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Quotations by author » Bertrand Russell
English Logician and Philosopher 1872-1970
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Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
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Do not feel certain of anything
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Dread of disaster makes everybody act in the very way that increases the disaster. Psychologically the situation is analogous to that of people trampled to death when there is a panic in a theatre caused by a cry of `Fire!'
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Drunkenness is temporary suicide.
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Drunkenness is temporary suicide: the happiness that it brings is merely negative, a momentary cessation of unhappiness
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Envy consists in seeing things never in themselves, but only in their relations. If you desire glory, you may envy Napoleon, but Napoleon envied Caesar, Caesar envied Alexander, and Alexander, I daresay, envied Hercules, who never existed.
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Ethical metaphysics is fundamentally an attempt, however disguised, to give legislative force to our own wishes
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Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.
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Even when the experts all agree, they may well be mistaken.
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Every advance in civilization has been denounced as unnatural while it was recent
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Every man, wherever he goes, is encompassed by a cloud of comforting convictions which move with him like flies on a summer day
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Everybody has had at some time nightmares of falling, which seem to suggest an origin in the lives of our arboreal ancestors, though this perhaps is fanciful
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Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
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Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise. "The Philosophy of Logical Atomism"
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Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery.
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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, in the pursuit of truth as in the endeavour after a worthy manner of life.
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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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Few people can be happy unless they hate some other person, nation, or creed
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Folly is perennial and yet the human race has survived.
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For my part I distrust all generalizations about women, favorable and unfavorable, masculine and feminine, ancient and modern; all alike, I should say, result from paucity of experience.
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