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Bertrand Russell

“A good social system is not to be secured by making people unselfish, but, by making their own vital impulses fit in with other peoples. This is feasible. Those who have produced stoic philosophies have all had enough to eat and drink.

I feel I shall find the truth on my deathbed and be surrounded by people too stupid to understand—fussing about medicines instead of searching for wisdom.

I hate being all tidy like a book in a library where nobody reads – prison is horribly like that.”


Bertrand Russell, The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell
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The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell by Bertrand Russell
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