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By self-interest, Man has become gregarious, but in instinct he has remained to a great extent solitary; hence the need of religion and morality to reinforce self-interest


Bertrand Russell

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Nevertheless, when it is your lot to have to endure something that is (or seems to you) worse than t...
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William James describes a man who got the experience from laughing-gas; whenever he was under its in...
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The ancient world found an end to anarchy in the Roman Empire, but the Roman Empire was a brute fact...
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The search for something permanent is one of the deepest of the instincts leading men to philosophy.
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Almost everything that distinguishes the modern world from earlier centuries is attibutable to scien...
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The theoretical understanding of the world, which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of great...
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When you want to teach children to think, you begin by treating them seriously when they are little,...
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The atomic bomb embodies the results of a combination genius and patience as remarkable as any in th...
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Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, the chief glory of man.
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I had supposed until that time that it was quite common for parents to love their children, but the ...
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The good life is one inspired by life and guided by knowledge.
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Against my will, in the course of my travels, the belief that everything worth knowing was known at ...
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There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast abou...
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Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard suc...
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For over two thousand years it has been the custom among earnest moralists to decry happiness as som...
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I cannot be content with a brief moment of riotous living followed by destitution, and however cleve...
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...The universe is just there, and that's all.
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The desire for excitement is very deep-seated in human beings, eI was a solitary, shy, priggish yout...
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Is man what he seems to the astronomer, a tiny lump of impure carbon and water impotently crawling o...
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To like many people spontaneously and without effort is perhaps the greatest of all sources of perso...
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نحن بحاجة إلى التخفيف من عقدة "الأعداء الأشرار"، والمزي...
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The difficulty is that, so long as unreason prevails, a solution of our troubles can only be reached...
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The affection of parents makes infants feel safe in this dangerous world, and gives them boldness in...
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This has been my life. I have found it worth living, and would gladly live it again if the chance we...
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The root of the matter… the thing I mean… is love, Christian love, or compassion. If you feel th...
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Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, Thought is merciless to privilege...
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One of the troubles about vanity is that it grows with what it feeds on. The more you are talked abo...
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In the outworks of our lives, we were almost strangers, but we shared a certain outlook on human lif...
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If [a man] spent his money, say, in giving parties for his friends, they (we may hope) would get ple...
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تنقسم السعاده الى نوعين وهناك درجات تتفاوت يها والنوعي...
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Very many people spend money in ways quite different from those that their natural tastes would enjo...
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A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that t...
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If we were all given by magic the power to read each other’s thoughts, I suppose the first effect ...
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We know very little, and yet it is astonishing that we know so much, and still more astonishing that...
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My desire and wish is that the things I start with should be so obvious that you wonder why I spend ...
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Remember your humanity, and forget the rest.
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There is something feeble and a little contemptible about a man who cannot face the perils of life w...
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To modern educated people, it seems obvious that matters of fact are to be ascertained by observatio...
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Philosophy is an unusually ingenious attempt to think fallaciously.
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The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but...
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Many people when they fall in love look for a little haven of refuge from the world, where they can ...
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The wise man thinks about his troubles only when there is some purpose in doing so; at other times h...
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