Bertrand Russell Quotes

Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Categories: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
the-secret-to-happiness-is-to-face-the-fact-that-the-world-is-horrible
the-world-is-full-of-magical-things-patiently-waiting-for-our-wits-to-grow-sharper
war-does-not-determine-who-is-right-only-who-is-left
a-sense-of-duty-is-useful-in-work-but-offensive-in-personal-relations-people-wish-to-be-liked-not-to-be-endured-with-patient-resignation
men-are-born-ignorant-not-stupid-they-are-made-stupid-by-education
we-are-faced-with-the-paradoxical-fact-that-education-has-become-one-of-the-chief-obstacles-to-intelligence-and-freedom-of-thought
to-conquer-fear-is-the-beginning-of-wisdom
to-fear-love-is-to-fear-life-and-those-who-fear-life-are-already-three-parts-dead
do-not-fear-to-be-eccentric-in-opinion-for-every-opinion-now-accepted-was-once-eccentric
the-good-life-is-one-inspired-by-love-and-guided-by-knowledge
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
there-is-much-pleasure-to-be-gained-from-useless-knowledge
science-is-what-you-know-philosophy-is-what-you-dont-know
the-time-you-enjoy-wasting-is-not-wasted-time
i-am-not-myself-in-any-degree-ashamed-of-having-changed-my-opinions
a-life-without-adventure-is-likely-to-be-unsatisfying-but-a-life-in-which-adventure-is-allowed-to-take-whatever-form-it-will-is-sure-to-be-short
my-first-advice-on-how-not-to-grow-old-would-be-to-choose-you-ancestors-carefully
its-a-waste-of-energy-to-be-angry-with-a-man-who-behaves-badly-just-as-it-is-to-be-angry-with-a-car-that-wont-go
man-condemned-today-to-lose-his-dearest-tomorrow-himself-to-pass-through-the-gate-of-darkness
love-as-a-relation-between-men-and-women-was-ruined-by-the-desire-to-make-sure-of-the-legitimacy-of-children
to-expect-a-personality-to-survive-the-disintegration-of-the-brain-is-like-expecting-a-cricket-club-to-survive-when-all-of-its-members-are-dead
extreme-hopes-are-born-from-extreme-misery
human-nature-is-so-constructed-that-it-gives-affection-most-readily-to-those-who-seem-least-to-demand-it
human-life-its-growth-its-hopes-fears-loves-et-cetera-are-the-result-of-accidents
control-your-emotion-or-it-will-control-you
conventional-people-are-roused-to-fury-by-departure-from-convention-largely-because-they-regard-such-departure-as-a-criticism-of-themselves
every-man-wherever-he-goes-is-encompassed-by-a-cloud-of-comforting-convictions-which-move-with-him-like-flies-on-a-summer-day
the-only-thing-that-will-redeem-mankind-is-cooperation
there-is-little-of-the-true-philosophic-spirit-in-aquinas-he-does-not-like-the-platonic-socrates-set-out-to-follow-wherever-the-argument-may-lead
no-matter-how-eloquently-a-dog-may-bark-he-cannot-tell-you-that-his-parents-were-poor-but-honest
it-is-preoccupation-with-possession-more-than-anything-else-that-prevents-men-from-living-freely-and-nobly
it-is-not-power-itself-but-the-legitimation-of-the-lust-for-power-which-corrupts-absolutely
the-whole-problem-with-the-world-is-that-fools-and-fanatics-are-always-so-certain-of-themselves-but-wiser-people-so-full-of-doubts
the-secret-of-happiness-is-to-face-the-fact-that-the-world-is-horrible-horrible-horrible
people-are-zealous-for-a-cause-when-they-are-not-quite-positive-that-it-is-true
no-great-achievement-is-possible-without-persistent-work
philosophy-is-an-unusually-ingenious-attempt-to-think-fallaciously
thought-is-great-and-swift-and-free-the-light-of-the-world-the-chief-glory-of-man
if-today-were-a-fish-id-throw-it-back
one-of-the-troubles-about-vanity-is-that-it-grows-with-what-it-feeds-on-the-more-you-are-talked-about-the-more-you-will-wish-to-be-talked-about
the-biggest-cause-of-trouble-in-the-world-today-is-that-the-stupid-people-are-so-sure-about-things-and-the-intelligent-folks-are-so-full-of-doubts
the-best-practical-advice-i-can-give-to-the-present-generation-is-to-practice-the-virtue-which-the-christians-call-love
the-reformative-effect-of-punishment-is-a-belief-that-dies-hard-chiefly-i-think-because-it-is-so-satisfying-to-our-sadistic-impulses
whenever-one-finds-oneself-inclined-to-bitterness-it-is-a-sign-of-emotional-failure
more-important-than-the-curriculum-is-the-question-of-the-methods-of-teaching-and-the-spirit-in-which-the-teaching-is-given
boredom-is-a-vital-problem-for-the-moralist-since-at-least-half-the-sins-of-mankind-are-caused-by-the-fear-of-it
unless-a-man-has-been-taught-what-to-do-with-success-after-getting-it-the-achievement-of-it-must-inevitably-leave-him-a-prey-to-boredom
man-is-a-feeble-creature-to-whom-only-submission-and-worship-are-besoming-pride-is-insolence-and-belief-in-human-power-is-impiety
