Quotes by Aldous Huxley


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

Experience

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In all activities of life from trivial to important the secret of efficiency lies in an ability to combine two seemingly incompatible states - a state of maximum activity and a state of maximum relaxation.

Miscellaneous

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Let us be kinder to one another.

Last Words

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A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one, it comes as sincerely from the authors soul.

Books

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A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor.

Death

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A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.

Men

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A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.

Democracy

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

Uncategorized

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

Optimism

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

Music

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