Margaret Mead Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old margaret mead quotes, margaret mead sayings, and margaret mead proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.     

Margaret Mead

Jealousy is not a barometer by which the depth of love can be read, it merely records the degree of the lover's insecurity.      

Margaret Mead

Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.     

Margaret Mead

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

Margaret Mead

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.     

Margaret Mead

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

Margaret Mead

What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things.     

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

Having someone wonder where you are when you don't come home at night is a very old human need.     

Margaret Mead

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.     

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

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

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.     

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

Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive and potentially orderly and constructive.     

Margaret Mead

It is easier to change a man's religion than to change his diet.     

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

Having someone wonder where you are when you don't come home at night is a very old human need.     

Margaret Mead

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.      

Margaret Mead

I learned the value of hard work by working hard.     

Margaret Mead

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.     

Margaret Mead

And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born it compels humility: what we began is now its own.     

Margaret Mead

The time has come, I think, when we must recognize bisexuality as a normal form of human behavior... we shall not really succeed in discarding the straitjacket of our cultural beliefs about sexual choice if we fail to come to terms with the well-documented, normal human capacity to love members of both sexes.     

Margaret Mead

We are at a point in history where a proper attention to space, and especially near space, may be absolutely crucial in bringing the world together.     

Margaret Mead

I learned the value of hard work by working hard.     

Margaret Mead

Sooner or later I'm going to die, but I'm not going to retire.     

Margaret Mead

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

Margaret Mead

Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.     

Margaret Mead

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

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.     

Margaret Mead