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     Quotes by Margaret Mead
 

  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.
Margaret Mead

A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.
Margaret Mead

And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born it compels humility: what we began is now its own.
Margaret Mead

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
Margaret Mead

As long as any adult thinks that he, like the parents and teachers of old, can become introspective, invoking his own youth to understand the youth before him, he is lost.
Margaret Mead

Every time we liberate a woman, we liberate a man.
Margaret Mead

Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.
Margaret Mead

For the very first time the young are seeing history being made before it is censored by their elders.
Margaret Mead

Having two bathrooms ruined the capacity to co-operate.
Margaret Mead

Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive and potentially orderly and constructive.
Margaret Mead

I do not believe in using women in combat, because females are too fierce.
Margaret Mead

I have a respect for manners as such, they are a way of dealing with people you don't agree with or like.
Margaret Mead

I learned the value of hard work by working hard.
Margaret Mead

I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.
Margaret Mead

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
Margaret Mead

I was wise enough to never grow up while fooling most people into believing I had.
Margaret Mead

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.
Margaret Mead

Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful.
Margaret Mead

Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children.
Margaret Mead

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.
Margaret Mead

It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil, but one must never label a necessary evil as good.
Margaret Mead

Life in the twentieth century is like a parachute jump: you have to get it right the first time.
Margaret Mead

Man's role is uncertain, undefined, and perhaps unnecessary.
Margaret Mead

Many societies have educated their male children on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
Margaret Mead

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
Margaret Mead

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

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.
Margaret Mead

One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
Margaret Mead

Our humanity rests upon a series of learned behaviors, woven together into patterns that are infinitely fragile and never directly inherited.
Margaret Mead

Prayer does not use up artificial energy, doesn't burn up any fossil fuel, doesn't pollute. Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance.
Margaret Mead

Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.
Margaret Mead

Sooner or later I'm going to die, but I'm not going to retire.
Margaret Mead

Thanks to television, for the first time the young are seeing history made before it is censored by their elders.
Margaret Mead

The pains of childbirth were altogether different from the enveloping effects of other kinds of pain. These were pains one could follow with one's mind.
Margaret Mead

The solution to adult problems tomorrow depends on large measure upon how our children grow up today.
Margaret Mead

The way to do fieldwork is never to come up for air until it is all over.
Margaret Mead

To cherish the life of the world.
Margaret Mead

We are now at a point where we must educate our children in what no one knew yesterday, and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
Margaret Mead

We have nowhere else to go... this is all we have.
Margaret Mead

We won't have a society if we destroy the environment.
Margaret Mead

What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things.
Margaret Mead

Women want mediocre men, and men are working hard to be as mediocre as possible.
Margaret Mead

Women want mediocre men, and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.
Margaret Mead
 

Biograhical Note:
Margaret Mead was raised near Doylestown, Pennsylvania by her university professor father and social-activist mother. She studied at DePauw University and graduated from Barnard College in 1923. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1929. Mead set out in 1925 to do fieldwork in Polynesia. In 1926 she joined the American Museum of Natural History, New York City, as assistant curator, eventually serving as curator of ethnology from 1946 to 1969. During World War II Mead served as executive secretary of the National Research Council's Committee on Food Habits. In addition, she taught at Columbia University as adjunct professor starting in 1954. Following the example of her instructor Ruth Benedict, Mead concentrated her studies on problems of child rearing, personality, and culture. (Source: The Columbia Encyclopedia, Fifth Edition, 1993.) She held various positions in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, notably president in 1975 and chair of the executive committee of the board of directors in 1976.

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