Hugh Kingsmill Quotes

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Hugh Kingsmill Quotes

Most of the avoidable suffering in life springs from our attempts to escape the unavoidable suffering inherent in the fragmentary nature of our present existence. We expect immortal satisfactions from mortal conditions, and lasting and perfect happiness in the midst of universal change. To encourage this expectation, to persuade mankind that the ideal is realizable in this world, after a few preliminary changes in external conditions, is the distinguishing mark of all charlatans, whether in thought or action.
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Society is based on the assumption that everyone is alike and no one is alive.

— Hugh Kingsmill

Bacon's not the only thing that's cured by hanging from a string.

— Hugh Kingsmill

The public mind [is] a cloudy region where only the simplest shapes are discerned with any accuracy.

— Hugh Kingsmill

The reward of renunciation is some good greater than the thing renounced. To renounce with no vision of such a good, from fear or in automatic obedience to a formula, is to weaken the springs of life, and to diminish the soul's resistance to this world.

— Hugh Kingsmill

A concern with the perfectibility of mankind is always a symptom of thwarted or perverted development.

— Hugh Kingsmill

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