Aldous Leonard Huxley

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Aldous Leonard Huxley

Aldous Leonard Huxley

Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.More Aldous Leonard Huxley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The brotherhood of men does not imply their equality. Families have their fools and their men of genius, their black sheep and their saints, their worldly successes and their worldly failures. A man should treat his brothers lovingly and with justice, according to the deserts of each. But the deserts of every brother are not the same.More Aldous Leonard Huxley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Official dignity tends to increase in inverse ratio to the importance of the country in which the office is held.More Aldous Leonard Huxley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If we could sniff or swallow something that would, for five or six hours each day, abolish our solitude as individuals, atone us with our fellows in a glowing exaltation of affection and make life in all its aspects seem not only worth living, but divinely beautiful and significant, and if this heavenly, world-transfiguring drug were of such a kind that we could wake up next morning with a clear head and an undamaged constitution -- then, it seems to me, all our problems (and not merely the one small problem of discovering a novel pleasure) would be wholly solved and earth would become paradise.More Aldous Leonard Huxley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Aldous Leonard Huxley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Writers write to influence their readers, their preachers, their auditors, but always, at bottom, to be more themselves.More Aldous Leonard Huxley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
That all men are equal is a proposition to which, at ordinary times, no sane human being has ever given his assent.More Aldous Leonard Huxley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.More Aldous Leonard Huxley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Good is a product of the ethical and spiritual artistry of individuals; it cannot be mass-produced.More Aldous Leonard Huxley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Defined in psychological terms, a fanatic is a man who consciously over-compensates a secret doubt.More Aldous Leonard Huxley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Experience teaches only the teachable.More Aldous Leonard Huxley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Specialized meaninglessness has come to be regarded, in certain circles, as a kind of hall-mark of true science.More Aldous Leonard Huxley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Aldous Leonard Huxley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.More Aldous Leonard Huxley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Science and art are only too often a superior kind of dope, possessing this advantage over booze and morphia: that they can be indulged in with a good conscience and with the conviction that, in the process of indulging, one is leading the higher life.More Aldous Leonard Huxley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
People will insist on treating the mons Veneris as though it were Mount Everest. Too silly!More Aldous Leonard Huxley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.More Aldous Leonard Huxley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We participate in tragedy. At comedy we only look.More Aldous Leonard Huxley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.More Aldous Leonard Huxley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Orthodoxy is the diehard of the world of thought. It learns not, neither can it forget.More Aldous Leonard Huxley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.More Aldous Leonard Huxley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One of the many reasons for the bewildering and tragic character of human existence is the fact that social organization is at once necessary and fatal. Men are forever creating such organizations for their own convenience and forever finding themselves the victims of their home-made monsters.More Aldous Leonard Huxley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Words from the thread on which we string our experiences.More Aldous Leonard Huxley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power.More Aldous Leonard Huxley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Cant is always rather nauseating; but before we condemn political hypocrisy, let us remember that it is the tribute paid by men of leather to men of God, and that the acting of the part of someone better than oneself may actually commit one to a course of behavior perceptibly less evil than what would be normal and natural in an avowed cynic.More Aldous Leonard Huxley [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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