Margaret Mead Quotes

We are living beyond our means. As a people we have developed a life-style that is draining the earth of its priceless and irreplaceable resources without regard for the future of our children and people all around the world.

This quotation is noteworthy for the early data where this warning was given by prominent scientist and public figure. Decades later, there were many who held this view, but Mead was among the erliest.
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.