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

Havelock Ellis (1859-1939) British sexologist, physician, social reformer [Henry Havelock Ellis]
“The Individual and the Race,” Little Essays of Love and Virtue (1922)
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As usual, what we call “Progress” is the exchange of one Nuisance for another Nuisance.

Havelock Ellis (1859-1939) British sexologist, physician, social reformer [Henry Havelock Ellis]
Fountain of Life: Being the Impressions and Comments of Havelock Ellis, 31 July 1912 (1930)
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We cannot remain consistent with the world save by growing inconsistent with our past selves.

Havelock Ellis (1859-1939) British sexologist, physician, social reformer [Henry Havelock Ellis]
The Dance of Life, Preface (1923)
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All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.

Havelock Ellis (1859-1939) British sexologist, physician, social reformer [Henry Havelock Ellis]
The Open Court (journal), Vol. 39 [ed. Paul Carus] (1925)

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“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.

Havelock Ellis (1859-1939) British sexologist, physician, social reformer [Henry Havelock Ellis]
The Task of Social Hygiene (1912)
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There has never been any country at every moment so virtuous and so wise that it has not sometimes needed to be saved from itself.

Havelock Ellis (1859-1939) British sexologist, physician, social reformer [Henry Havelock Ellis]
The Task of Social Hygiene, ch. 10 (1913)
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