"In the transmission of human culture, people always attempt to replicate, to pass on to the next generation the skills and values of the parents, but the attempt always fails because cultural transmission is geared to learning, not DNA."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Gregory Bateson on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Gregory Bateson on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Gregory Bateson on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Gregory Bateson on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."Gregory Bateson on Earl Nightingale
"Official education was telling people almost nothing of the nature of all those things on the seashores, and in the redwood forests, in the deserts and in the plains."
"All experience is subjective."
"Every move we make in fear of the next war in fact hastens it."
"We do not know enough about how the present will lead into the future."
"It is, I claim, nonsense to say that it does not matter which individual man acted as the nucleus for the change. It is precisely this that makes history unpredictable into the future."