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

Aldous Huxley

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: British

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The triumph of humanism is the defeat of humanity.

Amour is the one human activity of any importance in which laughter and pleasure preponderate, if ever so slightly, over misery and pain.

Bondage is the life of personality, and for bondage the personal self will fight with tireless resourcefulness and the most stubborn cunning.

Everybody happy and no one ever sad or angry, and every one belonging to every one else...

The forms change, but the substance remains.

What fun would it be,' he thought, 'if one didn't have to think about happiness!

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

We live together, we act on, and react to, one another; but always and in all circumstances we are by ourselves. [...] By its very nature every embodied spirit is doomed to suffer and enjoy in solitude. Sensations, feelings, insights, fancies - all these are private and, except through symbols and at second hand, incommunicable.

If you want to write, keep cats.

One cubic centimetre cures ten gloomy sentiments.

If after every tempest came such calms, may the winds blow till they have wakened death.

The untutored egotist merely wants what he wants. Give him a religious education, and it becomes obvious to him, it becomes axiomatic, that what he wants is what God wants, that his cause is the cause of whatever he may happen to regard as the True Church and that any compromise is a metaphysical Munich, an appeasement of Radical Evil.

We were back at home, and I had returned to that reassuring but profoundly unsatisfactory state known as 'being in one's right mind.

Good she had been. Not nice, not merely molto simpatico – how charmingly and effectively these foreign tags assist one in calling a spade by some other name! – but good. You felt the active radiance of her goodness when you were near her…. And that feeling, was that less real and valid than two plus two?