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19 Famous Quotes by Havelock Ellis
2/2/1859 - 7/8/1939
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Dr. Havelock Ellis     Henry Havelock Ellis
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There is nothing that war has ever achieved we could not better achieve without it.

Achievement Quotes, by Havelock Ellis

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Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.

Jealousy Quotes, by Havelock Ellis

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Every artist writes his own autobiography.

Autobiography Quotes, by Havelock Ellis

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"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.

Charm Quotes, by Havelock Ellis

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The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.

Flaws Quotes, by Havelock Ellis

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The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago, had they happened to be within reach of predatory human hands.

Nature Quotes, by Havelock Ellis

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Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.

Jealousy Quotes, by Havelock Ellis

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The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a Wilderness.

Inspirational Quotes, by Havelock Ellis

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So far as business and money are concerned, a country gains nothing by a successful war, even though that war involves the acquisition of immense new provinces.

Politics / government Quotes, by Havelock Ellis

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To be a leader of men one must turn one's back on men.

Politics / government Quotes, by Havelock Ellis

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...aesthetic values are changed under the influence of sexual emotion; from the lover's point of view many things are beautiful which are unbeautiful from the point of view of him who is not a lover, and the greater the degree to which the lover is swayed by his passion the greater the extent to which his normal aesthetic standard is liable to be modified.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by Havelock Ellis

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The largely objective character of beauty is further indicated by the fact that to a considerable extent beauty is the expression of health. A well and harmoniously developed body, tense muscles, an elastic and finely toned skin, bright eyes, grace and animation of carriage- all these things which are essential to beauty are the conditions of health.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by Havelock Ellis

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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.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by Havelock Ellis

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Sex lies at the root of life, and we can never learn to reverence life until we know how to understand sex.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by Havelock Ellis

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The sexual regions constitute a particularly vulnerable spot, and remain so even in man, and the need for their protection which thus exists conflicts with the prominent display required for sexual allurement. This end is far more effectively attained, with greater advantage and less disadvantage, by concentrating the chief ensigns of sexual attractiveness on the upper and more conspicuous parts of the body. This method is well-nigh universal among animals as well as in man.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by Havelock Ellis

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A man must not swallow more beliefs than he can digest.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by Havelock Ellis

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Without an element of the obscene there can be no true and deep aesthetic or moral conception of life...It is only the great men who are truly obscene. If they had not dared to be obscene they could never have dared to be great.

Society Quotes, by Havelock Ellis

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The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Havelock Ellis

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What we call "morals" is simply blind obedience to words of command.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Havelock Ellis

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