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quote by Bertrand Russell: A truer image of the world, I think, is obtained by picturing things as entering into the stream of time from an eternal world outside, than from a view which regards time as the devouring tyrant of … with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

A truer image of the world, I think, is obtained by picturing things as entering into the stream of time from an eternal world outside, than from a view which regards time as the devouring tyrant of all that is.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

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

Longer Version:

The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. Even those of the intelligent who believe that they have a nostrum are too individualistic to combine with other intelligent men from whom they differ on minor points.


quote by Bertrand Russell: The people who are regarded as moral luminaries are those who forego ordinary pleasures themselves and find compensation in interfering with the pleasures of others. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

The people who are regarded as moral luminaries are those who forego ordinary pleasures themselves and find compensation in interfering with the pleasures of others.

--Bertrand Russell


quote by Bertrand Russell: Can a society in which thought and technique are scientific persist for a long period, as, for example, ancient Egypt persisted, or does it necessarily contain within itself forces which must bring e… with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Can a society in which thought and technique are scientific persist for a long period, as, for example, ancient Egypt persisted, or does it necessarily contain within itself forces which must bring either decay or explosion?

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: The legacy of Greece to Western philosophy is Western philosophy. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

The legacy of Greece to Western philosophy is Western philosophy.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: Logic must no more admit a unicorn than zoology can. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Logic must no more admit a unicorn than zoology can.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: From India to Spain, the brilliant civilization of Islam flourished. What was lost to christendom at this time was not lost to civilization, but quite the contrary. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

From India to Spain, the brilliant civilization of Islam flourished. What was lost to christendom at this time was not lost to civilization, but quite the contrary.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: I went to Salt Lake City and the Mormons tried to convert me, but when I found they forbade tea and tobacco I thought it was no religion for me. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

I went to Salt Lake City and the Mormons tried to convert me, but when I found they forbade tea and tobacco I thought it was no religion for me.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: To be happy in this world, especially when youth is past, it is necessary to feel oneself not merely an isolated individual whose day will soon be over, but part of the stream of life flowing on from… with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

To be happy in this world, especially when youth is past, it is necessary to feel oneself not merely an isolated individual whose day will soon be over, but part of the stream of life flowing on from the first germ to the remote and unknown future.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: St. Paul introduced an entirely novel view of marriage, that it existed primarily to prevent the sin of fornication. It is just as if one were to maintain that the sole reason for baking bread is to … with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

St. Paul introduced an entirely novel view of marriage, that it existed primarily to prevent the sin of fornication. It is just as if one were to maintain that the sole reason for baking bread is to prevent people from stealing cake.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: To like many people spontaneously and without effort is perhaps the greatest of all sources of personal happiness. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

To like many people spontaneously and without effort is perhaps the greatest of all sources of personal happiness.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: Heretical views arise when the truth is uncertain, and it is only when the truth is uncertain that censorship is invoked. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Heretical views arise when the truth is uncertain, and it is only when the truth is uncertain that censorship is invoked.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: The scientific attitude of mind involves a sweeping away of all other desires in the interest of the desire to know. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

The scientific attitude of mind involves a sweeping away of all other desires in the interest of the desire to know.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: It is the preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

It is the preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: We are all prone to the malady of the introvert who with the manifold spectacle of the world spread out before him, turns away and gazes only upon the emptiness within. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

We are all prone to the malady of the introvert who with the manifold spectacle of the world spread out before him, turns away and gazes only upon the emptiness within.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: The discipline in your life should be one determined by your own desires and your own needs, not put upon you by society or authority. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

The discipline in your life should be one determined by your own desires and your own needs, not put upon you by society or authority.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: All forms of fear produce fatigue. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

All forms of fear produce fatigue.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: No great achievement is possible without persistent work. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

No great achievement is possible without persistent work.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: The man who is unhappy will, as a rule, adopt an unhappy creed, while the man who is happy will adopt a happy creed; each may attribute his happiness or unhappiness to his beliefs, while the real cau… with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

