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9 Famous Quotes by Bertrand Russel

Few people can be happy unless they hate some other person, nation, or creed.

Hate Quotes, by Bertrand Russel

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No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.

Gossip Quotes, by Bertrand Russel

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The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy -- I mean that if you are happy you will be good.

Life Quotes, by Bertrand Russel

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One should respect public opinion in so far as it is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.

Opinion Quotes, by Bertrand Russel

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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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Bertrand Russel

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Religion is based, I think, primarily and mainly upon fear. It is partly the terror of the unknown and partly, as I have said, the wish to feel that you have a kind of elder brother who will stand by you in all your troubles and disputes....A good world needs knowledge, kindliness, and courage; it does not need a regretful hankering after the past or a fettering of the free intelligence by the words uttered long ago by ignorant men.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Bertrand Russel

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The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Bertrand Russel

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Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Bertrand Russel

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The thing that I should wish to obtain from money would be leisure with security.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Bertrand Russel

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