Margaret Mead

1901 - 1978

A Quote by Margaret Mead on life and time

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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 (1901 - 1978)

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A Quote by Margaret Mead on eternity, ethics, fear, punishment, and questions

It is an open question whether any behaviour based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly.

Margaret Mead (1901 - 1978)

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A Quote by Margaret Mead on home, needs, and wonder

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

Margaret Mead (1901 - 1978)

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A Quote by Margaret Mead on children, learning, parenthood, problems, and schools

Children not only have to learn what their parents learned in school, but also have to learn how to learn. This has to be recognized as a new problem which is only partly solved.

Margaret Mead (1901 - 1978)

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A Quote by Margaret Mead on children, earth, future, life, people, style, and world

We are living beyond our means. As a people we have developed a life-style that is draining the earth of its priceless and irreplaceable resources without regard for the future of our children and people all around the world.

Margaret Mead (1901 - 1978)

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A Quote by Margaret Mead

We have nowhere else to go . . . this is all we have.

Margaret Mead (1901 - 1978)

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A Quote by Margaret Mead on age, learning, regret, and work

It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.

Margaret Mead (1901 - 1978)

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A Quote by Margaret Mead on change, doubt, world, committed, power of one, and apocryphal

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 (1901 - 1978)

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