The thing we must strive for today…

What a child can do in cooperation today, he can do alone tomorrow.

Lev Vygotsky (1896 โ€“ 1934)

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 (1882 โ€“ 1945)

The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.

Bertrand Russell (1872 โ€“ 1970)

Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.

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Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.

Mahatma Gandhi (1869 โ€“ 1948)

The key to victory lies more in manipulation and cooperation than in exceptional personal skills.

Yuval Noah Harari (b. 1976)

The most powerful force ever known on this planet is human cooperation โ€“ a force for construction and destruction.

Jonathan Haidt (b. 1963)

Conflict and opposition are as necessary as cooperation and agreement, but the scale is off balance, with conflict and opposition over-weighted.

Deborah Tannen (b. 1945)

To all those who walk the path of human cooperation war must appear loathsome and inhuman.

Alfred Adler (1870 โ€“ 1937)

To contrast national solidarity and international cooperation as two opposites seems foolish to me.

Gustav Stresemann (1878 โ€“ 1929)

20 thoughts on “The thing we must strive for today…”

  1. So much advice given and handed down through the ages appealing for Cooperation and yet we did just the opposite, mainly engaging raw competition and look at us now.

  2. Your quotes are wonderful. Cooperation is indeed one of humanity’s greatest achievements.

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