Language Is A Virus

Franz Boas Quotes

Franz Boas Quotes & Quotations
Franz Boas
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    Ethnological phenomena are the result of the physical and psychical character of men, and of its development under the influence of the surroundings. Franz_BoasFranz Boas
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    I object to teaching of slogans intended to befog the mind, of whatever kind they may be. Franz_BoasFranz Boas
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    In France, that let down the barriers more than a hundred years ago, the feeling of antipathy is still strong enough to sustain an anti-Jewish political party. Franz_BoasFranz Boas
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    In other words, we are interested in the anatomical and mental characteristics of men living under the same biological, geographical, and social environment, and as determined by their past. Franz_BoasFranz Boas
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    It is our task to inquire into the causes that have brought about the observed differentiation, and to investigate the sequence of events that have led to the establishment of the multifarious forms of human life. Franz_BoasFranz Boas
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    Modern democracy was no doubt the most wholesome and needed reaction against the abuses of absolutism and of a selfish, often corrupt, bureaucracy. Franz_BoasFranz Boas
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    My father had retained an emotional affection for the ceremonial of his parental home, without allowing it to influence his intellectual freedom. Franz_BoasFranz Boas
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    My parents had broken through the shackles of dogma. Franz_BoasFranz Boas
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    Not so the scientist. The very essence of his life is the service of truth. Franz_BoasFranz Boas
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    Remember that in every single case in history the process of adaptation has been one of exceeding slowness. Do not look for the impossible, but do not let your path deviate from the quiet and steadfast insistence on full opportunities for your powers. Franz_BoasFranz Boas
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    The disease of mutual distrust among nations is the bane of modern civilization. Franz_BoasFranz Boas
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    This idea was also brought out very clearly by Wallace, who emphasized that apparently reasonable activities of man might very well have developed without an actual application of reasoning. Franz_BoasFranz Boas
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    We all know scientists who in private life do not come up to the standard of truthfulness, but who, nevertheless, would not consciously falsify the results of their researches. Franz_BoasFranz Boas
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    We do not discuss the anatomical, physiological, and mental characteristics of man considered as an individual; but we are interested in the diversity of these traits in groups of men found in different geographical areas and in different social classes. Franz_BoasFranz Boas