Quotes by Havelock Ellis

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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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"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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The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.
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The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum.
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What we call "morals" is simply blind obedience to words of command.
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All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
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Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is not mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.
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Thinking in its lower grades is comparable to paper money, and in its higher forms it is a kind of poetry.
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We have failed to grasp the fact that mankind is becoming a single unit, and that for a unit to fight against itself is suicide.
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There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it.
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