Anthropologist quotes

#73361 Ruth Benedict

The trouble with life isn't that there is no answer, it's that there are so many answers. .

Ruth Benedict Quotes about life
#73362 Ruth Benedict

The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences. .

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#73363 Ruth Benedict

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. .

Ruth Benedict Quotes about world
#73364 Ruth Benedict

The life history of the individual is first and foremost an accommodation to the patterns and standards traditionally handed down in his community. .

Ruth Benedict Quotes about life
#73365 Ruth Benedict

A man's indebtedness is not virtue; his repayment is. Virtue begins when he dedicates himself actively to the job of gratitude. .

Ruth Benedict Quotes about men
#73366 Ruth Benedict

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. .

Ruth Benedict Quotes about history
#73367 Ruth Benedict

I gambled on having the strength to live two lives, one for myself and one for the world. .

Ruth Benedict Quotes about world
#73368 Ruth Benedict

Our faith in the present dies out long before our faith in the future. .

Ruth Benedict Quotes about faith
#73369 Ruth Benedict

I have always used the world of make-believe with a certain desperation. .

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#73370 Ruth Benedict

We grow in time to trust the future for our answers. .

Ruth Benedict Quotes about time
#73371 Ruth Benedict

Culture is not a biologically transmitted complex. .

Ruth Benedict Quotes about logic
#73372 Ruth Benedict

I haven't strength of mind not to need a career. .

Ruth Benedict Quotes about mind
#73373 Ruth Benedict

I long to speak out the intense inspiration that comes to me from the lives of strong women. .

Ruth Benedict Quotes about inspiration
#73374 Ruth Benedict

If we justify war, it is because all peoples always justify the traits of which they find themselves possessed, not because war will bear an objective examination of its merits. .

Ruth Benedict Quotes about war
#73375 Ruth Benedict

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. .

Ruth Benedict Quotes about men
#79543 Franz Boas

If we were to select the most intelligent, imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind, all races would be present. .

Franz Boas Quotes about man
#79544 Franz Boas

Furthermore, the study of the present surroundings is insufficient: the history of the people, the influence of the regions through which it has passed on its migrations, and the people with whom it came into contact, must be considered. .

Franz Boas Quotes about history
#79545 Franz Boas

We all know scientists who in private life do not come up to the standard of truthfulness, but who, nevertheless, would not consciously falsify the results of their researches. .

Franz Boas Quotes about life
#79546 Franz Boas

Remember that in every single case in history the process of adaptation has been one of exceeding slowness. Do not look for the impossible, but do not let your path deviate from the quiet and steadfast insistence on full opportunities for your powers. .

Franz Boas Quotes about history
#79547 Franz Boas

We do not discuss the anatomical, physiological, and mental characteristics of man considered as an individual; but we are interested in the diversity of these traits in groups of men found in different geographical areas and in different social classes. .

Franz Boas Quotes about men
#79548 Franz Boas

I object to teaching of slogans intended to befog the mind, of whatever kind they may be. .

Franz Boas Quotes about mind
#79549 Franz Boas

This idea was also brought out very clearly by Wallace, who emphasized that apparently reasonable activities of man might very well have developed without an actual application of reasoning. .

Franz Boas Quotes about man
#79550 Franz Boas

My father had retained an emotional affection for the ceremonial of his parental home, without allowing it to influence his intellectual freedom. .

Franz Boas Quotes about freedom
#79551 Franz Boas

I hope I may have succeeded in presenting to you, however imperfectly, the currents of thought due to the work of the immortal Darwin which have helped to make anthropology what it is at the present time. .

Franz Boas Quotes about hope
#79552 Franz Boas

In France, that let down the barriers more than a hundred years ago, the feeling of antipathy is still strong enough to sustain an anti-Jewish political party. .

Franz Boas Quotes about art
#79553 Franz Boas

In other words, we are interested in the anatomical and mental characteristics of men living under the same biological, geographical, and social environment, and as determined by their past. .

Franz Boas Quotes about words
#79554 Franz Boas

The historical development of the work of anthropologists seems to single out clearly a domain of knowledge that heretofore has not been treated by any other science. .

Franz Boas Quotes about knowledge
#79555 Franz Boas

Not so the scientist. The very essence of his life is the service of truth. .

Franz Boas Quotes about life
#79556 Franz Boas

The disease of mutual distrust among nations is the bane of modern civilization. .

Franz Boas Quotes about trust
#79557 Franz Boas

It is our task to inquire into the causes that have brought about the observed differentiation, and to investigate the sequence of events that have led to the establishment of the multifarious forms of human life. .

Franz Boas Quotes about life
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