Havelock Ellis Quotes

"Charm" - which means the power to effect work without employing brute force - is indispensable to women. Charm is a woman's strength just as strength is a man's charm.

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Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.

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The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.

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The prevalence of suicide, without doubt, is a test of height in civilization; it means that the population is winding up its nervous and intellectual system to the utmost point of tension and that sometimes it snaps.

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The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.

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The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum.

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Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretense of keeping it alive.

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Sex lies at the root of life, and we can never learn to reverence life until we know how to understand sex.

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A religion can no more afford to degrade its Devil than to degrade its God.

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Every man of genius sees the world at a different angle from his fellows, and there is his tragedy

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Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is not mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.

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What we call "morals" is simply blind obedience to words of command.

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In philosophy, it is not the attainment of the goal that matters, it is the things that are met along the way

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The romantic embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer.

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All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.

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