"Women want mediocre men, and men are working to be as mediocre as possible."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Margaret Mead on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Margaret Mead on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Margaret Mead on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Margaret Mead on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Margaret Mead on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."