Quotations by Mead, Margaret


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

Margaret Mead (1901-1978) American anthropologist
“Mead’s Maxim”

(in John Peers, comp., 1,001 Logical Laws, p. 155, 1979)
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One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don’t come home at night.

Margaret Mead (1901-1978) American anthropologist
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Sometimes given "Having someone wonder where you are when you don't come home at night is a very old human need."
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Jealousy is not a barometer by which the depth of love can be read. It merely records the degree of the lover’s insecurity.

Margaret Mead (1901-1978) American anthropologist
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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 (1901-1978) American anthropologist
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Quoted in Redbook (Feb 1971)
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It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil, but one must never label a necessary evil as good.

Margaret Mead (1901-1978) American anthropologist
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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) American anthropologist
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San Francisco Focus, "Global Guardians" by David Helvarg, Apr-1995
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