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  Quotes of Bertrand Russell [64]


  1. Drunkenness is temporary suicide.
  2. Many people would sooner die than think; In fact, they do so.
  3. No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.
  4. Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery.
  5. None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear.
  6. Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
  7. 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.
  8. If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years.
  9. A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.
  10. I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt. I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine.
  11. Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom.
  12. One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
  13. The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
  14. The main things which seem to me important on their own account, and not merely as means to other things, are knowledge, art, instinctive happiness, and relations of friendship or affection.
  15. Almost everything that distinguishes the modern world from earlier centuries is attributable to science, which achieved its most spectacular triumphs in the seventeenth century.
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