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The best of this explanation of our group comes from the meaning of the Latin phrase. As Wikipedia explains, "The motto is derived from a sentence in Cicero's most influential philosophical work, his treatise On Duties (Latin: De Officiis). In full, Cicero writes, non nobis solum nati sumus ortusque nostri partem patria vindicat, partem amici ("Not for us alone are we born; our country, our friends, have a share in us"), Cicero, de officiis, 1:22. The sentence, as Cicero himself says, is a literal translation of a sentiment from Plato's Letter to Archytas.[1] In the context of the passage, the sentence means that "humans have been created for the sake of others of their kind, indeed, to benefit each other as much as possible".[2] Cicero associates this concept with the Stoic ideal of cosmopolitanism, according to which all men have a natural kinship with all other men and need to "contribute to the general good by an interchange of acts of kindness (officia), by giving and receiving"[3]"

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We are a group of educators, philanthropists, and believers in community service. We work for those in our local community, but believe that the human community merits our attention.

Location: Missouri      

 

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