1. “Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.”
  2. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
  3. “Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.”
  4. “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.”
  5. “One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don’t come home at night.”
  6. “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.”
  7. “I learned the value of hard work by working hard.”
  8. “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.”
  9. “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.”
  10. “I have a respect for manners as such, they are a way of dealing with people you don’t agree with or like.”
  11. “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.”
  12. “I was wise enough to never grow up while fooling most people into believing I had.”
  13. “I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.”
  14. “What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things.”
  15. “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.”
  16. “Every time we liberate a woman, we liberate a man.”
  17. “Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.”
  18. “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.”
  19. “I do not believe in using women in combat, because females are too fierce.”
  20. “We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.”
  21. “For the very first time the young are seeing history being made before it is censored by their elders.”
  22. “Sooner or later I’m going to die, but I’m not going to retire.”
  23. “And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born it compels humility: what we began is now its own.”
  24. “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.”
  25. “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”