„The Best for the Group comes when everyone in the group does what's best for himself AND the group.“

—  John Nash

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matematico ed economista statunitense 1928 - 2015

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„When an individual wishes to stand in opposition to authority, he does best to find support for his position from others in his group.“

—  Stanley Milgram Social psychologist 1933 - 1984

Origine: Obedience to Authority : An Experimental View (1974), p. 121
Contesto: When an individual wishes to stand in opposition to authority, he does best to find support for his position from others in his group. The mutual support provided by men for each other is the strongest bulwark we have against the excesses of authority. (Not that the group is always on the right side of the issue. Lynch mobs and groups of predatory hoodlums remind us that groups may be vicious in the influence they exert.)

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„Too often we judge other groups by their worst examples, while judging ourselves by our best intentions.“

—  George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946

Remarks at the interfaith memorial service honoring five fallen officers in Dallas — full transcript http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/dallas-ambush/read-full-transcript-of-former-president-bushs-speech-at-memorial-service/270770750 at wfaa.com (12 July 2016)
2010s, 2016
Contesto: Every officer has accepted a calling that sets them apart. Most of us imagine, if the moment called for it, that we would risk our lives to protect a spouse or a child. Those wearing the uniform assume that risk for the safety of strangers. They and their families share the unspoken knowledge that each new day can bring new dangers. But none of us were prepared – or could be prepared – for an ambush by hatred and malice. The shock of this evil still has not faded. At times, it seems like the forces pulling us apart are stronger than the forces binding us together. Argument turns too easily into animosity. Disagreement escalates too quickly into dehumanization. Too often we judge other groups by their worst examples, while judging ourselves by our best intentions. And this has strained our bonds of understanding and common purpose. But Americans, I think, have a great advantage. To renew our unity, we only need to remember our values. We have never been held together by blood or background. We are bound by things of the spirit – by shared commitments to common ideals.

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„You know all the surveys say that evangelicals have the best sex life of any other group.“

—  Ted Haggard American minister 1956

New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/11/movies/11pelo.html?ref=arts, retrieved January 12, 2007.

„The old-established groups in the information profession… have come to recognise that many other social groups are concerned with information transfer.“

—  Brian Campbell Vickery British information theorist 1918 - 2009

Origine: Fifty years of information progress (1994), p. 7; As cited in: Lyn Robinson and David Bawden (2011).

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„Group action -- yes; group thinking -- no“

—  Norman Lamm American rabbi 1927

Seventy faces: articles of faith (2002)

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„The Constitution favors no racial group, no political or social group.“

—  William O. Douglas Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1898 - 1980

Dissenting, Uphaus v. Wyman, 364 U.S. 388, 406 (1960)
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„Group by group, the Indians rose in rebellion only to be crushed“

—  Peter Farb American academic and writer 1929 - 1980

Man's Rise to Civilization (1968)
Contesto: Up to 1868, nearly four hundred treaties had been signed by the United States government with various Indian groups, and scarcely a one had remained unbroken. By the latter part of the last century, the Indians finally realized that these treaties were real-estate deals designed to separate them from their lands. In the last three decades of the nineteenth century, Indians and Whites skirmished and then fought openly with ferocity and barbarity on both sides. Group by group, the Indians rose in rebellion only to be crushed...

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„Nixon: Within groups, there are geniuses. There are geniuses within black groups. There are more within Asian groups … This is knowledge that is better not to know.“

—  Richard Nixon 37th President of the United States of America 1913 - 1994

Fall of 1971, conversation with Harvard professor Daniel Patrick Moynihan http://nixontapeaudio.org/chron2/rmn_e010b.mp3; as qtd. in Tim Naftali, “Ronald Reagan’s Long-Hidden Racist Conversation With Richard Nixon” https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/07/ronald-reagans-racist-conversation-richard-nixon/595102/, The Atlantic, (Jul 30, 2019)
1970s, Tape transcripts (1971)

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„Though I do, of course agree with the principles you have mentioned, I am returning the paper unsigned, as I do not want to belong to a group. A group of people with one aim is not as yet a single-minded group and as this does not exist, a consistent group remains impossible. And a larger group only makes sense for joint exhibitions and for spreading ideas. I will therefore not participate in the other group either, but I have promised my collaboration in this respect. If you definitely want to form a group, you can always invite myself and others who are proved to be suitable. Only on such a basis I will collaborate with the other group as well.“

—  Piet Mondrian Peintre Néerlandais 1872 - 1944

Quote of Mondrian, in a letter to Theo van Doesburg, 1930; as cited in De Stijl 1917-1931 - The Dutch Contribution to Modern Art, by H.L.C. Jaffé http://www.dbnl.org/tekst/jaff001stij01_01/jaff001stij01_01.pdf; J.M. Meulenhoff, Amsterdam 1956, p. 30
Van Doesburg had attempted to form a small union of Parisian painters and sculptors who all subscribed to the principles of abstraction, the group was to be called 'Abstraction-création'. A periodical of this group appeared under the title 'Art Concret'

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„What characterizes a member of a minority group is that he is forced to see himself as both exceptional and insignificant, marvelous and awful, good and evil.“

—  Norman Mailer American novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, film maker, actor and political candidate 1923 - 2007

"A Speech at Berkeley on Vietnam Day"
Cannibals and Christians (1966)

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„It's been more than a show. It's been a wonderful support group. It's a group of people that love each other, that come together every day to try to make America laugh. What better thing is there to do than that?“

—  Matthew Perry (actor) American actor 1969

Gail Pennington (May 2, 2004) "Farewell, "Friends": Sitcom's Finale on Thursday Night May Draw Up to 85 Million Viewers", The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, p. F1.

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„There is no doubt in our minds that the United States spares no effort to put pressure on the Islamic Republic of Iran…The best indication of United States' support to a particular terrorist group […].“

—  Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel Iranian politician 1945

U.S. supports "terrorists", Iranian speaker says http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSISL21727120070405 Apr 5, 2007 http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/753B743D-1980-47C6-A64C-625DD11B48A2.htm

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