Aldous Huxley Quotes

Several excuses are always less convincing than one.

Aldous Huxley

The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.

Aldous Huxley

Several excuses are always less convincing than one.

Aldous Huxley

An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.

Aldous Huxley

There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all its virtues are of no avail.

Aldous Huxley

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

Aldous Huxley

The pleasures of ignorance are as great, in their way, as the pleasures of knowledge.

Aldous Huxley

Every man's memory is his private literature.

Aldous Huxley

A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumour.

Aldous Huxley

Everyone who wants to do good to the human race always ends in universal bullying.

Aldous Huxley

If it were not for the intellectual snobs who pay, in solid cash, the tribute which Philistinism owes to culture, the arts would perish with their starving practitioners. Let us thank heaven for hypocrisy.

Aldous Huxley

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.

Aldous Huxley

The religions whose theology is least preoccupied with events in time and most concerned with eternity, have been consistently less violent and more humane in political practice. Unlike early Judaism, Christianity and Mohammedanism (all obsessed with time) Hinduism and Buddhism have never been persecuting faiths,have preached almost no holy wars and have refrained from that proselytizing religious imperialism which has gone hand in hand with political and economic oppression of colored people.

Aldous Huxley

To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.

Aldous Huxley

Nonsense is an assertion of man's spiritual freedom in spite of all the oppressions of circumstance.

Aldous Huxley
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