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"One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision." - Bertrand Russell

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"One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision." - Bertrand Russell
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"If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way." - Bertrand Russell

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"If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way." - Bertrand Russell
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"The megalomaniac differs from the narcissist by the fact that he wishes to be powerful rather than charming, and seeks to be feared rather than loved. To this type belong many lunatics and most of the great men of history." - Bertrand Russell

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"The megalomaniac differs from the narcissist by the fact that he wishes to be powerful rather than charming, and seeks to be feared rather than loved. To this type belong many lunatics and most of the great men of history." - Bertrand Russell
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“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent full of doubt.” — Bertrand Russell

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"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent full of doubt." - Bertrand Russell
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"Although it may seem a paradox, all exact science is dominated by the idea of approximation." - Bertrand Russell

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"Although it may seem a paradox, all exact science is dominated by the idea of approximation." - Bertrand Russell
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"The keener one's sense of logical deduction, the less often one makes hard and fast inferences." - Bertrand Russell

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"The keener one's sense of logical deduction, the less often one makes hard and fast inferences." - Bertrand Russell
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"Mathematics takes us still further from what is human into the region of absolute necessity, to which not only the actual world, but every possible world, must conform." - Bertrand Russelll

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"Mathematics takes us still further from what is human into the region of absolute necessity, to which not only the actual world, but every possible world, must conform." - Bertrand Russell
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