Those who forget good and evil and seek only to know the facts are more likely to achieve good than those who view the world through the distorting medium of their own desires. by Bertrand Russell
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Top 5 quotes from Bertrand Russell
"War does not determine who is right - only who is left."
"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."
"The degree of one's emotions varies inversely with one's knowledge of the facts: the less you know the hotter you get."
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"Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness."
"If we do not help a man in trouble, it is as if we caused the trouble."
"I never believed there was one code of morality for a public and another for a private man."
"The fool who has not sense to discriminate between what is good and what is bad is well nigh as dangerous as the man who does discriminate and yet chooses the bad."
"Always do right - this will gratify some and astonish the rest."