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Quotes by Bertrand Russell

Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necess ... Read Full Quote
There is much pleasure ot be gained from useless knowle ... Read Full Quote
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid ... Read Full Quote
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life a ... Read Full Quote
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocks ... Read Full Quote
War does not determine who is right - only who is left. ... Read Full Quote
The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense o ... Read Full Quote
In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to han ... Read Full Quote
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the ... Read Full Quote
The thing that I should wish to obtain from money would ... Read Full Quote
Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or dis ... Read Full Quote
Education, which was at first made universal in order t ... Read Full Quote
Real life is, to most men, a long second-best, a perpet ... Read Full Quote
A sense of duty is useful in work, but offensive in per ... Read Full Quote
So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the ... Read Full Quote
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fana ... Read Full Quote
The point of philosophy is to start with something so s ... Read Full Quote
The main thing needed to make men happy is intelligence ... Read Full Quote
Fear is, I believe, a most effective tool in destroying ... Read Full Quote
One of the chief obstacles to intelligence is credulity ... Read Full Quote
The most savage controversies are those about matters a ... Read Full Quote
Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we n ... Read Full Quote
I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wro ... Read Full Quote
A process which led from the amoeba to man appeared to ... Read Full Quote
Nothing of importance is ever achieved without discipli ... Read Full Quote
If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is stil ... Read Full Quote
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till ... Read Full Quote
The happiness that is genuinely satisfying is accompani ... Read Full Quote
When one admits that nothing is certain one must, I thi ... Read Full Quote
Drunkenness is temporary suicide. ... Read Full Quote
It may seem to your conceited to suppose that you can d ... Read Full Quote
'Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have ... Read Full Quote
The world is full of magical things patiently waiting f ... Read Full Quote
Many people would sooner die than think In fact, they d ... Read Full Quote
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown ... Read Full Quote
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opini ... Read Full Quote
It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anythin ... Read Full Quote
If all our happiness is bound up entirely in our person ... Read Full Quote
Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of ... Read Full Quote
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. ... Read Full Quote
Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at l ... Read Full Quote
It is clear that thought is not free if the profession ... Read Full Quote
To be without some of the things you want is an indispe ... Read Full Quote
It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by ... Read Full Quote
I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-trea ... Read Full Quote
The fundamental defect of fathers is that they want the ... Read Full Quote
Our instinctive emotions are those that we have inherit ... Read Full Quote
The mind is a strange machine which can combine the mat ... Read Full Quote
I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with ... Read Full Quote
Every man, wherever he goes, is encompassed by a cloud ... Read Full Quote
If a man is offered a fact which goes against his insti ... Read Full Quote
In the part of this universe that we know there is grea ... Read Full Quote
If there were in the world today any large number of pe ... Read Full Quote
All movements go too far. ... Read Full Quote
A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can nev ... Read Full Quote
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who beha ... Read Full Quote
Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth -- ... Read Full Quote
Mathematics, rightly viewed, posses not only truth, but ... Read Full Quote
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal ra ... Read Full Quote
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for ... Read Full Quote
Passive acceptance of the teacher's wisdom is easy to m ... Read Full Quote
It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my ... Read Full Quote
No one gossips about other people's secret virtues. ... Read Full Quote
Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid ... Read Full Quote
The people who are regarded as moral luminaries are tho ... Read Full Quote
The main things which seem to me important on their own ... Read Full Quote
The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the pr ... Read Full Quote
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set ... Read Full Quote
The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do ... Read Full Quote
The place of the father in the modern suburban family i ... Read Full Quote
This is one of those views which are so absolutely absu ... Read Full Quote
What the world needs is not dogma but an attitude of sc ... Read Full Quote
There is no nonsense so errant that it cannot be made t ... Read Full Quote
Too little liberty brings stagnation and too much bring ... Read Full Quote
This is patently absurd but whoever wishes to become a ... Read Full Quote
Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the es ... Read Full Quote
There are two motives for reading a book one, that you ... Read Full Quote
Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than m ... Read Full Quote
Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are alwa ... Read Full Quote
When one admits that nothing is certain one must, I thi ... Read Full Quote
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the ... Read Full Quote
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evi ... Read Full Quote
One should as a rule respect public opinion in so far a ... Read Full Quote
To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last pr ... Read Full Quote
We have, in fact, two kinds of morality side by side on ... Read Full Quote
It is undesirable to believe a proposition when there i ... Read Full Quote
It is obvious that 'obscenity' is not a term capable of ... Read Full Quote
Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something i ... Read Full Quote