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Bertrand Russell Quotes
Brief author info: Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) English philosopher, mathematician, social reformer.
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To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.
Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives.
Drunkenness is temporary suicide: the happiness it brings is merely negative, a momentary cessation of unhappiness.
The universe may have a purpose, but nothing we know suggests that, if so, this purpose has any similarity to ours.
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and the unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know.
When the journey from means to end is not too long, the means themselves are enjoyed if the end is ardently desired.
... the solitary pain that gnaws the heart.
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