Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer and philosopher. A prominent member of the Huxley family, he was the author of nearly fifty books, producing novels such as Brave New World (1931), set in a dystopian future; non-fiction works such as The Doors of Perception (1954), interpreting his psychedelic experience with mescaline; and wide-ranging essays of social and literary criticism.
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The world is full of hundreds of beautiful things we can never possibly have time to discover, and there is no time to be unkind or envious or ungenerous, and no sense in enslaving the mind to the trivialities of the moment. For you can be equal to the greatness of life only by marching with it; not by seeking love but by giving it, nor seeking to be understood but learning to understand. And when it is all over, there will be an agony of remorse because one spared the effort and did not make more of that little span of opportunity; and knowing reality at last, who knows but that one will look back with unassuageable regret upon one's pitiful little faith.