Bertrand Russell Quotes

114 Bertrand Russell quotes:

"To be happy in this world, especially when youth is past, it is necessary to feel oneself not merely an isolated individual whose day will soon be over, but part of the stream of life slowing on from the first germ to the remote and unknown future."
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"In order to be happy we require all kinds of supports to our self-esteem. We are human beings, therefore human beings are the purpose of god's creation"
Author: Russell Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"Punctuality is a quality the need of which is bound up with social co-operation. It has nothing to do with the relation of the soul to God, or with mystic insight, or with any of the matters with which the more elevated and spiritual moralists are co"
Author: Russell Quotes Category: Quality Quotes
"One must care about a world one will not see."
"Morally, a philosopher who uses his professional competence for anything except a disinterested search for truth is guilty of a kind of treachery"
Author: Russell Quotes Category: Truth Quotes
"...The universe is just there, and that's all."
Author: Russell Quotes Category: Universe Quotes
"We have in fact, two kinds of morality, side by side: one that we preach, but do not practice, and another that we practice, but seldom preach."
Author: Russell Quotes Category: Morality Quotes
"It is clear that thought is not free if the profession of certain opinions makes it impossible to earn a living."
Author: Russell Quotes Category: Opinions Quotes
"I am not myself in any degree ashamed of having changed my opinions"
Author: Russell Quotes Category: Opinions Quotes
"The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed, in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a wide-spread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible"
Author: Russell Quotes Category: Opinions Quotes
"In science men have discovered an activity of the very highest value in which they are no longer, as in art, dependent for progress upon the appearance of continually greater genius, for in science the successors stand upon the shoulders of their predecessors; where one man of supreme genius has invented a method, a thousand lesser men can apply it."
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"All exact science is dominated by the idea of approximation."
Author: Russell Quotes Category: Science Quotes
"Rules of conduct, whatever they may be are not sufficient to produce good results unless the ends sought are good"
Author: Russell Quotes Category: Rules Quotes
"Law in origin was merely a codification of the power of dominant groups, and did not aim at anything that to a modern man would appear to be justice"
Author: Russell Quotes Category: Justice Quotes
"The need for prostitution arises from the fact that many men are either unmarried or away from their wives on journeys, that such men are not content to remain continent, and that in a conventionally virtuous community they do not find respectable women."
Author: Russell Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"Mathematics is the only science where one never knows what one is talking about nor whether what is said is true"
"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"
"Mathematics, rightly viewed, posses not only truth, but supreme beauty a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture."
"Thoughts is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible; thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit."
"If we were all given by magic power to read each other's thoughts, I suppose the first effect would be to dissolve all friendships"
Author: Russell Quotes Category: Magic Quotes

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