Quotation Explorer - 'Collective'

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. - Thomas Szasz
Individual effort is good but collective effort is better. We need a NETWORK of nation builders - Fela Durotoye
Some churches, sects, cults, or religious movements are basically collective egoic entities, as rigidly identified with their mental positions as the followers of any political ideology that is closed to any alternative interpretation of reality. - Eckhart Tolle
I am an atheist and I consider religions to be a form of collective neurosis. I am not an enemy of the Catholics, as I am not an enemy of the tuberculars, the myopic or the paralytics; you cannot be an enemy of the sick, only their good friend in order to help them cure themselves. - Diego Rivera
And you realize that there’s no such thing as an individual, we’re just all a collection of each other’s influence on each other. Everyone says things to each other, the television, your parents, your friends, that’s all we are, is a collection of intermingling ideas as a collective. - Matt Bellamy
The only abyss that exists is the demonic sphere of consciousness created by the erroneous ideas and beliefs of the collective ego. - Carol Anthony
Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. - H.L. Mencken
The imagination is the goal of history. I see culture as an effort to literally realize our collective dreams. - Terence McKenna
Fascinated by the great symbols of the collective history, I use them as an alphabet to communicate. - Nuno Roque
The magnitude of any one day is compromised by its passing quickly into the next, a mere moment in time which soon fades into the collective memory of our past. - Timothy W. Tron
Mistakes from our collective past are like any other: they require intervention--a remedy--to correct. They don't erase themselves over time. - Jonathan R. Miller
There is a way in which the collective knowledge of mankind expresses itself, for the finite individual, through mere daily living... a way in which life itself is sheer knowing. - Laurens Van der Post
Upon books the collective education of the race depends; they are the sole instruments of registering, perpetuating and transmitting thought.
I believe in the power of love, and planting positive thought seeds into the collective consciousness. - Jay Woodman
I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. - Thomas Carlyle
Collective violence has flowed regularly out of the central political processes of western countries... The oppressed have struck in the name of justice, the privileged in the name of order, the in-between in the name of fear. - Charles Tilly
Male domination is so rooted in our collective unconscious that we no longer even see it. - Pierre Bourdieu
if we want individuals to take responsibility for their actions we must first establish a rational, effective and empowering means of separating individual responsibility from that of the collective. - Daniel Waterman
Leadership is a collective and constantly redistributed function, and not the private property of the few or The One. - Harrison Owen
We need to see our collective mind as the vehicle that will take us to the destiny of our dreams - Julian Pencilliah
In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, such as 'right-to-work.' It provides no 'rights' and no 'works.' Its purpose is to destroy labor unions and the freedom of collective bargaining…. We demand this fraud be stopped. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Personal Responsibility leads to collective responsibility. - Sunday Adelaja
New Atheism simplicity is the byproduct of collective groupthink, and the internalization of self-congratulatory jingoistic clichés and generalizations. They know because they know, and there's no reasoning with someone who knows."- The New Atheist Threat: The Dangerous Rise of Secular Extremists - CJ Werleman
Technology does not drive change. It is our collective response to the options and opportunities presented by technology that drives change. - Morgan Housel
It may be inevitable that mankind has to suffer so that it may gain experience to transcend and transform her collective consciousness. - Debasish Mridha
Collectivism means the subjugation of the individual to a group—whether to a race, class or state does not matter. Collectivism holds that man must be chained to collective action and collective thought for the sake of what is called the common good. - Ayn Rand
An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success. - Stephen Covey
Individual liberty may be unable to solve every social problem, but collective violence is unable to solve any social problem. - Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski
It is our collective and individual responsibility to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live. - Dalai Lama XIV
What's reality anyway? Nothing but a collective hunch. - Lily Tomlin
I want to stand on the foundation of ethics and morals when the world around me would assault that foundation with all of its collective might, and in the standing I want to stand on the truth that that foundation will stand long after everything that has assailed it has itself has ceased to stand. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Life is like a game - we should be curious to play it - you explore and learn and grow - that is what it is for - that and having fun. It all expands consciousness- your own, the collective, and the cosmic. - Jay Woodman
Hip Hop Generation captures the collective hopes and nightmares, ambitions and failures of those who would otherwise be described as post-this or post-that. - Jeff Chain in "Can't Stop Won't Stop A History of the Hip-Hop Generation "
No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them - Elie Wiesel
Rather than standing or speaking for children, we need to stand with children speaking for themselves. We don't need a political movement for children... [we need to] build environments and policies for our collective future. - Sandra Meucci
Individual insanity is immune to the consequences of collective insanity - Aldous Huxley
In terms of the Internet, it's like humanity acquiring a collective nervous system. Whereas previously we were more like a [?], like a collection of cells that communicated by diffusion. With the advent of the Internet, it was suddenly like we got a nervous system. It's a hugely impactful thing. - Elon Musk
More than any other product of human scientific culture scientific knowledge is the collective property of all mankind. - Konrad Lorenz
I'm sorry to disappoint you, but my experience belongs to me, not the collective bloody unconscious. - Ian McEwan
Peace is natural.Every human begin is a living element of Peace. Peace has many faces and forms those need to be identified, accepted, promoted and celebrated everyday. It is first a personal responsibility and then collective. Failure of doing that is root cause of violence not conflict. - William Gomes
Although complex, life is simple. It is individual.Living is the challenge. It is interactive. It's collective. - 1 Minuto na Palma da Mão
The fishing is best where the fewest go and the collective insecurity of the world makes it easy for people to hit home runs while everyone is aiming for base hits. - Timothy Ferriss
To trust immediate intuitions rather than collective examination that is rational, careful, and intelligent is not wisdom: it is the presumption of an old man who refuses to believe that the great world outside his village is any different from the one that he has always known. - Carlo Rovelli
I think, therefore I am an individual... not a drone in a collective. I think, therefore I am... Libertarian - A.E. Samaan
The shadow that comes with postmodernism is a profound self-involvement. We lose all perspective on the collective endeavors that have made the extraordinarily lives we live possible. - James M. Fallows
Reality is nothing but a collective hunch. - Jane Wagner
I'm just trying to make a smudge on the collective unconscious. - David Letterman
Once your baby arrives, the world is no more the same than you are. Because from our very bodies we add to the collective human destiny. Our deepest urge is always toward life, to wholeness and well being. - Claire Fontaine
Man is this plural and collective unity in which the unity of destination and the differences of destinies are to be understood through each other. - Paul Ricœur
Every man's island, Jean Louise, every man's watchman, is his conscience. There is no such thing as a collective conscience. - Harper Lee
Somehow the past is a safe place to explore our collective cultural neuroses. - Tom Hiddleston
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