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Henry Ellis Quotes

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

A sublime faith in human imbecility has seldom led those who cherish it astray.

All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution.

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.

'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.

Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.

Dreams are real as long as they last. Can we say more of life?

Every artist writes his own autobiography.

However well organized the foundations of life may be, life must always be full of risks.

I always seem to have a vague feeling that he is a Satan among musicians, a fallen angel in the darkness who is perpetually seeking to fight his way back to happiness.

If men and women are to understand each other, to enter into each other's nature with mutual sympathy, and to become capable of genuine comradeship, the foundation must be laid in youth.

In philosophy, it is not the attainment of the goal that matters, it is the things that are met with by the way.

It has always been difficult for Man to realize that his life is all an art. It has been more difficult to conceive it so than to act it so. For that is always how he has more or less acted it.

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.

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

Man lives by imagination.

Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom.

One can know nothing of giving aught that is worthy to give unless one also knows how to take.

Pain and death are part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself.

Sex lies at the root of life, and we can never learn to reverence life until we know how to understand sex.