Montague Francis Ashley-Montagu — born Israel Ehrenberg — was a British-American anthropologist who popularized the study of topics such as race and gender and their relation to politics and development. He was the rapporteur, in 1950, for the UNESCO statement "The Race Question".
Ashley Montagu Quotes
Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof.
The principal contributor to loneliness in this country is television. What happens is that the family 'gets together' alone.
The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.
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.
One goes through school, college, medical school and one's internship learning little or nothing about goodness but a good deal about success.
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.
It is the function of women to teach men how to be human.
The indifference, callousness and contempt that so many people exhibit toward animals is evil first because it results in an incalculably great impoverishment of human spirit.
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.