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

896

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


Aldous Huxley

896

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.


Aldous Huxley

896

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


Aldous Huxley

896

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


Aldous Huxley

896

It was one of those evenings when men feel that truth, goodness and beauty are one. In the morning, when they commit their discovery to paper, when others read it written there, it looks wholly ridiculous.


Aldous Huxley

896

What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold blood.


Aldous Huxley

896

Men do not learn much from the lessons of history and that is the most important of all the lessons of history.


Aldous Huxley

896

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


Aldous Huxley

896

The impulse to cruelty is, in many people, almost as violent as the impulse to sexual love - almost as violent and much more mischievous.


Aldous Huxley

896

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

896

You should hurry up and acquire the cigar habit. It’s one of the major happinesses. And so much more lasting than love, so much less costly in emotional wear and tear.


Aldous Huxley

896

It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one’s life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than ’try to be a little kinder.’


Aldous Huxley

896

Thought must be divided against itself before it can come to any knowledge of itself.


Aldous Huxley

896

There’s only one effectively redemptive sacrifice, the sacrifice of self-will to make room for the knowledge of God.


Aldous Huxley

896

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.


Aldous Huxley

896

Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs.


Aldous Huxley

896

Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.


Aldous Huxley

896

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.


Aldous Huxley

896

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

896

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