Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell famous quotesBertrand Arthur William Russell, * 18. May 1872 – † 2. February 1970, British philosopher, mathematician and writer. The Nobel Prize in Literature 1950.

 

Quotes 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.”

Author: Bertrand Russell
Topic: World, Self-confidence, Stupidity
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“Most people would rather die than think; in fact, they do so.”

Author: Bertrand Russell
Topic: Thinking
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“One of the symptoms of approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important”

Author: Bertrand Russell
Topic: Work
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“What men really want is not knowledge but certainty.”

Author: Bertrand Russell
Topic: Knowledge, Certainty
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“Time you enjoy wasting is never a waste of time.”

Author: Bertrand Russell
Topic: Time
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“War does not determine who is right – only who is left.”

Author: Bertrand Russell
Topic: WAR
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“To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.”

Author: Bertrand Russell
Topic: Love, Life, Death
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“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.”

Author: Bertrand Russell
Topic: Life, LoveKnowledge
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“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.”

Author: Bertrand Russell
Topic: World, 
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“To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.”

Author: Bertrand Russell
Topic: Happiness, Moderation
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