Aphorisms by author: Aldous Huxley

Men make use of their illnesses at least as much as they are made use of by them.
By theme : Health
Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder.
By theme : Beauty
When you know the truth it will drive you insane.
By theme : Truth
The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.
By theme : History
No social stability without individual stability.
By theme : Politics Society
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.
By theme : Philosophy Psychology Society
Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power.
By theme : Behavior Politics
After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
By theme : Psychology Thought
To see ourselves as others see us is a most salutary gift. Hardly less important is the capacity to see others as they see themselves.
By theme : Psychology Thought Wisdom
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
By theme : Knowledge Philosophy Thought
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
By theme : Behavior Wisdom
That all men are equal is a proposition, which, at ordinary times, no sane individual has ever given his assent.
By theme : Society
Several excuses are always less convincing than one.
By theme : Behavior Relations Wisdom
What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold blood.
By theme : Politics War
Chastity: the most unnatural of the sexual perversions.
By theme : Behavior Nature
The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.
By theme : History Philosophy
To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.
By theme : Person
Experience teaches only the teachable.
By theme : Education Wisdom
An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.
By theme : Humor Person Thought
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
By theme : Science Society Wit
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