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A sublime faith in human imbecility has seldom led those who cherish it astray. Havelock Ellis#Faith 68
Havelock Ellis#Faith 68
The prevalence of suicide, without doubt, is a test of height in civilization; it means that the population is winding up its nervous and intellectual system to the utmost point of tension and that sometimes it snaps. Havelock Ellis#Suicide 68
Havelock Ellis#Suicide 68
It has always been difficult for Man to realize that his life is all an art. It has been more difficult to conceive it so than to act it so. For that is always how he has more or less acted it. Havelock Ellis#art 67
Havelock Ellis#art 67
Thinking in its lower grades, is comparable to paper money, and in its higher forms it is a kind of poetry. Havelock Ellis#Poetry 61
Havelock Ellis#Poetry 61
The family only represents one aspect, however important an aspect, of a human being's functions and activities. A life is beautiful and ideal or the reverse, only when we have taken into our consideration the social as well as the family relationship. Havelock Ellis#Family 61
Havelock Ellis#Family 61
What we call progress is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance. Havelock Ellis#change 61
Havelock Ellis#change 61
The romantic embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer. Havelock Ellis#Music 61
Havelock Ellis#Music 61
What we call "morals" is simply blind obedience to words of command. Havelock Ellis#Blind 60
Havelock Ellis#Blind 60
The conflict of forces and the struggle of opposing wills are of the essence of our universe and alone hold it together. Havelock Ellis#Struggle 59
Havelock Ellis#Struggle 59
Man lives by imagination. Havelock Ellis#Imagination 58
Havelock Ellis#Imagination 58
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