“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. - Margaret Mead. Here are 37 Awesome Margaret Mead Quotes Full Of Life Lessons.

Margaret Mead Quotes

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

2. “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

3. “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

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

5. “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

6. “We won't have a society if we destroy the environment.” - Margaret Mead

7. “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

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

9. “Every time we liberate a woman, we liberate a man.” - Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead Quotes

10. “I learned the value of hard work by working hard.” - Margaret Mead

11. “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

12. “Man's role is uncertain, undefined, and perhaps unnecessary.” - Margaret Mead

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

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

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

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

17. “Women want mediocre men, and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.” - Margaret Mead

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

Margaret Mead Quotes

19. “What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things.” - Margaret Mead

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

21. “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

22. “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

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

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

25. “Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive and potentially orderly and constructive.” - Margaret Mead

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

27. “Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” - Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead Quotes

28. “Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.” - Margaret Mead

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

30. “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

31. “What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things.” - Margaret Mead

32. “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

33. “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

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

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

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

37. “Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive and potentially orderly and constructive.” - Margaret Mead

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

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