Aldous Huxley Quotes

121 Aldous Huxley quotes:

"My fate cannot be mastered; it can only be collaborated with and thereby, to some extent, directed. Nor am I the captain of my soul; I am only its noisiest passenger."
"Several excuses are always less convincing than one."
"There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self."
"Every man's memory is his private literature."
"Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead."
"It was one of those evenings when men feel that truth, goodness and beauty are one. In the morning, when they commit their discovery to paper, when others read it written there, it looks wholly ridiculous."
"Cynical realism is the intelligent man's best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation."
"De Sade is the one completely consistent and thoroughgoing revolutionary of history."
"Defined in psychological terms, a fanatic is a man who consciously over-compensates a secret doubt."
"I can sympathise with people's pains, but not with their pleasures. There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness."
"Man is an intelligence, not served by, but in servitude to his organs."
"My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing."
"Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them."
"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."
"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."
"The most valuable of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it has to be done, whether you like it or not."
"The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which mean never losing your enthusiasm."
"There's only one effectively redemptive sacrifice, the sacrifice of self-will to make room for the knowledge of God."
"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"
Author: Huxley Quotes Category: History Quotes
"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.''"

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