For the very first time the young are seeing history being made before it is censored by their elders.
Thanks to television, for the first time the young are seeing history made before it is censored by their elders.
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.
The way to do fieldwork is never to come up for air until it is all over.
Prayer does not use up artificial energy, doesn't burn up any fossil fuel, doesn't pollute. Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance.
What I am demanding of other people is what I am demanding of myself.
The United States has the power to destroy the world but not the power to save it alone.
An ideal culture is one that makes a place for every human gift.
Women want mediocre men, and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.
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.
I measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her fellow human beings.
Man's role is uncertain, undefined, and perhaps unnecessary.
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.
Never ever depend on governments or institutions to solve any major problems. All social change comes from the passion of individuals.
It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil, but one must never label a necessary evil as good.
Many societies have educated their male children on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
My grandmother wanted me to have an education, so she kept me out of school.
I do not believe in using women in combat, because females are too fierce.
Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive and potentially orderly and constructive.
What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things.
One of the most dangerous things that can happen to a child is to kill or torture an animal an get away with it.
Our first and most pressing problem is how to do away with warfare as a method of solving conflicts between national groups within a society who have different views about how the society is to run.
Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do. With no relatives, no support, we've put it in an impossible situation.
A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.
Having someone wonder where you are when you don't come home at night is a very old human need.
Life in the twentieth century is like a parachute jump: you have to get it right the first time.
I learned to observe the world around me, and to note what I saw.
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.
I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
You know you love someone when you cannot put into words how they make you feel.
We must turn all of our educational efforts to training our children for the choices which will confront them... The child who is to choose wisely must be healthy in mind and body. The children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
The pains of childbirth were altogether different from the enveloping effects of other kinds of pain. These were pains one could follow with one's mind.
Young people are moving away from feeling guilty about sleeping with somebody to feeling guilty if they are *not* sleeping with someone.
There is no greater insight into the future than recognizing...when we save our children, we save ourselves.
Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born it compels humility: what we began is now its own.
The solution to adult problems tomorrow depends on large measure upon how our children grow up today.
Never underestimate the power of a small, dedicated group of people to change the world; indeed, that is the only thing that ever has.
It is an open question whether any behavior based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly.