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The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum.

The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum.

by Havelock Ellis Found in: Miscellaneous Quotes,
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The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago, had they happened to be within reach of read more

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

by Havelock Ellis Found in: Nature Quotes,
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Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.

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

by Havelock Ellis Found in: Jealousy Quotes,
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To be a leader of men one must turn one's back on men.

To be a leader of men one must turn one's back on men.

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...aesthetic values are changed under the influence of sexual emotion; from the lover's point of view many things are beautiful read more

...aesthetic values are changed under the influence of sexual emotion; from the lover's point of view many things are beautiful which are unbeautiful from the point of view of him who is not a lover, and the greater the degree to which the lover is swayed by his passion the greater the extent to which his normal aesthetic standard is liable to be modified.

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