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Quotations by author » Havelock Ellis
British psychologist and author 1859-1939
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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.
CharmStrengthWomen
A man must not swallow more beliefs than he can digest
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All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution
CivilizationRevolution
All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
Lies
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.
ArtDancingLife
Dreams are real as long as they last. Can we say more of life?
Dreams
Every artist writes his own autobiography.
AutobiographyWriting
Every man of genius sees the world at a different angle from his fellows, and there is his tragedy
Genius
However well organized the foundations of life may be, life must always be full of risks
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I always seem to have a vague feeling that he is a Satan among musicians, a fallen angel in the darkness who is perpetually seeking to fight his way back to happiness.
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Imagination is a poor substitute for experience.
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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
Philosophy
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.
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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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It is on our failures that we base a new and different and better success.
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It is only the great men who are truly obscene. If they had not dared to be obscene, they could never have dared to be great.
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It is the little writer rather than the great writer who seems never to quote, and the reason is that he is never really doing anything else.
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Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.
Jealousy
Life is livable because we know that whatever we go most of the people we meet will be restrained in their actions towards us by an almost instinctive network of taboos
Life
Man lives by imagination.
Imagination
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