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Bertrand Russell

(1872-1970) English Philosopher, Mathematician, Essayist

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Most people would rather die than think; in fact, they do so.

A life without adventure is likely to be unsatisfying, but a life in which adventure is allowed to take whatever form it will is sure to be short.

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom, in the pursuit of truth as in the endeavour after a worthy manner of life.

I would never die for my beliefs, cause I might be wrong.

Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.

The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.

What men really want is not knowledge but certainty.