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Margaret Mead Quotes

Margaret Mead
It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil, but one must never label a necessary evil as good.
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#American Scientist

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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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#American Scientist #Ambition #Change

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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.
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#American Scientist #Energy

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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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#American Scientist #Family

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I learned the value of hard work by working hard.
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#Work

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I had no reason to doubt that brains were suitable for a woman. And as I had my father's kind of mind-which was also his mother's-I learned that the mind is not sex-typed.
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#Doubt

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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 gift will find a fitting place.
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#Achievement

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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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#Manners

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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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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 solution to adult problems tomorrow depends on large measure upon how our children grow up today.
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#American Scientist #Adulthood

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

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

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Our treatment of both older people and children reflects the value we place on independence and autonomy. We do our best to make our children independent from birth. We leave them all alone in rooms with the lights out and tell them, ''Go to sleep by yourselves.'' And the old people we respect most are the ones who will fight for their independence, who would sooner starve to death than ask for help.
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#Children #Independence

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

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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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#American Scientist #Age And Aging

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Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children.
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#American Scientist #Children

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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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#American Scientist

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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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#Home

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What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things.
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#American Scientist #People