"One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Aldous Huxley on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Aldous Huxley on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Aldous Huxley on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Aldous Huxley on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Aldous Huxley on Winston Churchill
"The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which mean never losing your enthusiasm."
"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."
"We are all geniuses up to the age of ten."
"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."
"Perhaps it's good for one to suffer. Can an artist do anything if he's happy? Would he ever want to do anything? What is art, after all, but a protest against the horrible inclemency of life?"