Aldous Huxley Quotes

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.

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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.

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

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

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My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.

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Words form the thread on which we string our experiences.

Aldous Huxley

The condition of being forgiven is self-abandonment. The proud man prefers self-reproach, however painful -because the reproached self isn't abandoned; it remains intact.

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One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.

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There isn't any formula or method. You learn to love by loving - by paying attention and doing what one thereby discovers has to be done.

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Only one more indispensable massacre of Capitalists or Communists or Fascists or Christians or Heretics, and there we are - there we are in the Golden Future

Aldous Huxley

The worst enemy of life, freedom and the common decencies is total anarchy; their second worst enemy is total efficiency.

Aldous Huxley
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