Ruth Benedict Quotes


14 Ruth Benedict quotes:



"I have always used the world of make-believe with a certain desperation."
"A man's indebtedness is not virtue; his repayment is. Virtue begins when he dedicates himself actively to the job of gratitude."
"The life history of the individual is first and foremost an accommodation to the patterns and standards traditionally handed down in his community."
"Culture is not a biologically transmitted complex."
"The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences."
"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."
Author: Benedict Quotes Category: American Scientist Quotes Racism Quotes
"I long to speak out the intense inspiration that comes to me from the lives of strong women."
"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 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."
"I haven't strength of mind not to need a career."
"I gambled on having the strength to live two lives, one for myself and one for the world."
"We grow in time to trust the future for our answers."
"The trouble is not that we are never happy - it is that happiness is so episodical"
Author: Benedict Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes



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