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Margaret Mead
December 16, 1901 - November 15, 1978
Nationality: American
Category: Scientist
Subcategory: American Scientist

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


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


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


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


I learned the value of hard work by working hard.


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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.


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


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