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Bertrand Russell
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
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Bertrand Russell
War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
Bertrand Russell
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Bertrand Russell
One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.
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Bertrand Russell
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.
Bertrand Russell
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Bertrand Russell
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
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Bertrand Russell
Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery.
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Bertrand Russell
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way. Persecution is used in theology, not in arithmetic.
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Bertrand Russell
Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.
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Bertrand Russell
The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.
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Bertrand Russell
We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
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Bertrand Russell
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
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I think the qualities I look for in a girl I'd like to be my girlfriend would be the way Lindsay's character is before she becomes a plastic. Very real.
Jonathan Bennett
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Bertrand Russell
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
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Bertrand Russell
The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented Hell.
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Bertrand Russell
Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.
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Bertrand Russell
Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic.
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Bertrand Russell
Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.
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It is by a wise economy of nature that those who suffer without change, and whom no one can help, become uninteresting. Yet so it may happen that those who need sympathy the most often attract it the least.
Francis Bradley
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Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
Bertrand Russel
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Guys aren't threatening. Other girls are the competition. You are usually what they're fighting over.
Jonathan Bennett
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Bertrand Russell
Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives.
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Bertrand Russell
Right discipline consists, not in external compulsion, but in the habits of mind which lead spontaneously to desirable rather than undesirable activities.
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Bertrand Russell
Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know.
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Bertrand Russell
I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite.
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Bertrand Russell
Religions that teach brotherly love have been used as an excuse for persecution, and our profoundest scientific insight is made into a means of mass destruction.
Bertrand Russell
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Bertrand Russell
Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.
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Conscience without judgment is superstition.
Benjamin Whichcote
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Bertrand Russell
Marriage is for women the commonest mode of livelihood, and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution.
Bertrand Russell
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Bertrand Russell
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
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Bertrand Russell
Indignation is a submission of our thoughts, but not of our desires.
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