mathematics-takes-us-into-the-region-of-absolute-necessity-to-which-not-only-the-actual-word-but-every-possible-word-must-conform
mathematics-rightly-viewed-possesses-not-only-truth-but-supreme-beauty-a-beauty-cold-and-austere-like-that-of-sculpture
most-people-would-rather-die-than-think-in-fact-they-do-so
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
for-over-two-thousand-years-it-has-been-the-custom-among-earnest-moralists-to-decry-happiness-as-something-degraded-and-unworthy
the-purpose-of-life-is-the-expansion-of-happiness
if-you-wish-to-be-happy-yourself-you-must-resign-yourself-to-seeing-others-also-happy
happiness-is-not-best-achieved-by-those-who-seek-it-directly
we-have-in-fact-two-kinds-of-morality-side-by-side-one-which-we-preach-but-do-not-practice-and-another-which-we-practice-but-seldom-preach
an-ethical-person-ought-to-do-more-than-hes-required-to-do-and-less-than-hes-allowed-to-do
what-hunger-is-in-relation-to-food-zest-is-in-relation-to-life
italy-and-the-spring-and-first-love-all-together-should-suffice-to-make-the-gloomiest-person-happy
the-commonest-objection-to-birth-control-is-that-it-is-against-nature
since-evolution-became-fashionable-the-glorification-of-man-has-taken-a-new-form
sin-is-geographical
the-whole-conception-of-god-is-a-conception-derived-from-the-ancient-oriental-despotisms
belief-in-god-and-a-future-life-makes-it-possible-to-go-through-life-with-less-of-stoic-courage-than-is-needed-by-sceptics
a-stupid-mans-report-of-what-a-clever-man-says-is-never-accurate-because-he-unconsciously-translates-what-he-hears-into-something-he-can-understand
most-people-would-sooner-die-than-think-in-fact-they-do-so
drunkenness-is-temporary-suicide-the-happiness-that-it-brings-is-merely-negative-a-momentary-cessation-of-unhappiness
no-one-gossips-about-other-peoples-secret-virtues
the-qualities-most-needed-are-charity-and-tolerance-not-some-form-of-fanatical-faith-such-as-is-offered-to-us-by-the-various-rampant-isms
in-all-affairs-its-a-healthy-thing-now-and-then-to-hang-a-question-mark-on-the-things-you-have-long-taken-for-granted
obscenity-is-whatever-happens-to-shock-some-elderly-and-ignorant-magistrate
the-man-is-not-of-the-woman-but-the-woman-of-the-man-neither-was-the-man-created-for-the-woman-but-the-woman-for-a-man
it-has-been-said-that-man-is-a-rational-animal-all-my-life-i-have-been-searching-for-evidence-which-could-support-this
marriages-may-be-made-in-heaven-but-man-is-responsible-for-the-maintenance-work
it-is-illegal-in-england-to-state-in-print-that-a-wife-can-and-should-derive-sexual-pleasure-from-intercourse
civilized-people-cannot-fully-satisfy-their-sexual-instinct-without-love
sex-outside-marriage-is-sin-sex-within-marriage-is-not-sin
cruelty-is-in-theory-a-perfectly-adequate-ground-for-divorce-but-it-may-be-interpreted-so-as-to-become-absurd
dread-of-disaster-makes-everybody-act-in-the-very-way-that-increases-the-disaster
democracy-is-the-process-by-which-people-choose-the-man-wholl-get-the-blame
measures-of-sterilization-should-in-my-opinion-be-very-definitely-confined-to-persons-who-are-mentally-defective
i-do-so-hate-to-leave-this-world
every-advance-in-civilization-has-been-denounced-as-unnatural-while-it-was-recent
the-universe-may-have-a-purpose-but-nothing-we-know-suggests-that-if-so-this-purpose-has-any-similarity-to-ours
all-human-activity-is-prompted-by-desire
the-trouble-with-the-world-is-that-the-stupid-are-cocksure-and-the-intelligent-are-full-of-doubt
vanity-is-a-motive-of-immense-potency
what-vanity-needs-for-its-satisfaction-is-glory-and-its-easy-to-have-glory-without-power
when-one-admits-that-nothing-is-certain-one-must-i-think-also-add-that-some-things-are-more-nearly-certain-than-others
the-greatest-challenge-to-any-thinker-is-stating-the-problem-in-a-way-that-will-allow-a-solution
this-has-been-my-life-i-have-found-it-worth-living-and-would-gladly-live-it-again-if-the-chance-were-offered-me
change-is-scientific-progress-is-ethical-change-is-indubitable-whereas-progress-is-a-matter-of-controversy
morally-a-philosopher-who-uses-his-professional-competence-for-anything-except-a-disinterested-search-for-truth-is-guilty-of-a-kind-of-treachery
few-people-can-be-happy-unless-they-hate-some-other-person-nation-or-creed
thinking-you-know-when-in-fact-you-dont-is-a-fatal-mistake-to-which-we-are-all-prone
to-a-modern-mind-it-is-difficult-to-feel-enthusiastic-about-a-virtuous-life-if-nothing-is-going-to-be-achieved-by-it
most-people-would-sooner-die-than-start-to-think-in-fact-they-do