To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Quote by Bertrand Russell
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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.
Marriage is for women the commonest mode of livelihood, and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution.
We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure.
In the revolt against idealism, the ambiguities of the word experience have been perceived, with the result that realists have more and more avoided the word.
Those who forget good and evil and seek only to know the facts are more likely to achieve good than those who view the world through the distorting medium of their own desires.
Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic.
Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
Dogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense, absolute philosophies one is certain of knowing, the other of not knowing. What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignorance.
The theoretical understanding of the world, which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of great practical importance to animals, or to savages, or even to most civilised men.
The only thing I like more than my wife is my money, and I'm not about to lose that to her and her lawyers, that's for damn sure.
Forgiveness is the answer to the child's dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again.
If repression has indeed been the fundamental link between power, knowledge, and sexuality since the classical age, it stands to reason that we will not be able to free ourselves from it except at a considerable cost.
Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths.
But my happiness in this world - my level of peace - is never going to be dictated by acting.
More than ever before, consumers have the ability to unify their voices and coalesce their buying power to influence corporate behaviors.
Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
I love my dad and we have a very good relationship now.
You don't kill your way to peace.
I think the cost of energy will come down when we make this transition to renewable energy.