Aldous Huxley 2

Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.
Aldous Huxley

Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.
Aldous Huxley

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

So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly arise and make them miserable.
Aldous Huxley

Uncontrolled, the hunger and thirst after God may become an obstacle, cutting off the soul from what it desires. If a man would travel far along the mystic road, he must learn to desire God intensely but in stillness, passively and yet with all his heart and mind and strength.
Aldous Huxley

That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.
Aldous Huxley

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

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

Bondage is the life of personality, and for bondage the personal self will fight with tireless resourcefulness and the most stubborn cunning.
Aldous Huxley

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.
Aldous Huxley

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.
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.
Aldous Huxley

Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs.
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.
Aldous Huxley

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

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

A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one, it comes as sincerely from the author’s soul.
Aldous Huxley

The proper study of mankind is books.
Aldous Huxley

Most of one’s life is one prolonged effort to prevent oneself thinking.
Aldous Huxley

We participate in a tragedy; at a comedy we only look.
Aldous Huxley

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.
Aldous Huxley

A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will’s freedom after it.
Aldous Huxley

Several excuses are always less convincing than one.
Aldous Huxley

The author of the Iliad is either Homer or, if not Homer, somebody else of the same name.
Aldous Huxley

What we feel and think and are is to a great extent determined by the state of our ductless glands and viscera.
Aldous Huxley

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.
Aldous Huxley

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