sticks in a bundle are unbreakable

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sticks in a bundle are unbreakable

  1. A group of cooperating people can succeed in a situation where an individual person cannot.
    • 2013, "The Father, His Sons, and The Bundle of Sticks," Fables of Aesop (retrieved 21 May 2017):
      Sticks in a bundle can’t be broken but sticks taken singly can be easily broken. Same applies to people.
    • 2014 August 17, Morgana West, "Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable", Glaston Centre (UK) (retrieved 13 May 2017):
      Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable. So says the inspirational Kenyan proverb extolling the power of Unity.
    • 2016 April 7, "Sticks In A Bundle Can't Be Broken: There is Strength in Numbers", SylRenner.com (retrieved 13 May 2017):
      The children learn that there is a whole lot more that they can do together. . . . [W]hen you join together, like sticks in a bundle, you are much stronger.
    • 2016, Simon Pegg et al., Star Trek Beyond, approx 110 min.:
      Scotty: My wee granny used to say, "Ya cannae break a stick in a bundle."

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