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Ashley Montagu
June 28, 1905 - November 26, 1999
Nationality: English
Category: Scientist
Subcategory: English Scientist

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


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.


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


The principal contributor to loneliness in this country is television. What happens is that the family 'gets together' alone.

    Topics: Family

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.


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


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.


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.


Hell has been described as a pocket edition of Chicago.


Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof.


The natural superiority of women is a biological fact, and a socially acknowledged reality.


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.


The idea is to die young as late as possible.


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


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