"Life in the twentieth century is like a parachute jump: you have to get it right the first time."
"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."Margaret Mead on Roger Babson
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."Margaret Mead on Abraham Lincoln
"Lost time is never found again."Margaret Mead on Benjamin Franklin
"Patience and time do more than strength or passion."Margaret Mead on Jean de La Fontaine
"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."Margaret Mead on C. S. Lewis
"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."