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Bertrand Russell

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"The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it." Philosophy 4.7 avg (6 votes)
"Philosophers, for the most part, are constitutionally timid, and dislike the unexpected. Few of them would be genuinely happy as pirates or burglars. Accordingly they invent systems which make the future calculable, at least in its main outlines." Philosophy 3.7 avg (3 votes)
"To teach how to live with uncertainty, yet without being paralyzed by hesitation, is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy can do." Philosophy 4.4 avg (10 votes)
"A life without adventure is likely to be unsatisfying, but a life in which adventure is allowed to take whatever form it will is sure to be short." Risk 4.9 avg (8 votes)
"No one gossips about other people's secret virtues." Talking, Virtue 4.3 avg (4 votes)
"Many people would sooner die than think. In fact they do." Thinking 4.7 avg (15 votes)
"War does not determine who is right - only who is left." War & Peace 4.9 avg (145 votes)

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