Ruth Benedict

New York City, New York
Ruth Benedict
New York City, New York

Quotes

11 November 2014
If we justify war, it is because all peoples always justify the traits of which they find themselves possessed, not because war will bear an objective examination of its merits.
11 November 2014
Racism is an ism to which everyone in the world today is exposed; for or against, we must take sides. And the history of the future will differ according to the decision which we make.
11 November 2014
... oh, I long to prove myself by writing! The best seems to die in me when I give it up. It is the self I love—not this efficient, philanthropic self.
11 November 2014
The happiest excitement in life is to be convinced that one is fighting for all one is worth on behalf of some clearly seen and deeply felt good, and against some greatly scorned evil.
11 November 2014
The arrogance of race prejudice is an arrogance which defies what is scientifically known of human races.
11 November 2014
Success and failure in our own national economy will hang upon the degree to which we are able to work with races and nations whose social order and whose behavior and attitudes are strange to us.
11 November 2014
The trouble with life isn't that there is no answer, it's that there are so many answers.
11 November 2014
In a world that holds books and babies and canyon trails, why should one condemn oneself to live day-in, day-out with people one does not like, and sell oneself to chaperone and correct them?
11 November 2014
... liberty is the one thing no man can have unless he grants it to others.
11 November 2014
I haven't strength of mind not to need a career.

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