Havelock Ellis Quotes and Quotations
The sun, moon and stars would have disappeared long ago had they been within the reach of predatory human hands.
Life is livable because we know that wherever we go most of the people we meet will be restrained in their actions toward us by an almost instinctive network of taboos.
Imagination is a poor substitute for experience.
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.
Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretense of keeping it alive.
No faith is our own that we have not arduously won.
We cannot remain consistent with the world save by growing inconsistent with our past selves.
Philosophy is a purely personal matter. A genuine philosopher's credo is the outcome of a single complex personality; it cannot be transferred. No two persons, if sincere, can have the same philosophy.
However well organized the foundations of life may be, life must always be full of risks.
Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.
A man must not swallow more beliefs than he can digest.
In philosophy, it is not the attainment of the goal that matters, it is the things that are met with by the way.
What we call progress is the exchange of one Nuisance for another Nuisance.