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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, (18 May 1872 2 February 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, essayist, social critic, political activist, and Nobel laureate. Throughout his life, Russell considered himself a liberal, a socialist and a pacifist, although he also sometimes suggested that his sceptical nature had led him to feel that he had "never been any of these things, in any profound sense." Russell was born in Monmouthshire into one of the most prominent aristocratic families in the United Kingdom. In the early 20th century, Russell led the British "revolt against idealism". He is considered one of the founders of analytic philosophy along with his predecessor Gottlob Frege, colleague G. E. Moore and protg Ludwig Wittgenstein. He is widely held to be one of the 20th century's premier logicians. With A. N. Whitehead he wrote Principia Mathematica, an attempt to create a logical basis for mathematics, the quintessential work of classical logic. His philosophical essay "On Denoting" has been considered a "paradigm of philosophy". His work has had a considerable influence on mathematics, logic, set theory, linguistics, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science (see type theory and type system) and philosophy, especially the philosophy of language, epistemology and metaphysics. Russell was a prominent anti-war activist and he championed anti-imperialism. Occasionally, he advocated preventive nuclear war, before the opportunity provided by the atomic monopoly had passed and he decided he would "welcome with enthusiasm" world government. He went to prison for his pacifism during World War I. Later, Russell concluded that war against Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany was a necessary "lesser of two evils" and criticised Stalinist totalitarianism, attacked the involvement of the United States in the Vietnam War and was an outspoken proponent of nuclear disarmament. In 1950, Russell was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of his varied and significant writings in which he champions humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought".
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1:The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. ~ Bertrand Russell,
2:A sense of duty is useful in work, but offensive in relations. ~ Bertrand Russell,
3:Too little liberty brings stagnation, and too much brings chaos. ~ Bertrand Russell,
4:Neither love without knowledge nor knowledge without love can produce a good life. ~ Bertrand Russell,
5:Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. ~ Bertrand Russell,
6:We think according to what we are. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Poetry and Art Bertrand Russell,
7:It is vision that sees Truth, not logic. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Poetry and Art Bertrand Russell,
8:The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution. ~ Bertrand Russell,
9:The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. ~ Bertrand Russell,
10:The search for something permanent is one of the deepest of the instincts leading men to philosophy. ~ Bertrand Russell,
11:One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important. ~ Bertrand Russell,
12:Hegel's philosophy is so odd that one would not have expected him to be able to get some men to accept it, but he did." ~ Bertrand Russell,
13:A dry and strong or even austere logic is not a key to Truth. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Poetry and Art Bertrand Russell,
14:Drunkenness is temporary suicide: the happiness that it brings is merely negative, a momentary cessation of unhappiness. ~ Bertrand Russell,
15:Logic can serve any turn proposed to it by the mind’s preferences. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Poetry and Art Bertrand Russell,
16: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,
17: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,
18:The objection to propaganda is not only its appeal to unreason, but still more the unfair advantage which it gives to the rich and powerful. ~ Bertrand Russell,
19:And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence ~ Bertrand Russell,
20:We know very little, and yet it is astonishing that we know so much, and still more astonishing that so little knowledge can give us so much power. ~ Bertrand Russell,
21:I do not like mystical language, and yet I hardly know how to express what I mean without employing phrases that sound poetic rather than scientific. ~ Bertrand Russell,
22:A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand. ~ Bertrand Russell,
23:Having made the decision, do not revise it unless some new fact comes to your knowledge. Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing is so futile. ~ Bertrand Russell,
24:Perfect rationality consists, not in believing what is true, but in attaching to every proposition a degree of belief corresponding to its degree of credibility. ~ Bertrand Russell,
25:Physics is mathematical not because we know so much about the physical world, but because we know so little; it is only its mathematical properties that we can discover. ~ Bertrand Russell,
26:Truth is a shining goddess, always veiled, always distant, never wholly approachable, but worthy of all the devotion of which the human spirit is capable. ~ Bertrand Russell, Fact and Fiction ,
27:To teach how to live without certainty, and yet without being paralyzed by hesitation, is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can still do for those who study it. ~ Bertrand Russell,
28:In the philosophy of Bertrand Russell, genius entails that an individual possesses unique qualities and talents that make the genius especially valuable to the society in which he or she operates. ~ ,
29:The Victorian Age, for all its humbug, was a period of rapid progress, because men were dominated by hope rather than fear. If we are again to have progress, we must again be dominated by hope. ~ Bertrand Russell,
30:The secret of happiness is this : let your interest 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,
31:Philosophy is to be studied, not for the sake of any definite answers to its questions since no definite answers can, as a rule, be known to be true, but rather for the sake of the questions themselves. ~ Bertrand Russell,
32:It is essential to happiness that our way of living should spring from our own deep impulses and not from the accidental tastes and desires of those who happen to be our neighbors, or even our relations. ~ Bertrand Russell,
33:The mind of the most rational among us may be compared to a stormy ocean of passionate convictions based on desire, upon which float perilously a few tiny boats carrying a cargo of scientifically tested beliefs. ~ Bertrand Russell,
34:It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. ~ Bertrand Russell,
35:Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be even more stupid than nature made them. ~ Bertrand Russell,
36:My desire and wish is that the things I start with should be so obvious that you wonder why I spend my time stating them. This is what I aim at because the point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it. ~ Bertrand Russell,
37:Sin makes a man unhappy and makes him feel inferior. Being unhappy, he is likely to make claims upon other people which are excessive and which prevent him from enjoying happiness in personal relations. Feeling inferior, he will have a grudge against those who seem superior. He will find admiration difficult and envy easy. ~ Bertrand Russell,
38:Man differs from other animals in one very important respect, and that is that he has some desires which are, so to speak, infinite, which can never be fully gratified, and which would keep him restless even in paradise. The boa constrictor, when he has had an adequate meal, goes to sleep, and does not wake until he needs another meal. Human beings, for the most part, are not like this. ~ Bertrand Russell,
39:To The Works Of: Aristotle, Cassius J. Keyser, Eric T. Bell, G. W. Leibnitz, Eugen Bleuler, J. Locke, Niels Bohr, Jacques Loeb, George Boole, H. A. Lorentz, Max Born, Ernst Mach, Louis De Brogue, J. C. Maxwell, Georg Cantor, Adolf Meyer, Ernst Cassirer, Hermann Minkowsja, Charles M. Child, Isaac Newton, C. Darwin, Ivan Pavlov, Rene Descartes, Giuseppe Peano, P. A. M. Dirac, Max Planck, A. S. Eddington, Plato, Albert Einstein, H. Poincare, Euclid, M. Faraday, Sigmund Freud, Josiah Royce, Karl F. Gauss, G. Y. Rainich, G. B. Riemann, Bertrand Russell, Thomas Graham, Ernest Rutherford, Arthur Haas, E. Schrodinger, Wm. R. Hamilton, C. S. Sherrington, Henry Head, Socrates, Werner Heisenberg, Arnold Sommerfeld, C. Judson Herrick, Oswald Veblen, E. V. Huntington, Wm. Alanson White, Smith Ely Jeluffe, Alfred N. Whitehead, Ludwig Wittgenstein Which Have Creatly Influenced My Enquiry This System Is Dedicated ~ Alfred Korzybski, Science and Sanity ,
