Best Quotes by Ruth Benedict (Top 10)

  1. The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences.
  2. I long to speak out the intense inspiration that comes to me from the lives of strong women.
  3. 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.
  4. The trouble with life isn't that there is no answer, it's that there are so many answers.
  5. The happiest excitement in life is to be convinced that one is fighting for all one is worth on behalf of some clearly seen and deeply felt good, and against some greatly scorned evil.
  6. A man's indebtedness is not virtue; his repayment is. Virtue begins when he dedicates himself actively to the job of gratitude.
  7. Our faith in the present dies out long before our faith in the future.
  8. 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.
  9. The trouble is not that we are never happy-it is that happiness is so episodical.
  10. The life history of the individual is first and foremost an accommodation to the patterns and standards traditionally handed down in his community.

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