Quotation by Aldous Huxley

The inconveniences and horrors of the pox are perfectly well known to every one; but still the disease flourishes and spreads. Several million people were killed in a recent war and half the world ruined; but we all busily go on in courses that make another event of the same sort inevitable. Experientia docet? Experientia doesn't.
Aldous Huxley (1894–1963), British novelist. Theodore Gumbril Sr., in Antic Hay, ch. 11 (1923).

Gumbril Sr. is a disillusioned architect who draws models of a perfect city knowing they will never be put to any practical use.
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