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Ashley Montagu Quotes

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

"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."

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

"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."

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

"He knows that human beings are still learning, by trial and error, how to be human and that many fall by the way. He knows that compassionate understanding and sympathy is the approach of the humane, while blame and censoriousness is the approach of the insufficiently humane."

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

"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."

"Hell has been described as a pocket edition of Chicago."

"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."

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