Occupation: Anthropologist and Author
Profile: Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously in 1979. Best known for Coming of Age in Somoa.
Number of Quotes: 4
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.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
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.
We need every human gift and cannot afford to neglect any gift because of artificial barriers of sex or race or class or national origin.