"Friendship: Noun. That which unites person 1 with person 2 through their mutual hatred of person 3."
"The shortest and best way to make your fortune is to let people see clearly that it is in their interests to promote yours."
— Jean de La Bruyere (1645-1696)
Black Mage: Name one thing teamwork ever accomplished.
Red Mage: Civilization.
"I'm not asking you to like it. I'm asking you to do it."
— Arcturus Mengsk, on responding to General Duke's distress call, Starcraft
"We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."
"The prophecies may say that we have to work together, sister. But nowhere is it written that we must enjoy it."
"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."
—Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
Player Character: Look, we all know you five aren't going to share the artifact. So why don't you save me some time and start betraying each other now?
Botizen: We have no reason to betray the other races until they have something we want.
Eanova: You dare even think of betraying the Eanova?!
Botizen: Only if the gain outweighs the cost. Do not pretend you would not do the same.
"We can't afford to squabble amongst ourselves anymore; things have to change. Now look: you've been given specific orders to follow. Don't run off."
—Casca lecturing Guts, Berserk, Episode 5