"If we were to select the most intelligent, imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind, all races would be present."
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."Franz Boas on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish."Franz Boas on Albert Einstein
"I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood."Franz Boas on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality."Franz Boas on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."Franz Boas on Abraham Lincoln
"The historical development of the work of anthropologists seems to single out clearly a domain of knowledge that heretofore has not been treated by any other science."