"Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Margaret Mead on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Margaret Mead on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Margaret Mead on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Margaret Mead on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Margaret Mead on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As long as any adult thinks that he, like the parents and teachers of old, can become introspective, invoking his own youth to understand the youth before him, he is lost."
"It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age."
"Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful."
"Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have."
"A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."