Huxley: a ‘Brave New Humanist’?

  1. Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
  2. An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.
  3. Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting.

These are quotes from Aldous Huxley, an English writer, novelist, philosopher and humanist! 

He is most famous for writing the book Brave New World.
I find them to relate to essential elements of the humanistic attitude to life 🙂 That is why I numbered them. 

The first relates to the idea that we must accept the world as it is, not as we wish it to be. The second illustrates why religious dogma is attractive, even if untrue. The third shows a love for the arts and the ability of humans to give meaning to their own lives. 

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