Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies.
Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder.
—John F. Kennedy
In the past a leader was a boss. Today’s leaders must be partners with their people...they no longer can lead solely based on positional power.
If we are together nothing is impossible. If we are divided all will fail.
It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
Your corn is ripe today; mine will be so tomorrow. It is profitable for us both, that I should labor with you today, and that you should aid me tomorrow.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by
helping others to succeed.
The secret is to gang up on the problem, rather than each other.
Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress,
and working together is success.
The lightning spark of thought generated in the solitary mind awakens
its likeness in another mind.
When I was a kid, there was no collaboration; it’s you with a camera bossing your friends around. But as an adult, filmmaking is all about appreciating the talents of the people you surround yourself with and knowing you could never have made any of these films by yourself.
Friendship is essentially a partnership.
Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than
the one where they sprang up.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
Politeness is the poison of collaboration.
I never did anything alone. Whatever was accomplished in this country was accomplished collectively.
The only way that has ever been discovered to have a lot of people cooperate together voluntarily is through the free market. And that’s why it’s so essential to preserving individual freedom.
A spiritual partnership is a partnership between equals for the purpose of spiritual growth. Spiritual partners use their delightful experiences together as well as their power struggles to learn about themselves and change themselves.
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.
—George Bernard Shaw
A friendship founded on business is a good deal better than
a business founded on friendship.
—John D. Rockefeller
What I know for sure is that behind every catastrophe, there are great lessons to be learned. Among the many that we as a country need to get is that as long as we play the “us and them” game, we don’t evolve as people, as a nation, as a planet.
All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world.
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