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If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values,
by Margaret Mead

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

Related topics: Diversity Humanity World Peace

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

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

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

 

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

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

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


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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.
- Margaret Mead

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.
- Margaret Mead

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

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

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

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

Nobody has ever 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

And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born
it compels humility: what we began is now its own.
- Margaret Mead

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

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

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

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

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

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

Life ... is like a parachute jump:
you have to get it right the first time.
- Margaret Mead

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Having two bathrooms ruined the capacity to co-operate.
- Margaret Mead

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

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.
- Margaret Mead

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

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

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

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

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

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Through Love and through Beauty, we achieve immortality.
- Jewel (paraphrasing Plato)

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive,
but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Winners must have two things:
definite goals and a burning desire to achieve them.
- Anonymous

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve
some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
- Aristophanes

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe,
it can achieve.
- Napoleon Hill

If you realize that all things change,
there is nothing you will try to hold on to.
If you are not afraid of dying,
there is nothing you cannot achieve.
- Lao Tzu

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.
If you can dream it, you can become it.
- William Arthur Ward

That some achieve great success,
is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
- Abraham Lincoln

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The signs of outstanding leadership
appear primarily among the followers.
Are the followers reaching their potential?
Are they learning? Serving?
Do they achieve the required results?
Do they change with grace? Manage conflict?
- Max De Pree

We're so engaged in doing things
to achieve purposes of outer value
that we forget the inner value,
the rapture that is associated
with being alive, is what it is all about.
- Joseph Campbell

To achieve success, stay relaxed - not stressed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is above all by the imagination
that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Can you achieve your goals?
You can't reach your goal if you haven't
defined your goals.
And you can't succeed if you don't try -
and then pick yourself up
and try again each time you fail.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe that none of the effort you put
into coming closer to God is ever wasted -
even if in the end you don't achieve
what you are striving for.
- Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

Once you have mastered time,
you will understand how true it is that
most people overestimate what
they can accomplish in a year -
and underestimate what
they can achieve in a decade!
- Tony Robbins

The very nature of the world is constant change.
You set a goal and create a plan to achieve it;
then the assumptions on which you
based your plan change - they always do.
The challenge is to retain your goals
while adapting your tactics.
Relax and stay flexible in order to reach
your goals and maintain your happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If future generations are to remember us
more with gratitude than sorrow,
we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology.
We must also leave them a glimpse of the world
as it was created, not just as it looked
when we got through with it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Love is only a dirty trick played on us
to achieve continuation of the species.
- W. Somerset Maugham

In most communities it is illegal
to cry "fire" in a crowded assembly.
Should it not be considered serious international misconduct
to manufacture a general war scare
in an effort to achieve local political aims?
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Life becomes harder for us when we live for others,
but it also becomes richer and happier.
- Albert Schweitzer

I have always found that mercy bears
richer fruits than strict justice.
- Abraham Lincoln

The sage does not hoard.
The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself,
Having bestowed all he has on others, he has yet more;
having given all he has to others, he is richer still.
- Lao Tzu

Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The highest possible stage in moral culture
is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
- Charles Darwin

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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