40:The best way to overcome it [the fear of death]-so at least it seems to me-is to 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. An individual human existence should be like a river: small at first, narrowly contained within its banks, and rushing passionately past rocks and over waterfalls. Gradually the river grows wider, the banks recede, the waters flow more quietly, and in the end, without any visible break, they become merged in the sea, and painlessly lose their individual being. The man who, in old age, can see his life in this way, will not suffer from the fear of death, since the things he cares for will continue. And if, with the decay of vitality, weariness increases, the thought of rest will not be unwelcome. I should wish to die while still at work, knowing that others will carry on what I can no longer do and content in the thought that what was possible has been done. ~ Bertrand Russell,
41:I have been accused of a habit of changing my opinions. I am not myself in any degree ashamed of having changed my opinions. What physicist who was already active in 1900 would dream of boasting that his opinions had not changed during the last half century? In science men change their opinions when new knowledge becomes available; but philosophy in the minds of many is assimilated rather to theology than to science. The kind of philosophy that I value and have endeavoured to pursue is scientific, in the sense that there is some definite knowledge to be obtained and that new discoveries can make the admission of former error inevitable to any candid mind. For what I have said, whether early or late, I do not claim the kind of truth which theologians claim for their creeds. I claim only, at best, that the opinion expressed was a sensible one to hold at the time when it was expressed. I should be much surprised if subsequent research did not show that it needed to be modified. I hope, therefore, that whoever uses this dictionary will not suppose the remarks which it quotes to be intended as pontifical pronouncements, but only as the best I could do at the time towards the promotion of clear and accurate thinking. Clarity, above all, has been my aim. ~ Bertrand Russell,
42:But even when the desire to know exists in the requisite strength, the mental vision by which abstract truth is recognised is hard to distinguish from vivid imaginability and consonance with mental habits. It is necessary to practise methodological doubt, like Descartes, in order to loosen the hold of mental habits; and it is necessary to cultivate logical imagination, in order to have a number of hypotheses at command, and not to be the slave of the one which common sense has rendered easy to imagine. These two processes, of doubting the familiar and imagining the unfamiliar, are correlative, and form the chief part of the mental training required for a philosopher.The naïve beliefs which we find in ourselves when we first begin the process of philosophic reflection may turn out, in the end, to be almost all capable of a true interpretation; but they ought all, before being admitted into philosophy, to undergo the ordeal of sceptical criticism. Until they have gone through this ordeal, they are mere blind habits, ways of behaving rather than intellectual convictions. And although it may be that a majority will pass the test, we may be pretty sure that some will not, and that a serious readjustment of our outlook ought to result. In order to break the dominion of habit, we must do our best to doubt the senses, reason, morals, everything in short. In some directions, doubt will be found possible; in others, it will be checked by that direct vision of abstract truth upon which the possibility of philosophical knowledge depends. ~ Bertrand Russell, Our Knowledge of the External World ,
43:Philosophy, like all other studies, aims primarily at knowledge. The knowledge it aims at is the kind of knowledge which gives unity and system to the body of the sciences, and the kind which results from a critical examination of the grounds of our convictions, prejudices, and beliefs. But it cannot be maintained that philosophy has had any very great measure of success in its attempts to provide definite answers to its questions. If you ask a mathematician, a mineralogist, a historian, or any other man of learning, what definite body of truths has been ascertained by his science, his answer will last as long as you are willing to listen. But if you put the same question to a philosopher, he will, if he is candid, have to confess that his study has not achieved positive results such as have been achieved by other sciences. It is true that this is partly accounted for by the fact that, as soon as definite knowledge concerning any subject becomes possible, this subject ceases to be called philosophy, and becomes a separate science. The whole study of the heavens, which now belongs to astronomy, was once included in philosophy; Newton's great work was called 'the mathematical principles of natural philosophy'. Similarly, the study of the human mind, which was a part of philosophy, has now been separated from philosophy and has become the science of psychology. Thus, to a great extent, the uncertainty of philosophy is more apparent than real: those questions which are already capable of definite answers are placed in the sciences, while those only to which, at present, no definite answer can be given, remain to form the residue which is called philosophy. ~ Bertrand Russell,
44:Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course, over a great ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair. I have sought love, first, because it brings ecstasy - ecstasy so great that I would often have sacrificed all the rest of life for a few hours of this joy. I have sought it, next, because it relieves loneliness--that terrible loneliness in which one shivering consciousness looks over the rim of the world into the cold unfathomable lifeless abyss. I have sought it finally, because in the union of love I have seen, in a mystic miniature, the prefiguring vision of the heaven that saints and poets have imagined. This is what I sought, and though it might seem too good for human life, this is what--at last--I have found. With equal passion I have sought knowledge. I have wished to understand the hearts of men. I have wished to know why the stars shine. And I have tried to apprehend the Pythagorean power by which number holds sway above the flux. A little of this, but not much, I have achieved. Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. Children in famine, victims tortured by oppressors, helpless old people a burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. I long to alleviate this evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer. This has been my life. I have found it worth living, and would gladly live it again if the chance were offered me. ~ Bertrand Russell,
45:reading ::: 50 Philosophy Classics: List of Books Covered: 1. Hannah Arendt - The Human Condition (1958) 2. Aristotle - Nicomachean Ethics (4th century BC) 3. AJ Ayer - Language, Truth and Logic (1936) 4. Julian Baggini - The Ego Trick (2011) 5. Jean Baudrillard - Simulacra and Simulation (1981) 6. Simone de Beauvoir - The Second Sex (1952) 7. Jeremy Bentham - Principles of Morals and Legislation (1789) 8. Henri Bergson - Creative Evolution (1911) 9. David Bohm - Wholeness and the Implicate Order (1980) 10. Noam Chomsky - Understanding Power (2002) 11. Cicero - On Duties (44 BC) 12. Confucius - Analects (5th century BC) 13. Rene Descartes - Meditations (1641) 14. Ralph Waldo Emerson - Fate (1860) 15. Epicurus - Letters (3rd century BC) 16. Michel Foucault - The Order of Things (1966) 17. Harry Frankfurt - On Bullshit (2005) 18. Sam Harris - Free Will (2012) 19. GWF Hegel - Phenomenology of Spirit (1803) 20. Martin Heidegger - Being and Time (1927) 21. Heraclitus - Fragments (6th century) 22. David Hume - An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (1748) 23. William James - Pragmatism (1904) 24. Daniel Kahneman - Thinking: Fast and Slow (2011) 25. Immanuel Kant - Critique of Pure Reason (1781) 26. Soren Kierkegaard - Fear and Trembling (1843) 27. Saul Kripke - Naming and Necessity (1972) 28. Thomas Kuhn - The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962) 29. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz - Theodicy (1710) 30. John Locke - An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690) 31. Marshall McLuhan - The Medium is the Massage (1967) 32. Niccolo Machiavelli - The Prince (1532) 33. John Stuart Mill - On Liberty (1859) 34. Michel de Montaigne - Essays (1580) 35. Iris Murdoch - The Sovereignty of Good (1970) 36. Friedrich Nietzsche - Beyond Good and Evil (1886) 37. Blaise Pascal - Pensees (1670) 38. Plato - The Republic (4th century BC) 39. Karl Popper - The Logic of Scientific Discovery (1934) 40. John Rawls - A Theory of Justice (1971) 41. Jean-Jacques Rousseau - The Social Contract (1762) 42. Bertrand Russell - The Conquest of Happiness (1920) 43. Michael Sandel - Justice (2009) 44. Jean Paul Sartre - Being and Nothingness (1943) 45. Arthur Schopenhauer - The World as Will and Representation (1818) 46. Peter Singer - The Life You Can Save (2009) 47. Baruch Spinoza - Ethics (1677) 48. Nassim Nicholas - Taleb The Black Swan (2007) 49. Ludwig Wittgenstein - Philosophical Investigations (1953) 50. Slavoj Zizek - Living In The End Times (2010) ~ Tom Butler-Bowdon, 50 Philosophy Classics ,

