Quotes and Sayings about Solidarity



"Initially, the horrific images of September 11th triggered an enormous wave of solidarity."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Solidarity)

"True solidarity is only possible among the solitary."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Solidarity)

"There is a movement in club football, which I don't necessarily consider a prime example of solidarity, because it leads us to conclude the rich are getting richer and they are using everything in the market to create an exodus from Africa."
- Sepp Blatter
(Related: Example, Football, Solidarity)

"When they favor the access of other people to education and health care, the countries of the North not only demonstrate generosity or solidarity, but also implement the principles of respecting and promoting human rights."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Education, Health, People, Care, Countries, Rights, Generosity, Human rights, Principles, Solidarity)

"In short, we have, among African countries, a duty of solidarity."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: African, Countries, Duty, Solidarity)

"I'm ambitious but I'm not particularly competitive. I'll try to get roles, as I think it's healthy to go for things, but... I think there's too much competition between women already. It's important to have female solidarity and support each other and other actresses."
- Rose Byrne
(Related: Women, Competition, Solidarity, Support)

"I hope lots of people will join the solidarity march on May 7th and I hope things will change."
- Anne Campbell
(Related: Change, People, Hope, March, May, Solidarity, Will)

"The working class owes all honor and respect to the first men who planted the standard of labor solidarity on the hostile frontier of unorganized industry."
- Ralph Chaplin
(Related: Men, Class, First, Honor, Labor, Respect, Solidarity)

"The highest political buzz word is not liberty, equality, fraternity or solidarity; it is service."
- Arthur Hugh Clough
(Related: Equality, Liberty, Service, Solidarity, Word)

"For me, socialism has always been about liberty and solidarity, but also about responsibility."
- Jacques Delors
(Related: Liberty, Responsibility, Socialism, Solidarity)

"I think now, we in the international community are belatedly wanting to show our solidarity with the Somali peoples and also do our best to help them move to better times."
- Jan Egeland
(Related: Community, Help, Now, Solidarity)

"In fact, it seems to me that making strategic alliances across national borders in order to treat HIV among the world's poor is one of the last great hopes of solidarity across a widening divide."
- Paul Farmer
(Related: Fact, Order, Poor, Solidarity, World)

"This celebration here tells me that this work is not hopeless. I thank you for this teaching with all my heart and lift my glass to human solidarity, to the ultimate victory of knowledge, peace, good-will and understanding."
- Albert Szent Gyorgyi
(Related: Work, Peace, Heart, Knowledge, Victory, Solidarity, Teaching, Understanding)

"Liberation is an ever shifting horizon, a total ideology that can never fulfill its promises. It has the therapeutic quality of providing emotionally charged rituals of solidarity in hatred - it is the amphetamine of its believers."
- Arianna Huffington
(Related: Quality, Hatred, Ideology, Promises, Rituals, Solidarity)

"In fact, effective solidarity with the poor, both individual persons and entire nations, is indispensable for the construction of peace."
- Claudio Hummes
(Related: Peace, Fact, Nations, Poor, Solidarity)

"The faith must express itself in charity and in solidarity, which is the civil form of charity."
- Claudio Hummes
(Related: Faith, Charity, Solidarity)

"A servant church must have as its priority solidarity with the poor."
- Claudio Hummes
(Related: Church, Poor, Solidarity)

"Eroding solidarity paradoxically makes a society more susceptible to the construction of substitute collectives and fascisms of all kinds."
- Elfriede Jelinek
(Related: Society, Solidarity)

"I think isolation is one of the greatest problems, an ever-growing obstacle to political solidarity."
- Elfriede Jelinek
(Related: Isolation, Problems, Solidarity)

"Solidarity was the movement that turned the direction of history, I think."
- Jeane Kirkpatrick
(Related: History, Direction, Solidarity)

"The main concept is that of an international solidarity expressed in practice through worldwide division of labor: free trade is the principal point in the program of internationalism."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Practice, Solidarity, Trade)

"Within each such social group, a feeling of solidarity prevails, a compelling need to work together and a joy in doing so that represent a high moral value."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Work, Feeling, Joy, Solidarity, Value)

"Concord, solidarity, and mutual help are the most important means of enabling animal species to survive."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Help, Solidarity)

"Class struggle: external peace, international solidarity, peace among peoples. This is the sacred slogan of international socialist democracy that liberates nations."
- Karl Liebknecht
(Related: Peace, Class, Democracy, Nations, Solidarity)

"One of the main points about travelling is to develop in us a feeling of solidarity, of that oneness without which no better world is possible."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Feeling, Oneness, Solidarity, World)

"Hitler bombed London into submission but in fact it created a sense of national solidarity."
- Tom Paulin
(Related: Fact, London, Sense, Solidarity)

"Solidarity was the best thing which happened in the 20th century."
- Mikhail Saakashvili
(Related: Solidarity)

"The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: Ethics, Evolution, First, Sense, Solidarity)

"You don't fight racism with racism, the best way to fight racism is with solidarity."
- Bobby Seale
(Related: Fight, Racism, Solidarity)

"I think the Swedish Academy wished to manifest its solidarity with the living spirit of Greece today."
- Giorgos Seferis
(Related: Greece, Living, Solidarity, Spirit, Today)

"To contrast national solidarity and international cooperation as two opposites seems foolish to me."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: Contrast, Cooperation, Opposites, Solidarity)

"Here we encounter two conflicting concepts with which we must come to grips in our time: the idea of national solidarity and the idea of international cooperation."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: Idea, Cooperation, Solidarity)

"The sole and basic source of our strength is the solidarity of workers, peasants and the intelligentsia, the solidarity of the nation, the solidarity of people who seek to live in dignity, truth, and in harmony with their conscience."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: Truth, People, Strength, Conscience, Dignity, Harmony, Nation, Solidarity, Workers)

"Lying at the root of the social agreements of 1980 are the courage, sense of responsibility, and the solidarity of the working people. Both sides have then recognized that an accord must be reached if bloodshed is to be prevented."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: People, Courage, Lying, Responsibility, Sense, Solidarity)

"I realize that the strivings of the Polish people gave rise, and still do so, to the feelings of understanding and solidarity all over the world."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: People, Feelings, Solidarity, Understanding, World)

"Why is it that right-wing bastards always stand shoulder to shoulder in solidarity, while liberals fall out among themselves?"
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko
(Related: Liberals, Right, Solidarity)