All Quotes, Bertrand Russell

45+ Bertrand Russell Quotes

Bertrand Russell was a Nobel Prize winner British Philosopher. He is one of the founders of Analytic Philosophy. Bertrand Russell was an anti war activist and believed in freedom of thought. This is a quote tribute to Bertrand Russell , with 48 of his quotes on life , progress and work.

No one gossips about people's secret virtues. - Bertrand Russell
It is in the moments when the mind is most active and the fewest things are forgotten that the most intense joys are experienced. - Bertrand Russell
Prudence versus passion is a conflict that runs through history. - Bertrand Russell
If you sympathise with everybody it comes to much the same as sympathising with none. - Bertrand Russell
When two things have frequently existed in close temporal contiguity, either comes in time to cause the other. - Bertrand Russell
Self-consciousness is the source of all our knowledge of mental things. - Bertrand Russell
It seems that sin is geographical. - Bertrand Russell
Fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wise people so full of doubts. - Bertrand Russell
All our knowledge, both knowledge of things and knowledge of truths, rests upon acquaintance (connaitre, kennen) as its foundation. - Bertrand Russell
Neither love without knowledge, nor knowledge without love can produce a good life. - Bertrand Russell
Clarity, above all, has been my aim. - Bertrand Russell
It is difficult to throw oneself into other people's petty concerns when one's own are very absorbing and interesting. - Bertrand Russell
The idea that the poor should have leisure has always been shocking to the rich. - Bertrand Russell
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure, and the intelligent are full of doubt. - Bertrand Russell
Change is scientific, ‘progress’ is ethical. Change is indubitable whereas progress is a matter of controversy. - Bertrand Russell
The quarrel between Hume and Rousseau is symbolic: Rousseau was mad but influential; Hume was sane but had no followers. - Bertrand Russell
To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization . - Bertrand Russell
The secret of happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible, horrible horrible. - Bertrand Russell
Only impatience prompts the belief in the possibility of sudden improvement. - Bertrand Russell
All joy in true thought is part of the intellectual love of God. - Bertrand Russell
Most people learn nothing from experience except confirmation of their own prejudices. - Bertrand Russell
It is the great reward of losing youth that one finds oneself able to be of use. - Bertrand Russell
The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. Neither love without knowledge, nor knowledge without love can produce a good life. - Bertrand Russell
Whoever wishes to see the world truly, to rise in thought above the tyranny of practical desires, must learn to overcome the difference of attitude towards past and future, and to survey the whole stream of time in one comprehensive vision. - Bertrand Russell
Temptation to be interesting rather than technically effective is a dangerous one. - Bertrand Russell
The object of education ought not to be to make all men think alike, but to make each think in the way which is the fullest expression of his own. - Bertrand Russell
When admitting that nothing is certain, one must also, I think, admit that some things are much more nearly certain than others. - Bertrand Russell
Next to worry probably one of the most potent causes of unhappiness is envy. - Bertrand Russell
The faculty of being acquainted with things other than itself is the main characteristic of a mind. - Bertrand Russell
Human nature is still, to a very great extent, regarded irrationally because it is pleasant to regard people as objects of praise and blame. - 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. - Bertrand Russell
Perhaps the greatest importance of the family, in these days of contraceptives, is that it preserves the habit of having children. - Bertrand Russell
There are two motives for reading a book: one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it. - Bertrand Russell
We have 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
The goods of the mind are at least as important as the goods of the body. - Bertrand Russell
Good nature is, of all moral qualities, the one that the world needs most, and good nature is the result of ease and security, not of a life of arduous struggle. - Bertrand Russell
Every proposition which we can understand must be composed wholly of constituents with which we are acquainted. - Bertrand Russell
Proper task of philosophy is to remind ourselves of what we already know to be true. - Bertrand Russell
To discuss endlessly what silly people mean when they say silly things may be amusing but can hardly be important. - Bertrand Russell
Knowledge, as opposed to fantasies of wish fulfilment, is difficult to come by. - Bertrand Russell
To understand the actual world as it is, not as we should wish it to be, is the beginning of wisdom. - Bertrand Russell
The conception of duty has been a means used by the holders of power to induce others to live for the interests of their masters rather than for their own. - Bertrand Russell
A mind perpetually open, will be a mind perpetually vacant. - Bertrand Russell
The fundamental cause of trouble in the world is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. - 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. - Bertrand Russell
Wealth can often purchase not only the semblance of love but its reality. This is unjust and undesirable but nonetheless a fact. - Bertrand Russell
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already 3-parts dead. - 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. - Bertrand Russell
The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn. - Bertrand Russell
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