Top 60 Common Ground Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Common Ground Quotes from famous people such as James Acaster, Cory Booker, Sam Esmail, Tan Cheng Bock, Steve Carell, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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I thought all good art is you doing exactly what you want to see. I didn’t realise that’s not even what I really like about art. Bands I liked weren’t doing just what they want to do: they were finding their common ground with them and me.
James Acaster
Patriotism is love of country. But you can’t love your country without loving your countrymen and countrywomen. We don’t always have to agree, but we must empower each other, we must find the common ground, we must build bridges across our differences to pursue the common good.
Cory Booker
I love when a protagonist and antagonist can find common ground.
Sam Esmail
The president actually is there to complement the government in power. If they have done something that is not proper, it is the duty of the president to… discuss and to come to some common ground.
Tan Cheng Bock
I think in most relationships that have problems, there’s fault on both sides. And in order for it to work, there has to be some common ground that’s shared. And it’s not just one person making amends.
Steve Carell
Whether you’re an opera singer, a legislator or customer service operator, there is a way that we can find common ground with our audience – be they young or old, Democrats or Republicans, rich or poor, religious or secular.
Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick
Finding common ground means reaching out with respect and aloha – despite the issues that divide us, despite the hurt, despite the fear – and recognize what unites us as human beings.
Tulsi Gabbard
I’m an off-the-charts introvert. To me, being around groups of strangers is exhausting. I’ve had to sort of train myself to think about two tactics: finding common ground and invoking humor.
Sam Yagan
You need people that are willing to talk to the other side, or you’re never going to get anything done. You need to be willing to expand your ground. There’s always usually a place on issues where you can find common ground.
Amy Klobuchar
As with all the other rappers I’ve worked with, Biggie and I shared common ground. Even though Biggie grew up in Brooklyn and I grew up in Chicago, we came from the same ‘hood.
R. Kelly
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.
John McLaughlin
Keeping our children safe is not only an area where both political parties can find common ground, but as lawmakers, it is our moral obligation.
Mark Meadows
It’s very common business for players and management to go back and forth and try to find common ground.
Greg Olsen
A leader’s job is to find common ground.
Andrew Scheer
The best thing for the American public is that we do our job. That Washington changes. That the Senate and the House get together and fix their differences and find common ground.
Kevin McCarthy
In a politically diverse nation, only by finding that common ground can we achieve results for the common good.
Olympia Snowe
The sophisticates of Java, the traders of Sumatra, the peasants from the outer islands found no common ground. During siesta time from one to five, the Islamic group met separately, the Nationalist group met separately, the Federalist and Unitarians met separately.
To be able to influence someone or to be able to have a group of guys come together to have a successful team and to be together all the time every day for, you know, a year and longer together, you have to have a – find a common ground. And that common ground for us is football.
Tim Tebow
The big legislative updates that we need to compete in the 21st century and to raise living standards have been blocked by a reluctance to seek common ground.
John Delaney
Good policy usually comes from working across the aisle, and I believe tax reform needs to be tackled with Democrats and Republicans finding common ground.
Jacky Rosen
If we work to find common ground rather than fighting from entrenched, simplistic, ideological corners, we can have the safety we need and the justice we deserve.
Eric Adams
I do have friends that are Republicans, and we have very spirited conversations on a whole range of issues. I am often baffled by why they are Republicans, but I enjoy the dialogue and can move beyond politics to find common ground in my personal relationships.
Barbra Streisand
In standup, you look for a common ground that people have.
John Pinette
Real estate sales was perfect training for the experience to go into public life because you learn to accept rejection, learn to meet new people, learn to work with people and find common ground. That’s the way you sell houses… that’s also the way you win over constituency.
Johnny Isakson
In politics, all candidates and volunteers are ambassadors to voters who expect better than parroting the politics of personal destruction. Being able to find common ground at the higher ground is what separates the stateswoman from the stuntwoman.
Christine Pelosi
There is common ground we can look towards and hopefully make this country better for all of us. That is what Joe for America means. I want more jobs. I want veterans to have better benefits and not have them taken away. I want people to succeed in this country and have the tools to do so.
Joe Wurzelbacher
We live in a country that used to have a can-do attitude, and now we have a ‘what-can-you-do-for-me?’ attitude, and what I try to do is find ways that we can develop common ground.
Ben Carson
If you look at the whole New Rave movement, the big common ground is definitely the fun element. It’s more outward-looking music than introspective.
James Righton
Rather than highlighting music’s differences, Kids & Explosions’ Josh Raskin mixes songs together based on their surprising common ground, making them blend rhythmically and melodically.
Anthony Fantano
Apl, my bandmate, is from the Philippines. He came to America in 1989, and the first person he met was And then, I met them when we were 17. Our common ground was music.
