We love our habits more than our income, often more than our life.
More Quotes from Bertrand Russell:Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know.
I am a firm believer in democratic representative government as the best form for those who have the tolerance and self-restraint that is required to make it workable
If we were all given by magic power to read each other's thoughts, I suppose the first effect would be to dissolve all friendships
Vanity is a motive of immense potency.
Right discipline consists, not in external compulsion, but in the habits of mind which lead spontaneously to desirable rather than undesirable activities.
If a law were passed giving six months to every writer of a first book, only the good ones would do it.
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