Quotes by Bertrand Russell

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We have two kinds of morality side by side: one which we preach but do not practice and another which we practice but seldom preach.
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I am compelled to fear that science will be used to promote the power of dominant groups rather than to make men happy.
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I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite.
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 civilization  nature  

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It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly.
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To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
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 adversity  happiness  

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No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.
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Drunkenness is temporary suicide.
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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.
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In America everybody is of 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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War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
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 war  

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