Ashley Montagu Quotes

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Born: June 28, 1905, London, England, UK
Birth Country: UK
Died: Princeton, New Jersey, USA, November 26, 1999
Occupation: Academic

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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

2.
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

3.
Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof.
- Ashley Montagu

4.
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.
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5.
The idea is to die young as late as possible.
- Ashley Montagu

6.
The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.
- Ashley Montagu

7.
The natural superiority of women is a biological fact, and a socially acknowledged reality.
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8.
The principal contributor to loneliness in this country is television. What happens is that the family 'gets together' alone.
- Ashley Montagu

9.
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

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