Quotes by Aldous Huxley

Everyone who wants to do good to the human race always ends in universal bullying.
– Aldous Huxley

Experience teaches only the teachable.
– Aldous Huxley

Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.
– Aldous Huxley

You never see animals going through the absurd and often horrible fooleries of magic and religion. Only man behaves with such gratuitous folly. It is the price he has to pay for being intelligent but not, as yet, quite intelligent enough.
– Aldous Huxley

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
– Aldous Huxley

Family, monogamy, romance. Everywhere exclusiveness, a narrow channelling of impulse and energy.
– Aldous Huxley

Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
– Aldous Huxley

Every man’s memory is his private literature.
– Aldous Huxley

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

Morality is always the product of terror; its chains and strait-waistcoats are fashioned by those who dare not trust others, because they dare not trust themselves, to walk in liberty.
– Aldous Huxley

The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.

Experience teaches only the teachable.
– Aldous Huxley

History teaches us that war is not inevitable. Once again, it is for us to choose whether we use war or some other method of settling the ordinary and unavoidable conflicts between groups of men.

– Aldous Huxley

Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting.
– Aldous Huxley

An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.
– Aldous Huxley

Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.
-Aldous Huxley

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.
– Aldous Huxley

Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
– Aldous Huxley

I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.
– Aldous Huxley

When the sun rises, it rises for everyone.
– Aldous Huxley

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.
– Aldous Huxley

My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.
– Aldous Huxley

Several excuses are always less convincing than one.
– Aldous Huxley

There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
– Aldous Huxley

Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.
– Aldous Huxley

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
– Aldous Huxley

There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.
– Aldous Huxley

Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
– Aldous Huxley

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

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.
– Aldous Huxley

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