"Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Margaret Mead on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Margaret Mead on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Margaret Mead on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Margaret Mead on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Margaret Mead on Friedrich Nietzsche
"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."