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Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great
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"Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear"

- Bertrand Russell

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This quote by Bertrand Russell speaks to the power of worry and how it can cause people to act in illogical and inhumane methods. Fear can be a powerful emotion that can trigger people to act out of desperation and without thinking of the effects. Worry can trigger individuals to make decisions that are not in their best interest, or that are not in the very best interest of the group or nation. Worry can trigger individuals to end up being irrational and to act in manner ins which are not in line with their worths or beliefs. Fear can also trigger people to become paranoid and to become suspicious of others. Fear can be a powerful emotion that can trigger people to act in ways that are not beneficial to themselves or to the group or country.

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Bertrand Russell This quote is written / told by Bertrand Russell between May 18, 1872 and February 2, 1970. He was a famous Philosopher from United Kingdom. The author also have 102 other quotes.

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