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Ashley Montagu Quotes and Sayings

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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.
- Ashley Montagu

Related topics: Science

The idea is to die young as late as possible.
- Ashley Montagu

The principal contributor to loneliness in this country is television.
What happens is that the family 'gets together' alone.
- Ashley Montagu

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

The cultured man is an artist, an artist in humanity.
- Ashley Montagu

Science has proof without any certainty.
Creationists have certainty without any proof.
- Ashley Montagu

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

The natural superiority of women is a biological fact,
and a socially acknowledged reality.
- Ashley Montagu

One goes through school, college, medical school and
one's internship learning little or nothing about goodness
but a good deal about success.
- 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

The deepest human defeat suffered by human beings is
constituted by the difference between what one was
capable of becoming and what one has in fact become.
- Ashley Montagu

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.
- Ashley Montagu

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.
- Ashley Montagu

A doctor can bury his mistakes
but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I was always shocked when I went to the doctor's office
and they did my X-ray and didn't find that I had eight
more ribs than I should have or that my blood was the color green.
- Nicolas Cage

I told my doctor I get very tired when I go on a diet,
so he gave me pep pills.
Know what happened? I ate faster.
- Joe E. Lewis

Oh no, I can't do anything to the death.
Doctor's orders. You see, I have this ulcer condition,
and death is the worst thing for it.
- the movie Love and Death

Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.
- Hippocrates

My doctor gave me six months to live,
but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
- Walter Matthau

I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed
that the doctor's office was full of portraits by Picasso.
- Rita Rudner

I've got to go.
That's one of the penalties of being a doctor.
I never seem to finish a conversation.
- Robert M. Fresco

The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind;
the lawyer all the wickedness,
the theologian all the stupidity.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
- Erma Bombeck

I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately.
Ring the nearest golf course.
- Groucho Marx

I went to the doctor and he said I had acute appendicitis,
and I said compared to who?
- Jay London

When I told my doctor I couldn't afford an operation,
he offered to touch-up my X-rays.
- Henny Youngman

My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four.
Unless there are three other people.
- Orson Welles

The best doctor is the one you run to and can't find.
- Denis Diderot

We approach people the same way we approach our cars.
We take the poor kid to a doctor and ask,
What's wrong with him, how much will it cost,
and when can I pick him up?
- James Hillman

I regret to this day that I never went to college.
I feel I should have been a doctor.
- Ty Cobb

Three-quarters of the sicknesses of intelligent people
come from their intelligence.
They need at least a doctor who can understand this sickness.
- Marcel Proust

It is reasonable to expect the doctor to recognize
that science may not have all the answers to problems of health and healing.
- Norman Cousins

Music's not like becoming a doctor, who can walk into
a community and find people who need him.
- Charlie Byrd

Medical liability reform is not a Republican or Democrat
issue or even a doctor versus lawyer issue.
It is a patient issue.
- John Ensign

Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed;
to kindness,
to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey.
- Marcel Proust

A pregnant woman facing the most dire circumstances
must be able to count on her doctor to do what is medically
necessary to protect her from serious physical harm.
- Barbara Mikulski

The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping
of females begins when the doctor says:
It's a girl.
- Shirley Chisholm

I'm 86 and my doctor used to tell me to slow down -
at least he did until he dropped dead.
- Cesar Romero

Honestly, being a doctor could make you more close
minded than regular people.
- Alex Chiu

When I was born I was so ugly the doctor slapped my mother.
- Rodney Dangerfield

When a man goes through six years training to be a
doctor he will never be the same.
He knows too much.
- Enid Bagnold

One has a greater sense of degradation after an interview
with a doctor than from any human experience.
- Alice James

Time is generally the best doctor.
- Ovid

Passion, you see, can be destroyed by a doctor.
It cannot be created.
- Peter Shaffer

You may not be able to read a doctor's handwriting and prescription,
but you'll notice his bills are neatly typewritten.
- Earl Wilson

When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his
40s shouldn't play tennis.
I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait
until I reached 50 to start again.
- Hugo Black

I was obsessed with romance.
When I was in high school, I saw 'Doctor Zhivago' every
day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater.
- John Hughes

I have a very low threshold of death.
My doctor says I can't have bullets enter my body at any time.
- the Woody Allen movie Casino Royale

Don't bring your need to the marketplace,
bring your skill.
If you don't feel well, tell your doctor,
but not the marketplace.
If you need money, go to the bank, but not the marketplace.
- Jim Rohn

I wanted to be a doctor when I was a kid,
but I started doing theater in high school because it was a requirement.
At first, I was completely irritated.
But I ended up loving it.
- Sophia Bush

Dad and mom would have preferred that I be a doctor,
a lawyer, a scientist, or a great humanitarian.
- Levon Helm

I wanted to be a doctor that I might be able to work
without having to talk
because for years I had been giving myself out in words.
- Albert Schweitzer

A wise doctor does not mutter incantations over a sore that needs the knife.
- Sophocles

Any doctor will admit that any drug can have side effects,
and that writing a prescription involves weighing the
potential benefits against the risks.
- Mark Udall

The idea of winning a doctor's degree gradually assumed
the aspect of a great moral struggle,
and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for me.
- Elizabeth Blackwell

My job is writing.
I get paid to do it.
When was the last time you heard someone challenge
a doctor for making money off of cancer?
- Joyce Maynard

By the time we went to Doctor Simon I think Barney
had been totally disabled for at least six months.
- Betty Hill

Hospice means end-of-life care.
The admission ticket is a diagnosis from a doctor that
you have six months or less to live.
- Eleanor Clift

The punishment should fit the crime and if a doctor
or drug company does harm knowingly or negligently
to a patient they should be compensated to make them whole.
- Corrine Brown

Not really in all honesty because until you take control
of your own health and go to your own doctor and have
your own doctor tell you what's going to work for you.
- Star Jones

I have many times thought I did the wrong thing,
but the reason was not to be a medical doctor -
it was just to have the information.
But then, maybe I was wrong, I don't know.
- Lennart Nilsson

I am interested in getting people to use the healthcare
system at the right time,
getting them to see the doctor early enough,
before a small health problem turns serious.
- Donna Shalala

It's kind of ironic that if I get my Ph.D.,
I'll be a real doctor.
- Marcia Cross

Towards the end of 2003 it was hard to get through training -
and the darkest point was when a doctor told me there
was a possibility I could end up in a wheelchair.
- Jonah Lomu

I like that totally mixed up kind of eclectic group
of personal props and bits of costume and I think the
fun of doing that is where I was very lucky with Doctor Who.
- Lalla Ward

Dick Cheney said he was running again.
He said his health was fine, 'I've got a doctor with me 24 hours a day.'
Yeah,
that's always the sign of a man in good health,
isn't it?
- David Letterman

Part of the redesign of FEMA is that they have so many people on standby,
whether it is a retired nurse or a doctor who will
take time off to go exactly where they are needed.
- Ginny B. Waite

I still get the kids to the doctor and dentist and
plan their play dates and buy their clothes.
- Patricia Richardson

Doctor Who is like any long-running series in that
the cast tend to look to the star to set the general tone.
Rehearsals and filming could be a lot of fun.
- Sarah Sutton

My doctor told me I would never walk again.
My mother told me I would.
I believed my mother.
- Wilma Rudolph


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