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Top 180 Margaret Mead Quotes (2023 Update)
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Margaret Mead Quote: “We grow up never questioning that which is unquestioned around us.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “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 Quote: “In this country, some people start being miserable about growing old while they are still young.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “In almost any society I think, the quality of the nonconformists is likely to be just as good as and no better than that of the conformists.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “The way in which each human infant is transformed into the finished adult, into the complicated individual version of his city and his century is one of the most fascinating studies open to the curious minded.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “The ability to learn is older as it is also more widespread than is the ability to teach.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “I think rigid heterosexuality is a perversion of nature.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “Many societies have educated their male children on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “Of all the peoples whom I have studied, from city dwellers to cliff dwellers, I always find that at least 50 percent would prefer to have at least one jungle between themselves and their mothers-in-law.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “The closest friends I made all through life have been people who also grew up close to a loved and loving grandmother or grandfather.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “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 Quote: “There is no lonelier person than the one who lives with a spouse with whom he or she cannot communicate.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “You are totally unique. Just like everyone else.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “If one cannot state a matter clearly enough so that even an intelligent twelve-year-old can understand it, one should remain within the cloistered walls of the university and laboratory until one gets a better grasp of one’s subject matter.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “When I stand on a street in a Canadian city and look across the street, it couldn’t be anywhere but Canada, but how can I prove it?”
Margaret Mead Quote: “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 Quote: “Too many people, when they reject God, go on believing in the devil. Many intellectuals have a sense of evil without a confidence in good.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “We must bear in mind the possibility that the greater opportunities open in the twentieth century to women may be quite withdrawn, and that we may return to stricter regimentation of women...”
Margaret Mead Quote: “Envy of the male role can come as much from an undervaluation of the role of wife and mother as from an overvaluation of the public aspects of achievement that have been reserved for men.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “The differences between the two sexes is one of the important conditions upon which we have built the many varieties of human culture that give human beings dignity and stature.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “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 Quote: “Through a grandmother’s voice and hands the end of life is known at the beginning.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “In each age there is a series of pressing questions which must be asked and answered. On the correctness of the questions depends the survival of those who ask; on the quality of the answers depends the quality of the life those survivors will lead.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “I suddenly realized that through no act of my own I had become biologically related to a new human being.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “If sports are the toy department of life, then the NFL is the FAO Schwartz of sports.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “Cynicism is the other thing that goes with sentimentality...”
Margaret Mead Quote: “The contempt for law and the contempt for the human consequences of lawbreaking go from the bottom to the top of American society.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “Women want mediocre men, and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “If we make one criterion for defining the artist the impulse to make something new, or to do something in a new way – a kind of divine discontent with all that has gone before, however good – then we can find such artists at every level of human culture, even when performing acts of great simplicity.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “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 Quote: “Contentment can be bought at a price that one can not possibly pay.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “I devoutly believe that there is no difficulty between two people for which both are not responsible.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “Britons put up with, Americans fix, Canadians cope.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “You just have to learn not to care about the dusty mites under the beds.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “It is of very doubtful value to enlist the gifts of a woman into fields that have been defined as male; it frightens the men, unsexes the women, and muffles and distorts the contribution women could make.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “We end up with the contradictory picture of a society that appears to throw its doors wide open to women, but translates her every step towards success as having been damaging.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “An occupation that has no basis in sex-determined gifts can now recruit its ranks from twice as many potential artists.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “One characteristic of Americans is that they have no toleration at all of anybody putting up with anything. We believe that whatever is going wrong ought to be fixed.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “It is typical, in America, that a person’s hometown is not the place where he is living now but is the place he left behind.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “Creationism: the theory that Rome was built in a day.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “Once any group in society stands in a relatively deprived position in relation to other groups, it is genuinely deprived.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “You can never have a relationship with someone whose smell you don’t like.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “Life in the twentieth century is like a parachute jump: you have to get it right the first time.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “Sometimes, instead of helping people to advance, a discovery or an invention holds them back.”
Margaret Mead Quote: “Laughter is man’s most distinctive emotional expression.”
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