Aldous Huxley Quotes
Beware of being too rational. In the country of the insane, the integrated man doesn't become king. He gets lynched.
A man who has trained himself in goodness come to have certain direct intuitions about character, about the relations between human beings, about his own position in the world -- intuitions that are quite different from the intuitions of the average sensual man.
Ends and Means (1937)
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
The nature of power is such that even those who have not sought it, but have had it forced upon them, tend to acquire a taste for more.
Brave New World Revisited (1958)
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.
Classic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing. ROLLING IN THE MUCK IS NOT THE BEST WAY OF GETTING CLEAN.
Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Most human beings have an absolute and infinite capacity for taking things for granted
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.