"I have a respect for manners as such, they are a way of dealing with people you don't agree with or like."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Margaret Mead on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Margaret Mead on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Margaret Mead on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Margaret Mead on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Margaret Mead on Abraham Lincoln
"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."