Margaret Mead was a well-acclaimed American anthropologist known for her significant works on cultural anthropology. She is believed to be influenced by her grandmother to be interested in observing human activities from a very early age. After completing her master’s from the University of Columbia she went on to study adolescent girls and recorded her observations in ‘Coming of Age in Samoa’. Her next expedition was to New Guinea where she studied the thought process of young children and penned-down her experiences in ‘Growing Up in New Guinea’. She further wrote a couple of works which aimed at cultural conditioning. She even served as a lecturer in some of the renowned universities like the University of Columbia. Her most notable works as an anthropologist were her studies of illiterate people and she was known for her views on various social issues including women’s rights and sexual morality. She was honored with various awards including the ‘Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science’ by the UNESCO. We bring to you a compilation of thoughts and quotations by the renowned anthropologist. We have curated Margaret Mead's quotes and sayings from her work, books, writings, speeches, life and thoughts. Presenting the quotations and sayings by Margaret Mead in her words on companionship, loathsome, stereotypes, delightful, women, morals, anthropology and religion.
Laughter is man's most distinctive emotional expression.
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.
Having someone wonder where you are when you don't come home at night is a very old human need.