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Margaret Mead Quote: “It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil, but one must never label a necessary evil as good.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “What is new is not bisexuality, but rather the widening of our awareness and acceptance of human capacities for sexual love.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “People are still encouraged to marry as if they could count on marriage being for life, and at the same time they are absorbing a knowledge of the great frequency of divorce.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “Blackberry winter, the time when the hoarforst lies on the blackberry blossoms; without this frost the berries will not set. It is the forerunner of a rich harvest.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “Men have always been afraid that women could get along without them.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “All of us who grew up before World War II are immigrants in time, immigrants from an earlier world, living in an age essentially different from anything we knew before.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “Standardized personality differences between the sexes are of this order, cultural creations to which each generation, male and female, is trained to conform.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born it compels humility: what we began is now its own.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “Man’s role is uncertain, undefined, and perhaps unnecessary.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “No country that permits firearms to be widely and randomly distributed among its population – especially firearms that are capable of wounding and killing human beings – can expect to escape violence, and a great deal of violence.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “We may say that many, if not all, of the personality traits which we have called masculine or feminine are as lightly linked to sex as are the clothing, the manners, and the form of headdress that a society at a given period assigns to either sex.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “If the future is to remain open and free, we need people who can tolerate the unknown, who will not need the support of completely worked out systems or traditional blueprints from the past.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “Our humanity rests upon a series of learned behaviors, woven together into patterns that are infinitely fragile and never directly inherited.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “I do not believe in using women in combat, because females are too fierce.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive and potentially orderly and constructive.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “Parents feel like immigrants in the country of the young.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “We know of no culture that has said, articulately, that there is no difference between men and women except in the way they contribute to the creation of the next generation.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “Injustice experienced in the flesh, in deeply wounded flesh, is the stuff out of which change explodes.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “The assumption that men were created equal, with an equal ability to make an effort and win an earthly reward, although denied every day by experience, is maintained every day by our folklore and our daydreams.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “In the presence of grandparent and grandchild, past and future merge in the present.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “We need every human gift and cannot afford to neglect any gift because of artificial barriers of sex or race or class or national origin.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “Our human situation no longer permits us to make armed dichotomies between those who are good and those who are evil, those who are right and those who are wrong. The first blow dealt to the enemy’s children will sign the death warrant of our own.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “Maleness in America is not absolutely defined; it has to be kept and re-earned every day, and one essential element in the definition is beating women in every game that both sexes play.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “In our contemporary world, no one can think or work with a single picture of what a family is. No one can fit all human behavior, all thought and feeling, into a single pattern.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “I have tried to answer the question which sent me to Samoa: Are the disturbances which vex our adolescents due to the nature of adolescence itself or to the civilization? Under different conditions does adolescence present a different picture?”
Margaret Mead Quote: “The semimetaphysical problems of the individual and society, of egoism and altruism, of freedom and determinism, either disappear or remain in the form of different phases in the organization of a consciousness that is fundamentally social.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “The young, free to act on their initiative, can lead their elders in the direction of the unknown... The children, the young, must ask the questions that we would never think to ask, but enough trust must be re-established so that the elders will be permitted to work with them on the answers.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “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 Quote: “Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “Throughout history, females have picked providers for males. Males pick anything.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “Each suburban housewife spends her time presiding over a power plant sufficient to have staffed the palace of a Roman emperor with a hundred slaves.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “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.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “A city must be a place where groups of women and men are seeking and developing the highest things they know.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “The older child who has lost or broken some valuable thing will be found when his parents return, not run away, not willing to confess, but in a deep sleep The thief whose case is being tried falls asleep.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “Manners, really good ones, make it possible to live with almost anyone, gracefully and pleasantly...”
Margaret Mead Quote: “The prophet who fails to present a bearable alternative and yet preaches doom is part of the trap that he postulates.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “Learned behaviors have replaced the biologically given ones.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “Keeping even the most humble talent wrapped in a napkin becomes the more reprehensible the greater the emergency.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “Leisure and the cultivation of human capacities are inextricably interdependent.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “The important thing about women today is, as they get older, they still keep house. It’s one reason why they don’t die, but men die when they retire. Women just polish the teacups.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “The time has come, I think, when we must recognize bisexuality as a normal form of human behavior.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “I had no reason to doubt that brains were suitable for a woman.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “The negative cautions of science are never popular.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “Man’s most human characteristic is not his ability to learn, which he shares with many other species, but his ability to teach and store what others have developed and taught him.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “Because of their age long training in human relations for that is what feminine intuition really is women have a special contribution to make any group enterprise.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “I had my father’s mind, but he had his mother’s mind. Fortunately, his mother lived with us and so I early realized that intellectual abilities of the kind I shared with my father and grandmother were not sex-linked.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “The liberals have not softened their view of actuality to make themselves live closer to the dream, but instead sharpen their perceptions and fight to make the dream actuality...”
Margaret Mead Quote: “Pigs and cows and chickens and people are all competing for grain.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “As far back as our knowledge takes us, human beings have lived in families. We know of no period when this was not so. We know of no people who have succeeded for long in dissolving the family or displacing it.”
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