A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from January 21, 2013
“If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together”

Entry in progress—B.P.

Google Books
Choose the Life:
Exploring a Faith that Embraces Discipleship

By Bill Hull
Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books
2004
Pg. 107:
As the African proverb tells us, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

Google Books
America on Notice:
Stemming the Tide of Anti-Americanism

By Glenn E Schweitzer and Carole Dorsch Schweitzer
Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books
2006
Pg. 228:
An old African proverb describes the preferred path: “If you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far, go together.”

Google Books
Reconciling All Things: A Christian Vision for Justice, Peace and Healing
By Emmanuel Katongole and Chris Rice
Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity press
2008
Pg. 20:
A Rwandan proverb says, “To go fast, walk alone. To go far, walk together.”

Google Books
Poverty in the Book of Proverbs:
An African Transformational Hermeneutic of Proverbs on Poverty

By Lechion Peter Kimilike
New York, NY: P. Lang
2008
Pg. 312:
18) Pe wisaka ubite kya ng ‘ani gende wiyena; pe wisaka ubite pawutali gende na vangi: ‘When you want to go fast, walk alone; when you want to go far, walk with others’.

Google Books
The Speaker’s Quote Book: Over 5,000 Illustrations and Quotations for All Occasions
By Roy B. Zuck
Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Academic & Professional
2009
Pg. 112:
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. —African Proverb

Google Books
The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment:
Achieve More Success with Less Stress

By Elizabeth Grace Saunders
New York, NY: McGraw-Hill
2013
Pg. 207:
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. —Anonymous

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Monday, January 21, 2013 • Permalink