Quotations From MARGARET MEAD

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  • 11.
    As the traveler who has once been from home is wiser than he who has never left his own doorstep, so a knowledge of one other culture should sharpen our ability to scrutinize more steadily, to appreciate more lovingly, our own.
    Margaret Mead (1901-1978), U.S. anthropologist. Coming of Age in Samoa, introduction (1928).

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  • 12.
    A society which is clamoring for choice, which is filled with many articulate groups, each urging its own brand of salvation, its own variety of economic philosophy, will give each new generation no peace until all have chosen or gone under, unable to bear the conditions of choice. The stress is in our civilization.
    Margaret Mead (1901-1978), U.S. anthropologist. Coming of Age in Samoa, ch. 14 (1928).

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