Aldous Huxley Quotes About Beauty, Experience, Ignorance

Aldous Huxley Quotes About Beauty, Experience, Ignorance

Aldous Huxley Quotes

Aldous Huxley Quotes:

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.’

Aldous Huxley

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

Aldous Huxley

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.

Aldous Huxley

Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder.

Aldous Huxley

Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.

Aldous Huxley

Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don’t know because we don’t want to know.

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

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Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

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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.

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Perhaps it’s good for one to suffer. Can an artist do anything if he’s happy? Would he ever want to do anything? What is art, after all, but a protest against the horrible inclemency of life?

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Several excuses are always less convincing than one.

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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, what’s more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.

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

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God isn’t compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness. You must make your choice. Our civilization has chosen machinery and medicine and happiness.

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Experience teaches only the teachable.

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Chastity – the most unnatural of all the sexual perversions.

Aldous Huxley

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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People intoxicate themselves with work so they won’t see how they really are.

Aldous Huxley

Science has explained nothing; the more we know the more fantastic the world becomes and the profounder the surrounding darkness.

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

Aldous Huxley

Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.

Aldous Huxley

You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.

Aldous Huxley

Cynical realism is the intelligent man’s best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation.

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The worst enemy of life, freedom and the common decencies is total anarchy; their second worst enemy is total efficiency.

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An intellectual is a person who’s found one thing that’s more interesting than sex.

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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.

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What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold blood.

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There isn’t any formula or method. You learn to love by loving – by paying attention and doing what one thereby discovers has to be done.

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There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.

Aldous Huxley

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A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.

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Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.

Aldous Huxley

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

Aldous Huxley

The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.

Aldous Huxley

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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After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

Aldous Huxley

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

Aldous Huxley

Hell isn’t merely paved with good intentions; it’s walled and roofed with them. Yes, and furnished too.

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Dream in a pragmatic way.

Aldous Huxley

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

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Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.

Aldous Huxley

Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects… totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations.

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All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings, and so, give them the power to pull ours.

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The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.

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There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.

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Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.

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Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead.

Aldous Huxley

The proper study of mankind is books.

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

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My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.

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An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.

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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.

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Every man’s memory is his private literature.

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That all men are equal is a proposition to which, at ordinary times, no sane human being has ever given his assent.

Aldous Huxley

Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.

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Who is Aldous Huxley?

Huxley, Aldous Leonard, was an English philosopher and writer. He wrote approximately 50 volumes, including novels and nonfiction, as well as essays, narratives, and poetry. He was born into a prestigious Huxley family and received an undergraduate degree in English literature from Balliol College, Oxford.

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