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1:Sin is geographical. ~ Bertrand Russell,
2:Memory demands an image. ~ Bertrand Russell,
3:Worry is a form of fear. ~ Bertrand Russell,
4:All movements go too far. ~ Bertrand Russell,
5:Philosophy bakes no bread ~ Bertrand Russell,
6:Choose your parents wisely. ~ Bertrand Russell,
7:Only six need be attempted. ~ Bertrand Russell,
8:What is matter? Never mind. ~ Bertrand Russell,
9:To fear love is to fear life. ~ Bertrand Russell,
10:to justify any such inference. ~ Bertrand Russell,
11:Common sense, however it tries, ~ Bertrand Russell,
12:Envy is the basis of democracy. ~ Bertrand Russell,
13:Do not feel certain of anything. ~ Bertrand Russell,
14:Beware the man of the single book ~ Bertrand Russell,
15:Drunkenness is temporary suicide. ~ Bertrand Russell,
16:Hitler is an outcome of Rousseau. ~ Bertrand Russell,
17:I do so hate to leave this world. ~ Bertrand Russell,
18:It's coexistence or no existence. ~ Bertrand Russell,
19:A few societies have perished from ~ Bertrand Russell,
20:All forms of fear produce fatigue. ~ Bertrand Russell,
21:It seems that sin is geographical. ~ Bertrand Russell,
22:Love is wise,
Hatred is foolish ~ Bertrand Russell,
23:Clarity, above all, has been my aim. ~ Bertrand Russell,
24:We know too much and feel too little. ~ Bertrand Russell,
25:Man can be scientifically manipulated. ~ Bertrand Russell,
26:The camera is as subjective as we are. ~ Bertrand Russell,
27:Vanity is a motive of immense potency. ~ Bertrand Russell,
28:Orthodoxy is the death of intelligence. ~ Bertrand Russell,
29:War grows out of ordinary human nature. ~ Bertrand Russell,
30:Americans need rest, but do not know it. ~ Bertrand Russell,
31:Ants and savages put strangers to death. ~ Bertrand Russell,
32:Some people would rather die than think. ~ Bertrand Russell,
33:All human activity is prompted by desire. ~ Bertrand Russell,
34:A smell of petroleum prevails throughout. ~ Bertrand Russell,
35:Change is one thing, progress is another. ~ Bertrand Russell,
36:Of course not. After all, I may be wrong. ~ Bertrand Russell,
37:All religions are both harmful and untrue. ~ Bertrand Russell,
38:We need a science to save us from science. ~ Bertrand Russell,
39:Every great idea starts out as a blasphemy. ~ Bertrand Russell,
40:Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery. ~ Bertrand Russell,
41:Love is a slippery eel that bites like hell ~ Bertrand Russell,
42:To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. ~ Bertrand Russell,
43:Almost all education has a political motive. ~ Bertrand Russell,
44:Remember your humanity, and forget the rest. ~ Bertrand Russell,
45:We must be sceptical even of our scepticism. ~ Bertrand Russell,
46:We must be skeptical even of our skepticism. ~ Bertrand Russell,
47:One must care about a world one will not see. ~ Bertrand Russell,
48:The above proposition is occasionally useful. ~ Bertrand Russell,
49:Whatever we know without inference is mental. ~ Bertrand Russell,
50:I shall never lose the sense of being a ghost. ~ Bertrand Russell,
51:Love and knowledge led upwards to the heavens. ~ Bertrand Russell,
52:The saviors of the world, society's last hope. ~ Bertrand Russell,
53:The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. ~ Bertrand Russell,
54:When all experts agree, you need to watch out. ~ Bertrand Russell,
55:no one ever gossips about the virtues of others ~ Bertrand Russell,
56:Obviousness is always the enemy of correctness. ~ Bertrand Russell,
57:To think I have spent my life on absolute muck. ~ Bertrand Russell,
58:We ought to look the world frankly in the face. ~ Bertrand Russell,
59:A proverb is one man's wit and all men's wisdom. ~ Bertrand Russell,
60:Love is a little haven of refuge from the world. ~ Bertrand Russell,
61:Anything you're good at contributes to happiness. ~ Bertrand Russell,
62:dont let the old break you; let the love make you ~ Bertrand Russell,
63:Our beliefs are, however, often contrary to fact. ~ Bertrand Russell,
64:Grasshopper always wrong in argument with chicken. ~ Bertrand Russell,
65:The more you complain the longer God lets you live ~ Bertrand Russell,
66:War...seems a mere madness, a collective insanity. ~ Bertrand Russell,
67:What science cannot discover, mankind cannot know. ~ Bertrand Russell,
68:El tiempo que disfrutas perder no es tiempo perdido ~ Bertrand Russell,
69:Indemnity for the past and security for the future. ~ Bertrand Russell,
70:No one gossips about other people's secret virtues. ~ Bertrand Russell,
71:No one gossips about other people’s secret virtues. ~ Bertrand Russell,
72:No satisfaction based upon self-deception is solid. ~ Bertrand Russell,
73:Science, by itself cannot, supply us with an ethic. ~ Bertrand Russell,
74:An individual human existence should be like a river ~ Bertrand Russell,
75:Faith: a firm belief for which there is no evidence. ~ Bertrand Russell,
76:Logic must no more admit a unicorn than zoology can. ~ Bertrand Russell,
77:What men really want is not knowledge but certainty. ~ Bertrand Russell,
78:Either man will abolish war, or war will abolish man. ~ Bertrand Russell,
79:European travellers find the Japanese a smiling race. ~ Bertrand Russell,
80:Organized people are just too lazy to look for things ~ Bertrand Russell,
81:The power of thought, the vast regions it can master. ~ Bertrand Russell,
82:Affection cannot be created; it can only be liberated. ~ Bertrand Russell,
83:I am firm; YOU are obstinate; HE is a pig-headed fool. ~ Bertrand Russell,
84:In a wise community a wise man would not seem foolish! ~ Bertrand Russell,
85:No opinion has ever been too errant to become a creed. ~ Bertrand Russell,
86:Folly is perennial and yet the human race has survived. ~ Bertrand Russell,
87:Fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves. ~ Bertrand Russell,
88:It is only theory that makes men completely incautious. ~ Bertrand Russell,
89:The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation. ~ Bertrand Russell,
90:War does not determine who is right - only who is left. ~ Bertrand Russell,
91:a vast collection of electric charges in violent motion. ~ Bertrand Russell,
92:Great God in Boots! – the ontological argument is sound! ~ Bertrand Russell,
93:The essence of life is doing things for their own sakes. ~ Bertrand Russell,
94:The main thing needed to make men happy is intelligence. ~ Bertrand Russell,
95:Even if all the experts agree, they may well be mistaken. ~ Bertrand Russell,
96:No great achievement is possible without persistent work. ~ Bertrand Russell,
97:The free intellect is the chief engine of human progress. ~ Bertrand Russell,
98:The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge ~ Bertrand Russell,
99:a certain amount of boredom is...essential to a happy life ~ Bertrand Russell,
100:Artists are on the average less happy than men of science. ~ Bertrand Russell,
101:A victory dependent upon authority is unreal and illusory. ~ Bertrand Russell,
102:Every increase in knowledge requires an increase in wisdom ~ Bertrand Russell,
103:I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong. ~ Bertrand Russell,
104:The axiomatic method has many advantages over honest work. ~ Bertrand Russell,
105:To realize the unimportance of time is the gate to wisdom. ~ Bertrand Russell,
106:A mind perpetually open, will be a mind perpetually vacant. ~ Bertrand Russell,
107:Even when the experts all agree, they may well be mistaken. ~ Bertrand Russell,
108:I can't tell whether I am living in a dream or a nightmare. ~ Bertrand Russell,
109:If you had the power to destroy the world, would you do so? ~ Bertrand Russell,
110:Religion is based, I think, primarily and mainly upon fear. ~ Bertrand Russell,
111:Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know ~ Bertrand Russell,
112:There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge. ~ Bertrand Russell,
113:War doesn't determine who's right, it determines who's left ~ Bertrand Russell,
114:All exact science is dominated by the idea of approximation. ~ Bertrand Russell,
115:Facts have to be discovered by observation, not by reasoning ~ Bertrand Russell,
116:In a just world, there would be no possibility of 'charity'. ~ Bertrand Russell,
117:Most people would rather die than think and many of them do! ~ Bertrand Russell,
118:People who are vigorous and brutal often find war enjoyable. ~ Bertrand Russell,
119:Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know. ~ Bertrand Russell,
120:The habit of thinking in terms of comparison is a fatal one. ~ Bertrand Russell,
121:Auch wenn alle einer Meinung sind, können alle unrecht haben. ~ Bertrand Russell,
122:From childish fear springs the desire to externalise the ego. ~ Bertrand Russell,
123:Happiness is not best achieved by those who seek it directly. ~ Bertrand Russell,
124:Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so. ~ Bertrand Russell,
125:Never try to discourage thinking, for you are sure to succeed. ~ Bertrand Russell,
126:None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear. ~ Bertrand Russell,
