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Aldous Huxley

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"Those who believe they are exclusively in the right are generally those who achieve something." Success 5.0 avg (3 votes)
"Facts are ventriloquists dummies. Sitting on a wise man's knee they may be made to utter words of wisdom; elsewhere, they say nothing, or talk nonsense, or indulge in sheer diabolism." Facts 5.0 avg (1 votes)
"Speed provides the one great modern pleasure." Miscellaneous 5.0 avg (1 votes)
"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is Music." Music 4.9 avg (34 votes)
"That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history." Wisdom 4.9 avg (18 votes)
"Maybe this world is another planet's hell." Theology 4.9 avg (30 votes)
"I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself." Miscellaneous 4.8 avg (4 votes)
"Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him." Experience 4.7 avg (21 votes)
"Chastity...the most unnatural of all the sexual perversions." 4.7 avg (12 votes)
"Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them." Quotations 4.7 avg (3 votes)
"Experience teaches only the teachable." Experience 4.5 avg (13 votes)
"Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad." Truth & Lies 4.5 avg (4 votes)
"An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie." Truth & Lies 4.5 avg (2 votes)
"Nobody can have the consolations of religion or philosophy unless he has first experienced their desolations." Philosophy, Religion 4.5 avg (4 votes)
"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." Facts 4.5 avg (4 votes)
"An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex." Intelligence 4.5 avg (13 votes)
"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." Patriotism 4.4 avg (20 votes)
"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." Time 4.3 avg (4 votes)
"Ignore death up to the last moment; then, when it can't be ignored any longer, have yourself squirted full of morphia and shuffle off in a coma. Thoroughly sensible, humane and scientific, eh?" Life & Death 4.2 avg (6 votes)
"Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted." Miscellaneous 4.2 avg (6 votes)


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