Avarice is fear sheathed in gold.
~ Paul Eldridge
Aldous Huxley Quotes
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 most valuable of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it has to be done, whether you like it or not.
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
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.
Great scientific discoveries have been made by men seeking to verify quite erroneous theories about the nature of things.
Several excuses are always less convincing than one.
What we feel and think and are is to a great extent determined by the state of our ductless glands and viscera.
To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.
A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will's freedom after it.
The vast majority of human beings are not interested in reason or satisfied with what it teaches.
Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.
Every civilization is, among other things, an arrangement for domesticating the passions and setting them to do useful work.
But proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them.
Armaments, universal debt and planned obsolescence - those are the three pillars of Western prosperity.
Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs.
Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
Thanks to words, we have been able to rise above the brutes; and thanks to words, we have often sunk to the level of the demons.
Chastity: The most unnatural of the sexual perversions.
The pleasures of ignorance are as great, in their way, as the pleasures of knowledge.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
The course of every intellectual, if he pursues his journey long and unflinchingly enough, ends in the obvious, from which the non-intellectuals have never stirred.
Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
An intellectual is a person who's found one thing that's more interesting than sex.
If it were not for the intellectual snobs who pay, the arts would perish with their starving practitioners - let us thank heaven for hypocrisy.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.
Almost all of us long for peace and freedom; but very few of us have much enthusiasm for the thoughts, feelings, and actions that make for peace and freedom.
Men make use of their illnesses at least as much as they are made use of by them.