"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."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Margaret Mead on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Margaret Mead on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Margaret Mead on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Margaret Mead on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Margaret Mead on Robert Frost
"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."
"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."
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."