Man Believes Himself to be Free


Quote by Aldous Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963)

Alduous Huxley

It is perfectly possible for a man to be out of prison and yet not free –
to be under no physical constraint
and yet be a psychological captive,
compelled to think, feel and act
as the representatives of the national state,
or of some private interest within the nation
want him to think, feel and act….
To him the walls of his prison are invisible
and he believes himself to be free.

A Brave New World Revisited

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