127:Opinions which justify cruelty are inspired by cruel impulses. ~ Bertrand Russell,
128:Righteousness cannot be born until self-righteousness is dead. ~ Bertrand Russell,
129:Science is what we know, and philosophy is what we don't know. ~ Bertrand Russell,
130:The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. ~ Bertrand Russell,
131:You must believe that you can help bring about a better world. ~ Bertrand Russell,
132:Any pleasure that does no harm to other people is to be valued. ~ Bertrand Russell,
133:A smile happens in a flash, but its memory can last a lifetime. ~ Bertrand Russell,
134:Il mondo non ha bisogno di dogmi, ha bisogno di libera ricerca. ~ Bertrand Russell,
135:Intelligibility or precision: to combine the two is impossible. ~ Bertrand Russell,
136:Philosophy seems to me on the whole a rather hopeless business. ~ Bertrand Russell,
137:All joy in true thought is part of the intellectual love of God, ~ Bertrand Russell,
138:Dora and I are now married, but just as happy as we were before. ~ Bertrand Russell,
139:I feel life is so small unless it has windows into other worlds. ~ Bertrand Russell,
140:In the ordinary business of life punctuality is . . . necessary. ~ Bertrand Russell,
141:It's not what you have lost, but what you have left that counts. ~ Bertrand Russell,
142:It will be found, as men grow more tolerant in their instincts, ~ Bertrand Russell,
143:No rules, however wise, are a substitute for affection and tact. ~ Bertrand Russell,
144:Prudence versus passion is a conflict that runs through history. ~ Bertrand Russell,
145:The experience of overcoming fear is extraordinarily delightful. ~ Bertrand Russell,
146:The reason is, and by rights ought to be, slave to the emotions. ~ Bertrand Russell,
147:Too little liberty brings stagnation, and too much brings chaos. ~ Bertrand Russell,
148:What hunger is in relation to food, zest is in relation to life. ~ Bertrand Russell,
149:Dogmatism is the greatest of mental obstacles to human happiness. ~ Bertrand Russell,
150:Literature is inexhaustible, with every book a homage to infinity ~ Bertrand Russell,
151:Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing is so futile. ~ Bertrand Russell,
152:The legacy of Greece to Western philosophy is Western philosophy. ~ Bertrand Russell,
153:The purpose of education is to teach a defense against eloquence. ~ Bertrand Russell,
154:We may often do as we please - but we cannot please as we please. ~ Bertrand Russell,
155:Will machines destroy emotions or will emotions destroy machines? ~ Bertrand Russell,
156:How much good it would do if one could exterminate the human race. ~ Bertrand Russell,
157:We love our habits more than our income, often more than our life. ~ Bertrand Russell,
158:More cranks take up unfashionable errors than unfashionable truths. ~ Bertrand Russell,
159:Philosophy is an unusually ingenious attempt to think fallaciously. ~ Bertrand Russell,
160:The key to happiness is accepting one unpleasant reality every day. ~ Bertrand Russell,
161:I am not myself in any degree ashamed of having changed my opinions. ~ Bertrand Russell,
162:Indignation is a submission of our thoughts, but not of our desires. ~ Bertrand Russell,
163:Love of England is very nearly the strongest emotion that I possess. ~ Bertrand Russell,
164:Psychology often becomes the disease of which it should be the cure. ~ Bertrand Russell,
165:Stupidity and unconscious bias often work more damage than venality. ~ Bertrand Russell,
166:Writing can be either readable or precise, but not at the same time. ~ Bertrand Russell,
167:A widespread belief is more often likely to be foolish than sensible. ~ Bertrand Russell,
168:I am as drunk as a lord, but then, I am one, so what does it matter ? ~ Bertrand Russell,
169:I am paid by the word, so I always write the shortest words possible. ~ Bertrand Russell,
170:Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education. ~ Bertrand Russell,
171:Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education. ~ Bertrand Russell,
172:Nessuna regola, per quanto saggia può sostituire l'affetto e il tatto ~ Bertrand Russell,
173:Ser optimista o pesimista es cuestion de temperamento, no de razones. ~ Bertrand Russell,
174:Teachers are more than any other group the guardians of civilization. ~ Bertrand Russell,
175:The human race may well become extinct before the end of the century. ~ Bertrand Russell,
176:War can only be abolished by the establishment of a world government. ~ Bertrand Russell,
177:Why repeat the old errors, if there are so many new errors to commit? ~ Bertrand Russell,
178:El zorro no puede explicar claramente cuánto le disgusta que lo cacen. ~ Bertrand Russell,
179:It has always been correct to praise Plato, but not to understand him. ~ Bertrand Russell,
180:Life and hope for the world are to be found only in the deeds of love. ~ Bertrand Russell,
181:[One] must look into hell before one has any right to speak of heaven. ~ Bertrand Russell,
182:Reason is a harmonising, controlling force rather than a creative one. ~ Bertrand Russell,
183:The commonest objection to birth control is that it is against nature. ~ Bertrand Russell,
184:There can be no value in the whole unless there is value in the parts. ~ Bertrand Russell,
185:Mathematics rightly viewed possesses not only truth but supreme beauty. ~ Bertrand Russell,
186:Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons ~ Bertrand Russell,
187:self-consciousness is the source of all our knowledge of mental things. ~ Bertrand Russell,
188:The happy life is to an extraordinary extent the same as the good life. ~ Bertrand Russell,
189:The resistance to a new idea increases by the square of its importance. ~ Bertrand Russell,
190:The secret to happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible. ~ Bertrand Russell,
191:Unless you assume a God, the question of life's purpose is meaningless. ~ Bertrand Russell,
192:War does not determine who is right - only who is left.  Bertrand Russell ~ Doug Dandridge,
193:A fanatical belief in democracy makes democratic institutions impossible ~ Bertrand Russell,
194:Bad philosophers may have a certain influence; good philosophers, never. ~ Bertrand Russell,
195:Look at me. Look at me is one of the fundamental desires of human heart. ~ Bertrand Russell,
196:Mathematics is only the art of saying the same thing in different words. ~ Bertrand Russell,
197:Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons. ~ Bertrand Russell,
198:The right age for marriage is thirty-seven in men, eighteen in women. We ~ Bertrand Russell,
199:War does not determine who is right – only who is left.” Bertrand Russell ~ Iain Rob Wright,
200:What the world needs is not dogma but an attitude of scientific inquiry. ~ Bertrand Russell,
201:A fanatical belief in democracy makes democratic institutions impossible. ~ Bertrand Russell,
202:Animal rights, taken to their logical conclusion, mean votes for oysters. ~ Bertrand Russell,
203:Bertrand Russell was pithier: A combination of Einstein and Mary Baker Eddy. ~ Frank Wilczek,
204:Civilized people cannot fully satisfy their sexual instinct without love. ~ Bertrand Russell,
205:Half the useful work in the world consists of combating the harmful work. ~ Bertrand Russell,
206:It's easy to fall in love. The hard part is finding someone to catch you. ~ Bertrand Russell,
207:Mystery is delightful, but unscientific, since it depends upon ignorance. ~ Bertrand Russell,
208:The goods of the mind are at least as important as the goods of the body. ~ Bertrand Russell,
209:I believe that when I die I shall rot, and nothing of my ego will survive. ~ Bertrand Russell,
210:I do not believe that I am now dreaming, but I cannot prove that I am not. ~ Bertrand Russell,
211:Insight, untested and unsupported, is an uncertain guarantee of the truth. ~ Bertrand Russell,
212:It is a natural propensity to attribute misfortune to someone's malignity. ~ Bertrand Russell,
213:Las Iglesias prefieren la guerra, la peste y el hambre a la contracepción. ~ Bertrand Russell,
214:Power is sweet; it is a drug, the desire for which increases with a habit. ~ Bertrand Russell,
215:To endure uncertainity is difficult, but so are most of the other virtues. ~ Bertrand Russell,
216:Belief systems provide a programme which relieves the necessity of thought. ~ Bertrand Russell,
217:Bertrand Russell: ‘Many people would sooner die than think. In fact they do. ~ Richard Dawkins,
218:Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure. ~ Bertrand Russell,
219:Gradually, by selective breeding, the congenital differences between rulers ~ Bertrand Russell,
220:Great Empedocles, that ardent soul, Leapt into Etna, and was roasted whole. ~ Bertrand Russell,
221:La mayor felicidad se deriva del completo dominio de las propias facultades ~ Bertrand Russell,
222:Orthodoxy is the grave of intelligence, no matter what orthodoxy it may be. ~ Bertrand Russell,
223:There can't be a practical reason for believing something that is not true. ~ Bertrand Russell,
224:Your writing is never as good as you hoped; but never as bad as you feared. ~ Bertrand Russell,
