Margaret Mead Quotes

It is an open question whether any behavior based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly.




Margaret Mead, 1901-1978, Anthropologist, Quoted in Redbook, February 1971

Eigen's Political and Historical Quotations

Margaret Mead
Margaret Mead
  • Born: December 16, 1901
  • Died: November 15, 1978
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Anthropologist

Margaret Mead was an American cultural anthropologist who featured frequently as an author and speaker in the mass media during the 1960s and 1970s. She earned her bachelor's degree at Barnard College in New York City and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University. Mead served as President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1975.