Quotes by Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead

American cultural anthropologist

Alive from: 1901-1978

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    A city is a place where there is no need to wait for next week to get the answer to a question, to taste the food of any country, to find new voices to listen to and familiar ones to listen to again.
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    For the very first time the young are seeing history being made before it is censored by their elders.
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    I do not believe in using women in combat, because females are too fierce.
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    I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.
    Source: Margret Mead: Some personal views (1979) p. 249
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    I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
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    I've been married three times - and each time I married the right person.
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    If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.
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    If you associate enough with older people who do enjoy their lives, who are not stored away in any golden ghettos, you will gain a sense of continuity and of the possibility for a full life.
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    Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children.
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    It is an open question whether any behavior based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly.
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    Life in the twentieth century is like a parachute jump; you have to get it right the first time.
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    Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
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    Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do. With no relatives, no support, we've put it in an impossible situation.
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    One of the oldest human needs is having someone wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
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    Our humility rest upon a series of learned behaviors, woven together into patterns that are infinitely fragile and never directly inherited.
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