Bertrand Russell Quotes 366
The two chief sources of good relations between individuals are instinctive liking and a common purpose. Of these two, a common purpose might seem more important politically, but, in fact, it is often the outcome, not the cause, of instinctive liking, or of a common instinctive aversion. Biological groups, from the family to the nation, are constituted by a greater or less degree of instinctive liking, and build their common purposes on this foundation.
Source: Bertrand Russell: Principles of Social Reconstruction, 1916, p.31
* The title of American edition: Why Men Fight?
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