~The Talmud

“Speak to me: I will spend my lifetime trying to understand you.”
~Kamand Kojouri

“If the entire world sought to make itself worthy of happiness rather than make itself happy, then the entire world would be happy.” ~Criss Jami

      “I didn’t just hear music. It seemed as if I were part of the music.”      ~from 90 Minutes in Heaven (Don Piper)

             “What would the world be like if there were no ‘them,’ only us?”      ~The Wishing Map

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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15 Responses to Unity, Not Conformity

  1. Piano girl says:

    Timely, as always. I needed these reminders today.

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  2. Great! Thanky you for sharing, and have a beautiful weekend! xx Michael

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  4. If the entire world sought to make itself worthy of happiness rather than make itself happy, then the entire world would be happy.” ~Criss Jami GREAT QUOTE!

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  5. bwcarey says:

    we, , amen, nice set of quotes, lets hope we practice them more, less ego more us, amen,fine post, thanks

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  7. revruss1220 says:

    I love it. The verse from The Talmud is especially profound and challenging. Thank you.

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  8. Gr8 quotes and new Olympic motto.

    My own interpretation of an old motto is along the same lines.  E pluribus unum.  The “unum” is about unity in diversity, not conformity.

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