Bertrand Russell: Sceptical Essays

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The opinions that are held with passion are always those for which no good ground exists; indeed the passion is the measure of the holders lack of rational conviction. Opinions in politics and religion are almost always held passionately.

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What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the wish to find out, which is the exact opposite.

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We have in fact, two kinds of morality, side by side: one which we preach, but do not practice, and another which we practice, but seldom preach.

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