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Ruth Benedict
Ruth Benedict
(1887 - 1948)
American anthropologist, noted for her work on Japanese culture during World War II.
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The happiest excitement in life is to be convinced that one is fighting for all one is worth on behalf of some clearly seen and deeply felt good.
- Ruth Benedict | Happiness Quotes
In a world that holds books and babies and canyon trails, why should one condemn oneself to live day in, day out with people one does not like, and sell oneself to chaperone and correct them?
- Ruth Benedict | Friendship Quotes
Faith is the sturdiest, the most manly of the virtues. It lies behind our pluckiest... strivings. It is the virtue of the storm, just as happiness is the virtue of the sunshine.
- Ruth Benedict | Faith and Unity Quotes
The trouble is not that we are never happy-it is that happiness is so episodical.
- Ruth Benedict | This Moment Quotes
Our faith in the present dies out long before our faith in the future.
- Ruth Benedict | The Future Quotes
We grow in time to trust the future for our answers.
- Ruth Benedict | The Future Quotes
The happiest excitement in life is to be convinced that one is fighting for all one is worth on behalf of some clearly seen and deeply felt good.
- Ruth Benedict | Goals Quotes


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