Ruth Benedict Quotes

Top 32 wise famous quotes and sayings by Ruth Benedict

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Ruth Benedict quotes: Experience, contrary to common belief, is mostly imagination. Experience, contrary to common belief, is mostly imagination.
Ruth Benedict quotes: The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences. The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences.
Ruth Benedict quotes: The crucial differences which distinguish human societies and human beings are not biological. They are cultural. The crucial differences which distinguish human societies and human beings are not biological. They are cultural.
Ruth Benedict quotes: The life history of the individual is first and foremost an accommodation to the patterns and standards traditionally handed down in his community. The life history of the individual is first and foremost an accommodation to the patterns and standards traditionally handed down in his community.
Ruth Benedict quotes: Virtue begins when we dedicate ourselves actively to the job of gratitude. Virtue begins when we dedicate ourselves actively to the job of gratitude.
Ruth Benedict quotes: Racism remains in the eyes of history ... merely another instance of the persecution of minorities for the advantage of those in power. Racism remains in the eyes of history ... merely another instance of the persecution of minorities for the advantage of those in power.
Ruth Benedict quotes: The arrogance of race prejudice is an arrogance which defies what is scientifically known of human races. The arrogance of race prejudice is an arrogance which defies what is scientifically known of human races.
Ruth Benedict quotes: Traditional Anglo-Saxon intolerance is a local and temporal culture trait like any other. Traditional Anglo-Saxon intolerance is a local and temporal culture trait like any other.
Ruth Benedict quotes: I long to speak out the intense inspiration that comes to me from the lives of strong women. I long to speak out the intense inspiration that comes to me from the lives of strong women.
Ruth Benedict quotes: I haven't strength of mind not to need a career. I haven't strength of mind not to need a career.
Ruth Benedict quotes: 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. 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.
Ruth Benedict quotes: As a matter of history great developments in art have often been remarkably separate from religious motivation and use. As a matter of history great developments in art have often been remarkably separate from religious motivation and use.
Ruth Benedict quotes: The peoples of the earth are one family. The peoples of the earth are one family.
Ruth Benedict quotes: It is my necessary breath of life to understand and expression is the only justification of life that I can feel without prodding. It is my necessary breath of life to understand and expression is the only justification of life that I can feel without prodding.
Ruth Benedict quotes: Culture is not a biologically transmitted complex. Culture is not a biologically transmitted complex.
Ruth Benedict quotes: The trouble with life isn't that there is no answer, it's that there are so many answers The trouble with life isn't that there is no answer, it's that there are so many answers
Ruth Benedict quotes: Our faith in the present dies out long before our faith in the future. Our faith in the present dies out long before our faith in the future.
Ruth Benedict quotes: War is, we have been forced to admit, even in the face of its huge place in our civilization, an asocial trait. War is, we have been forced to admit, even in the face of its huge place in our civilization, an asocial trait.
Ruth Benedict quotes: We grow in time to trust the future for our answers. We grow in time to trust the future for our answers.