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The Wit and Wisdom of Aldous Huxley 

Aldous Huxley followed up his classic BRAVE NEW WORLD with BRAVE NEW WORLD REVISITED in 1958, twenty-seven years later.   Below are random selections.




We know that the pursuit of good ends does not justify the employment of bad means.


Everything that is done within a society is done by individuals.


Democracy and freedom will be the theme of every broadcast and editorial...meanwhile the ruling oligarchy and its highly trained elite of soldiers, policemen, thought-manufacturers and mind-manipulators will quietly run the show as they see fit.



Science may be defined as the reduction of multiplicity to unity.


In politics the equivalent of a fully developed scientific theory or philosophical system 

is a totalitarian regime.


The Will to Order can make tyrants out of those who merely aspire to clear up a mess.  The beauty of tidiness is used as a justification for despotism.


The future dictator's subjects will be painlessly regimented by a corps 

of highly trained engineers.


Thanks to technological progress, Big Brother can now be almost as 

omnipresent as God.


Christ promised to be present where two or three are gathered together.  He did not say anything about being present where thousands are intoxicating one another with herd-poison.


To give organizations precedence over persons is to subordinate ends to means.  What happens when ends are subordinated to means was clearly demonstrated

 by Hitler and Stalin.





All of the above quotations belong to Aldous Huxley.



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