( English writer and philosopher )
26 July 1894 - 22 November 1963

Aldous Huxley Quotes

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Thought must be divided against itself before it can come to any knowledge of itself.

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Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one’s never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.

–Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley Quotes : Like every man of sense and good feeling, I abominate work.

Like every man of sense and good feeling, I abominate work.

–Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley Quotes : The quality of moral behavior varies in inverse ratio...

The quality of moral behavior varies in inverse ratio to the number of human beings involved.

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Habit converts luxurious enjoyments into dull and daily necessities.

–Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley Quotes : Never put off till tomorrow the fun you can have today...

Never put off till tomorrow the fun you can have today.

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Feasts must be solemn and rare, or else they cease to be feasts.

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Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them.

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Aldous Huxley Quotes : I'm afraid of losing my obscurity...

I’m afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark.

–Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley Quotes : We are all geniuses up to the age of ten.

We are all geniuses up to the age of ten.

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Aldous Huxley Quotes : Everyone who wants to do good to the human race...

Everyone who wants to do good to the human race always ends in universal bullying.

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The impulse to cruelty is, in many people, almost as violent as the impulse to sexual love – almost as violent and much more mischievous.

–Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley Quotes : Liberties aren't given, they are taken...

Liberties aren’t given, they are taken.

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Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the over-compensations for misery.

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Specialized meaninglessness has come to be regarded, in certain circles, as a kind of hallmark of true science.

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What with making their way and enjoying what they have won, heroes have no time to think. But the sons of heroes – ah, they have all the necessary leisure.

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Those who believe that they are exclusively in the right are generally those who achieve something.

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There’s only one effectively redemptive sacrifice, the sacrifice of self-will to make room for the knowledge of God.

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Aldous Huxley Quotes : Official dignity tends to increase in inverse ratio....

Official dignity tends to increase in inverse ratio to the importance of the country in which the office is held.

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Like every other good thing in this world, leisure and culture have to be paid for. Fortunately, however, it is not the leisured and the cultured who have to pay.

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Writers write to influence their readers, their preachers, their auditors, but always, at bottom, to be more themselves.

–Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley Quotes : Most of one's life is one prolonged effort to prevent oneself thinking.

Most of one’s life is one prolonged effort to prevent oneself thinking.

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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.

–Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley Quotes : An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling falsehood.

An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling falsehood.

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The finest works of art are precious, among other reasons, because they make it possible for us to know, if only imperfectly and for a little while, what it actually feels like to think subtly and feel nobly.

–Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley Quotes : What's the point of truth or beauty...

What’s the point of truth or beauty or knowledge when anthrax bombs are popping all around you?

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The propagandist’s purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.

–Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley Quotes : A fanatic is a man who consciously over compensates a secret doubt...

A fanatic is a man who consciously over compensates a secret doubt.

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It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one’s life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than “try to be a little kinder.”

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To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.

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Aldous Huxley Quotes : Great is truth...

Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.

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Aldous Huxley Quotes : There is no substitute for talent...

There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all its virtues are of no avail.

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Aldous Huxley Quotes : There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness.

There is something curiously boring about somebody else’s happiness.

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Man approaches the unattainable truth through a succession of errors.

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Aldous Huxley Quotes : Chastity - the most unnatural of all the sexual perversions.

Chastity – the most unnatural of all the sexual perversions.

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It’s a little embarrassing that after 45 years of research & study, the best advice I can give people is to be a little kinder to each other.

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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.

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Consciousness is only possible through change; change is only possible through movement.

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Aldous Huxley Quotes : When people are suspicious with you, you start being suspicious with them.

When people are suspicious with you, you start being suspicious with them.

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Aldous Huxley Quotes : Pain was a fascinating horror.

Pain was a fascinating horror.

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Aldous Huxley Quotes : A love of nature keeps no factories busy.

A love of nature keeps no factories busy.

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It takes two to make a murder. There are born victims, born to have their throats cut, as the cut-throats are born to be hanged.

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Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.

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Aldous Huxley Quotes : The proper study of mankind is books.

The proper study of mankind is books.

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Aldous Huxley Quotes : No social stability without individual stability.

No social stability without individual stability.

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Aldous Huxley Quotes : I'm claiming the right to be unhappy.

I’m claiming the right to be unhappy.

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Happiness is a hard master, particularly other people’s happiness.

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It is natural to believe in God when you’re alone — quite alone, in the night, thinking about death.

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Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.

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To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.

–Aldous Huxley