Best quotes by the 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.
  • science

One goes through school, college, medical school and one's internship learning little or nothing about goodness but a good deal about success.
  • college

Human beings are the only creatures who are able to behave irrationally in the name of reason.
  • able

The cultured man is an artist, an artist in humanity.
  • artist



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.
  • causes

The idea is to die young as late as possible.
  • death

Hell has been described as a pocket edition of Chicago.
  • chicago

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.
  • Potential

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

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.
  • assembly

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.
  • comparison

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.
  • become


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