Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley

Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer, novelist, philosopher, and prominent member of the Huxley family. He graduated from Balliol College at the University of Oxford with a first-class honours in English literature. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in seven different years.

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

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

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

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

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.

The vast majority of human beings dislike and even actually dread all notions with which they are not familiar... Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have generally been persecuted and always derided as fools and madmen.

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

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

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.

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

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

Dream in a pragmatic way.

Orthodoxy is the diehard of the world of thought. It learns not neither can it forget.

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.

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

Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power.

We participate in a tragedy, at a comedy we only look.

Amour is the one human activity of any importance in which laughter and pleasure preponderate if ever so slightly over misery and pain.

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

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

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