Henry Havelock Ellis Quotes (20 quotations)

1. "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. - Henry Havelock Ellis

2. All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. - Henry Havelock Ellis

3. Every artist writes his own autobiography. - Henry Havelock Ellis

4. 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. - Henry Havelock Ellis

5. Jealousy - that dragon which slays love under the pretense of keeping it alive. - Henry Havelock Ellis

6. Jealousy: that Dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive. - Henry Havelock Ellis

7. Man lives by imagination. - Henry Havelock Ellis

8. Pain and death are part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself. - Henry Havelock Ellis

9. Sex lies at the root of life, and we can never learn to reverence life until we know how to understand sex. - Henry Havelock Ellis

10. The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw. - Henry Havelock Ellis

11. The art of living lies in a fine mingling of holding on and letting go. - Henry Havelock Ellis

12. The more rapidly a civilization progresses, the sooner it dies for another to rise in its place. - Henry Havelock Ellis

13. The place where optimism flourishes the most is the lunatic asylum. - Henry Havelock Ellis

14. The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum. - Henry Havelock Ellis

15. The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a Wilderness. - Henry Havelock Ellis

16. The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands. - Henry Havelock Ellis

17. There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it. - Henry Havelock Ellis

18. Thinking in its lower grades, is comparable to paper money, and in its higher forms it is a kind of poetry. - Henry Havelock Ellis

19. What we call "morals" is simply blind obedience to words of command. - Henry Havelock Ellis

20. What we call progress is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance. - Henry Havelock Ellis

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