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" Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: The longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward... "
The Making of a Philosopher: My Journey Through Twentieth-Century Philosophy - Page 32
by Colin McGinn - 2003 - 256 pages
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Modern Dogma and the Rhetoric of Assent

Wayne C. Booth - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1974 - 235 pages
...the Prologue to his Autobiography, probably written when he was well into his nineties, Russell said, "Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong,...of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair." Rereading him for this lecture I have again and again wondered how this brilliant, sensitive, torn...
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The Philosophers : Their Lives and the Nature of their Thought: Their Lives ...

Ben-Ami Scharfstein Professor of Philosophy Tel-Aviv University - Philosophy - 1980 - 496 pages
...eighty-seven, he speaks of the three simple but overwhelmingly strong passions that governed his life as 'the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.' He says that his search for life is meant to bring ecstasy, to relieve loneliness, and to prefigure...
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On the Contrary: Essays by Men and Women

Martha Rainbolt, Janet Fleetwood - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1983 - 340 pages
...include effective transitional sentences between your main points, as Russell does. WHAT I HAVE LIVED FOR Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong,...of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair. I have sought love, first, because it brings ecstasy—ecstasy so great that I would often have sacrificed...
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Foundations of the Frankfurt School of Social Research

Judith T. Marcus, Zoltán Tar - Social Science - 1984 - 426 pages
...overwhelmingly strong. have governed my life." wrote Bcrtrand Russell in 29 the prologue to his autobiography. "the longing for love. the search for knowledge. and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind." 1 Such were indeed the passions that governed the lives of all members of the Frankfurt School. Almost...
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The Meanings of Death

John Bowker, John Westerdale Bowker - Religion - 1993 - 243 pages
...in humanity for that thought. His entire autobiography is held in a bracket of humanistic passion: Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong,...knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind ... I have lived in the pursuit of a vision, both personal and social. Personal: to care for what is...
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Looking Forward: Participatory Economics for the Twenty First Century

Michael Albert, Robin Hahnel - Business & Economics - 1991 - 153 pages
...The Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to. —Lewis Carroll Alice in Wonderland Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong,...and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. —Bertrand Russell Autobiography representing their class interests. Defections are important, whether...
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And I Quote: The Definitive Collection of Quotes, Sayings, and Jokes for the ...

Ashton Applewhite, Tripp Evans, Andrew Frothingham - Reference - 1992 - 499 pages
.... of a person's mental health. Generous people are rarely mentally ill people. —Karl A. Menninger Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong,...and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. —Bertrand Russdl At the Harvest Festival in church the area behind the pulpit was piled high with...
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Reflections for Kathryn

Meditations - 1992 - 127 pages
...God. — Alan Paton The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. - Camus Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong have...the longing for love, the search for knowledge and the unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. — Bertrand Russell British philosopher Every generation...
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One Hundred Readings for Assembly

David Self - Religious education - 1993 - 301 pages
...listen, you might like to think what similar thoughts or ideals you might have by the end of your life. THREE PASSIONS, SIMPLE but overwhelmingly strong,...of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair. I have sought love, first, because it brings ecstasy, ecstasy so great that I would often have sacrificed...
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The Wisdom & Wit of Rabbi Jesus

William E. Phipps - Religion - 1993 - 254 pages
...version of Jesus' love principle. This confession opens his autobiography, written in his tenth decade: "Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong,...and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind." 97 Elsewhere he summed up his ethics in this way: "The good life is one inspired by love and guided...
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