Authors - Margaret Mead

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Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901 - November 15, 1978) was an American cultural anthropologist, who was frequently a featured writer and speaker in the mass media throughout the 1960s and 1970s. She earned her bachelor degree at Barnard College in New York City, and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University. - Wikipedia

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Quote 65by Anonymous on 11/12/2010

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.
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    Quote 84by Anonymous on 12/12/2010

    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.
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      Quote 870by Anonymous on 08/01/2011

      Women want mediocre men, and men are working hard to become as mediocre as possible.
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        Quote 918by Anonymous on 08/01/2011

        I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.
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          Quote 1146by Anonymous on 10/01/2011

          Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
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            Quote 2091by Anonymous on 22/01/2011

            Motherhood is a biological fact, while fatherhood is a social invention.
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              Quote 2336by Anonymous on 28/01/2011

              Nobody has ever before 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.
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                Quote 2748by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                Men have always been afraid that women could get along without them.
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                  Quote 3787by Anonymous on 09/02/2011

                  Having someone wonder where you are when you don't come home at night is a very old human need.
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                    Quote 5647by Anonymous on 06/08/2011

                    Our first and most pressing problem is how to do away with warfare as a method of solving conflicts between national groups within a society who have different views about how the society is to run.
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                      Quote 6360by Anonymous on 18/09/2011

                      Every time we liberate a woman, we liberate a man.
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                        Quote 8255by Anonymous on 01/05/2012

                        Women want mediocre men, and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.
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                          Quote 10461by Anonymous on 06/10/2012

                          Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
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                            Quote 10982by Anonymous on 14/11/2012

                            Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.
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                              Quote 11154by Anonymous on 28/11/2012

                              No society that feeds its children on tales of successful violence can expect them not to believe that violence in the end is rewarded.
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                                Quote 11440by Anonymous on 31/12/2012

                                Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
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                                  Quote 13712by Anonymous on 25/08/2013

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