As a U.S. Senator, I’ve tried my best to practice politics the way I think it’s supposed to be practiced – always looking for common ground and truly enjoying the people I meet along the way.
Amy Klobuchar
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Let’s just do what is right for the American people. And those of us who are involved in politics and government know that our responsibility is to the American people, that we have a responsibility to find our common ground, to seek it and to find it.
Nancy Pelosi
I believed we could expand support for Planned Parenthood – and ultimately for abortion access – by finding common ground with the large majority of Americans who can unite behind the goal of improving the health and well-being of women and children.
Leana S. Wen
Passionately defending one’s principles is crucial. Representing your district is fundamental. But refusing to entertain the common ground – with no other cost but giving the other guy a political ‘win’ – is a disservice.
Mike Quigley
We live in the greatest country in the world, but the tone and destructive rhetoric across the ideological spectrum is tearing our country apart and we must return to a society that works towards finding common ground on issues where we disagree.
Mike Braun
I do think we need to find common ground on some of these major issues facing our nation.
Gretchen Carlson
There are many domestic issues that give us a lot of common ground to work on. Health, education and immigration are among the areas where we share mutual goals and aspirations. There are also many values that we share as a communities.
Bob Menendez
There’s a tendency in politics to attribute bad motivation much too quickly, and the sooner you attribute bad motivation to someone you disagree with, the harder it is to find some common ground to make some progress that would give people confidence that you got it more right than wrong.
Peter Welch
The truth is Floridians and Montanans have more in common than you might think. Both are fed up with partisan gridlock in D.C., and look to their state leaders to find common ground, pursue compromise, and move forward solutions that improve the health of their economy, their communities and their residents.
Steve Bullock
Food is our common ground, a universal experience.
James Beard
You don’t see people that are willing to say ‘You know what, you might be different politically, but let’s find some common ground, let’s find ways that we’re actually similar.’ We just assume immediately that we have nothing in common, what can even talk to that person about.
Abby Huntsman
I do see music as complete refuge. It’s a universal home, complete common ground between everyone; it comes from a place that has no nation and no boundaries around it.
Abigail Washburn
No matter what message you are about to deliver somewhere, whether it is holding out a hand of friendship, or making clear that you disapprove of something, is the fact that the person sitting across the table is a human being, so the goal is to always establish common ground.
Madeleine Albright
Let’s clean up the Senate and return to politics of common ground.
Mark Pryor
Hawks and doves have long found common ground opposing the spread of nuclear weapons to non-nuclear states.
Michael Shellenberger
Between major countries, there certainly always are some common ground and points of tension.
Vladimir Putin
I suppose ‘Gladiator’ could be a Western – if you were writing your review in Athens, that is! To be honest, we didn’t really think that way at the time. But there is common ground. And they both have horses – I liked that, obviously.
Russell Crowe
Let’s listen to the people and find common ground to remove barriers to job creation.
Peter Roskam
I have tried to treat people on the other side civilly and look for common ground.
Amy Klobuchar
When I create a character, I do it with the directors, and I take their notes and try to have my notes meet in a common ground. I don’t create characters myself, and I don’t really think that’s my job. I’m not a prep person at all – plus, I’m just a lazy procrastinator.
Keir Gilchrist
If we want to preserve the foundation of our democracy, it’s vital that we find common ground that allows us to work for the greater good of this nation. This does not mean giving up our values. This does not mean swallowing a bitter compromise.
Tulsi Gabbard
If you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you have differences, you can find common ground on a way forward.
Kevin Faulconer
I wanted to show those characters discovering it is possible to find common ground, as they make their way through a plotline that I hope is engrossing enough to keep the reader a willing participant.
Joan D. Vinge
I am totally down with disagreement. I don’t like Haterade, but disagreement is wonderful. When someone disagrees, we try to reach common ground. That’s good.
Roxane Gay
When you have a cop approaching your car with his hand on his gun, I know it may be protocol, but us being the people we are, you automatically feel as if you’re a criminal. So where’s the respect then? You probably won’t respond the correct way. So how do we find a common ground then?
DeMarcus Cousins
Obama was the first president whose biography makes sense to me. He can walk into a room anywhere and find common ground with any person.
Claire Messud
Writers find common ground not through the homelands they once inhabited but the thematic questions with which they grapple.
Eileen Pollack
Americans want Washington to put aside political differences, find common ground, and start producing real economic solutions for the middle class.
Raja Krishnamoorthi
The emotions that sustain religious belief are all, in fact, deeply ordinary and deeply recognisable to anybody who has ever made their way across the common ground of human experience as an adult.
Francis Spufford
We need to seek wise leaders who will seek common ground among Americans instead of dividing us further for political gain. As citizens, we must embrace those who embrace ideas, thoughtfulness, civility and kindness to others no matter what their political beliefs.
James McGreevey