To promote laughter without joining in it greatly heightens the effect.
— Honore de Balzac

I'm not going to be joining ZZ Top. You know they can't play my stuff. It's too complicated.
— James Brown

Instead of wishing to see more doctors made by women joining what there are, I wish to see as few doctors, either male or female, as possible. For, mark you, the women have made no improvement -- they have only tried to be men and they have only succeeded in being third-rate men.
— Florence Nightingale

Marriage has for women many equivalents of joining a mass movement. It offers them a new purpose in life, a new future and a new identity (a new name). The boredom of spinsters and of women who can no longer find joy and fulfillment in marriage stems from an awareness of a barren, spoiled life. By embracing a holy cause and dedicating their energies and substance to its advancement, they find a new life full of purpose and meaning.
— Eric Hoffer

When they the American soldiers came, they found fit comrades for their courage and their devotion.... Joining hands with them, the men of America gave the greatest of all gifts - the gift of life and the gift of spirit.
— Woodrow Wilson