I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Everything everything in war is barbaric... But the worst barbarity of war is that it forces men collectively to commit acts against which individually they would revolt with their whole being.
In an individualistic culture the narcissist is God's gift to the world. In a collectivist society the narcissist is God's gift to the collective.
Through their own actions customers can hold companies responsible to higher standards of social responsibility. Through collective action they can leverage their dollars to combat the force of those investors who myopically pursue profits at the expense of the rest of society.
When Whitney Houston died I felt great sadness. My sadness of course was about our collective loss - when you listened to this nightingale sing your body would drop into a chair your head would tilt up a small smile would creep across your face and inside you knew that there was a higher power somewhere: gifted beautiful spiritual.
We're as clever as we think we are but we'll be a lot cleverer when we learn to use not just one brain but to pool huge numbers of brains. We're at a level technologically where we can share information and think collectively about our problems. We do it in science all the time - there's no reason why we can't do it in other endeavors.
I usually write for the individual reader -though I would like to have many such readers. There are some poets who write for people assembled in big rooms so they can live through something collectively. I prefer my reader to take my poem and have a one-on-one relationship with it.
We believe in a flexible union of free member states who share treaties and institutions and pursue together the ideal of co-operation to represent and promote the values of European civilisation in the world advance our shared interests by using our collective power to open markets and to build a strong economic base across the whole of Europe.
The poetry of a people comes from the deep recesses of the unconscious the irrational and the collective body of our ancestral memories.
It has become impossible to give up the enterprise of disarmament without abandoning the whole great adventure of building up a collective peace system.
The idea is that there is a kind of memory in nature. Each kind of thing has a collective memory. So take a squirrel living in New York now. That squirrel is being influenced by all past squirrels.
When people in stadiums do the Wave it's the group-mind collective organism spontaneously organizing itself to express an emotion pass time and reflect the joy of seeing the rhythms of many as one a visual rhyming or music in which everyone senses where the motion is going.
I think with movies I am really connecting to the Joseph Campbell idea of the collective unconscious.
Money is our madness our vast collective madness.
With my new venture Club Mom we want to empower moms to feel their value and also build their collective power to make their lives better and easier. We want to bring them together as a community to share experiences and information.
Injustice poverty slavery ignorance - these may be cured by reform or revolution. But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals individual and collective a vast variety of them seldom predictable at times incompatible.
Punishment is now unfashionable... because it creates moral distinctions among men which to the democratic mind are odious. We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility.
There's lots of problem solving in any marriage but when you have this collective goal that is a human being it's an inspiring rally point.
I also urge the Obama administration - both on its own and in cooperation with other responsible governments around the world - to use all legal means necessary to shut down WikiLeaks before it can do more damage by releasing additional cables. WikiLeaks' activities represent a shared threat to collective international security.
I believe that in Europe we have a collective leadership.
Close contact between science and the practice of collective farms and State farms creates inexhaustible opportunities for the development of theoretical knowledge enabling us to learn ever more and more about the nature of living bodies and the soil.
I want to improve TSA's counterterrorism focus through intelligence and cutting edge technology support the TSA workforce and strengthen the agency's relationships with stakeholders and the traveling public. All of these priorities are interconnected and are vital to TSA's mission - and I would say all of our collective mission.
In Spain we should have enough intelligence enough sense of individual and collective responsibility to do for ourselves that which would be imposed upon us by a dictatorship.