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Helen Merrell Lynd

  • ... every way of seeing is also a way of not seeing ...

  • One of the sources of pride in being a human being is the ability to bear present frustrations in the interests of longer purposes.

  • Words are sometimes sensitive instruments of precision with which delicate operations may be performed and swift, elusive truths may be touched; often they are clumsy tools with which we grope in the dark toward truths more inaccessible but no less significant.

Helen Merrell Lynd, U.S. sociologist, writer, educator

(1896 - 1982)