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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

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

Anthropology was the science that gave her the platform from which she surveyed, scolded and beamed at the world. Jane Howard

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. Margaret Mead

Anthropology is the science which tells us that people are the same the whole world over - except when they are different. Nancy Banks Smith

Learn about the world, the way it works, any kind of science and anthropology, it's really an interesting place we live in. Evolution is a really fantastic idea, even more than the idea of God I think. Randy Newman

Every historian has informally an anthropology, without ever using the word. Peter Gay

Theology is anthropology. Anselm Feuerbach

It may be in the cultural particularities of people — in their oddities — that some of the most instructive revelations of what it is to be generically human are to be found. Clifford Geertz

Cultural analysis is intrinsically incomplete. And, worse than that, the more deeply it goes the less complete it is. Clifford Geertz

Studying anthropology, I developed a kind of holistic view of human existence, in which the dichotomies you listed are all necessary and vital aspects of life. Joan D. Vinge

There is no shorter path for joining a neutral existential anthropology, according to philosophy, with the existential decision before God, according to the Bible. Paul Ricoeur

The Secret Doctrine is the common property of the countless millions of men born under various climates, in times with which History refuses to deal, and to which esoteric teachings assign dates incompatible with the theories of Geology and Anthropology. H. P. Blavatsky


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