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Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell

Few people could match Bertrand Russell'€™s collection of works for its scope and importance. He published nearly 70 books in his lifetime, along with countless pamphlets, articles, letters to the editor and more than 30,000 letters. Philosopher, mathematician, socialist, pacifist and social critic, he led the British revolt against idealism in the early 1900s. He worked tirelessly as an a…

Date of Birth: May 18, 1872
Date of Death: February 02, 1970


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"There are no better friends than those forged through honest and often heated argument." Bertrand Russell
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Friends Or Friendship    Quote of the Day   

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"War does not determine who is right - only who is left." Bertrand Russell
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"The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution" Bertrand Russell
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"One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important." Bertrand Russell
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"We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought." Bertrand Russell
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"Measures of sterilization should, in my opinion, be very definitely confined to persons who are mentally defective" Bertrand Russell
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"The biggest cause of trouble in the world today is that the stupid people are so sure about things and the intelligent folks are so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
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"All who are not lunatics are agreed about certain things : That it is better to be alive than dead, better to be adequately fed than starved, better to be free than a slave" 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" Bertrand Russell
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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" Bertrand Russell
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"There will still be things that machines cannot do. They will not produce great art or great literature or great philosophy; they will not be able to discover the secret springs of happiness in the human heart; they will know nothing of love and friendship." Bertrand Russell
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"Human nature is so constructed that it gives affection most readily to those who seem least to demand it" 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." Bertrand Russell
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"To be happy in this world, especially when youth is past, it is necessary to feel oneself not merely an isolated individual whose day will soon be over, but part of the stream of life flowing on from the first germ to the remote and unknown future." Bertrand Russell
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"The professors must not prevent us from realizing that history is fun, and that the most bizarre things really happen" Bertrand Russell
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"The world that we must seek is a world in which the creative spirit is alive, in which life is an adventure full of joy and hope, based rather upon the impulse to construct than upon the desire to retain what we possess or to seize what is possessed by others." Bertrand Russell
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"The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation." 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." Bertrand Russell
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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." Bertrand Russell
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"We love our habits more than our income, often more than our life." Bertrand Russell
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"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" Bertrand Russell
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