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Margaret Mead
Margaret Mead

World-renowned anthropologist Margaret Mead was born in 1901. Traveling with her husband, spent much of her life studying human cultures and how they developed. She wrote 44 books in her lifetime, including "Coming of Age in Samoa," which is still a best seller. She also wrote thousands of articles, most on anthropology and childrearing. She was one of the first people to study the effects…

Date of Birth: December 16, 1901
Date of Death: November 15, 1978


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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
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"I learned the value of hard work by working hard." Margaret Mead
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"It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil, but one must never label a necessary evil as good." Margaret Mead
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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." Margaret Mead
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""WE MUST DEVISE A SYSTEM IN WHICH PEACE IS MORE REWARDING THAN WAR."" Margaret Mead
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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." Margaret Mead
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Ambition    American Scientist    Change   

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"Our humanity rests upon a series of learned behaviors, woven together into patterns that are infinitely fragile and never directly inherited." Margaret Mead
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"To cherish the life of the world." Margaret Mead
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"Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else." Margaret Mead
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"And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born it compels humility: what we began is now its own." Margaret Mead
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Birth    Humility   

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"Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have." Margaret Mead
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"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
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"Life in the twentieth century is like a parachute jump: you have to get it right the first time." Margaret Mead
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"Having two bathrooms ruined the capacity to cooperate" Margaret Mead
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"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
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"Women want mediocre men, and men are working hard to be as mediocre as possible" Margaret Mead
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"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 lovingly, our own" Margaret Mead
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"I do not believe in using women in combat, because females are too fierce" Margaret Mead
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"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
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"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
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"We must recognize that beneath the superficial classifications of sex and race the same potentialities exist, recurring generation after generation, only to perish because society has no place for them" Margaret Mead
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