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Quotations by author » Bertrand Russell
English Logician and Philosopher 1872-1970
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If two hitherto rival football teams, under the influence of brotherly love, decided to co-operate in placing the football first beyond one goal and then beyond the other, no one's happiness would be increased
Football
If we could all live solitary and without labor, we could all enjoy this ecstasy of independence; since we cannot, its delights are only available to madmen and dictators
Pleasure
If we were all given by magic power to read each other's thoughts, I suppose the first effect would be to dissolve all friendships
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If you question any candid person who is no longer young, he is very likely to tell you that, having tasted life in this world, he has no wish to begin again as a `new boy' in another
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If you wish to be happy yourself, you must resign yourself to seeing others also happy
Happiness
In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.
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In all affairs, love, religion, politics, or business, it's a healthy idea, now and then, to hang a question mark on things you have long taken for granted
Ideas
In America everybody is of opinion that he has no social superiors, since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors.
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In order to be happy we require all kinds of supports to our self-esteem. We are human beings, therefore human beings are the purpose of god's creation
HappinessReligionSelf-esteem
In science men have discovered an activity of the very highest value in which they are no longer, as in art, dependent for progress upon the appearance of continually greater genius, for in science the successors stand upon the shoulders of their predecessors; where one man of supreme genius has invented a method, a thousand lesser men can apply it.
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In the part of this universe that we know there is great injustice, and often the good suffer, and often the wicked prosper, and one hardly knows which of those is the more annoying.
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In the revolt against idealism, the ambiguities of the word ''experience'' have been perceived, with the result that realists have more and more avoided the word.
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Indignation is a submission of our thoughts, but not of our desires.
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It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.
Men
It is clear that thought is not free if the profession of certain opinions makes it impossible to earn a living.
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It is illegal in England to state in print that a wife can and should derive sexual pleasure from intercourse
SexWomen
It is in our hearts that evil lies, and it is from our hearts that it must be plucked out
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It is not by prayer and humility that you cause things to go as you wish, but by acquiring a knowledge of natural laws
Knowledge
It is only in marriage with the world that our ideals can bear fruit: divorced from it, they remain barren
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It is only the intellect that keeps me sane; perhaps this makes me overvalue intellect against feeling
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