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Aleister Crowley Quotes and Sayings

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Falsehood is invariably the child of fear in one form or another.
- Aleister Crowley

I was not content to believe in a personal devil and serve him,
in the ordinary sense of the word.
I wanted to get hold of him personally and become his chief of staff.
- Aleister Crowley

Intolerance is evidence of impotence.
- Aleister Crowley

Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical
wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.
- Aleister Crowley

 

To me a book is a message from the gods to mankind;
or,
if not, should never be published at all.
- Aleister Crowley

Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people.
- Aleister Crowley

I was asked to memorise what I did not understand;
and,
my memory being so good, it refused to be insulted in that manner.
- Aleister Crowley

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If one were to take the bible seriously one would go mad.
But to take the bible seriously, one must be already mad.
- Aleister Crowley

Chinese civilisation is so systematic that wild animals
have been abolished on principle.
- Aleister Crowley

Part of the public horror of sexual irregularity so-called
is due to the fact that everyone knows himself essentially guilty.
- Aleister Crowley

Paganism is wholesome because it faces the facts of life.
- Aleister Crowley

I have never grown out of the infantile belief that
the universe was made for me to suck.
- Aleister Crowley

The pious pretense that evil does not exist only makes it vague,
enormous and menacing.
- Aleister Crowley

To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worth while.
The first discipline of education must therefore be
to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter.
- Aleister Crowley

I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening;
I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning.
- Aleister Crowley

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.
- Aleister Crowley

The ordinary man looking at a mountain is like an illiterate
person confronted with a Greek manuscript.
- Aleister Crowley

Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts,
keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make
them fighting drunk on bogey tales.
- Aleister Crowley

In the absence of willpower the most complete collection
of virtues and talents is wholly worthless.
- Aleister Crowley

I can imagine myself on my death-bed,
spent utterly with lust to touch the next world,
like a boy asking for his first kiss from a woman.
- Aleister Crowley

The people who have really made history are the martyrs.
- Aleister Crowley

Indubitably, magic is one of the subtlest and most
difficult of the sciences and arts.
There is more opportunity for errors of comprehension,
judgment and practice than in any other branch of physics.
- Aleister Crowley

The joy of life consists in the exercise of one's energies,
continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience.
To stop means simply to die.
The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.
- Aleister Crowley

The conscience of the world is so guilty that it always
assumes that people who investigate heresies must be heretics;
just as if a doctor who studies leprosy must be a leper.
Indeed, it is only recently that science has been allowed
to study anything without reproach.
- Aleister Crowley

The supreme satisfaction is to be able to despise one's
neighbor and this fact goes far to account for religious intolerance.
It is evidently consoling to reflect that the people
next door are headed for hell.
- Aleister Crowley

Beyond a doubt, truth bears the same relation
to falsehood as light to darkness.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Truth is not only violated by falsehood;
it may be equally outraged by silence.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Only good comes from being honest and true.
Only harm and suffering cone from falsehood.
It doesn't always feel as if good comes from truth and honesty,
but, in the long run, it does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The opposite of a fact is falsehood,
but the opposite of one profound truth may very well
be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

We have to live today by what truth we can get today
and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood.
- William James

Time passes, and little by little everything that we
have spoken in falsehood becomes true.
- Marcel Proust

Accuracy of statement is one of the first elements of truth;
inaccuracy is a near kin to falsehood.
- Tryon Edwards

We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction;
we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves.
- Blaise Pascal

Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.
- Hosea Ballou

Truth indeed rather alleviates than hurts,
and will always bear up against falsehood,
as oil does above water.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Willing or preferring is the same with respect to good and evil,
that judging is with respect to truth or falsehood.
- Anthony Collins

Stupidity, outrage, vanity, cruelty,
iniquity,
bad faith, falsehood - we fail to see the whole array
when it is facing in the same direction as we.
- Jean Rostand

The truth cannot be asserted without denouncing the falsehood.
- Leslie Stephen

The greatest truth is honesty, and the greatest falsehood is dishonesty.
- Abu Bakr

The logic of the world is prior to all truth and falsehood.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Falsehood is a perennial spring.
- Edmund Burke

Our analysis of truth and falsehood,
or of the nature of judgment,
is not very likely to be influenced by our hopes and fears.
- Charles D. Broad

Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken,
and always gets above falsehood, as does oil above water.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Falsehood has an infinity of combinations,
but truth has only one mode of being.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good,
falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.
- Peace Pilgrim

In argument, truth always prevails finally;
in politics,
falsehood always.
- Walter Savage Landor

Telling the truth to people who misunderstand you is
generally promoting a falsehood,
isn't it?
- Anthony Hope

One of the reasons, surely, why women have been credited
with less perfect veracity than men is that the burden
of conventional falsehood falls chiefly on them.
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould

A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth,
and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.
- William Shenstone

He who indulges in falsehood will find the paths of paradise shut to him.
- Abu Bakr

Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established,
that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.
- Blaise Pascal

So near is falsehood to truth that a wise man would
do well not to trust himself on the narrow edge.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Once to every person and nation come the moment to decide.
In the conflict of truth with falsehood,
for the good or evil side.
- James Russell Lowell

Man's mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible
to falsehood than to truth.
- Desiderius Erasmus

The priest is the personification of falsehood.
- Giuseppe Garibaldi

All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing
else but a lie reduced to practice,
and falsehood passing from words into things.
- Robert Southey

Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult.
- George Eliot

To attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood.
It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing the Darkness.
It cannot be.
- Frank Herbert

Everyone, when there's war in the air,
learns to live in a new element: falsehood.
- Jean Giraudoux

A nation that is afraid to let its people
judge the truth and falsehood in an open market
is a nation that is afraid of its people.
- John F. Kennedy

As I've said, I've been advised not to get into the specifics out there.
Is there some truth out there? Yes.
Is there a lot of falsehood out there? Absolutely.
- Jeff Gannon

It is an affront to treat falsehood with complaisance.
- Thomas Paine

Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay;
falsehood by haste and uncertainty.
- Tacitus

No testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle,
unless the testimony be of such a kind,
that its falsehood would be more miraculous than the
fact which it endeavors to establish.
- David Hume

Truth, like light, blinds.
Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight
that enhances every object.
- Albert Camus

Exaggeration is a blood relation to falsehood and nearly as blamable.
- Hosea Ballou

Well, we know that eighteen years after that solemn
declaration it was disregarded,
and the Irish Parliament, which lasted for five hundred years,
was destroyed by the Act of Union.
Gentlemen, the Act of Union was carried by force and fraud,
by treachery and falsehood.
- John Edward Redmond

We know that if gold, if fraud, if force can defeat us,
they will all be used.
And we have resolved that they shall not defeat us.
We shall arm.
We shall meet fraud and falsehood with defiance,
and force with force, if need be.
- Denis Kearney

Grow your tree of falsehood from a small grain of truth.
Do not follow those who lie in contempt of reality.
Let your lie be even more logical than the truth itself,
so the weary travelers may find repose.
- Czeslaw Milosz

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts,
foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values.
For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge
the truth and falsehood in an open market
is a nation that is afraid of its people.
- John F. Kennedy


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