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The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
Bertrand Russell
War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
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The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
Bertrand Russell
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Bertrand Russell
The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.
Bertrand Russell
Those who have never known the deep intimacy and the intense companionship of mutual love have missed the best thing that life has to give.
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I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.
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Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
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A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation.
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There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
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The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.
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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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Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, Thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought is great and swift and free.
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To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
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The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Bertrand Russell
The megalomaniac differs from the narcissist by the fact that he wishes to be powerful rather than charming, and seeks to be feared rather than loved. To this type belong many lunatics and most of the great men of history.
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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.
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The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.
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I believe in using words, not fists. I believe in my outrage knowing people are living in boxes on the street. I believe in honesty. I believe in a good time. I believe in good food. I believe in sex.
Bertrand Russell
Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.
Bertrand Russell
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