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Sister is probably the most competitive
by Margaret Mead

Sister is probably the most competitive
relationship within the family,
but once the sisters are grown,
it becomes the strongest relationship.
- Margaret Mead

Related topics: Family Relationship Sisters

Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive
and potentially orderly and constructive.
- Margaret Mead

Instead of needing lots of children,
we need high-quality children.
- Margaret Mead

And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born
it compels humility: what we began is now its own.
- Margaret Mead

 

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

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Nobody has ever asked the nuclear family to live
all by itself in a box the way we do.
With no relatives, no support,
we've put it in an impossible situation.
- Margaret Mead

The solution to adult problems tomorrow
depends in large measure upon
how our children grow up today.
- Margaret Mead

For the very first time the young are
seeing history being made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing
was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
- Margaret Mead

The way to do fieldwork is never to
come up for air until it is all over.
- Margaret Mead

Always remember that you are absolutely unique.
Just like everyone else.
- Margaret Mead

Instead of being presented with stereotypes
by age, sex, color, class, or religion,
children must have the opportunity
to learn that within each range,
some people are loathsome and some are delightful.
- Margaret Mead

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness
with which one must look and listen,
record in astonishment
and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
- Margaret Mead

I was wise enough to never grow up
while fooling most people into believing I had.
- Margaret Mead

What people say, what people do,
and what they say they do
are entirely different things.
- Margaret Mead

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

I learned the value of hard work by working hard.
- Margaret Mead

Life ... is like a parachute jump:
you have to get it right the first time.
- Margaret Mead

It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil,
but one must never label a necessary evil as good.
- Margaret Mead

Every time we liberate a woman, we liberate a man.
- Margaret Mead

It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary
to put all the play and learning into childhood,
all the work into middle age,
and all the regrets into old age.
- Margaret Mead

I must admit that I personally measure success
in terms of the contributions
an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.
- Margaret Mead

One of the oldest human needs is having someone
to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
- Margaret Mead

I have a respect for manners as such,
they are a way of dealing with people
you don't agree with or like.
- Margaret Mead

Having two bathrooms ruined the capacity to co-operate.
- Margaret Mead

A small group of thoughtful people could change the world.
Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

We have nowhere else to go... this is all we have.
- Margaret Mead

Man's role is uncertain, undefined, and perhaps unnecessary.
- Margaret Mead

The pains of childbirth were altogether different
from the enveloping effects of other kinds of pain.
These were pains one could follow with one's mind.
- Margaret Mead

Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to
live all by itself in a box the way we do.
With no relatives, no support, we've put it in an impossible situation.
- Margaret Mead

Our humanity rests upon a series of learned behaviors,
woven together into patterns that are infinitely fragile
and never directly inherited.
- Margaret Mead

Thanks to television, for the first time
the young are seeing history made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.
- Margaret Mead

Prayer does not use up artificial energy,
doesn't burn up any fossil fuel, doesn't pollute.
Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance.
- Margaret Mead

I do not believe in using women in combat,
because females are too fierce.
- Margaret Mead

Sooner or later I'm going to die, but I'm not going to retire.
- Margaret Mead

We won't have a society if we destroy the environment.
- Margaret Mead

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

Women want mediocre men,
and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.
- Margaret Mead

Life in the twentieth century is like a parachute jump:
you have to get it right the first time.
- Margaret Mead

If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values,
we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities,
and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric,
one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.
- Margaret Mead

A city is a place where there is no need to
wait for next week to get the answer to a question,
to taste the food of any country,
to find new voices to listen to and familiar ones to listen to again.
- Margaret Mead

A sister is a gift to the heart,
a friend to the spirit,
a golden thread to the meaning of life.
- Isadora James

If a tie is like kissing your sister,
losing is like kissing you grandmother with her teeth out.
- George Brett

To steal from a brother or sister is evil.
To not steal from the institutions that are the pillars
of the Pig Empire is equally immoral.
- Abbie Hoffman

Fidelity is the sister of justice.
- Horace

My sister and I were born in San Francisco.
When our parents died, we came down here to live with relatives.
- Freddy Fender

A sister is both your mirror - and your opposite.
- Elizabeth Fishel

There are two types of encryption: one that will prevent
your sister from reading your diary and one that will prevent your government.
- Bruce Schneier

Almost everything in 'A Day With Wilbur Robinson' has some basis in truth.
And yes, my sister did pay me to feed her grapes while
she talked to her boyfriend on the phone.
- William Joyce

My mother was like a sister to me, only we didn't have sex quite so often.
- Emo Philips

It is natural not to care about a sister certainly
not when she is four years older and grinds her teeth at night.
- Gertrude Stein

Pam has always been my glamorous big sister -
13 years older than I. She played on the women's circuit
for nine years and came home to tell me stories of France,
Japan.
- Tracy Austin

When I was about 3, my grandfather used to give me
and my sister a nickel to sit out on the front porch with him and sing songs.
- Tommy Shaw

Getting close to books, and spending time by myself,
I was obliged to think about things I would never have
thought about if I was busy romping around with a brother and sister.
- Shelby Foote

I always went to my sister, because she was older and
had the care of me after my mother died.
- Lizzie Andrew Borden

She is the mother I never had, she is the sister everybody would want.
She is the friend that everybody deserves.
I don't know a better person.
- Oprah Winfrey

If your sister is in a tearing hurry to go out and cannot catch your eye,
she's wearing your best sweater.
- Pam Brown

My older sister Nikki went to Hampton music school in Virginia,
then to another school later in New York.
- Debra Wilson

What a different world it was when I first sailed for Europe in 1930,
with my mother, sister, and brother to spend six months abroad.
- Gene Tierney

The coolest thing is that my sister and I,
you know, we've done what a lot of people have not been able to do.
Which is to have our own careers, together.
- Tia Mowry

My sister is a nurse and saves people's lives.
- Nicholas Lea

I had an older brother who passed away recently,
an older sister and a younger brother.
- Steve Case

She encouraged any artistic impulse I had,
and my father discouraged any artistic impulse I had.
They took out their problems with each other on me and my sister.
- Bill Griffith

I sang a song at my sister's wedding.
My mother forced me into that, too.
But that one felt all right.
- Adam Sandler

Ah, bless you, Sister, may all your sons be bishops.
- Brendan Behan

My sister Liza and I have never felt that we were in competition.
- Lorna Luft

Sometimes you really dig a girl, the moment you kiss her,
And then you get distracted by her older sister.
- John Sebastian


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