Margaret Mead quotes

 quotes - Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.

“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.”

— Margaret Mead

 quotes - I learned the value of hard work by working hard.

“I learned the value of hard work by working hard.”

— Margaret Mead

 quotes - What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things.

“What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things.”

— Margaret Mead

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

“Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children.”

— 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

“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

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

— 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

“It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.”

— Margaret Mead

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

— 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

“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

“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

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

— Margaret Mead

“We won't have a society if we destroy the environment.”

— 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

“Every time we liberate a woman, we liberate a man.”

— Margaret Mead

“Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.”

— Margaret Mead

“I do not believe in using women in combat, because females are too fierce.”

— Margaret Mead

“Sooner or later I'm going to die, but I'm not going to retire.”

— Margaret Mead

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

— 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

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

— Margaret Mead

“Women want mediocre men, and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.”

— Margaret Mead

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

— 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

“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

“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
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