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  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
  • Bonnie Bassler
    Bonnie Bassler
    American molecular biologist
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    Think about multicellularity on this Earth. Every living thing originally came from bacteria. So, who do you think made up the rules for how to perform collective behaviors? It had to be the bacteria.
  • Carole King
    Carole King
    American singer-songwriter 1942-
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    All I needed to do was sing with conviction, speaking my truth from the heart, honestly and straightforwardly, and to offer my words, ideas and music to the audience as if it were one collective friend that I'd known for a very long time.
  • Ayn Rand
    Ayn Rand
    Russian Writer, Philosopher 1905-1982
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    Any group or “collective,” large or small, is only a number of individuals. A group can have no rights other than the rights of its individual members.
    Source: The Virtue of Selfishness (1964)
  • Marshall Mcluhan
    Marshall Mcluhan
    Canadian professor and philosopher 1911-1980
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    As the unity of the modern world becomes increasingly a technological rather than a social affair, the techniques of the arts provide the most valuable means of insight into the real direction of our own collective purposes.
  • E. M. Forster
    E. M. Forster
    English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist 1879-1970
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    At night, when the curtains are drawn and the fire flickers, my books attain a collective dignity.
  • Arthur Henderson
    Arthur Henderson
    British Labour politician
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    But to cut off relations with an aggressor may often invite retaliation by armed action, and this would, in its turn, make necessary some form of collective self-defence by the loyal members of the League.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.
    Source: An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish: A Hilarious Catalogue of Organized and Individual Stupidity
  • Bob Beauprez
    Bob Beauprez
    American politician and member 1948-
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    Colorado's collective shale deposits contain somewhere in the neighborhood of 1 trillion barrels of oil. That's almost as much as the entire world's proven oil reserves!
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
  • Calvin Coolidge
    Calvin Coolidge
    American president 1872-1933
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    Duty is not collective; it is personal.

  • Joseph A. Schumpeter
    Joseph A. Schumpeter
    Austrian-American economist 1883-1950
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    For the duration of its collective life, or the time during which its identity may be assumed, each class resembles a hotel or an omnibus, always full, but always of different people.
  • Buzz Aldrin
    Buzz Aldrin
    American former astronaut, engineer and fighter 1930-
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    I came to dedicate my life to opening space to the average person and crafting designs for new spaceships that could take us far from home. But since Apollo ended, such travels were only in our collective memory.
  • Audrey Hepburn
    Audrey Hepburn
    British actress, model, dancer and humanitarian 1929-1993
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    I don't believe in collective guilt, but I do believe in collective responsibility.
  • Marshall Mcluhan
    Marshall Mcluhan
    Canadian professor and philosopher 1911-1980
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    Ideally, advertising aims at the goal of a programmed harmony among all human impulses and aspirations and endeavors. Using handicraft methods, it stretches out toward the ultimate electronic goal of a collective consciousness.
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