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Quotes by Bertrand Russell :

A paradoxical fact
We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
Bertrand Russell | education

Good life
The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
Bertrand Russell | life

Happy life
A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.
Bertrand Russell | life

Ignorance and stupidity
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Bertrand Russell | education

Magical things
The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Bertrand Russell | intelligence

Never knowing fear
None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear.
Bertrand Russell | fear

Ordinary language
I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy.
Bertrand Russell | language

Patriots
Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.
Bertrand Russell | war and peace

Right discipline
Right discipline consists, not in external compulsion, but in the habits of mind which lead spontaneously to desirable rather than undesirable activities.
Bertrand Russell | discipline

The history of the human race.
I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied: 'The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that's fair.' In these words he epitomized the history of the human race.
Bertrand Russell | war and peace

The secret to happiness
The secret to happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible.
Bertrand Russell | happiness

The stupid and the intelligent
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
Bertrand Russell | intelligence

To conquer fear
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Bertrand Russell | fear

To fear love
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Bertrand Russell | love

Who is left!
War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
Bertrand Russell | war and peace

Without discipline
Nothing of importance is ever achieved without discipline. I feel myself sometimes not wholly in sympathy with some modern educational theorists, because I think that they underestimate the part that discipline plays. But the discipline you have in your life should be one determined by your own desires and your own needs, not put upon you by society or authority.
Bertrand Russell | discipline

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