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Aldous Huxley

Aldous Leonard Huxley was a British author, most famous for his novel Brave New World. He was the grandson of Thomas Henry Huxley and younger brother of Julian Huxley.
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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.

Aldous Huxley

The investigation of nature is an infinite pasture-ground where all may graze, and where the more bite, the longer the grass grows, the sweeter is its flavor, and the more it nourishes.

Aldous Huxley

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

Aldous Huxley

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

Aldous Huxley

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

Aldous Huxley

Words can be like X-rays, if you use them properly- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced.

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If the Prince of Peace should come to earth, one of the first things he would do would be to put psychiatrists in their place.

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Experience teaches only the teachable.

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

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To us, the moment 8:17 A.M. means something - something very important, if it happens to be the starting time of our daily train. To our ancestors, such an odd eccentric instant was without significance - did not even exist. In inventing the locomotive, Watt and Stevenson were part inventors of time.

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Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

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

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All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.

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

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

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The only completely consistent people are the dead.

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.

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Chastity: the most unnatural of the sexual perversions.

Aldous Huxley

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

Aldous Huxley

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

Aldous Huxley

That we are not much sicker and much madder than we are is due exclusively to that most blessed and blessing of all natural graces, sleep.

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Death … It’s the only thing we haven’t succeeded in completely vulgarizing.

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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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