Bertrand Russell Quotes

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Bertrand Russell was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, and social critic. He is considered as one of the founders of Analytic Philosophy along with Gottlob Frege and Ludwig Wittgenstein.

Bertrand Russell Quotes
Bertrand Russell Quotes
Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.
Bertrand Russell

Drunkenness is temporary suicide.
Bertrand Russell

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.
Bertrand Russell

Awareness of universals is called conceiving, and a universal of which we are aware is called a concept.
Bertrand Russell

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
Bertrand Russell

A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.
Bertrand Russell

Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
Bertrand Russell

Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Bertrand Russell

Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom.
Bertrand Russell

A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation.
Bertrand Russell

Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure.
Bertrand Russell

Admiration of the proletariat, like that of dams, power stations, and aeroplanes, is part of the ideology of the machine age.
Bertrand Russell

Indignation is a submission of our thoughts, but not of our desires.
Bertrand Russell

Reason is a harmonising, controlling force rather than a creative one.
Bertrand Russell

Sin is geographical.
Bertrand Russell

All movements go too far.
Bertrand Russell

Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery.
Bertrand Russell

Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.
Bertrand Russell

Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know.
Bertrand Russell

Freedom comes only to those who no longer ask of life that it shall yield them any of those personal goods that are subject to the mutations of time.
Bertrand Russell

I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy.
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.
Bertrand Russell

Liberty is the right to do what I like; license, the right to do what you like.
Bertrand Russell

Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.
Bertrand Russell

Many people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.
Bertrand Russell

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
Bertrand Russell

What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite.
Bertrand Russell

Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.
Bertrand Russell

No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.
Bertrand Russell

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
Bertrand Russell

Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Bertrand Russell

The demand for certainty is one which is natural to man, but is nevertheless an intellectual vice.
Bertrand Russell

The most savage controversies are about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
Bertrand Russell

Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity, to which not only the actual word, but every possible word, must conform.
Bertrand Russell

None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear.
Bertrand Russell

Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth's surface relative to other matter; second, telling other people to do so.
Bertrand Russell
 
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