Margaret Mead quotes page 2
Every time we liberate a woman, we liberate a man.
Sisters is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters
are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.
I learned the value of hard work by working hard.
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 their
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.
Sooner or later I'm going to die, but I'm not going to retire.
No society has ever yet been able to handle the temptations of technology to mastery, to
waste, to exuberance, to exploration and exploitation. We have to learn to cherish this earth
and cherish it as something that's fragile, that's only one, it's all we have. We have to use
our scientific knowledge to correct the dangers that have come from science and technology.
Life in the twentieth century is like a parachute jump: You have to get it right the first time.
The contempt for law and the contempt for the human consequences of lawbreaking go from
the bottom to the top of American society.
All of us who grew up before the war are immigrants in time, immigrants from an earlier world,
living in an age essentially different from anything we knew before. The young are at home
here. Their eyes have always seen satellites in the sky. They have never known a world in
which war did not mean annihilation.