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

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 Quotes: "Children must be taught how to think, not what to think."

Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.




Margaret Mead Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "I do not believe in using women in combat, because females are too fierce."

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




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: "Never depend upon institutions or government to solve any problem. All social movements are founded by, guided by, motivated and seen through by the passion of individuals."

Never depend upon institutions or government to solve any problem. All social movements are founded by, guided by, motivated and seen through by the passion of individuals.



Margaret Mead Quotes: "A small group of thoughtful people could change the world."

A small group of thoughtful people could change the world.




Margaret Mead Quotes: "Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being."

Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being.



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

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



Margaret Mead Quotes: "We — mankind — stand at the center of an evolutionary crisis, with a new evolutionary device — our consciousness of the crisis — as our unique contribution."

We — mankind — stand at the center of an evolutionary crisis, with a new evolutionary device — our consciousness of the crisis — as our unique contribution.



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

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



Margaret Mead Quotes: "There is no hierarchy of values by which one culture has the right to insist on all its own values and deny those of another."

There is no hierarchy of values by which one culture has the right to insist on all its own values and deny those of another.




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: "[In Bali] life is a rhythmic, patterned unreality of pleasant, significant movement, centered in one's own body to which all emotions long ago withdrew."

[In Bali] life is a rhythmic, patterned unreality of pleasant, significant movement, centered in one's own body to which all emotions long ago withdrew.



Margaret Mead Quotes: "A woman, even a brilliant woman, must have two qualities in order to fulfill her promise: more energy than mere mortals, and the ability to outwit her culture."

A woman, even a brilliant woman, must have two qualities in order to fulfill her promise: more energy than mere mortals, and the ability to outwit her culture.



Margaret Mead Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "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."

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

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



Margaret Mead Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "Injustice experienced in the flesh, in deeply wounded flesh, is the stuff out of which change explodes."

Injustice experienced in the flesh, in deeply wounded flesh, is the stuff out of which change explodes.



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

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 Quotes: "For the human species to evolve, the conversation must deepen."

For the human species to evolve, the conversation must deepen.



Margaret Mead Quotes: "An ideal culture is one that makes a place for every human gift"

An ideal culture is one that makes a place for every human gift



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

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



Margaret Mead Quotes: "A city must be a place where groups of women and men are seeking and developing the highest things they know."

A city must be a place where groups of women and men are seeking and developing the highest things they know.



Margaret Mead Quotes: "The time has come, I think, when we must recognize bisexuality as a normal form of human behavior."

The time has come, I think, when we must recognize bisexuality as a normal form of human behavior.



Margaret Mead Quotes: "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."

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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



Margaret Mead Quotes: "Once any group in society stands in a relatively deprived position in relation to other groups, it is genuinely deprived."

Once any group in society stands in a relatively deprived position in relation to other groups, it is genuinely deprived.



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

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



Margaret Mead Quotes: "Never underestimate the ability of a small group of committed individuals to change the world."

Never underestimate the ability of a small group of committed individuals to change the world.



Margaret Mead Quotes: "Don't depend on governments or corporations to fix problems. Social revolutions are led by passionate individuals and that's what makes the difference."

Don't depend on governments or corporations to fix problems. Social revolutions are led by passionate individuals and that's what makes the difference.



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

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 Quotes: "we came to realize that a civilization which rode roughshod over the way of life of other peoples was incorporating evil in its own way of life."

we came to realize that a civilization which rode roughshod over the way of life of other peoples was incorporating evil in its own way of life.



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

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



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

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



Margaret Mead Quotes: "There is no more creative force in the world than the menopausal woman with zest."

There is no more creative force in the world than the menopausal woman with zest.



Margaret Mead Quotes: "What is new is not bisexuality, but rather the widening of our awareness and acceptance of human capacities for sexual love."

What is new is not bisexuality, but rather the widening of our awareness and acceptance of human capacities for sexual love.



Margaret Mead Quotes: "We will be a better country when each religious group can trust its members to obey the dictates of their own religious faith without assistance from the legal structure of the country."

We will be a better country when each religious group can trust its members to obey the dictates of their own religious faith without assistance from the legal structure of the country.



Margaret Mead Quotes: "Between friends there is no bribery. ... the relationship of friends is intrinsically fair and equal. Neither feels stronger or more clever or more beautiful than the other."

Between friends there is no bribery. ... the relationship of friends is intrinsically fair and equal. Neither feels stronger or more clever or more beautiful than the other.



Margaret Mead Quotes: "We must have...a place where children can have a whole group of adults they can trust."

We must have...a place where children can have a whole group of adults they can trust.



Margaret Mead Quotes: "We grow up never questioning that which is unquestioned around us."

We grow up never questioning that which is unquestioned around us.



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

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



Margaret Mead Quotes: "To the extent a person makes, invents or thinks something that is new to him, he may be said to have performed a creative act."

To the extent a person makes, invents or thinks something that is new to him, he may be said to have performed a creative act.



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

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



Margaret Mead Quotes: "My grandmother wanted me to get a good education, so she kept me as far away from schools as possible."

My grandmother wanted me to get a good education, so she kept me as far away from schools as possible.