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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




A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's 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



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.

- Margaret Mead



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



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