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50 Famous Quotes by Aldous Huxley
7/26/1894 - 11/22/1963
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Aldous Leonard Huxley     Huxley, Aldous     Ogie
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About Aldous Huxley

From their experience or from the recorded experience of others (history), men learn only what their passions and their metaphysical prejudices allow them to learn.

Passion Quotes, by Aldous Huxley

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Pure Spirit, one hundred degrees proof -- that's a drink that only the most hardened contemplation- guzzlers indulge in. Bodhisattvas dilute their Nirvana with equal parts of love and work.

Spirituality Quotes, by Aldous Huxley

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Folly is often more cruel in the consequences than malice can be in the intent.

Consequences Quotes, by Aldous Huxley

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

Dogs Quotes, by Aldous Huxley

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Habit converts luxurious enjoyments into dull and daily necessities.

Enjoyment Quotes, by Aldous Huxley

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Forgetting that several excuses are always less convincing than one.

Excuses Quotes, by Aldous Huxley

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

Fanatics Quotes, by Aldous Huxley

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It is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.

Heresy Quotes, by Aldous Huxley

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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.

Heroism Quotes, by Aldous Huxley

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Single-mindedness is all very well in cows or baboons; in an animal claiming to belong to the same species as Shakespeare it is simply disgraceful.

Obsession Quotes, by Aldous Huxley

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

Experience Quotes, by Aldous Huxley

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Habit converts luxurious enjoyments into dull and daily necessities.

Habit Quotes, by Aldous Huxley

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The course of every intellectual, if he pursues his journey long and unflinchingly enough, ends in the obvious, from which the non-intellectuals have never stirred.

Intelligence Quotes, by Aldous Huxley

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Thanks to words, we have been able to rise above the brutes, and thanks to words, we have sunk to the level of the demons.

Language Quotes, by Aldous Huxley

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The essay is a literary device for saying almost everything about almost anything.

Literature Quotes, by Aldous Huxley

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In books, the proportion of exceptional to commonplace people is very high; in reality, very low.

Literature Quotes, by Aldous Huxley

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

Music Quotes, by Aldous Huxley

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

Truth Quotes, by Aldous Huxley

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Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Aldous Huxley

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Aldous Huxley

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Aldous Huxley

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Aldous Huxley

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Aldous Huxley

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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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Aldous Huxley

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We are all geniuses up to the age of ten.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Aldous Huxley

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