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quote by Bertrand Russell: I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its Churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its Churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: Liberty is the right to do what I like; license, the right to do what you like. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Liberty is the right to do what I like; license, the right to do what you like.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: The observer, when he seems to himself to be observing a stone, is really, if physics is to be believed, observing the effects of the stone upon himself. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

The observer, when he seems to himself to be observing a stone, is really, if physics is to be believed, observing the effects of the stone upon himself.

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quote by Bertrand Russell: The man who can centre his thoughts and hopes upon something transcending self can find a certain peace in the ordinary troubles of life, which is impossible to the pure egoist. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

The man who can centre his thoughts and hopes upon something transcending self can find a certain peace in the ordinary troubles of life, which is impossible to the pure egoist.

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quote by Bertrand Russell: Many people when they fall in love look for a little haven of refuge from the world, where they can be sure of being admired when they are not admirable, and praised when they are not praiseworthy. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Many people when they fall in love look for a little haven of refuge from the world, where they can be sure of being admired when they are not admirable, and praised when they are not praiseworthy.

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quote by Bertrand Russell: No; we have been as usual asking the wrong question. It does not matter a hoot what the mockingbird on the chimney is singing. The real and proper question is: Why is it beautiful? with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

No; we have been as usual asking the wrong question. It does not matter a hoot what the mockingbird on the chimney is singing. The real and proper question is: Why is it beautiful?

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quote by Bertrand Russell: 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 a paradise in a few years. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

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 a paradise in a few years.

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quote by Bertrand Russell: The secret to happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

The secret to happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible.

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quote by Bertrand Russell: Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, Thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought is great and swift and free. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, Thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought is great and swift and free.

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quote by Bertrand Russell: Marriage is for women the commonest mode of livelihood, and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Marriage is for women the commonest mode of livelihood, and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution.

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quote by Bertrand Russell: Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.

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quote by Bertrand Russell: In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors, since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors, for, from the time of Jefferson onward, the doc… with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors, since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors, for, from the time of Jefferson onward, the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards, not downwards.

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quote by Bertrand Russell: Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.

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quote by Bertrand Russell: The universe may have a purpose, but nothing we know suggests that, if so, this purpose has any similarity to ours. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

The universe may have a purpose, but nothing we know suggests that, if so, this purpose has any similarity to ours.

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quote by Bertrand Russell: The pleasure of work is open to anyone who can develop some specialised skill, provided that he can get satisfaction from the exercise of his skill without demanding universal applause. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

The pleasure of work is open to anyone who can develop some specialised skill, provided that he can get satisfaction from the exercise of his skill without demanding universal applause.

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quote by Bertrand Russell: Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling? with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling?

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quote by Bertrand Russell: The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented Hell. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented Hell.

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quote by Bertrand Russell: Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy.

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quote by Bertrand Russell: Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men; although he was twice married, it never occurred to him to verify this statement by examining his wives' mouths. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men; although he was twice married, it never occurred to him to verify this statement by examining his wives' mouths.

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quote by Bertrand Russell: Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. with background image: yellow, orange, red, green, and blue abstract painting
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Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

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quote by Bertrand Russell: Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know.

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quote by Bertrand Russell: The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.

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quote by Bertrand Russell: The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.

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quote by Bertrand Russell: Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.

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quote by Bertrand Russell: The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

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quote by Bertrand Russell: I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.

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quote by Bertrand Russell: Those who forget good and evil and seek only to know the facts are more likely to achieve good than those who view the world through the distorting medium of their own desires. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Those who forget good and evil and seek only to know the facts are more likely to achieve good than those who view the world through the distorting medium of their own desires.

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quote by Bertrand Russell: The most savage controversies are about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

The most savage controversies are about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.

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quote by Bertrand Russell: To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. with background image: Arizona landscape
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To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

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quote by Bertrand Russell: Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.

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quote by Bertrand Russell: I believe in using words, not fists. I believe in my outrage knowing people are living in boxes on the street. I believe in honesty. I believe in a good time. I believe in good food. I believe in sex. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

I believe in using words, not fists. I believe in my outrage knowing people are living in boxes on the street. I believe in honesty. I believe in a good time. I believe in good food. I believe in sex.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.

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quote by Bertrand Russell: The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

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

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quote by Bertrand Russell: One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.

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quote by Bertrand Russell: It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.

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quote by Bertrand Russell: Dogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense, absolute philosophies; one is certain of knowing, the other of not knowing. What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignor… with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Dogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense, absolute philosophies; one is certain of knowing, the other of not knowing. What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignorance.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.

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quote by Bertrand Russell: The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. with background image: sunset
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The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.

--Bertrand Russell

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