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If we don't all prosper together, then nothing will have been achieved.
- Eels, Stone Houses and National Heritage

There is no competition among lighthouses. (Entre faros no hay competitores.)
- Popular expression

I don't shine if you don't shine.
- The Killers, Read My Mind

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
- African Proverb

In obscurity or fame we're all playing in this game.
- Ziggy Marley, Dragonfly

Many hands make light work.
- Popular saying

Q: How many people does it take to make a reality?
A: One. But two is always better.
- Philip K. Dick

The more the merrier.
- Proverb, Bartleby's New dictionary of cultural literacy

The noblest art is that of making others happy.
- P.T. Barnum

Let us be lavish with praise. Nothing belongs to us.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

What kind of a world do you want for everybody?
- Michael Ventura, Letters at 3AM

We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.
- Benjamin Franklin

If I refused to learn from people unless I agreed with everything they had ever said and done, I would never learn from anyone.
- Rob Brezsny, Pronoia

The unattended farm stand, with its honor box to deposit payment for your fruit and vegetable purchases, is a site for local asynchronous interaction. Buyer and seller come to the same place, but they do not have to be there at the same time. In contexts where it would be unwise to rely so completely upon trust, vending machines serve the same purpose.
- William J. Mitchell, Placing Words

We strangers know each other now, part of the whole design.
- Suzanne Vega

Are we singing off the same hymn sheet?
- Conversation

I love it when a plan comes together.
- A-Team

I said why don't we get together and call ourselves an institute?
- Paul Simon

We don't have anything planned, so nothing can go wrong.
- Spike Milligan

We humans, for whom the planet has indeed become a global village, are required to create a new civilization that is worthy of our dignity as royal persons and our responsibility as divine co-creators. If we do not create a global civilization where peace and justice reign and where the spirit of delight and celebration can be made to happen, then we have no one to blame but ourselves.
- Matthew Fox

All for one, and one for all.
- Alexandre Dumas

I'm not a joiner.
- Conversation with a new Flickr member on joining her first group.

I sent the club a wire stating, 'Please accept my resignation. I don't care to belong to any club that will have me as a member.'
- Groucho Marx

One of the benefits of continuity is that the process of communication and organization is simplified. What works works, what does not work changes.
- Conversation

Pioneers get scalped.
- Conversation

Can you meet me half way?
- Conversation

If you appeal to the individual part of the psyche for a collective purpose, you're on dangerous ground.
- Michael Ventura, Letters at 3AM

What binds us makes us strong.
- Wellington Lions Rugby

I always figured I wanted a smaller piece of a bigger pie.
- Paul Orfalea, Copy This

Everyone wants a piece of the pie, but they're not waiting for the pie to come out of the oven.
- Tour operator, Venezuela

When you visit a community, walk in, don't fly.
- Papua New Guinea Proverb

A young man walking on a long stretch of beach encountered a young girl who was retrieving starfish and throwing them back out into the sea. The young man inquired why the girl was throwing the starfish back out to sea. There must be thousands of them and there are miles of beach in this area. What possible difference would it make? The girl paused thoughtfully as she prepared to throw another starfish and replied, 'It will make a difference to this one.'
- Popular story

Look at 2006 through a different lens and you'll see another story, one that isn't about conflict or great men. It's a story about community and collaboration on a scale never seen before. It's about the cosmic compendium of knowledge Wikipedia and the million-channel people's network YouTube and the online metropolis MySpace. It's about the many wresting power from the few and helping one another for nothing and how that will not only change the world, but also change the way the world changes.
- Time Magazine


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