35 Inspirational Margaret Mead Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Margaret Mead Quotes On Success

Margaret Mead was an American cultural anthropologist who featured frequently as an author and speaker in the mass media during the 1960s and 1970s. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Barnard College in New York City and her MA and PhD degrees from Columbia University. Mead served as President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1975. May these Margaret Mead Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “Where we choose to put our attention changes our brain, which in time can change how we see and interact with the world.” Margaret Mead

2. “I learned the value of hard work by working hard.” Margaret Mead

3. “For the human species to evolve, the conversation must deepen.” Margaret Mead

4. “I measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her fellow human beings.” Margaret Mead

5. “Be who you really are, do what you want to do, in order to have what you really want.” Margaret Mead

6. “I learned to observe the world around me, and to note what I saw.” Margaret Mead

7. “We are now at a point where we must educate our children in what no one knew yesterday, and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.” Margaret Mead

8. “What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things.” Margaret Mead

9. “The ability to learn is older as it is also more widespread than is the ability to teach.” Margaret Mead

10. “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” Margaret Mead

11. “What I am demanding of other people is what I am demanding of myself.” Margaret Mead

12. “The solution to adult problems tomorrow depends on large measure upon how our children grow up today.” Margaret Mead

13. “Even though the ship may go down, the journey goes on.” Margaret Mead

14. “I was wise enough never to grow up, while fooling people into believing I had.” Margaret Mead

15. “Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” Margaret Mead

16. “Life in the twentieth century is like a parachute jump: you have to get it right the first time.” Margaret Mead

17. “There is no hierarchy of values by which one culture has the right to insist on all its own values and deny those of another.” Margaret Mead

18. “We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.” Margaret Mead

19. “Sisters is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.” Margaret Mead

20. “I have a respect for manners as such, they are a way of dealing with people you don’t agree with or like.” Margaret Mead

21. “You know my fury about people is based precisely on the fact that I consider them to be responsible, moral creatures who so often do not act that way.” Margaret Mead

22. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

23. “The assumption that men were created equal, with an equal ability to make an effort and win an earthly reward, although denied every day by experience, is maintained every day by our folklore and our daydreams.” Margaret Mead

24. “There is no greater insight into the future than recognizing when we save our children, we save ourselves.” Margaret Mead

25. “I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.” Margaret Mead

26. “Having someone wonder where you are when you don’t come home at night is a very old human need.” Margaret Mead

27. “The need to find meaning is as real as the need for trust and for love, for relations with other human beings.” Margaret Mead

28. “A woman, even a brilliant woman, must have two qualities in order to fulfill her promise: more energy than mere mortals, and the ability to outwit her culture.” Margaret Mead

29. “Chief among our gains must be reckoned this possibility of choice, the recognition of many possible ways of life, where other civilizations give a satisfactory outlet to only one temperamental type, be he mystic or soldier, businessman or artist, a civilization in which there are many standards offers a possibility of satisfactory adjustment to individuals of many different temperamental types, of diverse gifts, and varying interests.” Margaret Mead

30. “Laughter is man’s most distinctive emotional expression. Man shares the capacity for love and hate, anger and fear, loyalty and grief, with other living creatures. But humour, which has an intellectual as well as an emotional element belongs to man.” Margaret Mead

31. “The notion that we are products of our environment is our greatest sin; we are products of our choices.” Margaret Mead

32. “Never depend upon institutions or government to solve any problem. All social movements are founded by, guided by, motivated and seen through by the passion of individuals.” Margaret Mead

33. “Human beings do not carry civilization in their genes. All that we do carry in our genes are certain capacities- the capacity to learn to walk upright, to use our brains, to speak, to relate to our fellow men, to construct and use tools, to explore the universe, and to express that exploration in religion, in art, in science, in philosophy.” Margaret Mead

34. “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.” Margaret Mead

35. “Even very recently, the elders could say: ‘You know, I have been young and you never have been old.’ But today’s young people can reply: ‘You never have been young in the world I am young in, and you never can be.’ The older generation will never see repeated in the lives of young people their own unprecedented experience of sequentially emerging change. This break between generations is wholly new: it is planetary and universal.” Margaret Mead

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