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Bertrand Russell

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Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell (May 18, 1872 – February 2, 1970) was one of the world's best-known intellectuals. He was a thinker, logician, and mathematician.

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  • ”The only thing that will redeem mankind is co-operation.”[1]
Simple: Humans will be in a better position if they cooperate each other.
  • ”As soon as we abandon our own reason, and are content to rely upon authority, there is no end to our troubles.”[2]
Simple: We will always have troubles if we give up our own reason and obey an authority.
  • “I am as firmly convinced that religions do harm as I am that they are untrue.”[3]
Simple: I am equally sure about the falsehood and harmfulness of religions.
  • “Most people would die sooner than think — in fact they do so.”[4]
Simple: Most people would prefer to die than to think. And many do indeed die before they think.
  • ”The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.”[5]
Simple: Good life is inspired by love and it is guided by knowledge.


  1. Human Society in Ethics and Politics (1954)
  2. Unpopular Essays (1950), Ch. 7: An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish
  3. Why I Am Not a Christian (1927)
  4. The ABC of Relativity (1925), p. 166
  5. What I Believe (1925)

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