225:As men begin to grow civilized, they cease to be satisfied with mere taboos. ~ Bertrand Russell,
226:A world without delight and without affection is a world destitute of value. ~ Bertrand Russell,
227:Liberty demands self-government, but not the right to interfere with others. ~ Bertrand Russell,
228:Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim. ~ Bertrand Russell,
229:Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact. ~ Bertrand Russell,
230:Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power. ~ Bertrand Russell,
231:Nature and books and (later) mathematics saved me from complete despondency. ~ Bertrand Russell,
232:Next to worry probably one of the most potent causes of unhappiness is envy. ~ Bertrand Russell,
233:Obscenity is whatever happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magistrate. ~ Bertrand Russell,
234:Only impatience prompts the belief in the possibility of sudden improvement. ~ Bertrand Russell,
235:The whiter my hair becomes, the more ready people are to believe what I say. ~ Bertrand Russell,
236:Unrestricted nationalism is, in the long run, incompatible with world peace. ~ Bertrand Russell,
237:We believe, first and foremost, what makes us feel that we are fine fellows. ~ Bertrand Russell,
238:Well, there are many religions, but I suppose they all worship the same God. ~ Bertrand Russell,
239:Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame. ~ Bertrand Russell,
240:Few people can be happy unless they hate some other person, nation, or creed. ~ Bertrand Russell,
241:I am as firmly convinced that religions do harm as I am that they are untrue. ~ Bertrand Russell,
242:Ironclads and Maxim guns must be the ultimate arbiters of metaphysical truth. ~ Bertrand Russell,
243:It is not rational arguments but emotions that cause belief in a future life. ~ Bertrand Russell,
244:John Locke invented common sense, and only Englishmen have had it ever since! ~ Bertrand Russell,
245:The road to happiness and prosperity lies in an organized diminution of work. ~ Bertrand Russell,
246:I am sometimes shocked by the blasphemies of those who think themselves pious. ~ Bertrand Russell,
247:Is the set of all sets which are not members of themselves a member of itself? ~ Bertrand Russell,
248:Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination. ~ Bertrand Russell,
249:The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn. ~ Bertrand Russell,
250:The question is how to arrive at your opinions and not what your opinions are. ~ Bertrand Russell,
251:To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization . ~ Bertrand Russell,
252:All the conditions of happiness are realized in the life of the man of science. ~ Bertrand Russell,
253:America... where law and custom alike are based upon the dreams of spinsters... ~ Bertrand Russell,
254:Even in civilized mankind faint traces of monogamous instinct can be perceived. ~ Bertrand Russell,
255:It is the things for which there is no evidence that are believed with passion. ~ Bertrand Russell,
256:Knowledge, as opposed to fantasies of wish fulfilment, is difficult to come by. ~ Bertrand Russell,
257:Liberty is the right to do what I like; licence, the right to do what you like. ~ Bertrand Russell,
258:Life is just one cup of coffee after another, and don't look for anything else. ~ Bertrand Russell,
259:There may be no good reasons for very many opinions that are held with passion. ~ Bertrand Russell,
260:To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already 3-parts dead. ~ Bertrand Russell,
261:War does not determine who is right—only who is left.” —Bertrand Russell ~ Nicholas Sansbury Smith,
262:Why do people read? The answer, as regards the great majority, is: 'They don't. ~ Bertrand Russell,
263:How much longer is the world willing to endure this spectacle of wanton cruelty? ~ Bertrand Russell,
264:People are zealous for a cause when they are not quite positive that it is true. ~ Bertrand Russell,
265:Politics is largely governed by sententious platitudes which are devoid of truth ~ Bertrand Russell,
266:Punctuality is a quality the need of which is bound up with social co-operation. ~ Bertrand Russell,
267:Ser-se único é uma coisa, mas pertencer a um rebanho de pecadores não tem piada. ~ Bertrand Russell,
268:The idea that the poor should have leisure has always been shocking to the rich. ~ Bertrand Russell,
269:To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. ~ Bertrand Russell,
270:Every advance in civilization has been denounced as unnatural while it was recent ~ Bertrand Russell,
271:Every sane and sensible and quiet thing we do is absolutely ignored by the press. ~ Bertrand Russell,
272:I did not, however, commit suicide, because I wished to know more of mathematics. ~ Bertrand Russell,
273:It is the great reward of losing youth that one finds onseself able to be of use; ~ Bertrand Russell,
274:The luxury to disparage freedom is the privilege of those who already possess it. ~ Bertrand Russell,
275:The thing that I should wish to obtain from money would be leisure with security. ~ Bertrand Russell,
276:...what is the use of making everybody rich if the rich themselves are miserable? ~ Bertrand Russell,
277:You are a wicked motorcar, and I shall not give you any more petrol until you go. ~ Bertrand Russell,
278:Dread of disaster makes everybody act in the very way that increases the disaster. ~ Bertrand Russell,
279:Elogio de la ociosidad y otros ensayos (Diario Público, 2010), de Bertrand Russell. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
280:Every advance in civilization has been denounced as unnatural while it was recent. ~ Bertrand Russell,
281:Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government. ~ Bertrand Russell,
282:I don't like the spirit of socialism - I think freedom is the basis of everything. ~ Bertrand Russell,
283:most holders of authority were bigoted, illogical and not to be taken seriously. I ~ Bertrand Russell,
284:Nadie debería creerse perfecto, ni preocuparse demasiado por el hecho de no serlo. ~ Bertrand Russell,
285:Neither love without knowledge nor knowledge without love can produce a good life. ~ Bertrand Russell,
286:Really high-minded people are indifferent to happiness, especially other people's. ~ Bertrand Russell,
287:So did Bertrand Russell: ‘Many people would sooner die than think. In fact they do. ~ Richard Dawkins,
288:temptation to be interesting rather than technically effective is a dangerous one. ~ Bertrand Russell,
289:The rules of logic are to mathematics what those of structure are to architecture. ~ Bertrand Russell,
290:The true spirit of to be found in mathematics as surely as in poetry. ~ Bertrand Russell,
291:To discover a system for the avoidance of war is a vital need of our civilisation. ~ Bertrand Russell,
292:As Bertrand Russell once wrote, two plus two is four even in the interior of the sun. ~ Martin Gardner,
293:Most people learn nothing from experience, except confirmation of their prejudices. ~ Bertrand Russell,
294:Neither love without knowledge, nor knowledge without love can produce a good life. ~ Bertrand Russell,
295:The very best proof that something can be done is that someone has already done it. ~ Bertrand Russell,
296:The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. ~ Bertrand Russell,
297:Thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. ~ Bertrand Russell,
298:To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead. ~ Bertrand Russell,
299:You may kill an artist or a thinker, but you cannot acquire his art or his thought. ~ Bertrand Russell,
300:A man without a bias cannot write interesting history - if indeed such a man exists. ~ Bertrand Russell,
301:In a man whose reasoning powers are good, fallacious arguments are evidence of bias. ~ Bertrand Russell,
302:My first advice (on how not to grow old) would be to choose you ancestors carefully. ~ Bertrand Russell,
303:proper task of philosophy is to remind ourselves of what we already know to be true: ~ Bertrand Russell,
304:Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, the chief glory of man. ~ Bertrand Russell,
305:A man is rational in proportion as his intelligence informs and controls his desires. ~ Bertrand Russell,
306:Escape from boredom is one of the really powerful desires of almost all human beings. ~ Bertrand Russell,
307:if you sympathise with everybody it comes to much the same as sympathising with none, ~ Bertrand Russell,
308:I have in later years taken to Euclid, Whitehead, Bertrand Russell, in an elemental way. ~ Carl Sandburg,
309:Many a marriage hardly differs from prostitution, except being harder to escape from. ~ Bertrand Russell,
310:Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality. ~ Bertrand Russell,
311:Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness. ~ Bertrand Russell,
312:Only in thought is man a God; in action and desire we are the slaves of circumstance. ~ Bertrand Russell,
313:Whenever one finds oneself inclined to bitterness, it is a sign of emotional failure. ~ Bertrand Russell,
314:HELL: A place where the police are German, the motorists French and the cooks English. ~ Bertrand Russell,
315:Most people learn nothing from experience except confirmation of their own prejudices. ~ Bertrand Russell,
