My Favorite Quotes

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 Aldous Huxley - “There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness”
 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”
 Julian Huxley - “The sense of spiritual relief which comes from rejecting the idea of God as a supernatural being is enormous”
 Aldous Huxley - “In the world of ideas everything was clear in life all was obscure, embroiled.”
 Aldous Huxley - “Words from the thread on which we string our experiences.”
 Aldous Huxley - “Pure Spirit, one hundred degrees proof -- that's a drink that only the most hardened contemplation-guzzlers indulge in. Bodhisattvas dilute their Nirvana with equal parts of love and work.”
 Thomas H. Huxley - “I know of no department of natural science more likely to reward a man who goes into it thoroughly than anthropology. There is an immense deal to be done in the science pure and simple, and it is one of those branches of inquiry which brings one into contact with the great problems of humanity in every direction.”
 Aldous Huxley - “Single-mindedness is all very well in cows or baboons in an animal claiming to belong to the same species as Shakespeare it is simply disgraceful.”
 Aldous Huxley - “Good is a product of the ethical and spiritual artistry of individuals it cannot be mass-produced.”
 Aldous Huxley - “The condition of being forgiven is self-abandonment. The proud man prefers self-reproach, however painful --because the reproached self isn't abandoned it remains intact.”
 Thomas Huxley - “The world makes up for all its follies and injustices by being damnably sentimental.”
 Thomas Huxley - “The scientific spirit is of more value than its products, and irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.”
 Thomas Huxley - “The most considerable difference I note among men is not in their readiness to fall into error, but in their readiness to acknowledge these inevitable lapses.”
 Thomas Huxley - “The man of science has learned to believe in justification, not by faith, but by verification.”
 Thomas Huxley - “Proclaim human equality as loudly as you like, Witless will serve his brother.”
 Thomas Huxley - “My experience of the world is that things left to themselves don't get right.”
 Thomas Huxley - “Misery is a match that never goes out.”
 Thomas Huxley - “The scientific imagination always restrains itself within the limits of probability.”
 Thomas Huxley - “Science reckons many prophets, but there is not even a promise of a Messiah.”
 Thomas Huxley - “It is one of the most saddening things in life that, try as we may, we can never be certain of making people happy, whereas we can almost always be certain of making them unhappy.”
 Thomas Huxley - “Economy does not lie in sparing money, but in spending it wisely.”
 Thomas Huxley - “It is not to be forgotten that what we call rational grounds for our beliefs are often extremely irrational attempts to justify our instincts.”
 Thomas Huxley - “The results of political changes are hardly ever those which their friends hope or their foes fear.”
 Aldous Huxley - “What we feel and think and are is to a great extent determined by the state of our ductless glands and viscera.”
 Aldous Huxley - “There's only one effectively redemptive sacrifice, the sacrifice of self-will to make room for the knowledge of God.”

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