Margaret Mead Quotes

Inspirational quotes from Margaret Mead to inspire and motivate you. Some of these quotes were said many years ago, they still hold true today! Margaret Mead was an American Anthropologist, who lived during the period of 1901 - 1978.

To cherish the life of the world.
Margaret Mead

No matter how many communes anybody invents, the family always creeps back.
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If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.
Margaret Mead

What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things.
Margaret Mead

It has been a woman's task throughout history to go on believing in life when there was almost no hope.
Margaret Mead

Because of their agelong training in human relations-for that is what feminine intuition really is-women have a special contribution to make to any group enterprise.
Margaret Mead

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

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.
Margaret Mead

Even though the ship may go down, the journey goes on.
Margaret Mead

Sooner or later I'm going to die, but I'm not going to retire.
Margaret Mead

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

I learned the value of hard work by working hard.
Margaret Mead

Old age is like flying through a storm. Once you're aboard, there's nothing you can do.
Margaret Mead

One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
Margaret Mead

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

You just have to learn not to care about the dust mites under the beds.
Margaret Mead

Life in the twentieth century is like a parachute jump: you have to get it right the first time.
Margaret Mead

The solution to adult problems tomorrow depends on large measure upon how our children grow up today.
Margaret Mead

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.
Margaret Mead

Sisters is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the
sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.
Margaret Mead

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
Margaret Mead

It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil, but one must never label a necessary evil as good.
Margaret Mead

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed. It is the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

For the very first time the young are seeing history being made before it is censored by their elders.
Margaret Mead

Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful.
Margaret Mead

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



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