Facts about Margaret Mead

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Margaret Mead was a famous Scientist from USA, who lived between December 16, 1901 and November 15, 1978. She became 76 years old.

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She is born under the zodiac sagittarius, who is known for Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism. Our collection contains 39 quotes who is written / told by Margaret, under the main topics: Age, Dad, Environmental, Science, Women.

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Famous quotes by Margaret Mead (39)


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"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"
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"Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents"
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"We won't have a society if we destroy the environment"
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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has"
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"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"
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"Women want mediocre men, and men are working to be as mediocre as possible"
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"Sooner or later I'm going to die, but I'm not going to retire"
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"We have nowhere else to go... this is all we have"
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"Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship"
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"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"
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"The way to do fieldwork is never to come up for air until it is all over"
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"Our humanity rests upon a series of learned behaviors, woven together into patterns that are infinitely fragile and never directly inherited"
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"I learned the value of hard work by working hard"
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"I have a respect for manners as such, they are a way of dealing with people you don't agree with or like"
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"I do not believe in using women in combat, because females are too fierce"
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"Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive and potentially orderly and constructive"
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"Having two bathrooms ruined the capacity to co-operate"
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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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"Every time we liberate a woman, we liberate a man"
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"And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born it compels humility: what we began is now its own"
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"Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else"
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"A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has"
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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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"What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things"
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"One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night"
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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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"Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have"
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"Many societies have educated their male children on the simple device of teaching them not to be women"
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"Man's role is uncertain, undefined, and perhaps unnecessary"
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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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"It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil, but one must never label a necessary evil as good"
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"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"
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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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"Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children"
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"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"
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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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"I was wise enough to never grow up while fooling most people into believing I had"
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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 must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings"


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