Ashley Montagu Quotes

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Hatred is love frustrated.

hate love and hate

The cultured man is an artist, an artist in humanity.
— Ashley Montagu
The evidence indicates that woman is, on the whole, biologically superior to man.
— Ashley Montagu

men and women

The scientist believes in proof without certainty, the bigot in certainty without proof.


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


In all societies women have played a much more important role than their menfolk are generally ready to admit.
— Ashley Montagu
Let us never forget that tyranny most often springs from a fanatical faith in the absoluteness of one's beliefs.


It is not so much the pursuit of happiness as the happiness of pursuit that is most likely to yield gratification, and then only occasionally.


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.


Today, while the titular head of the family may still be the father, everyone knows that he is little more then chairman, at most, of the entertainment committee.


Whether clear or garbled, tumultuous or silent, deliberate or fatally inadvertent, communication is the ground of meeting and the foundation of community. It is, in short, the essential human connection.


When men abandon the upbringing of their children to their wives, a loss is suffered by everyone, but perhaps most of all by themselves. For what they lose is the possibility of growth in themselves for being human which the stimulation of bringing up one's children gives.