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Without civic morality communities perish; without personal morality their survival has no value.

Without civic morality communities perish; without personal morality their survival has no value.

by Bertrand Russell Found in: Morality Quotes,
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The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people read more

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.

by Bertrand Russell Found in: Doubt Quotes,
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Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.

Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.

by Bertrand Russell Found in: Ability Quotes,
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The most savage controversies are about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way

The most savage controversies are about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way

by Bertrand Russell Found in: Controversy Quotes,
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The need for prostitution arises from the fact that many men are either unmarried or away from their wives on read more

The need for prostitution arises from the fact that many men are either unmarried or away from their wives on journeys, that such men are not content to remain continent, and that in a conventionally virtuous community they do not find respectable women.

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It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly.

It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly.

by Bertrand Russell Found in: Property Quotes,
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When one admits that nothing is certain one must, I think, also add that some things are more nearly certain read more

When one admits that nothing is certain one must, I think, also add that some things are more nearly certain than others

by Bertrand Russell Found in: Certainty Quotes,
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Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy.

Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy.

by Bertrand Russell Found in: Italy Quotes,
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Civilized life has altogether grown too tame, and, if it is to be stable, it must provide a harmless outlets read more

Civilized life has altogether grown too tame, and, if it is to be stable, it must provide a harmless outlets for the impulses which our remote ancestors satisfied in hunting

by Bertrand Russell Found in: Hunting Quotes,
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Machines are worshipped because they are beautiful, and valued because they confer power; they are hated because they are hideous, read more

Machines are worshipped because they are beautiful, and valued because they confer power; they are hated because they are hideous, and loathed because they impose slavery

by Bertrand Russell Found in: Machines Quotes,
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