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Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.

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Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.

Margaret Mead

We won't have a society if we destroy the environment.

Margaret Mead

One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.

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A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.

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Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have.

Margaret Mead

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

I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.

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For the very first time the young are seeing history being made before it is censored by their elders.

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Thanks to television, for the first time the young are seeing history made before it is censored by their elders.

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Women want mediocre men, and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.

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Many societies have educated their male children on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.

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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

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.

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Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.

Margaret Mead

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.

Margaret Mead