Our faith in the present dies out long before our faith in the future.
The life history of the individual is first and foremost an accommodation to the patterns and standards traditionally handed down in his community.
The arrogance of race prejudice is an arrogance which defies what is scientifically known of human races.
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.
The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences.
A man's indebtedness is not virtue; his repayment is. Virtue begins when he dedicates himself actively to the job of gratitude.
I haven't strength of mind not to need a career.
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.
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.
I have always used the world of make-believe with a certain desperation.
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.
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.