two heads are better than one

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two heads are better than one

  1. Some tasks may be accomplished more easily by two (or more) people working together than by one working alone.
    • 1818, Sir Walter Scott, Rob Roy, ch. 8:
      "I should think, now, Mr. Francis Osbaldistone was likely to be as effectually, and rather more delicately, supported by my presence than by yours."
      "Oh, certainly; but two heads are better than one, you know."
    • 1882, Horatio Alger, Ben's Nugget, ch. 23:
      On the principle that two heads are better than one, he resolved to take his companion, Jones, into his confidence and ask him to make a suggestion.
    • 1906, Arthur Quiller-Couch, The Mayor of Troy, ch. 17:
      Two heads are better than one, sir. We will prosecute our investigations together.
    • 2003 Nov. 9, Nancy Meyers as told to Amy Barrett, "Sex and the Single Older Woman," New York Times (retrieved 25 Feb 2013):
      Collaboration is great for screenwriting. It's not as simple as two heads are better than one, but if you find the right person, you can feed off each other.

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