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  • Paul Goodman
    Paul Goodman
    American writer, poet, criticus 1911-1972
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    When a village ceases to be a community, it becomes oppressive in its narrow conformity. So one becomes an individual and migrates to the city. There, finding others like-minded, one re-establishes a village community. Nowadays only New Yorkers are yokels.
  • Candace Camp
    Candace Camp
    American writer 1949-
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    'The Marrying Season' is the final book in the 'Legend of St. Dwynwen' series, and in each of the three books, a small village church in the Cotswolds plays a significant role.
  • Carroll Quigley
    Carroll Quigley
    American historian and theorist 1910-1977
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    A community is made up of intimate relationships among diversified types of individuals--a kinship group, a local group, a neighborhood, a village, a large family.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    American author and political activist 1941-
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    As anyone knows who has ever had to set up a military encampment or build a village from the ground up, occupations pose staggering logistical problems.
  • Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
    Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
    American lawyer, minister, educator, and humorist 1790-1870
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    During the session of the Supreme Court, in the village of -, about three weeks ago, when a number of people were collected in the principal street of the village, I observed a young man riding up and down the street, as I supposed, in a violent passion.
  • Bryce Dallas Howard
    Bryce Dallas Howard
    American actress and filmmaker 1981-
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    I did a play in New York at the public theater, a Shakespeare play, and M. Night Shyamalan, who is the writer/director of 'The Village,' came and saw me in the play and asked to go to lunch afterwards.
  • Toni Morrison
    Toni Morrison
    American novelist, essayist, editor 1931-
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    I don't think one parent can raise a child. I don't think two parents can raise a child. You really need the whole village.
  • Adolph Green
    Adolph Green
    American lyricist and playwright 1914-2002
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    I had met a young lady who wanted to be in the theater. It was Judy Holliday. She had somehow fallen down the steps of the Village Vanguard, which still exists today.
  • Julius Caesar
    Julius Caesar
    Roman emperor 101-44 BC
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    I would rather be first in a little Iberian village than second in Rome.
  • David Attenborough
    David Attenborough
    English veteran broadcaster and naturalist 1926-
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    I'm luckier than my grandfather, who didn't move more than five miles from the village in which he was born.
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    Charles Caleb Colton
    English writer 1780-1832
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    If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; if you would know, and not be known, live in a city.
  • Bunker Roy
    Bunker Roy
    Indian social activist and educator 1945-
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    In 1965, I went to what was called the worst Bihar famine in India, and I saw starvation, death, people dying of hunger, for the first time. It changed my life. I came back home, told my mother, 'I'd like to live and work in a village.' Mother went into a coma.
  • Barack Obama
    Barack Obama
    American politician 1961-
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    In Africa, you often see that the difference between a village where everybody eats and a village where people starve is government. One has a functioning government, and the other does not. Which is why it bothers me when I hear people say that government is the enemy. They don't understand its fundamental role.
    Source: Independent Magazine (March 2007)
  • Robert Peel
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    In every village there will arise a miscreant to establish the most grinding tyranny by calling himself the people.
  • Bunker Roy
    Bunker Roy
    Indian social activist and educator 1945-
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    Jeff Sachs has the Millennium Villages. He spends $2.5 million in one village. It's an absolutely ridiculous model, because I've said that if you gave me $2.5 million, I can train 100 grandmothers, solar electrify 100 villages - 10,000 houses - and save you 100,000 litres of kerosene.
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