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  • Good is a product of the ethical and spiritual artistry of individuals; it cannot be mass-produced.
    Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. Grey Eminence, ch. 10 (1941).
  • Europe is so well gardened that it resembles a work of art, a scientific theory, a neat metaphysical system. Man has re-created Europe in his own image.
    Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. "Wordsworth in the Tropics," Do What You Will (1929).

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  • Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
    Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. "Wordsworth in the Tropics," Do What You Will (1929).

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  • The poet's place, it seems to me, is with the Mr. Hydes of human nature.
    Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. "Wordsworth in the Tropics," Do What You Will (1929). See also Huxley's comment under "artists."

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  • The quality of moral behaviour varies in inverse ratio to the number of human beings involved.
    Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. Grey Eminence, ch. 10 (1941).
  • Everyone who wants to do good to the human race always ends in universal bullying.
    Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British novelist. Eustace Barnack, in Time Must Have a Stop, ch. 8 (1944). Eustace Barnack's sarcasm at the expense of an American ideologue reflects Huxley's distrust of political activism.
  • The business of a seer is to see; and if he involves himself in the kind of God-eclipsing activities which make seeing impossible, he betrays the trust which his fellows have tacitly placed in him.
    Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British novelist. Grey Eminence, ch. 10 (1941).

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  • Thought must be divided against itself before it can come to any knowledge of itself.
    Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. "Wordsworth in the Tropics," Do What You Will (1929).
  • I'm afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery.
    Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. Miss Thriplow, in Those Barren Leaves, pt. 1, ch. 1 (1925).

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  • Man approaches the unattainable truth through a succession of errors.
    Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. "Wordsworth in the Tropics," Do What You Will (1929).

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