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Type: Philosopher
Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 18/05/1872
Date of Death: 02/02/1970


 

Bertrand Russell Quotes > Most people would rather die...

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Most people would rather die than think; in fact, they do so.
Bertrand Russell
About: Thinking

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