Aldous Huxley

1894 - 1963

A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on beauty, independence, life, morality, philosophy, religion, and superiority

Where beauty is worshipped for beauty's sake as a goddess, independent of and superior to morality and philosophy, the most horrible putrefaction is apt to set in. The lives of the aesthetes are the far from edifying commentary on the religion of beauty.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on appearance, familiarity, and majorities

The vast majority of human beings dislike and even dread all notions with which they are not familiar. Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have always been derided as fools and madmen.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on charm, day, discovery, losing, mind, and spirit

Quoting that which was spoken of the young Archimedes: . . . [he] was as much enchanted by the rudiments of algebra as he would have been if I had given him an engine worked by steam, with a methylated spirit lamp to heat the boiler; more enchanted, perhaps for the engine would have got broken, and, remaining always itself, would in any case have lost its charm, while the rudiments of algebra continued to grow and blossom in his mind with an unfailing luxuriance. Every day he made the discovery of something which seemed to him exquisitely beautiful; the new toy was inexhaustible in its potentialities.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on beauty, death, and happiness

Beauty for some provides escape, Who gain a happiness in eyeing The gorgeous buttocks of the ape Or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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