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The Gift of Truth – Bertrand Russell

August 20, 2007
clipped from
Bertrand Russell: Free Noble Life
“It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.” (Bertrand Russell)

Free Noble Life

Certainty of Fools, Wisdom of Doubt
“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.”
“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.”
“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”
“Many people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.” (Bertrand Russell)
“War does not determine who is right – only who is left.”
“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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