316:Sometimes the hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn ~ Bertrand Russell,
317:Televison allows thousands of people to laugh at the same joke and still remain alone. ~ Bertrand Russell,
318:there is no profit in feeling unless one learns to dominate it and impersonalise it. - ~ Bertrand Russell,
319:The taboo against nakedness is an obstacle to a decent attitude on the subject of sex. ~ Bertrand Russell,
320:Thinking you know when in fact you don't is a fatal mistake, to which we are all prone ~ Bertrand Russell,
321:To understand a name you must be acquainted with the particular of which it is a name. ~ Bertrand Russell,
322:What Galileo and Newton were to the seventeenth century, Darwin was to the nineteenth. ~ Bertrand Russell,
323:Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities. ~ Bertrand Russell,
324:A hallucination is a fact, not an error; what is erroneous is a judgment based upon it. ~ Bertrand Russell,
325:Human life, its growth, its hopes, fears, loves, et cetera, are the result of accidents ~ Bertrand Russell,
326:If you wish to be happy yourself, you must resign yourself to seeing others also happy. ~ Bertrand Russell,
327:One of the most powerful of all our passions is the desire to be admired and respected. ~ Bertrand Russell,
328:Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country. ~ Bertrand Russell,
329:Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country. ~ Bertrand Russell,
330:Even in the most purely logical realms, it is insight that first arrives at what is new. ~ Bertrand Russell,
331:I do not think there can be any defense for the view that knowledge is ever undesirable. ~ Bertrand Russell,
332:I feel as if one would only discover on one's death bed what one ought to have lived for ~ Bertrand Russell,
333:La scienza potrebbe anche aver ispirato il detto famoso al quale Platone allude:<> ~ Bertrand Russell,
334:None of our beliefs are quite true; all have at least a penumbra of vagueness and error. ~ Bertrand Russell,
335:Only mathematics and mathematical logic can say as little as the physicist means to say. ~ Bertrand Russell,
336:So far as I can remember there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence. ~ Bertrand Russell,
337:There is an artist imprisoned in each one of us. Let him loose to spread joy everywhere. ~ Bertrand Russell,
338:To be able to concentrate for a considerable time is essential to difficult achievement. ~ Bertrand Russell,
339:What we cannot think we cannot think, therefore we also cannot say what we cannot think. ~ Bertrand Russell,
340:Be isolated, be ignored, be attacked, be in doubt, be frightened, but do not be silenced. ~ Bertrand Russell,
341:Human nature being what it is, people will insist upon getting some pleasure out of life. ~ Bertrand Russell,
342:So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence. ~ Bertrand Russell,
343:The wise use of leisure, it must be conceded, is a product of civilization and education. ~ Bertrand Russell,
344:Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. ~ Bertrand Russell,
345:Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise. ~ Bertrand Russell,
346:fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wise people so full of doubts. ~ Bertrand Russell,
347:Happiness is promoted by associations of persons with similar tastes and similar opinions. ~ Bertrand Russell,
348:It is in our hearts that evil lies, and it is from our hearts that it must be plucked out. ~ Bertrand Russell,
349:Shakespeare . . . If he does not give you delight, you had better ignore him [if you can]. ~ Bertrand Russell,
350:The problem with the wise is they are so filled with doubts while the dull are so certain. ~ Bertrand Russell,
351:There's a Bible on that shelf there. But I keep it next to Voltaire - poison and antidote. ~ Bertrand Russell,
352:The secret of happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible, horrible horrible. ~ Bertrand Russell,
353:Há dois motivos para ler um livro. Um: porque você gosta; o outro: pra você se gabar disto. ~ Bertrand Russell,
354:I often long to . . . give up my life to love of my neighbour. This is really a temptation. ~ Bertrand Russell,
355:Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth - more than ruin, more even than death. ~ Bertrand Russell,
356:Science is no substitute for virtue; the heart is as necessary for a good life as the head. ~ Bertrand Russell,
357:The idea that things must have a beginning is really due to the poverty of our imagination. ~ Bertrand Russell,
358:The secret of happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible, horrible, horrible. ~ Bertrand Russell,
359:To create a healthy philosophy you should renounce metaphysics but be a good mathematician. ~ Bertrand Russell,
360:Very few people are able to discount the effect of circumstances upon their own characters. ~ Bertrand Russell,
361:What vanity needs for its satisfaction is glory, and it's easy to have glory without power. ~ Bertrand Russell,
362:Africans had to be taught that nudity is wicked; this was done very cheaply by missionaries. ~ Bertrand Russell,
363:Bertrand Russell where he declared, “I would rather be mad with the truth than sane with lies. ~ Todd McCaffrey,
364:Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires. ~ Bertrand Russell,
365:Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth -- more than ruin, more even than death. ~ Bertrand Russell,
366:My sad conviction is that people can only agree about what they're not really interested in. ~ Bertrand Russell,
367:One is always a little afraid of love, but above all, one is afraid of pain or causing pain. ~ Bertrand Russell,
368:Power, like vanity, is insatiable. Nothing short of omnipotence could satisfy it completely. ~ Bertrand Russell,
369:The morality of work is the morality of slaves, and the modern world has no need of slavery. ~ Bertrand Russell,
370:The pure mathematician, like the musician, is a free creator of his world of ordered beauty. ~ Bertrand Russell,
371:To acquire immunity to eloquence is of the utmost importance to the citizens of a democracy. ~ Bertrand Russell,
372:Unless you assume a God, the question of life’s purpose is meaningless. BERTRAND RUSSELL, ATHEIST ~ Rick Warren,
373:Extreme hopes are born of extreme misery, and in such a world hopes could only be irrational. ~ Bertrand Russell,
374:Happiness, as is evident, depends partly upon external circumstances and partly upon oneself. ~ Bertrand Russell,
375:Herd pressure is to be judged by two things: first, its intensity, and second, its direction. ~ Bertrand Russell,
376:Ideas and principles that do harm are as a rule, though not always, cloaks for evil passions. ~ Bertrand Russell,
377:One's work is never so bad as it appears on bad days, nor so good as it appears on good days. ~ Bertrand Russell,
378:What has human happiness to do with morals? The object of morals is not to make people happy. ~ Bertrand Russell,
379:I dislike Communism because it is undemocratic, and capitalism because it favors exploitation. ~ Bertrand Russell,
380:Is there any knowledge in the world which is so certain that no reasonable man could doubt it? ~ Bertrand Russell,
381:Neither acquiescence in skepticism nor acquiescence in dogma is what education should produce. ~ Bertrand Russell,
382:The average man's opinions are much less foolish than they would be if he thought for himself. ~ Bertrand Russell,
383:What is new in our time is the increased power of the authorities to enforce their prejudices. ~ Bertrand Russell,
384:When we look at a rock what we are seeing is not the rock, but the effect of the rock upon us. ~ Bertrand Russell,
385:A man cannot possibly be at peace with others until he has learned to be at peace with himself. ~ Bertrand Russell,
387:If the West can claim superiority in anything, it is . . . in science and scientific technique. ~ Bertrand Russell,
388:Love should be a tree whose roots are deep in the earth, but whose branches extend into heaven. ~ Bertrand Russell,
389:well-known scientist (some say it was Bertrand Russell) once gave a public lecture on astronomy. ~ Stephen Hawking,
390:He forgets that to be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. ~ Bertrand Russell,
391:If we compare Europe with other continents, it is marked out as [another] persecuting continent. ~ Bertrand Russell,
392:My whole religion is this: do every duty, and expect no reward for it, either here or hereafter. ~ Bertrand Russell,
393:the world would be much happier, if men were as fully able to keep silence as they are to speak. ~ Bertrand Russell,
394:Among the Tibetans, one wife has many husbands, because men are too poor to support a whole wife. ~ Bertrand Russell,
395:A política é em grande parte dominada por estribilhos moralistas desprovidos de qualquer verdade. ~ Bertrand Russell,
396:a priori knowledge such as mathematics or logic is general, whereas all experience is particular. ~ Bertrand Russell,
397:I hate being all tidy like a book in a library where nobody reads – prison is horribly like that. ~ Bertrand Russell,
