Bertrand Russell Quotes


114 Bertrand Russell quotes:



"Can a society in which thought and technique are scientific persist for a long period, as, for example, ancient Egypt persisted, or does it necessarily contain within itself forces which must bring either decay or explosion?"
"We know too much and feel too little. At least, we feel too little of those creative emotions from which a good life springs."
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"The degree of one's emotions varies inversely with one's knowledge of the facts."
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"The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation."
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"Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling?"
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"With the introduction of agriculture mankind entered upon a long period of meanness, misery, and madness, from which they are only now being freed by the beneficent operation of the machine."
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"Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, Thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought is great and swift and free."
Author: Russell Quotes Category: Habit Quotes British Philosopher Quotes
"Right discipline consists, not in external compulsion, but in the habits of mind which lead spontaneously to desirable rather than undesirable activities."
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"Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know."
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"Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves."
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"Indignation is a submission of our thoughts, but not of our desires."
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"Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity, to which not only the actual word, but every possible word, must conform."
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"No one gossips about other people's secret virtues."
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"Next to enjoying ourselves, the next greatest pleasure consists in preventing others from enjoying themselves, or, more generally, in the acquisition of power."
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"None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear."
Author: Russell Quotes Category: Fear Quotes British Philosopher Quotes
"I like mathematics because it is not human and has nothing particular to do with this planet or with the whole accidental universe - because, like Spinoza's God, it won't love us in return."
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"Sin is geographical."
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"Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives."
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"When one admits that nothing is certain one must, I think, also add that some things are more nearly certain than others"
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"The demand for certainty is one which is natural to man, but is nevertheless an intellectual vice"
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