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Mickey Mantle
“A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide.”
Mickey Mantle

Seth Godin
“A tribe is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea. For millions of years, human beings have been part of one tribe or another. A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to communicate.”
Seth Godin, Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us

C.G. Jung
“A group experience takes place on a lower level of consciousness than the experience of an individual. This is due to the fact that, when many people gather together to share one common emotion, the total psyche emerging from the group is below the level of the individual psyche. If it is a very large group, the collective psyche will be more like the psyche of an animal, which is the reason why the ethical attitude of large organizations is always doubtful. The psychology of a large crowd inevitably sinks to the level of mob psychology. If, therefore, I have a so-called collective experience as a member of a group, it takes place on a lower level of consciousness than if I had the experience by myself alone.”
C.G. Jung, The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious

Wilhelm Reich
“I want you to stop being subhuman and become 'yourself'. 'Yourself,' I say. Not the newspaper you read, not your vicious neighbor's opinion, but 'yourself.' I know, and you don't, what you really are deep down. Deep down, you are what a deer, your God, your poet, or your philosopher is. But you think you're a member of the VFW, your bowling club, or the Ku Klux Klan, and because you think so, you behave as you do. This too was told you long ago, by Heinrich Mann in Germany, by Upton Sinclair and John Dos Passos in the United States. But you recognized neither Mann nor Sinclair. You recognize only the heavyweight champion and Al Capone. If given your choice between a library and a fight, you'll undoubtedly go to the fight.”
Wilhelm Reich, Listen, Little Man!

E.B. White
“Clubs, fraternities, nations—these are the beloved barriers in the way of a workable world, these will have to surrender some of their rights and some of their ribs. A ‘fraternity’ is the antithesis of fraternity. The first (that is, the order or organization) is predicated on the idea of exclusion; the second (that is, the abstract thing) is based on a feeling of total equality. Anyone who remembers back to his fraternity days at college recalls the enthusiasts in his group, the rabid members, both young and old, who were obsessed with the mystical charm of membership in their particular order. They were usually men who were incapable of genuine brotherhood, or at least unaware of its implications. Fraternity begins when the exclusion formula is found to be distasteful. The effect of any organization of a social and brotherly nature is to strengthen rather than diminish the lines which divide people into classes; the effects of states and nations is the same, and eventually these lines will have to be softened, these powers will have to be generalized.”
E.B. White, One Man's Meat

Ray A. Davis
“The tribe often thinks the visionary has turned his back on them. When, in fact, the visionary has simply turned his face to the future.”
Ray A. Davis

“If one person decides to change, the whole group will change.”
Meir Ezra

Jonah Lehrer
“The fatal misconception behind brainstorming is that there is a particular script we should all follow in group interactions.... [W]hen the composition of the group is right—enough people with different perspectives running into one another in unpredictable ways—the group dynamic will take care of itself. All these errant discussions add up. In fact, they may even be the most essential part of the creative process. Although such conversations will occasionally be unpleasant—not everyone is always in the mood for small talk or criticism—that doesn’t mean that they can be avoided. The most creative spaces are those which hurl us together. It is the human friction that makes the sparks.”
Jonah Lehrer

Muriel Spark
“Phrases like 'the team spirit' are always employed to cut across individualism, love and personal loyalties.”
Muriel Spark, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Susan Cain
“This teacher was kind and well-intentioned, but I wonder whether students like the young safety officer would be better off if we appreciated that not everyone aspires to be a leader in the conventional sense of the word—that some people wish to fit harmoniously into the group, and others to be independent of it.”
Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Walter Van Tilburg Clark
“Nothing imaginative ever happens to five people at once, because each is up to only one-fifth of his personal intelligence and perception. A crowd is never equal to the intelligence of any one of its members.”
Walter Van Tilburg Clark, The City Of Trembling Leaves

“Unity, though concerned with the larger group, is birthed by individuals when we’re at our compassion-filled, authentic best.”
Laurie Buchanan, PhD

