Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
More Quotes from Bertrand Russell:We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
A habit of basing convictions upon evidence, and of giving to them only that degree or certainty which the evidence warrants, would, if it became general, cure most of the ills from which the world suffers.
The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age; but, if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion.
The professional moralist in our day is a man of less than average intelligence.
Happiness is not best achieved by those who seek it directly.
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