Havelock Ellis Quotes


21 Havelock Ellis quotes:



"The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw."
Author: Ellis Quotes Category: Absence Quotes
"Dreams are real as long as they last. Can we say more of life?"
Author: Ellis Quotes Category: Dreams Quotes
"It is curious how there seems to be an instinctive disgust in Man for his nearest ancestors and relations. If only Darwin could conscientiously have traced man back to the Elephant or the Lion or the Antelope, how much ridicule and prejudice would have been spared to the doctrine of Evolution."
Author: Ellis Quotes Category: Evolution Quotes
"All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution"
Author: Ellis Quotes Category: Civilization Quotes
"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."
"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."
"Every man of genius sees the world at a different angle from his fellows, and there is his tragedy"
Author: Ellis Quotes Category: Genius Quotes
"Man lives by imagination."
Author: Ellis Quotes Category: Imagination Quotes
"Imagination is a poor substitute for experience."
Author: Ellis Quotes Category: Imagination Quotes
"However well organized the foundations of life may be, life must always be full of risks"
"When love is suppressed hate takes its place"
Author: Ellis Quotes Category: Hate Quotes
"The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a Wilderness."
"Every artist writes his own autobiography."
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"What we call "Progress"is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance"
Author: Ellis Quotes Category: Progress Quotes
"The romantic embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer."
"The world's greatest thinkers have often been amateurs; for high thinking is the outcome of fine and independent living, and for that a professional chair offers no special opportunities"
Author: Ellis Quotes Category: Living Quotes
"The sanitary and mechanical age we are now entering makes up for the mercy it grants to our sense of smell by the ferocity with which it assails our sense of hearing"
Author: Ellis Quotes Category: Mercy Quotes
"It is on our failures that we base a new and different and better success."
Author: Ellis Quotes Category: Success Quotes
"Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive."
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"The place where optimism flourishes most is the lunatic asylum"
Author: Ellis Quotes Category: Optimism Quotes



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