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    English sexual psychologist

    Quotes by Havelock Ellis

    • 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.
    • The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum.
    • Thinking in its lower grades, is comparable to paper money, and in its higher forms it is a kind of poetry.
    • What we call 'Progress' is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance.
    • The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago, had they happened to be within reach of predatory human hands.
      "The Dance of Life", 1923
    • The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.
      Impressions and Comments (1914)
    • The more rapidly a civilization progresses, the sooner it dies for another to rise in its place.
      The Dance of Life
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