398:It is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true ~ Bertrand Russell,
399:Order, unity, and continuity are human inventions, just as truly as catalogues and encyclopedias. ~ Bertrand Russell,
400:Since Adam and Eve ate the apple, man has never refrained from any folly of which he was capable. ~ Bertrand Russell,
401:The essence of education is that it is a change effected in the organism to satisfy the operator. ~ Bertrand Russell,
402:The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution. ~ Bertrand Russell,
403:The most savage controversies are about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way. ~ Bertrand Russell,
404:The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. ~ Bertrand Russell,
405:... the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. ~ Bertrand Russell,
406:Undoubtedly the desire for food has been and still is one of the main causes of political events. ~ Bertrand Russell,
407:What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite. ~ Bertrand Russell,
408:What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the wish to find out, which is its exact opposite. ~ Bertrand Russell,
409:What will be the good of the conquest of leisure and health, if no one remembers how to use them? ~ Bertrand Russell,
410:Without civic morality communities perish; without personal morality their survival has no value. ~ Bertrand Russell,
411:A generation educated in fearless freedom will have wider and bolder hopes than are possible to us ~ Bertrand Russell,
412:A priori Logical propositions are such as can be known a priori without study of the actual world. ~ Bertrand Russell,
413:Have no respect for the authority of others, for there are always contrary authorities to be found ~ Bertrand Russell,
414:How about Pithecanthropus Erectus? Was it really he who ate the apple? Or was it Homo Pekiniensis? ~ Bertrand Russell,
415:Laughter is the most inexpensive and most effective wonder drug. Laughter is a universal medicine. ~ Bertrand Russell,
416:Si nous n'avions pas peur de la mort , je ne crois pas que serait jamais née l'idée d'immortalité. ~ Bertrand Russell,
417:The demand for certainty is one which is natural to man, but is nevertheless an intellectual vice. ~ Bertrand Russell,
418:The finding of arguments for a conclusion given in advance is not philosophy, but special pleading ~ Bertrand Russell,
419:The . . . increase in the power of officials is a constant source of irritation to everybody else. ~ Bertrand Russell,
420:[There has been] every kind of cruelty practiced upon all sorts of people in the name of religion. ~ Bertrand Russell,
421:The Ten Commandments should be headed like an examination paper: No more than six to be attempted. ~ Bertrand Russell,
422:The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure, and the intelligent are full of doubt. ~ Bertrand Russell,
423:A million million years gives us some time to prepare for the end . . . let us make the best of it. ~ Bertrand Russell,
424:In a democracy it is necessary that people should learn to endure having their sentiments outraged. ~ Bertrand Russell,
425:In human relations one should penetrate to the core of loneliness in each person and speak to that. ~ Bertrand Russell,
426:Machines have altered our way of life, but not our instincts. Consequently, there is maladjustment. ~ Bertrand Russell,
427:No matter how eloquently a dog may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents were poor, but honest. ~ Bertrand Russell,
428:Philosophy, as I shall understand the word, is something intermediate between theology and science. ~ Bertrand Russell,
429:Religions which have any very strong hold over men's actions have generally some instinctive basis. ~ Bertrand Russell,
430:The faculty of being acquainted with things other than itself is the main characteristic of a mind. ~ Bertrand Russell,
431:All great books contain boring portions, and all great lives have contained uninteresting stretches. ~ Bertrand Russell,
432:Belief in a Divine mission is one of the many forms of certainty that have afflicted the human race. ~ Bertrand Russell,
433:In considering irregular appearances, there are certain very natural mistakes which must be avoided. ~ Bertrand Russell,
434:Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy. ~ Bertrand Russell,
435:The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd. ~ Bertrand Russell,
436:The search for something permanent is one of the deepest of the instincts leading men to philosophy. ~ Bertrand Russell,
437:To understand the actual world as it is, not as we should wish it to be, is the beginning of wisdom. ~ Bertrand Russell,
438:A European who goes to New York and Chicago sees the future... when he goes to Asia he sees the past. ~ Bertrand Russell,
439:Bertrand Russell claimed that “at least half the sins of mankind” were caused by the fear of boredom. ~ Warren W Wiersbe,
440:Das Schlimme an dieser Welt ist, dass die Dummen todsicher und die Intelligenten voller Zweifel sind. ~ Bertrand Russell,
441:Fear is the parent of cruelty, and therefore it is no wonder if cruelty and religion go hand in hand. ~ Bertrand Russell,
442:The whole conception of 'sin' is one which I find very puzzling, doubtless owing to my sinful nature. ~ Bertrand Russell,
443:There are 2 motives for reading a book; 1. That you enjoy it, 2. that can boast about it on goodreads. ~ Bertrand Russell,
444:A marriage is likely to be called happy if neither party ever expected to get much happiness out of it. ~ Bertrand Russell,
445:As soon as we abandon our reason and are content to rely on authority, there is no end to our troubles. ~ Bertrand Russell,
446:Brief and powerless is Man's life; on him and all his race the slow, sure doom falls pitiless and dark. ~ Bertrand Russell,
447:Brief and powerless is man's life; on him and all his race the slow, sure doom falls pitiless and dark. ~ Bertrand Russell,
448:If a law were passed giving six months to every writer of a first book, only the good ones would do it. ~ Bertrand Russell,
449:If I were a medical man, I should prescribe a holiday to any patient who considered his work important. ~ Bertrand Russell,
450:It is obviously possible that what we call waking life may only be an unusual and persistent nightmare. ~ Bertrand Russell,
451:It must be admitted, however, that life in More's Utopia, as in most others, would be intolerably dull. ~ Bertrand Russell,
452:The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way. ~ Bertrand Russell,
453:All serious innovation is only rendered possible by some accident enabling unpopular persons to survive. ~ Bertrand Russell,
454:Awareness of universals is called conceiving, and a universal of which we are aware is called a concept. ~ Bertrand Russell,
455:Beggars do not envy millionaires, though of course they will envy other beggars who are more successful. ~ Bertrand Russell,
456:Bertrand Russell would not have wished to be called a saint of any description; but he was a great and good man. ~ A J Ayer,
457:But in the ’nineties young men desired something more sweeping and passionate, more bold and less bland. ~ Bertrand Russell,
458:I think the essence of wisdom is emancipation, as far as possible, from the tyranny of the here and now. ~ Bertrand Russell,
459:The first step in wisdom, as well as in morality, is to open the windows of the ego as wide as possible. ~ Bertrand Russell,
460:According to Bertrand Russell, the virtuous stoic was one whose will was in agreement with the natural order. ~ Piper Kerman,
461:All that alcohol does for them is to liberate the sense of sin, which reason suppresses in saner moments. ~ Bertrand Russell,
462:All the time that he can spare from the adornment of his person, he devotes to the neglect of his duties. ~ Bertrand Russell,
463:Do not use power to suppress opinions you think pernicious, for if you do the opinions will suppress you. ~ Bertrand Russell,
464:Education ought to foster the wish for truth, not the conviction that some particular creed is the truth. ~ Bertrand Russell,
465:Human nature is so constructed that it gives affection most readily to those who seem least to demand it. ~ Bertrand Russell,
466:I am allowed to use plain English because everybody knows that I could use mathematical logic if I chose. ~ Bertrand Russell,
467:Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change. ~ Bertrand Russell,
468:One of the chief triumphs of modern mathematics consists in having discovered what mathematics really is. ~ Bertrand Russell,
469:Real life is, to most men, a long second best, a perpetual compromise between the ideal and the possible. ~ Bertrand Russell,
470:Right conduct can never, except by some rare accident, be promoted by ignorance or hindered by knowledge. ~ Bertrand Russell,
471:The ideal of an “all-round” education is out of date; it has been destroyed by the progress of knowledge. ~ Bertrand Russell,
472:The mind is a strange machine which can combine the materials offered to it in the most astonishing ways. ~ Bertrand Russell,
473:The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf. ~ Bertrand Russell,
474:There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it. ~ Bertrand Russell,
