History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions; the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology.
— W. H. Auden

The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences.
Ruth Benedict anthropological quote

Anthropology provides a scientific basis for dealing with the crucial dilemma of the world today: how can peoples of different appearance, mutually unintelligible languages, and dissimilar ways of life get along peaceably together?
— Clyde Kluckhohn

Anthropology is the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities.
— Alfred L. Kroeber

For a novelist, a given historic situation is an anthropologic laboratory in which he explores his basic question: What is human existence?
— anthropological quotation by Milan Kundera