Aldous Huxley Quotes

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

Aldous Huxley

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

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

Aldous Huxley

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

Aldous Huxley

The vast majority of human beings dislike and even dread all notions with which they are not familiar. Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have always been derided as fools and madmen.

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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.

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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 rumor.

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So long as men worship dictators, Caesars and Napoleons will arise to make them miserable.

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Good is a product of the ethical and spiritual artistry of individuals; it cannot be mass-produced.

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Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.

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Silence is as full of potential wisdom and wit as the unshown marble of great sculpture. The silent bear no witness against themselves.

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