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Havelock Ellis Quotes

Havelock Ellis
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.
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The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a Wilderness.
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#Quotes #Land

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"Charm" - which means the power to effect work without employing brute force - is indispensable to women. Charm is a woman's strength just as strength is a man's charm.
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Pain and death are part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself.
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#Quotes #Death

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Every man of genius sees the world at a different angle from his fellows, and there is his tragedy
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#Genius

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The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.
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#Quotes #Absence

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Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.
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#Quotes #Jealousy

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All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution
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#Civilization

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To live remains an art which everyone must learn, and which no one can teach
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#Art

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It is curious how there seems to be an instinctive disgust in Man for his nearest ancestors and relations. If only Darwin could conscientiously have traced man back to the Elephant or the Lion or the Antelope, how much ridicule and prejudice would have been spared to the doctrine of Evolution.
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#Evolution

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The romantic embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer.
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#Quotes #Music

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Dreams are real as long as they last. Can we say more of life?
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#Quotes #Dreams

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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.
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#Quotes #Art

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Sex lies at the root of life, and we can never learn to reverence life until we know how to understand sex.
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#Quotes #Lies And Lying

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When love is suppressed hate takes its place
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#Hate

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Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom.
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#Quotes #Men

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All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
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#Quotes #Art

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In philosophy, it is not the attainment of the goal that matters, it is the things that are met along the way
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#Philosophy