Quotes for
the Journey:

Cooperation

   
  
There are no problems we
cannot solve together, and very
few we can solve by ourselves.

Lyndon B. Johnson

   

Cooperation is an intelligent functioning of the concept of laissez-faire--a thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there.     -Virginia Burden Tower

   
Life is not a game of Solitaire; people depend on one another.  When one does well, others are lifted. When one stumbles, others also are impacted.  There are no one-person teams—either by definition or natural law.  Success is a cooperative effort; it’s dependent upon those who stand beside you.     -Jon M. Huntsman Sr., Essential Lessons on Leadership
   
The small, brave act of cooperating with another person, of choosing trust over cynicism, generosity over selfishness, makes the brain light up with quiet joy.     -unattributed
    
If you want to be incrementally better:  Be competitive.  If you want to be exponentially better:  Be cooperative.     -unattributed
  
No employer today is independent of those about him or her. That person cannot succeed alone, no matter how great his or her ability or capital.  Business today is more than ever a question of cooperation.     -Orison Swett Marden
  
What we need to do is learn to work in the system, by which I mean that everybody, every team, every platform, every division, every component is there not for competitive profit or recognition, but for contribution to the system as a whole on a win-win basis.     -W. Edwards Deming

    
Who among us is willing to pay the real cost of a right and beautiful world?  The real cost is unselfishness; real caring; true cooperation and self-sacrifice--in short, less ego.     -unattributed
  
Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.     -Franklin D. Roosevelt
   

   
Competing against each other leaves little space for reciprocity and the growth of social capital.  Running against another in a race may benefit our speed, but jointly organizing the sports day produces cooperation and trust.  There are many situations where cooperation and reciprocity are more effective than competition.  Civic virtues come from building on what we have in common rather than by using our differences to create in-groups, out-groups and fear-driven competition.     -Eva Cox
  
Every step by which an individual substitutes concerted action for isolated action results in an immediate and recognizable improvement in his or her conditions.  The advantages derived from peaceful cooperation and division of labor are universal.     -Ludwig von Mises
  
The only thing that will redeem humankind is cooperation.      -Bertrand Russell
  
Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.  I may be given credit for having blazed the trail, but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is due to others rather than to myself.     -Alexander Graham Bell
  
Every kind of peaceful cooperation among people is primarily based on mutual trust and only secondarily on institutions such as courts of justice and police.     -Albert Einstein
  
I have been told that one of the reasons the astronomers of the world cooperate is the fact that there is no one nation from which the entire sphere of the sky can be seen.  Perhaps there is in that fact a parable for national statesmen, whose political horizons are all too often limited by national horizons.     -Adlai Stevenson
  
Alone we can do so little.  Together we can do so much.     -Helen Keller
  

  
No one can whistle a symphony.  It takes a whole orchestra to play it.     -H.E. Luccock
  
Leadership is based on inspiration, not domination; on cooperation, not intimidation.     -William Arthur Ward
  
Willingness to compromise with others’ ways of living and cooperation in common tasks, these make living happy and fruitful.     -Sri Sathya Sai Baba
  
Getting along with others is the essence of getting ahead, success being linked with cooperation.     -William Feather
  
If you come at me with your fists doubled, I think I can promise you that mine will double as fast as yours; but if you come to me and say, "Let us sit down and take counsel together, and if we differ from each other, understand why it is that we differ, just what the points at issue are," we will presently find that we are not so far apart after all, that the points on which we agree are many, and that if we only have the patience and the candor and the desire to get together, we will get together.     -Woodrow Wilson
  
Society is joint action and cooperation in which each participant sees the other partner’s success as a means for the attainment of his own.     -Ludwig von Mises
  
  
The issues that confront us may seem so huge, so complicated, so difficult to deal with that it's hard to believe that anything we can do will have a meaningful impact.  But there are a lot of us in the world.  A lot of people doing a lot of little things could have a huge impact.  And by doing something, we are also demonstrating that lots of people really do care.     -Michael Norton, 365 Ways to Change the World
  
A hundred thousand people, coming one after another, cannot move a Ton weight; but the united strength of fifty would transport it with ease.     -George Washington
  
Most great learning happens in groups.  Collaboration is the stuff of growth.     -Ken Robinson
  
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.     -Charles Darwin
  
Coming together is a beginning.  Keeping together is progress.  Working together is success.     -Henry Ford
  
Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.  The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives.  It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.     -Andrew Carnegie
  
I love to hear a choir.  I love the humanity…to see the faces of real people devoting themselves to a piece of music.  I like the teamwork.  It makes me feel optimistic about the human race when I see them cooperating like that.     -Paul McCartney
  
Willingness to compromise with others’ ways of living and cooperation in common tasks--these make living happy and fruitful.     -Sri Sathya Sai Baba
  

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