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Ruth Benedict
(1887-1948) born on
Jun 06
US anthropologist. She was an expert on American Indian tribes; wrote classic "Patterns of Culture," 1934; "Race, Science and Politics," 1940.
         
   
F
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.

R
We grow in time to trust the future for our answers.
A
If we justify war, it is because all peoples always justify the traits of which they find themselves possessed, not because war will bear an objective examination of its merits.
N
The trouble is not that we are never happy -- it is that happiness is so episodical.
K
Our faith in the present dies out long before our faith in the future.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Patterns of Culture," ch. 1, 1934.
R: "An Anthropologist at Work: Writings of Ruth Benedict," by Margaret Mead, 1959.
A: "Patterns of Culture," ch. 1, 1934.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: "An Anthropologist at Work: Writings of Ruth Benedict," by Margaret Mead, 1959.
   


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