The best Quotations


A city is a place where there is no need to wait for next week to get the answer to a question, to taste the food of any country, to find new voices to listen to and familiar ones to listen to again.
- Margaret Mead

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

I've been married three times - and each time i married the right person.
- Margaret Mead

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

If you associate enough with older people who do enjoy their lives, who are not stored away in any golden ghettos, you will gain a sense of continuity and of the possibility for a full life.
- Margaret Mead

Instead of needing lots of children, we need high-quality children.
- Margaret Mead

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.
- Margaret Mead

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

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

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.
- Margaret Mead

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

Our humility rest upon a series of learned behaviors, woven together into patterns that are infinitely fragile and never directly inherited.
- Margaret Mead

People in america, of course, live in all sorts of fashions, because they are foreigners, or unlucky, or depraved, or without ambition; people live like that, but americans live in white detached houses with green shutters. rigidly, blindly, the dream takes precedence.
- Margaret Mead

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

The liberals have not softened their view of actuality to make themselves live closer to the dream, but instead sharpen their perceptions and fight to make the dream actuality or give up the battle in despair.
- Margaret Mead

The negative cautions of science are never popular. if the experimentalist would not commit himself, the social philosopher, the preacher, and the pedagogue tried the harder to give a short-cut answer.
- Margaret Mead

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


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Quotation It doesn't matter how new an idea is: what matters is how new it becomes. - writer
Quotation Wonder is from surprise, and surprise stops with experience. - writer
Quotation Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said. - writer
Quotation Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto. - writer
Quotation Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air. - writer