"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure
and the intelligent are full of doubt."
Bertrand Russell
[Bertrand Arthur William Russell] (1872-1970) Philosopher, educator
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 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    one of my heroes...
     -- RobertSRQ     
    One of mine as well. My two favorite Russell quotes: 1. "A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand." 2. "Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric."
     -- Joe, North Caldwell, NJ     
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    Joe, his ten commandments are good too
     -- RobertSRQ     
    It helps to clarify the difference between the believers of organized religions and the seekers of Truth.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    No one can search the truth on any subject unless they doubt that they have it.
     -- Dave Wilber, St. Louis MO     
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    Here, here!
     -- Anonymous     
     -- jim k, austin      
    How is intelligence to be defined?

    By a faculty for the acquisition of knowledge?

    By mental capacity?

    Intelligence, which is understanding, according to the word's etymology, is perfected in objectivity and humility.

    The pride of Fallen Man, which is his fatal flaw, is the signal impediment to the process of the perfecting of his what ought to be rooted in understanding intelligence.
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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    It would be pleasant to find a mentally healthy partner to confide in on my journeys. I search all the time for that mentally balanced individual. 
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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