The man who is unhappy will, as a rule, adopt an unhappy creed, while the man who is happy will adopt a happy creed; each may attribute his happiness or unhappiness to his beliefs, while the real causation is the other way round.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: One should as a rule respect public opinion in so far as is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyran… with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

One should as a rule respect public opinion in so far as is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: To realize the unimportance of time is the gate to wisdom. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

To realize the unimportance of time is the gate to wisdom.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: The importance of time is rather practical than theoretical, rather in relation to our desires than in relation to truth. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

The importance of time is rather practical than theoretical, rather in relation to our desires than in relation to truth.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: Make your interests gradually wider and more impersonal, until bit by bit the walls of the ego recede, and your life becomes increasingly merged in the universal life. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Make your interests gradually wider and more impersonal, until bit by bit the walls of the ego recede, and your life becomes increasingly merged in the universal life.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: There are two motives for reading a book: one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

There are two motives for reading a book: one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

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
quote by Bertrand Russell: If we were all given by magic the power to read each other's thoughts, I suppose the first effect would be to dissolve all friendships. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

If we were all given by magic the power to read each other's thoughts, I suppose the first effect would be to dissolve all friendships.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: Sin is geographical. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Sin is geographical.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: Remember your humanity, and forget the rest. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Remember your humanity, and forget the rest.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: If any philosopher had been asked for a definition of infinity, he might have produced some unintelligible rigmarole, but he would certainly not have been able to give a definition that had any meani… with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

If any philosopher had been asked for a definition of infinity, he might have produced some unintelligible rigmarole, but he would certainly not have been able to give a definition that had any meaning at all.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: Aristotle could have avoided the mistake of thinking that women have fewer teeth than men, by the simple device of asking Mrs. Aristotle to keep her mouth open while he counted. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Aristotle could have avoided the mistake of thinking that women have fewer teeth than men, by the simple device of asking Mrs. Aristotle to keep her mouth open while he counted.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: I do not pretend to start with precise questions. I do not think you can start with anything precise. You have to achieve such precision as you can, as you go along. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

I do not pretend to start with precise questions. I do not think you can start with anything precise. You have to achieve such precision as you can, as you go along.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: When the intensity of emotional conviction subsides, a man who is in the habit of reasoning will search for logical grounds in favour of the belief which he finds in himself. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

When the intensity of emotional conviction subsides, a man who is in the habit of reasoning will search for logical grounds in favour of the belief which he finds in himself.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: Machines are worshipped because they are beautiful and valued because they confer power; they are hated because they are hideous and loathed because they impose slavery. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Machines are worshipped because they are beautiful and valued because they confer power; they are hated because they are hideous and loathed because they impose slavery.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age; but, if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age; but, if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: To understand a name you must be acquainted with the particular of which it is a name. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

To understand a name you must be acquainted with the particular of which it is a name.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: In the revolt against idealism, the ambiguities of the word experience have been perceived, with the result that realists have more and more avoided the word. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

In the revolt against idealism, the ambiguities of the word experience have been perceived, with the result that realists have more and more avoided the word.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

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
quote by Bertrand Russell: Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: There is something feeble and a little contemptible about a man who cannot face the perils of life without the help of comfortable myths. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

There is something feeble and a little contemptible about a man who cannot face the perils of life without the help of comfortable myths.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom. with background image: long exposure photography of beach
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Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: No one gossips about other people's secret virtues. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite. with background image: green trees on body of water during daytime
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What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: Next to enjoying ourselves, the next greatest pleasure consists in preventing others from enjoying themselves, or, more generally, in the acquisition of power. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Next to enjoying ourselves, the next greatest pleasure consists in preventing others from enjoying themselves, or, more generally, in the acquisition of power.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt. I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt. I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: All movements go too far. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

All movements go too far.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: It seems to be the fate of idealists to obtain what they have struggled for in a form which destroys their ideals. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

It seems to be the fate of idealists to obtain what they have struggled for in a form which destroys their ideals.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by 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 than hostile. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

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 than hostile.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

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

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

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

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: There is no need to worry about mere size. We do not necessarily respect a fat man more than a thin man. Sir Isaac Newton was very much smaller than a hippopotamus, but we do not on that account valu… with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

There is no need to worry about mere size. We do not necessarily respect a fat man more than a thin man. Sir Isaac Newton was very much smaller than a hippopotamus, but we do not on that account value him less.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: Drunkenness is temporary suicide. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Drunkenness is temporary suicide.

