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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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What we call "morals" is simply blind obedience to words of command.

What we call "morals" is simply blind obedience to words of command.

by Havelock Ellis Found in: Miscellaneous Quotes,
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The sexual regions constitute a particularly vulnerable spot, and remain so even in man, and the need for their protection read more

The sexual regions constitute a particularly vulnerable spot, and remain so even in man, and the need for their protection which thus exists conflicts with the prominent display required for sexual allurement. This end is far more effectively attained, with greater advantage and less disadvantage, by concentrating the chief ensigns of sexual attractiveness on the upper and more conspicuous parts of the body. This method is well-nigh universal among animals as well as in man.

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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 largely objective character of beauty is further indicated by the fact that to a considerable extent beauty is the read more

The largely objective character of beauty is further indicated by the fact that to a considerable extent beauty is the expression of health. A well and harmoniously developed body, tense muscles, an elastic and finely toned skin, bright eyes, grace and animation of carriage- all these things which are essential to beauty are the conditions of health.

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