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The place where optimism flourishes most is the lunatic asylum. ...
by Havelock Ellis

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

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

It is becoming clear that the old platitudes can no longer be maintained,
and that if we wish to improve our morals we must first improve our knowledge.
- Havelock Ellis

The parents have not only to train their children:
it is of at least equal importance that they should train themselves.
- Havelock Ellis

 

Every man of genius sees the world at a different angle from his fellows,
and there is his tragedy.
- Havelock Ellis

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

Of woman as a real human being, with sexual needs and sexual responsibilities,
morality has often known nothing.
- Havelock Ellis

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It is on our failures that we base a new and different and better success.
- Havelock Ellis

In the early days of Christianity the exercise of chastity
was frequently combined with a close and romantic intimacy
of affection between the sexes which shocked austere moralists.
- Havelock Ellis

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

When love is suppressed hate takes its place.
- Havelock Ellis

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

In philosophy, it is not the attainment of the goal that matters,
it is the things that are met along the way.
- Havelock Ellis

Failing to find in women exactly the same kind of sexual emotions,
as they find in themselves, men have concluded that
there are none there at all.
- Havelock Ellis

For every fresh stage in our lives we need a fresh education,
and there is no stage for which so little educational
preparation is made as that which follows the reproductive period.
- Havelock Ellis

The by-product is sometimes more valuable than the product.
- Havelock Ellis

Socialism also brings us up against the hard rock of eugenic fact which,
if we neglect it, will dash our most beautiful social
construction to fragments.
- Havelock Ellis

No act can be quite so intimate as the sexual embrace.
- Havelock Ellis

The sanitary and mechanical age we are now entering
makes up for the mercy it grants to our sense of smell
by the ferocity with which it assails our sense of hearing.
- Havelock Ellis

Birth-control is effecting, and promising to effect,
many functions in our social life.
- Havelock Ellis

The average husband enjoys the total effect of his
home but is usually unable to contribute any of the
details of work and organisation that make it enjoyable.
- Havelock Ellis

The relation of the individual person to the species
he belongs to is the most intimate of all relations.
- Havelock Ellis

Still, whether we like it or not, the task of speeding
up the decrease of the human population becomes increasingly urgent.
- Havelock Ellis

There is a very intimate connection between hypnotic phenomena and religion.
- Havelock Ellis

At the present day the crude theory of the sexual impulse held on one side,
and the ignorant rejection of theory altogether on the other side,
are beginning to be seen as both alike unjustified.
- Havelock Ellis

The husband - by primitive instinct partly,
certainly by ancient tradition - regards himself as
the active partner in matters of love and his own pleasure
as legitimately the prime motive for activity.
- Havelock Ellis

Education, whatever else it should or should not be,
must be an inoculation against the poisons of life
and an adequate equipment in knowledge and skill for
meeting the chances of life.
- Havelock Ellis

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Find a place inside where there's joy,
and the joy will burn out the pain.
- Joseph Campbell

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light
is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Could a greater miracle take place
than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?
- Henry David Thoreau

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou

Never give up, for that
is just the place and time
that the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

Merely to avoid harming others is not enough.
Earn your place in this world by doing good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
- Aristotle

Give me a lever long enough
and a fulcrum on which to place it,
and I shall move the world.
- Archimedes

When I'm trusting and being myself...
everything in my life reflects this
by falling into place easily, often miraculously.
- Shakti Gawain

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
- Vince Lombardi

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those
who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Angry and happy don't mix.
Flush out the angry,
and the happy has a place to put down roots.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it
and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is not my place to doubt the sincere beliefs of others.
My job is to question my own beliefs.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The majority of men meet with failure
because of their lack of persistence
in creating new plans to take
the place of those which fail.
- Napoleon Hill

The only place where your dream becomes impossible
is in your own thinking.
- Robert H. Schuller

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

In matters of conscience,
the law of the majority has no place.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
- Abraham Lincoln

The world is a dangerous place,
not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.
- Albert Einstein

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

Love is like a beautiful flower
which I may not touch,
but whose fragrance makes the garden
a place of delight just the same.
- Helen Keller

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not;
nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not;
unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not;
the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge

When you get into a tight place
and everything goes against you,
till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer,
never give up then, for that is just
the place and time the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

When you dance, your purpose is not to get
to a certain place on the floor.
It's to enjoy each step along the way.
- Wayne Dyer

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship
of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.
- Robert Southey

The world is a better place because I am here.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

So divinely is the world organized that every one of us,
in our place and time, is in balance with everything else.
- Adam Acone

Take some time in a quiet place to contemplate
the balance between being of service -
both to this generation and to generations yet unborn -
and renewing your vitality with play and celebration.
Without play, one becomes old and dry.
Without service, life becomes meaningless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

See God in every person, place, and thing,
and all will be well in your world.
- Louise L. Hay

My Loved One
You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Home is not a structure, but the place that we feel comfortable -
the place we belong - the place of our loved ones.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

From far beyond this life,
I hear the call.
From place beyond all place,
I feel the call.
From time before all time,
I know the call.
From one before all ones,
I am the call.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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