Ashley Montagu Quotes

Ashley Montagu Quotes: Human beings are the only creatures who are able to behave irrationally in the name of reason.
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.
Man is the only 150 pound nonlinear servomechanism that can be wholly reproduced by unskilled labor.
The natural superiority of women is a biological fact, and a socially acknowledged reality.
You certainly can't tell anything from the microscopic structure of the brain whether the person was an idiot or a genius.
The whole of life is a journey toward youthful old age, toward self-contemplation, love, gaiety, and, in a fundamental sense, the most gratifying time of our lives. . . .
Hell has been described as a pocket edition of Chicago.
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.
Scientists do not believe in fundamental and absolute certainties. For the scientist, certainty is never an end, but a search; not the ordering of certainty, but its exploration. For the scientist, certainty represents the highest degree of probability.
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.
Love is the supreme form of communication. In the hierarchy of needs, love stands as the supreme developing agent of the humanity of the person. As such, the teaching of love should be the central core of all early childhood curriculum with all other subjects growing naturally out of such teaching.
Intellect without humanity is not good enough...what the world is suffering from at the present time is not so much an overabundance of intellect as an insufficiency of humanity.
Stand still, close your eyes and listen; in the silence you can hear the cries of pain and low moans of anguish of animals waiting to die... do everything you can even if today it is just one small thing. There are no excuses for inaction, despair, egotism, or petulance that matter to the animals.
All education should be directed toward the refinement of the individual's sensibilities in relation not only to one's fellow humans everywhere, but to all living things whatsoever.
Do we have the right to rear animals in order to kill them so that we may feed appetites in which we have been artificially conditioned from childhood?
The family is the basis of society. As the family is, so is the society, and it is human beings who make a family-not the quantity of them, but the quality of them.