bertrand russell Quotes

It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.
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— Bertrand Russell
No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.
tags: secret virtue
— Bertrand Russell
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.
tags: power
— Bertrand Russell
It is the preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else that prevents us from living freely and nobly.
tags: living
— Bertrand Russell
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.
tags: intimacy
— Bertrand Russell
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.
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— Bertrand Russell
The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
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— Bertrand Russell
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.
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— Bertrand Russell
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
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— Bertrand Russell
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.
tags: questions healthy
— Bertrand Russell
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
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— Bertrand Russell
I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.
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— Bertrand Russell
The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
tags: world doubt
— Bertrand Russell
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.
tags: belief world attitude 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.
tags: emotion creative
— Bertrand Russell
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.
tags: morality facts
— Bertrand Russell
Too little liberty brings stagnation and too much brings chaos.
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— Bertrand Russell
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
tags: fear
— Bertrand Russell
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
tags: happiness
— Bertrand Russell
To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization, and at present very few people have reached this level.
tags: people present civilization
— Bertrand Russell
Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, the chief glory of man.
tags: men world thoughts
— Bertrand Russell
This is patently absurd but whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.
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— Bertrand Russell
This is one of those views which are so absolutely absurd that only very learned men could possibly adopt them.
tags: men
— Bertrand Russell
There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
tags: pleasure
— Bertrand Russell
There are two motives for reading a book one, that you enjoy it the other, that you can boast about it.
tags: reading book
— Bertrand Russell
The wise man thinks about his troubles only when there is some purpose in doing so; at other times he thinks about others things.
tags: time men wise
— Bertrand Russell
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.
tags: people world problem doubt
— Bertrand Russell
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.
tags: men true excellence poetry mathematics spirit
— Bertrand Russell
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
tags: world doubt
— Bertrand Russell
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
tags: time
— Bertrand Russell
The thing that I should wish to obtain from money would be leisure with security.
tags: wishes money
— Bertrand Russell
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.
tags: happiness secret
— Bertrand Russell
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.
tags: believe philosophy
— Bertrand Russell
The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.
tags: father golf
— Bertrand Russell
The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.
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— Bertrand Russell
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.
tags: mind
— Bertrand Russell
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.
tags: happiness
— Bertrand Russell
bertrand russell
Birth    : May 18, 1872
Death  : February 2, 1970
Occupation  : Philosopher

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