475:There are two motives for reading a book: one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it. ~ Bertrand Russell,
476:The sentiments of an adult are compounded of a kernel of instinct surrounded by a vast husk of education. ~ Bertrand Russell,
477:When people begin to philosophize they seem to think it necessary to make themselves artificially stupid. ~ Bertrand Russell,
478:Any philosophy worth taking seriously would have to be built upon a firm foundation of unyielding despair. ~ Bertrand Russell,
479:Broadly speaking, we are in the middle of a race between human skill as a means and human folly as an end. ~ Bertrand Russell,
480:Neither the Church nor modern public opinion condemns petting, provided it stops short at a certain point. ~ Bertrand Russell,
481:Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man. ~ Bertrand Russell,
482:The fact that a belief has a good moral effect upon a man is no evidence whatsoever in favor of its truth. ~ Bertrand Russell,
483:All serious innovation is only rendered possible by some accident
enabling unpopular persons to survive. ~ Bertrand Russell,
484:Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself. ~ Bertrand Russell,
485:I do not myself feel that any person who is really profoundly humane can believe in everlasting punishment. ~ Bertrand Russell,
486:In all the creative work that I have done, what has come first is a problem, a puzzle involving discomfort. ~ Bertrand Russell,
487:It is only in marriage with the world that our ideals can bear fruit; divorced from it, they remain barren. ~ Bertrand Russell,
488:Language serves not only to express thought but to make possible thoughts which could not exist without it. ~ Bertrand Russell,
489:Religion may in most of its forms be defined as the belief that the gods are on the side of the government. ~ Bertrand Russell,
490:The sea, the stars, the night wind in waste places, mean more to me than even the human beings I love best. ~ Bertrand Russell,
491:While economics is about how people make choice, sociology is about how they don't have any choice to make. ~ Bertrand Russell,
492:A great many worries can be diminished by realizing the unimportance of the matter which is causing anxiety. ~ Bertrand Russell,
493:Boredom is... a vital problem for the moralist, since half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it. ~ Bertrand Russell,
494:Creieu-me, que és una recomanació feta de tot cor. Llegiu Bertrand Russell. No és un filòsof, és un desinfectant. ~ Joan Fuster,
495:Man needs, for his happiness, not merely the enjoyment of this or that, but hope, and enterprise and change. ~ Bertrand Russell,
496:marriage is likely to be what is called happy if niether party ever expected to get much happiness out of it ~ Bertrand Russell,
497:One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important. ~ Bertrand Russell,
498:One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important. ~ Bertrand Russell,
499:The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists - that is why they invented hell. ~ Bertrand Russell,
500:The next time anyone asks you "What is Bertrand Russell's philosophy?" the correct answer is "What year, please?" ~ Sidney Hook,

--- IN CHAPTERS (in Dictionaries, in Quotes, in Chapters)


   1 Occultism

1.02_-_The_Pit, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  The apologia for this system (if such be needed) is, as has already been stated, that our purest conceptions are symbolized in mathematics. Bertrand Russell, Cantor, Poincare, Einstein, and others have been hard at work to replace the Victorian empiricism by an intelligible coherent interpretation of the universe by means of mathematical ideas and symbols.

1.2.08_-_Faith, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  I ask you to have faith in the Divine, in the Divine Grace, in the truth of the sadhana, in the eventual triumph of the spirit over its mental and vital and physical difficulties, in the Path and the
  Guru, in the existence of things other than are written in the philosophy of Haeckel or Huxley or Bertrand Russell, because if these things are not true, there is no meaning in the Yoga.

2.2.02_-_Consciousness_and_the_Inconscient, #Essays Divine And Human, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Essays Divine and Human
   must be left in the shadow of an inevitable agnosticism. There are no depths [or they] are, as Bertrand Russell would have us believe, an uninhabited emptiness; there is no inner sky except the sky of thought or an abstract void crossed by the wandering wings of the Idea; if there is a sky behind the sky, it is such a Void, a void of unattainable superconscience. But this too is an imagination, a nonexistence. There can be no consciousness in the Inconscient, no Conscious in unconscious things, no superconscience.

3.18_-_Of_Clairvoyance_and_the_Body_of_Light, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  1. The Hon. Bertrand Russells Principia Mathematica may be said to lie beyond
  Colensos School Arithmetic; but one can take the former book from ones shelves

class, #unset, #Jorge Luis Borges, #Poetry
     14 knowledge
     14 Bertrand Russell
     14 anime

Magick_Without_Tears_(text), #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  7. The Book of Thoth Surely all terms not in a good dictionary are explained in the text. I don't see what I can do about it, in any case; the same criticism would apply to (say) Bertrand Russell's Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy, wouldn't it?
  It was indeed a deadly blow to the adepts of the White School when Science, their own familiar friend in whom they trusted, lifted up his heel against them. It was in this conjuncture that the Yellow adepts sent forth into the Western world a messenger, Helena Petrowna Blavatsky, with the distinct mission to destroy, on the one hand, the crude schools of Christianity, and, on the other, to eradicate the materialism from Physical Science. She made the necessary connection with Edward Maitland and Anna Kingsford, who were trying rather helplessly to put the exoteric formulae of the White School into the hands of students, and with the secret representatives of the Rosicrucian Brotherhood. It is not for us in this place to estimate the degree of success with which she carried out her embassy; but at least we see today that Physical Science is at last penetrating to the spiritual basis of material phenomena. The work of Henry Poincar, Einstein, Whitehead, and Bertrand Russell is sufficient evidence of this fact.
  It does not follow that a passage is nonsensical because you fail to understand it; it may simply be too hard for you. When Bertrand Russell writes "We say that a function R is 'ultimately Q-convergent ' if there is a member y of the converse domain of R and the field of Q such that the value of the function for the argument y and for any argument to which y has the relation Q is a member of ." Do we?
  (If you want to be very learned indeed, read up Bertrand Russell on "Classes.")
  Structure of Mind Based on that of Body
  (Haeckel and Bertrand Russell)
  Incidentally, Bertrand Russell has given us a superb mathematical proof of this theorem; but I won't afflict you with it at this time of asking.
  Bertrand Russell himself admits that, although himself "temperamentally Anarchistic," Society must be yet more organized than it is to-day if it is to exist at all.

Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_1, #unset, #Jorge Luis Borges, #Poetry
  SRI AUROBINDO: Well, it need not come to everybody, but when it does come
  to somebody he has to pass through it. People like Bertrand Russell can't
  bear this emptiness. He says that as soon as he tries to go within he begins to
  NIRODBARAN: That is why modernists say chastity is a superstition.
  SRI AUROBINDO: Bertrand Russell? Chastity is considered a moral need which
  one outgrows as soon as the need is over.
  NIRODBARAN: Yes, I have read of it in Romain Rolland.
  SRI AUROBINDO: Bertrand Russell is an advocate of this kind of companionate
  marriage, with freedom to do whatever one likes.

The_Act_of_Creation_text, #The Act of Creation, #Arthur Koestler, #Psychology
  other stamp-coUeaors of any nationality. Mathematics began, wrote
  Bertrand Russell, when it was discovered that a brace of pheasants and
  a couple of days have something in common: the number two.
  And ksdy here is Bertrand Russell, writing at the age of eighty-
  of the central battlefields of psychology. 'One may say broadly*,
  Bertrand Russell wrote in 1927, 'that all the animals that have been
  carefully observed have behaved so as to confirm the philosophy in
  of this research was devoted to maze studies. Not even Newton, as
  Bertrand Russell remarked, 26 could learn a maze by any method other
  than trial and error; yet what the rat learns is not a chain of responses,
  babbling sounds like a meaningful monologue. If we are to believe
  Bertrand Russell, his daughter at the age of eighteen months, 'when
  supposed to be sleeping, was overheard saying to herself: "Last year

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