Bertrand Russell

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Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell

Christ believed in hell. I do not myself feel that any person who is really profoundly humane can believe in everlasting punishment.More Bertrand Russell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
War does not determine who is right - only who is left.More Bertrand Russell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Bertrand Russell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
My whole religion is this: do every duty, and expect no reward for it, either here or hereafter.More Bertrand Russell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic.More Bertrand Russell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.More Bertrand Russell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.More Bertrand Russell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are two motives for reading a book: one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.More Bertrand Russell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.More Bertrand Russell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All movements go too far.More Bertrand Russell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.More Bertrand Russell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Bertrand Russell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We know too much and feel too little. At least, we feel too little of those creative emotions from which a good life springs.More Bertrand Russell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation.More Bertrand Russell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Conventional people are roused to fury by departures from convention, largely because they regard such departures as a criticism of themselves.More Bertrand Russell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Unless one is taught what to do with success after getting it, achievement of it must inevitably leave him prey to boredom.More Bertrand Russell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Most people would rather die than think: many do.More Bertrand Russell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In the revolt against idealism, the ambiguities of the word experience have been perceived, with the result that realists have more and more avoided the word.More Bertrand Russell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
With the introduction of agriculture mankind entered upon a long period of meanness, misery, and madness, from which they are only now being freed by the beneficent operation of the machine.More Bertrand Russell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.More Bertrand Russell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.More Bertrand Russell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Bertrand Russell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.More Bertrand Russell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good.More Bertrand Russell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Organic life, we are told, has developed gradually from the protozoon to the philosopher, and this development, we are assured, is indubitably an advance. Unfortunately it is the philosopher, not the protozoon, who gives us this assurance.More Bertrand Russell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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