Quotes by English Scientist Ashley Montagu



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 | scientist

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 | scientist

Human beings are the only creatures who are able to behave irrationally in the name of reason. Ashley Montagu | scientist

The cultured man is an artist, an artist in humanity. Ashley Montagu | scientist

Girls marry for love. Boys marry because of a chronic irritation that causes them to gravitate in the direction of objects with certain curvilinear properties. Ashley Montagu | scientist

The idea is to die young as late as possible. Ashley Montagu | scientist

Hell has been described as a pocket edition of Chicago. Ashley Montagu | scientist

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 | scientist

The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us. Ashley Montagu | scientist

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 | scientist

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 | scientist

The deepest personal 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 | scientist


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