Aldous Leonard Huxley
Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and philosopher. He wrote nearly 50 books, both novels and non-fiction works, as well as wide-ranging essays, narratives, and poems.
Aldous Leonard Huxley Quotes
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.
If we evolved a race of Isaac Newtons, that would not be progress. For the price Newton had to pay for being a supreme intellect was that he was incapable of friendship, love, fatherhood, and many other desirable things. As a man he was a failure; as a monster he was superb.
Thanks to words, we have been able to rise above the brutes; and thanks to words, we have often sunk to the level of the demons.
There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all the virtues are of no avail.
The investigation of nature is an infinite pasture-ground where all may graze, and where the more bite, the longer the grass grows, the sweeter is its flavor, and the more it nourishes.
Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
Those who believe that they are exclusively in the right are generally those who achieve something.
Reality, however utopian, is something from which people feel the need of taking pretty frequent holidays.
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
Silence is as full of potential wisdom and wit as the unhewn marble of great sculpture. The silent bear no witness against themselves.