21 Total Quotes

Ashley Montagu Quotes

There are people who see nudity in the crotch of every tree
Ashley Montagu
#Nudity

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
#English Scientist #Disease

The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.
Ashley Montagu
#Happiness #English Scientist

Human beings are the only creatures who are able to behave irrationally in the name of reason.
Ashley Montagu
#English Scientist

Psychosclerosis: the hardening of the attitude which causes a person to cease dreaming, seeing, thinking, and leading.
Ashley Montagu
#Attitude

It is not the most lovable individuals who stand more in need of love, but the most unlovable
Ashley Montagu
#Individuals

The idea is to die young as late as possible.
Ashley Montagu
#English Scientist

Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof.
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#English 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
#English Scientist

Hell has been described as a pocket edition of Chicago.
Ashley Montagu
#Hell #English Scientist

It is the mark of the cultured man that he is aware of the fact that equality is an ethical and not a biological principle
Ashley Montagu
#Ethics

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
#Education #English Scientist

The natural superiority of women is a biological fact, and a socially acknowledged reality.
Ashley Montagu
#English Scientist

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.
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#English Scientist

The cultured man is an artist, an artist in humanity.
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#English 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
#English Scientist

The Good Book -- one of the most remarkable euphemisms ever copied.
Ashley Montagu
#Bible