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Ashley Montagu Quotes

The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.
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Science has proof without any certainty.
Creationists have certainty without any proof.

— Ashley Montagu

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

— Ashley Montagu

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.

— Ashley Montagu

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.

— Ashley Montagu

The ability to play is one of the principal criteria of mental health

— Ashley Montagu

The family unit is the institution for the systematic production of mental illness.

— Ashley Montagu

Love, for too many men in our time, consists of sleeping with a seductive woman, one who is properly endowed with the right distribution of curves and conveniences and one upon whom a permanent lien has been acquired through the institution of marriage.

— Ashley Montagu

I want to die young at a ripe old age.

— Ashley Montagu

Because women live creatively, they rarely experience the need to depict or write about that which to them is a primary experience and which men know only at a second remove. Women create naturally, men create artificially.

— Ashley Montagu

The benefits to the mother of immediate breastfeeding are innumerable, not the least of which after the weariness of labor and birth is the emotional gratification, the feeling of strength, the composure, and the sense of fulfillment that comes with the handling and suckling of the baby.

— Ashley Montagu

The world is so full of wonderful things we should all, if we were taught how to appreciate it, be far richer than kings.

— Ashley Montagu

The basic fact is simple: life begins not at birth, but conception.

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In Victorian times the purpose of life was to develop a personality once and for all and then stand on it.

— Ashley Montagu

To admit ignorance is to exhibit wisdom.

— Ashley Montagu

The parallel between antifeminism and race prejudice is striking. The same underlying motives appear to be at work, namely fear, jealousy, feelings of insecurity, fear of economic competition, guilt feelings, and the like. Many of the leaders of the feminist movement in the nineteenth-century United States clearly understood the similarity of the motives at work in antifeminism and race discrimination and associated themselves with the anti slavery movement.

— Ashley Montagu

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