--Bertrand Russell

Longer Version:

Drunkenness is temporary suicide: the happiness that it brings is merely negative, a momentary cessation of unhappiness.


quote by Bertrand Russell: Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery.

--Bertrand Russell

Longer Version:

Extreme hopes are born of extreme misery, and in such a world hopes could only be irrational.


quote by Bertrand Russell: None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

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

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity, to which not only the actual word, but every possible word, must conform. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

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

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its Churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its Churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: Liberty is the right to do what I like; license, the right to do what you like. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

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

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: The observer, when he seems to himself to be observing a stone, is really, if physics is to be believed, observing the effects of the stone upon himself. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

The observer, when he seems to himself to be observing a stone, is really, if physics is to be believed, observing the effects of the stone upon himself.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: The man who can centre his thoughts and hopes upon something transcending self can find a certain peace in the ordinary troubles of life, which is impossible to the pure egoist. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

The man who can centre his thoughts and hopes upon something transcending self can find a certain peace in the ordinary troubles of life, which is impossible to the pure egoist.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: Many people when they fall in love look for a little haven of refuge from the world, where they can be sure of being admired when they are not admirable, and praised when they are not praiseworthy. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Many people when they fall in love look for a little haven of refuge from the world, where they can be sure of being admired when they are not admirable, and praised when they are not praiseworthy.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, Thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought is great and swift and free. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, Thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought is great and swift and free.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: Marriage is for women the commonest mode of livelihood, and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Marriage is for women the commonest mode of livelihood, and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

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

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors, since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors, for, from the time of Jefferson onward, the doc… with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors, since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors, for, from the time of Jefferson onward, the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards, not downwards.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: The universe may have a purpose, but nothing we know suggests that, if so, this purpose has any similarity to ours. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

The universe may have a purpose, but nothing we know suggests that, if so, this purpose has any similarity to ours.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: The pleasure of work is open to anyone who can develop some specialised skill, provided that he can get satisfaction from the exercise of his skill without demanding universal applause. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

The pleasure of work is open to anyone who can develop some specialised skill, provided that he can get satisfaction from the exercise of his skill without demanding universal applause.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling? with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling?

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men; although he was twice married, it never occurred to him to verify this statement by examining his wives' mouths. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men; although he was twice married, it never occurred to him to verify this statement by examining his wives' mouths.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. with background image: yellow, orange, red, green, and blue abstract painting
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Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

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

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.

--Bertrand Russell

Longer Version:

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widely spread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.


quote by 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 poetry. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

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 poetry.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: 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. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

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
quote by Bertrand Russell: The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

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

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: Those who forget good and evil and seek only to know the facts are more likely to achieve good than those who view the world through the distorting medium of their own desires. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Those who forget good and evil and seek only to know the facts are more likely to achieve good than those who view the world through the distorting medium of their own desires.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: The most savage controversies are about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

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

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. with background image: Arizona landscape
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To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

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

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: I believe in using words, not fists. I believe in my outrage knowing people are living in boxes on the street. I believe in honesty. I believe in a good time. I believe in good food. I believe in sex. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

I believe in using words, not fists. I believe in my outrage knowing people are living in boxes on the street. I believe in honesty. I believe in a good time. I believe in good food. I believe in sex.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

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

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

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
quote by Bertrand Russell: Dogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense, absolute philosophies; one is certain of knowing, the other of not knowing. What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignor… with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

Dogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense, absolute philosophies; one is certain of knowing, the other of not knowing. What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignorance.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

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
quote by Bertrand Russell: The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. with background image: sunset
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The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Bertrand Russell: The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

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

--Bertrand Russell

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