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Biography - Bertrand Russell:

British philosopher, logician and mathematician.
Born: 1872 - Died: 1970
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.




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Quotes for: fear


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Quotes about fear:


I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
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Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
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Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
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Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
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Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
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To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
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Quotes for: Instinct


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Quotes for: Instinct


In art as in love, instinct is enough.
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The ignoble nature is distinguished by the fact that it keeps its advantage steadily in view, and that this thought of the end and advantage is even stronger than its strongest impulse.
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Two things teach man about his whole nature: instinct and experience.
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Instinct perfected is a faculty of using and even constructing organized instruments; intelligence perfected is the faculty of making and using unorganized instruments.
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I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.
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For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.
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Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.
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I would never die for my beliefs, because I might be wrong.
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Humankind has become so much one family that we cannot ensure our own prosperity except by ensuring that of everyone else. If you wish to be happy yourself, you must resign yourself to seeing others also happy.
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To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
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The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
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To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
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