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Quotations by author » Bertrand Russell
English Logician and Philosopher 1872-1970
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It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age; but, if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion
MankindReligion
It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly
Possessions
It is true that if we ever did stop to think about the cosmos we might find it uncomfortable. The sun may grow cold or blow up; the earth may lose its atmosphere and become uninhabitable
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It is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no reason whatsoever for supposing it to be true
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It seems to be the fate of idealists to obtain what they have struggled for in a form that destroys their ideals
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It's a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go
Anger
Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy.
Italy
Law in origin was merely a codification of the power of dominant groups, and did not aim at anything that to a modern man would appear to be justice
JusticeLaw and lawyers
Life is a brief, small, and transitory phenomenon in an obscure corner, not at all the sort of thing that one would make a fuss about if one were not personally concerned
Life
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
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Love as a relation between men and women was ruined by the desire to make sure of the legitimacy of children
Love
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.
Love
Love, children, and work are the great sources of fertilizing contact between the individual and the rest of the world
Relationships
Machines are worshipped because they are beautiful, and valued because they confer power; they are hated because they are hideous, and loathed because they impose slavery
Machines
Male superiority in former days was easily demonstrated, because if a woman questioned her husband's he could beat her. From superiority in this respect others were thought to follow. Men were more reasonable than women, more inventive, less swayed b
MenSuperiorityWomen
Man can be scientifically manipulated
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Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones
AnimalsBeliefMen
Man is a feeble creature, to whom only submission and worship are besoming. Pride is insolence, and belief in human power is impiety
MankindMenPride
Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.
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Man, condemned today to lose his dearest, tomorrow himself to pass through the gate of darkness
Love
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