Napoléon Bonaparte
“The inevitable fate of large groups is to perish because of lack of unity.”
Napoléon Bonaparte, Aphorisms and Thoughts

“The natural fact that in every society exist children and adults, young and old, women and men, sick and healthy, weak and strong, as well as the socially marginalized and privileged, poor and rich, attracts the attention of sociologists and particularly lawyers only when problems appear in the social relations between these groups.”
Milovan M. Mitrović

Caspar Vega
“I find myself in social situations often where I think of a response to something someone has just said and it’s just too good not to say it. More often than not, it’s something rude or offensive or disturbing. Always funny or poignant, though. And very rarely something I actually feel.”
Caspar Vega, The Sexorcism of Amber Holloway

“All believers have been called into only one fellowship, which is that of Jesus Christ. Believers may mistakenly consider the group they associate with is one fellowship, and every other group has its own separate fellowship. The truth is, all believers belong to only one fellowship...Since all believers are in the one body of Christ, there should be no divisions in Christ.”
Henry Hon, One: Unfolding God’s Eternal Purpose from House to House

Emily M. Axelrod
“Don't do for a group what a group can do for itself.”
Emily M. Axelrod, Let's Stop Meeting Like This: Tools to Save Time and Get More Done

Peter Ackroyd
“Chaplin left the Keystone studios on a Saturday night in December after cutting his last film, without bidding farewell to any of his erstwhile colleagues; he spent Sunday in his room at the Los Angeles Athletic Club and on the following day he turned up for work at the Essanay Studios in Niles, California. Of course, everyone at Keystone knew about his imminent departure, but he could not bring himself to make a speech or shake hands. He just left. Sennett said later that 'as for Charles Spencer Chaplin, I am not at all sure that we know him'. He had never really been part of the team; he would never become a member of any group.”
Peter Ackroyd, Charlie Chaplin: A Brief Life

Eric Idle
“Once you’re in the circus you’re all in the circus, and of course it turns out that they are real people too.”
Eric Idle, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography

R.J. Palacio
“It’s kind of funny how parents actually end up forming the same little groups their kids form.”
R.J. Palacio, Wonder

Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
“Individuals make up groups and associations. When individuals are strong, associations are strong; as the twig is bent, so is the tree inclined. We do not want to be the weakest link that cuts a chain. Instead we want to be part of the strength in numbers.”
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty 'n' Worthy African Proverbs - Volume 1

Steven Magee
“Elite Hysteria: Definition – Groups of elites that set up harems of underage teenagers to satisfy their rampant sexual desires.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“I followed along with President Trump's impeachment and what I saw was akin to two groups of children ganging up on each other.”
Steven Magee

“Every threat to an endogroup results in increased violence towards its own weakest members, the negative image. All externally directed atrocities eventually come home to roost, including genocide.”
Heather Marsh, The Creation of Me, Them and Us

“Endoreality, which assigns all ownership, virtue, credit and victimhood to the endo-ideal and all vice, guilt and punishment to the negative image, acts to shield the endo-ideal from their own guilt and persecute the negative image. Endoreality is the primary tool of tyranny and the means to keep the world in chains of our own creation.”
Heather Marsh, The Creation of Me, Them and Us

“The most dangerous time in any endogroup occurs on its destruction.”
Heather Marsh, The Creation of Me, Them and Us

J.S. Mason
“it’s three strikes and you’re out of the union”
J.S. Mason, The Ghost Therapist...And Other Grand Delights

C.A.A. Savastano
“There are indeed abominable ideas and beliefs which are of no discernible good, but we should not assume our ideas are so flawless that ever applies to entire groups of people.”
C.A.A. Savastano

C.A.A. Savastano
“Perhaps we could all just not use groups to identify ourselves and instead we use specialized titles of individual significance, I wish we had something like that, oh what about names?”
C.A.A. Savastano

“The reality is that there are no successful loners in the history of social evolution. Being a solo survivalist is arduous and inefficient. Survival has only been accomplished in groups.”
Billy Baker, We Need to Hang Out: A Memoir of Making Friends

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