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The world's greatest thinkers have often been amateurs; for high thinking is the outcome of fine and independent living, and read more

The world's greatest thinkers have often been amateurs; for high thinking is the outcome of fine and independent living, and for that a professional chair offers no special opportunities.

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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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"Charm" - which means the power to effect work without employing brute force - is indispensable to women. Charm is read more

"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.

by Havelock Ellis Found in: Charm Quotes,
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There is nothing that war has ever achieved we could not better achieve without it.

There is nothing that war has ever achieved we could not better achieve without it.

by Havelock Ellis Found in: Achievement Quotes,
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The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.

The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.

by Havelock Ellis Found in: Flaws 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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Without an element of the obscene there can be no true and deep aesthetic or moral conception of life...It is read more

Without an element of the obscene there can be no true and deep aesthetic or moral conception of life...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.

by Havelock Ellis Found in: Society Quotes,
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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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The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a Wilderness.

The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a Wilderness.

by Havelock Ellis Found in: Inspirational Quotes,
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A man must not swallow more beliefs than he can digest.

A man must not swallow more beliefs than he can digest.

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