Quotes by Margaret Mead

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Every time we liberate a woman, we liberate a man.
Man's role is uncertain, undefined, and perhaps unnecessary.
Sooner or later I'm going to die, but I'm not going to retire.
Women want mediocre men, and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.
What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things.
The solution to adult problems tomorrow depends on large measure upon how our children grow up today.
Many societies have educated their male children on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
I have a respect for manners as such, they are a way of dealing with people you don't agree with or like.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.
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.
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 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.
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.
As the traveler who has once been from home is wiser than he who has never left his own doorstep, so a knowledge of one other culture should sharpen our ability to scrutinize more steadily, to appreciate more lovingly, our own.
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