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89 Famous Quotes by Bertrand Russell
5/18/1872 - 2/2/1970
Also Known As:  
3rd Earl Russell     Bertrand Arthur William Russell     Bertie
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About Bertrand Russell

Philosophy is an unusually ingenious attempt to think fallaciously.

Philosophy Quotes, by Bertrand Russell

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It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly.

Property Quotes, by Bertrand Russell

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So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.

Religion / beliefs Quotes, by Bertrand Russell

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Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.

War Quotes, by Bertrand Russell

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Every advance in civilization has been denounced as unnatural while it was recent

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Bertrand Russell

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Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Bertrand Russell

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Most political leaders acquire their position by causing large numbers of people to believe that these leaders are actuated by altruistic desires

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Bertrand Russell

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To modern educated people, it seems obvious that matters of fact are to be ascertained by observation, not by consulting ancient authorities. But this is an entirely modern conception, which hardly existed before the seventeenth century.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Bertrand Russell

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No man can be a good teacher unless he has feelings of warm affection toward his pupils and a genuine desire to impart to them what he believes to be of value.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Bertrand Russell

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Throughout the long period of religious doubt, I had been rendered very unhappy by the gradual loss of belief, but when the process was completed, I found to my surprise that I was quite glad to be done with the whole subject

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Bertrand Russell

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War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Bertrand Russell

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The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Bertrand Russell

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Bertrand Russell

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

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