Henry Ellis

1859 - 1939

A Quote by Henry Havelock Ellis on careers, christ, devil, and jesus

Had there been a lunatic asylum in the suburbs of Jerusalem, Jesus Christ would infallibly have been shut up in it at the outset of his public career. That interview with Satan on a pinnacle of the Temple would alone have damned him, and everything that happened after could but have confirmed the diagnosis.

Henry Ellis (1859 - 1939)

Source: Impressions and Comments, series 3

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A Quote by Henry Havelock Ellis on civilization, machines, men, slavery, and present

The greatest task before civilization at present is to make machines what they ought to be, the slaves, instead of the masters of men.

Henry Ellis (1859 - 1939)

Source: Little Essays of Love and Virtue, 1922, ch. 7

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A Quote by Henry Havelock Ellis on thought

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The mathematician has reached the highest rung on the ladder of human thought.

Henry Ellis (1859 - 1939)

Source: The Dance of Life, 1923, ch. 3

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A Quote by Henry Havelock Ellis on art, imagination, and mathematics

It is here [in mathematics] that the artist has the fullest scope of his imagination.

Henry Ellis (1859 - 1939)

Source: The Dance of Life.

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A Quote by Henry Havelock Ellis on men, men and women, nature, sympathy, understanding, women, and youth

If men and women are to understand each other, to enter into each other's nature with mutual sympathy, and to become capable of genuine comradeship, the foundation must be laid in youth.

Henry Ellis (1859 - 1939)

Source: The Task of Social Hygiene, ch. I

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A Quote by Henry Havelock Ellis on mountains

To make a mountain of a mole-hill.

Henry Ellis (1859 - 1939)

Source: Original Letters. Second Series, p. 312.

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A Quote by Henry Havelock Ellis on blindness, obedience, and words

What we call "morals" is simply blind obedience to words of command.

Henry Ellis (1859 - 1939)

Source: The Dance of Life, 1923, ch. 6

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A Quote by Henry Havelock Ellis on belief

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A man must not swallow more beliefs than he can digest.

Henry Ellis (1859 - 1939)

Source: The Dance of Life, 1923, ch. 5

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A Quote by Henry Havelock Ellis on giving

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One can know nothing of giving aught that is worthy to give unless one also knows how to take.

Henry Ellis (1859 - 1939)

Source: Little Essays of Love and Virtue, 1922, ch. 1

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A Quote by Henry Havelock Ellis on leadership and men

To be a leader of men one must turn one's back on men.

Henry Ellis (1859 - 1939)

Source: Introduction to HUYSMANS, A Rebours (Against the Grain), 1884

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