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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I do not believe in using women in combat,
because females are too fierce.
- 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 learned the value of hard work by working hard.
- Margaret Mead

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks to television, for the first time
the young are seeing history made
before it is censored by their elders.
- 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 have a respect for manners as such,
they are a way of dealing with people
you don't agree with or like.
- 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

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

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

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

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 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

When I was growing up, I always read horror books,
while my sister read romance novels.
- Dorothy Allison

My dear sister, I hope, when God Almighty in his righteous
providence shall take me out of time into eternity,
that it will be by a flash of lightning.
- James Otis

Loomis has always felt himself responsible for the
fact that he did not stop Michael when he first murdered his sister,
and so he's got that guilt to live with.
- Donald Pleasence

This show has shown me how to throw a punch.
But watching my future sister-in-law go through breast
cancer has also shown me how to take one.
- Charlotte Ross

But my brother Joey was there, and my sister Tina Nina Minnelli was there.
- Liza Minnelli

You must recognize that the way to get the good out
of your brother and your sister is not to return evil for evil.
- Louis Farrakhan

It was around 4 p.m.
in the afternoon.
I was just taking a nap.
Luckily, my sister was home.
- Sherman Austin

I want to do something where I play Judi Dench's younger sister or daughter.
- Dawn French

Lord, confound this surly sister, blight her brow with blotch and blister,
cramp her larynx, lung and liver, in her guts a galling give her.
- J. M. Synge

I was an only child; I didn't have a sister,
or sisters.
- Beverly Cleary

My father's sister never married in order to raise me.
- Marcel Carne

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

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

He may have hair upon his chest but,
sister,
so has Lassie.
- Cole Porter

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

I have a 92 year old father whose doing beautifully
who lives in Chicago and a sister and a nephew and
a niece and I love coming back and try to do so fairly often.
- Bob Balaban

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

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

Fidelity is the sister of justice.
- Horace

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

My sister and I are both diagnosed with second-hand smoke syndromes.
We have never smoked, but we grew up with second-hand smoke our entire lives.
- Loni Anderson

Is solace anywhere more comforting than that in the arms of a sister.
- Alice Walker

Foolishness is indeed the sister of wickedness.
- Sophocles

I finally moved out of my parent's house.
It was only fair to let my sister have her own room.
- Kate Winslet


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