Quotation by Ruth Benedict

I gambled on having the strength to live two lives, one for myself and one for the world.
Ruth Benedict (1887–1948), U.S. anthropologist. As quoted in An Anthropologist at Work, part 1, by Margaret Mead (1959).

From a prefatory essay to this collection of Benedict's writings: "Search: 1920-1930." Benedict was in her late thirties when she said this. She was both a noted anthropologist and a wife; she did not, however, have children.
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