Quotations by Ashley Montagu

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Born: Wednesday, June 28, 1905
Died: Friday, November 26, 1999 (94 years old)
Profession: Scientist
Nationality: English

By virtue of being born to humanity, every human being has a right to the development and fulfillment of his potentialities as a human being.
- Ashley Montagu
(Keywords: Development, Virtue, Being, Fulfillment, Humanity, Right)

Hell has been described as a pocket edition of Chicago.
- Ashley Montagu
(Keywords: Chicago, Hell)

Human beings are the only creatures who are able to behave irrationally in the name of reason.
- Ashley Montagu
(Keywords: Name, Reason)

It is work, work that one delights in, that is the surest guarantor of happiness. But even here it is a work that has to be earned by labor in one's earlier years. One should labor so hard in youth that everything one does subsequently is easy by comparison.
- Ashley Montagu
(Keywords: Work, Happiness, Labor, Years, Youth)

One goes through school, college, medical school and one's internship learning little or nothing about goodness but a good deal about success.
- Ashley Montagu
(Keywords: Medical, Success, College, Goodness, Learning, Nothing, School)

Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof.
- Ashley Montagu
(Keywords: Science, Certainty, Proof)

The cultured man is an artist, an artist in humanity.
- Ashley Montagu
(Keywords: Artist, Humanity)

The deepest human defeat suffered by human beings is constituted by the difference between what one was capable of becoming and what one has in fact become.
- Ashley Montagu
(Keywords: Defeat, Difference, Fact)

The doctor has been taught to be interested not in health but in disease. What the public is taught is that health is the cure for disease.
- Ashley Montagu
(Keywords: Health, Cure, Disease, Public)

The idea is to die young as late as possible.
- Ashley Montagu
(Keywords: Idea)

The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.
- Ashley Montagu
(Keywords: Happiness, Moments)

The natural superiority of women is a biological fact, and a socially acknowledged reality.
- Ashley Montagu
(Keywords: Women, Superiority, Fact, Reality)

The principal contributor to loneliness in this country is television. What happens is that the family 'gets together' alone.
- Ashley Montagu
(Keywords: Family, Country, Loneliness, Television)

There have been some medical schools in which somewhere along the assembly line, a faculty member has informed the students, not so much by what he said but by what he did, that there is an intimate relation between curing and caring.
- Ashley Montagu
(Keywords: Medical, Caring, Schools, Students)

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