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Aldous Huxley (Writer)

A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.
Aldous Huxley art
Those who believe that they are exclusively in the right are generally those who achieve something.
Aldous Huxley believe
Its with bad sentiments that one makes good novels.
Aldous Huxley time
Official dignity tends to increase in inverse ratio to the importance of the country in which the office is held.
Aldous Huxley dignity
the him referred to is his friend Colonel Edmondstone
Aldous Huxley friend
That all men are equal is a proposition to which, at ordinary times, no sane human being has ever given his assent.
Aldous Huxley time
A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the wills freedom after it.
Aldous Huxley freedom
Good is a product of the ethical and spiritual artistry of individuals; it cannot be mass produced.
Aldous Huxley art
Most ignorance is evincible ignorance. We dont know because we dont want to know.
Aldous Huxley ignorance
Most ignorance is invincible ignorance.We dont know because we dont want to know.
Aldous Huxley ignorance
Man is an intelligence, not served by, but in servitude to his organs.
Aldous Huxley intelligence
It is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.
Aldous Huxley truth
The author of the Iliad is either Homer or, if not Homer, somebody else of the same name.
Aldous Huxley home
The older dictators fell because they could never supply their subjects with enough bread, enough circuses, enough miracles and mysteries. Nor did they posses a really effective system of mind-manipulation. Under a scientific dictator, education will rea
Aldous Huxley education
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that is your own self. So you have to begin there, not outside, not on other people. That comes afterwards, when you have worked on your own corner.
Aldous Huxley war
You never see animals going through the absurd and often horrible fooleries of magic and religion. Only man behaves with such gratuitous folly. It is the price he has to pay for being intelligent but now, as yet, intelligent enough.
Aldous Huxley religion
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
Aldous Huxley history
The business of a seer is to see; and if he involves himself in the kind of God-eclipsing activities which make seeing impossible, he betrays the trust which his fellows have tacitly placed in him.
Aldous Huxley god
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness it is generally the by-product of other activities.
Aldous Huxley happiness
At least two-thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religous or political ideas.
Aldous Huxley man
We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found, and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself.
Aldous Huxley happiness
Abused as we abuse it at present, dramatic art is in no sense cathartic it is merely a form of emotional masturbation. It is the rarest thing to find a player who has not had his character affected for the worse by the practice of his profession. Nobody can make a habit of self-exhibition, nobody can exploit his personality for the sake of exercising a kind of hypnotic power over others, and remain untouched by the process.
Aldous Huxley art
The thin and precarious crust of decency is all that separates any civilization, however impressive, from the hell of anarchy or systematic tyranny which lie in wait beneath the surface.
Aldous Huxley hell
Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty-- his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.
Aldous Huxley freedom
That we are not much sicker and much madder than we are is due exclusively to that most blessed and blessing of all natural graces, sleep.
Aldous Huxley grace
You shall know the know and it shall make you mad.
Aldous Huxley you
You shall know the truth and it shall make you mad.
Aldous Huxley truth
Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with whathappens to him.
Aldous Huxley experience
If most of us remain ignorant of ourselves, it is because self-knowledge is painful and we prefer the pleasures of illusion.
Aldous Huxley knowledge
There is no bad day that cant be overcome by listening to a barbershop quartet. This is just truth, plain and simple.
Aldous Huxley truth
Maybe this world is another planets hell.
Aldous Huxley world
Every mans memory is his private literature.
Aldous Huxley literature
All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings, and so, give them the power to pull ours.
Aldous Huxley god
The travellers-eye view of men and women is not satisfying. A man might spend his life in trains and restaurants and know nothing of humanity at the end. To know, one must be an actor as well as a spectator.
Aldous Huxley life
Maybe this world is another planets Hell.
Aldous Huxley world
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
Aldous Huxley travel
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Aldous Huxley change
People travel for the same reason they collect works of art: because the best people do it
Aldous Huxley art
The most shocking fact about war is that its victims and its instruments are individual human beings, and that these individual beings are condemned by the monstrous conventions of politics to murder or be murdered in quarrels not their own
Aldous Huxley politics
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and thats your own self.
Aldous Huxley self
Thought must be divided against itself before it can come to any knowledge of itself
Aldous Huxley knowledge
There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all its virtues are of no avail.
Aldous Huxley virtue
Silence is as full of potential wisdom and wit as the unshown marble of great sculpture. The silent bear no witness against themselves.
Aldous Huxley wisdom
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Aldous Huxley music
Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting
Aldous Huxley life
The Perennial Philosophy is expressed most succinctly in the Sanskrit formula, tat tvam asi (That art thou); the Atman, or immanent eternal Self, is one with Brahman, the Absolute Principle of all existence; and the last end of every human being, is to discover the fact for himself, to find out who he really is.
Aldous Huxley philosophy
The Bhagavad-Gita is the most systematic statement of spiritual evolution of endowing value to mankind. The Gita is one of the clearest and most comprehensive summaries of the spiritual thoughts ever to have been made.
Aldous Huxley spiritual
Knowing who in fact we are results in Good Being, and Good Being results in the most appropriate kind of good doing. But good doing does not of itself result in Good Being. We can be virtuous without knowing who in fact we are. The beings who are merely good are not Good Beings; they are just pillars of society.
Aldous Huxley society
Finding bad reasons for what one believes for other bad reasons - thats philosophy
Aldous Huxley philosophy
People are much too solemn about things - Im all for sticking pins into Episcopal behinds
Aldous Huxley people
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, whats more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.
Aldous Huxley action
A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the wills freedom after it.
Aldous Huxley freedom
Nonsense is an assertion of mans spiritual freedom in spite of all the oppressions of circumstance
Aldous Huxley freedom
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
Aldous Huxley religion
The essay is a literary device for saying almost everything about almost anything
Aldous Huxley
Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs.
Aldous Huxley intelligence
Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We dont know because we dont want to know.
Aldous Huxley ignorance
Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power.
Aldous Huxley power
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that History has to teach
Aldous Huxley history
Hell isnt merely paved with good intentions, it is walled and roofed with them
Aldous Huxley good
Habit converts luxurious enjoyments into dull and daily necessities
Aldous Huxley joy
My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.
Aldous Huxley church
Facts are ventriloquists dummies. Sitting on a wise mans knee they may be made to utter words of wisdom; elsewhere, they say nothing, or talk nonsense, or indulge in sheer diabolism.
Aldous Huxley wisdom
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which mean never losing your enthusiasm.
Aldous Huxley sin
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 history
Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
Aldous Huxley man
A competent portraitist knows how to imply the profile in the full face.
Aldous Huxley
The horror no less than the charm of real life consists precisely in the recurrent actualization of the inconceivable
Aldous Huxley life
No man ever dared to manifest his boredom so insolently as does a Siamese tomcat when he yawns in the face of his amorously importunate wife.
Aldous Huxley man
A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one; it come as sincerely from the authors soul
Aldous Huxley soul
The proper study of mankind is books.
Aldous Huxley books

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