Far from being the basis of the good society, the family, with its narrow privacy and tawdry secrets, is the source of all our discontents.

— Edmund Leach

The most strong Edmund Leach quotes that will add value to your life

How can a modern anthropologist embark upon a generalization with any hope of arriving at a satisfactory conclusion? By thinking of the organizational ideas that are present in any society as a mathematical pattern.


The violence in the world comes about because we human beings are forever creating barriers between men who are like us and men who are not like us.


Truth is a totality, the sum of many overlapping partial images.

History, on the other hand, sacrifices totality in the interest of continuity.

famous quotes