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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.

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. ---->>>

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 gambled on having the strength to live two lives, one for myself and one for the world. ---->>>

We grow in time to trust the future for our answers.

We grow in time to trust the future for our answers.

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. ---->>>

I have always used the world of make-believe with a certain desperation. ---->>>

The life history of the individual is first and foremost an accommodation to the patterns and standards traditionally handed down in his community. ---->>>

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.

Culture is not a biologically transmitted complex. ---->>>

I haven't strength of mind not to need a career.

I haven't strength of mind not to need a career.

I long to speak out the intense inspiration that comes to me from the lives of strong women. ---->>>

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 adequate study of culture, our own and those on the opposite side of the globe, can press on to fulfillment only as we learn today from the humanities as well as from the scientists. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: June 5, 1887
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Die: 09-17, 1948
Occupation: Scientist
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Ruth Fulton Benedict (June 5, 1887 – September 17, 1948) was an American anthropologist and folklorist. She was born in New York City, attended Vassar College and graduated in 1909. After studying anthropology at the New School of Social Research under Elsie Clews Parsons, she entered graduate studies at Columbia University in 1921, where she studied under Franz Boas (wikipedia)