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A hallucination is a fact, not an error; what is erroneous is a judgment based upon it.
Illusion
Bertrand Russell

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All human activity is prompted by desire.
Desire
Bertrand Russell

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All movements go too far.
Change
Bertrand Russell

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Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.
Happiness
Bertrand Russell

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Bad philosophers may have a certain influence; good philosophers, never.
Philosophers and Philosophy
Bertrand Russell

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Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
Opinions
Bertrand Russell

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Drunkenness is temporary suicide.
Alcohol and Alcoholism
Bertrand Russell

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Even when the experts all agree, they may well be mistaken.
Experts
Bertrand Russell

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Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery.
Hope
Bertrand Russell

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Few people can be happy unless they hate some other person, nation, or creed.
Happiness
Bertrand Russell

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Folly is perennial, yet the human race has survived.
Fools and Foolishness
Bertrand Russell

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Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure.
Freedom
Bertrand Russell

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Happiness is not best achieved by those who seek it directly.
Happiness
Bertrand Russell

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I am paid by the word, so I always write the shortest words possible.
Writers and Writing
Bertrand Russell

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If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
Fools and Foolishness
Bertrand Russell

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Indignation is a submission of our thoughts, but not of our desires.
Anger
Bertrand Russell

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Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
Life and Living
Bertrand Russell

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Many people would sooner die than think. In fact they do.
Thoughts and Thinking
Bertrand Russell

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Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education.
Ignorance
Bertrand Russell

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Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.
Happiness
Bertrand Russell

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Most people would rather die than think: many do.
Death and Dying
Bertrand Russell

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No matter how eloquently a dog may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents were poor, but honest.
Animals
Bertrand Russell

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No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.
Gossip
Bertrand Russell

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Obscenity is whatever happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magistrate.
Obscenity
Bertrand Russell

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Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
Caution
Bertrand Russell

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