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The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society, is that they want their children to be a credit to them.

 
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Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell
  • Born: May 18, 1872
  • Died: February 2, 1970
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Philosopher

Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM FRS was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist, and Nobel laureate. At various points in his life, Russell considered himself a liberal, a socialist and a pacifist, but he also admitted that he had "never been any of these things, in any profound sense." Russell was born in Monmouthshire into one of the most prominent aristocratic families in the United Kingdom.

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