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    It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.
    — Bertrand Russell
    tags: animals  men  searching 
     
    No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.
    — Bertrand Russell
    tags: secret  virtue 
     
    We know very little, and yet it is astonishing that we know so much, and still more astonishing that so little knowledge can give us so much power.
    — Bertrand Russell
    tags: power 
     
    It is the preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else that prevents us from living freely and nobly.
    — Bertrand Russell
    tags: living 
     
    Those who have never known the deep intimacy and the intense companionship of happy mutual love have missed the best thing that life has to give.
    — Bertrand Russell
    tags: intimacy 
     
    To teach how to live without certainty, and yet without being paralyzed by hesitation, is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can still do for those who study it.
    — Bertrand Russell
    tags: live  age  philosophy 
     
    The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
    — Bertrand Russell
    tags: learn 
     
    It's easy to fall in love. The hard part is finding someone to catch you.
    — Bertrand Russell
    One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
    — Bertrand Russell
    tags: belief  work 
     
    Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
    — Bertrand Russell
    tags: fear  cruelty  wisdom 
     
    In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.
    — Bertrand Russell
    tags: questions  healthy 
     
    And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence
    — Bertrand Russell
    tags: existence  doubt  god 
     
    I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.
    — Bertrand Russell
    tags: belief  wrong  die 
     
    The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
    — Bertrand Russell
    tags: world  doubt 
     
    When one admits that nothing is certain one must, I think, also admit that some things are much more nearly certain than others.
    — Bertrand Russell
    What the world needs is not dogma but an attitude of scientific inquiry combined with a belief that the torture of millions is not desirable, whether inflicted by Stalin or by a Deity imagined in the likeness of the believer.
    — Bertrand Russell
    We know too much and feel too little. At least, we feel too little of those creative emotions from which a good life springs.
    — Bertrand Russell
    tags: emotion  creative 
     
    We have, in fact, two kinds of morality side by side one which we preach but do not practice, and another which we practice but seldom preach.
    — Bertrand Russell
    tags: morality  facts 
     
    Too little liberty brings stagnation and too much brings chaos.
    — Bertrand Russell
    tags: chaos  liberty 
     
    To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
    — Bertrand Russell
    tags: fear 
     
    To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
    — Bertrand Russell
    tags: happiness 
     
    To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization, and at present very few people have reached this level.
    — Bertrand Russell
    Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, the chief glory of man.
    — Bertrand Russell
    tags: men  world  thoughts 
     
    This is patently absurd but whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.
    — Bertrand Russell
    This is one of those views which are so absolutely absurd that only very learned men could possibly adopt them.
    — Bertrand Russell
    tags: men 
     
    There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
    — Bertrand Russell
    tags: pleasure 
     
    There are two motives for reading a book one, that you enjoy it the other, that you can boast about it.
    — Bertrand Russell
    tags: reading  book 
     
    The wise man thinks about his troubles only when there is some purpose in doing so; at other times he thinks about others things.
    — Bertrand Russell
    tags: time  men  wise 
     
    The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.
    — Bertrand Russell
    tags: people  world  problem  doubt 
     
    The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as in poetry.
    — Bertrand Russell
    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
    — Bertrand Russell
    tags: world  doubt 
     
    The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
    — Bertrand Russell
    tags: time 
     
    The thing that I should wish to obtain from money would be leisure with security.
    — Bertrand Russell
    tags: wishes  money 
     
    The secret of happiness is this: Let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather that hostile.
    — Bertrand Russell
    tags: happiness  secret 
     
    The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.
    — Bertrand Russell
    The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.
    — Bertrand Russell
    tags: father  golf 
     
    The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.
    — Bertrand Russell
    tags: mankind 
     
    The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
    — Bertrand Russell
    The mind is a strange machine which can combine the materials offered to it in the most astonishing ways.
    — Bertrand Russell
    tags: mind 
     
    The main things which seem to me important on their own account, and not merely as means to other things, are knowledge, art, instinctive happiness, and relations of frendship or affection.
    — Bertrand Russell
    tags: happiness 
     
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    bertrand russell
    Birth    : May 18, 1872
    Death  : February 2, 1970
    Occupation  : Philosopher