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Letter "R" » Ruth Benedict Quotes
«The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences.»
«Culture is not a biologically transmitted complex.»
«Racism is an ism to which everyone in the world today is exposed; for or against, we must take sides. And the history of the future will differ according to the decision which we make.»
«I long to speak out the intense inspiration that comes to me from the lives of strong women.»
«The life history of the individual is first and foremost an accommodation to the patterns and standards traditionally handed down in his community.»
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«No man ever looks at the world with pristine eyes. He sees it edited by a definite set of customs and institutions and ways of thinking.»
«The trouble is not that we are never happy - it is that happiness is so episodical»
«Our faith in the present dies out long before our faith in the future.»
«The trouble with life isn't that there is no answer, it's that there are so many answers.»
«The adequate study of culture, our own and those on the opposite side of the globe, can press on to fulfillment only as we learn today from the humanities as well as from the scientists.»