What Quote » Philosopher Quotes » Quotes by Bertrand Russell »

A life without adventure is likely to be unsatisfying, but a life in w...   Life
Against my will, in the course of my travels, the belief that everythi...   Life
All movements go too far.   Life
Almost everything that distinguishes the modern world from earlier cen...   Life
Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men; although he...   Life
Boredom is... a vital problem for the moralist, since half the sins of...   Life
Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise t...   Life
Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, l...   Life
Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the...   Life
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted...   Life
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources o...   Life
Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself se...   Life
God is a reality of spirit... He cannot... be conceived as an object, ...   Life
I believe in using words, not fists. I believe in my outrage knowing p...   Life
I did not know I loved you until I heard myself telling so, for one in...   Life
I like mathematics because it is not human and has nothing particular ...   Life
I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of...   Life
I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.   Life
I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite...   Nature
If there were in the world today any large number of people who desire...   Life
In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question ma...   Life
In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors...   Equality
It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have bee...   Life
It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that pr...   Life
It seems to be the fate of idealists to obtain what they have struggle...   Life
Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to ma...   Life
Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is t...   Life
Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence ...   Life
Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, ...   Life
Many people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.   Life
Marriage is for women the commonest mode of livelihood, and the total ...   Life
Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity, to which n...   Life
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.   Life
Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.   Life
Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of ...   Life
Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely ...   Life
Next to enjoying ourselves, the next greatest pleasure consists in pre...   Life
No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.   Life
No; we have been as usual asking the wrong question. It does not matte...   Life
None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear.   Life
Obscenity is whatever happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magis...   Life
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief ...   Life
One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid sta...   Life
Order, unity, and continuity are human inventions, just as truly as ca...   Life
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reason...   Patriotism
Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing f...   Life
Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, ...   Life
Religions that teach brotherly love have been used as an excuse for pe...   Life
Right discipline consists, not in external compulsion, but in the habi...   Life
Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know.   Life
Sin is geographical.   Life
So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in prai...   Life
That which exists through itself is called The Eternal. The Eternal ha...   Life
The coward wretch whose hand and heart Can bear to torture aught below...   Life
The degree of one's emotions varies inversely with one's knowledge of ...   Life
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever ...   Life
The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society, is that...   Life
The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which ther...   Life
The observer, when he seems to himself to be observing a stone, is rea...   Life
The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small ...   Life
The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to...   Life
The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as poss...   Life
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.   Life
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the int...   Life
The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more th...   Life
The universe may have a purpose, but nothing we know suggests that, if...   Life
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always...   Life
The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to ...   Life
There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.   Life
Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, Tho...   Life
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my lif...   Life
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of ...   Life
To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.   Life
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already thre...   Love
To teach how to live without certainty and yet without being paralysed...   Life
War does not determine who is right - only who is left.   Life
We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one o...   Life
What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, w...   Life
Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or nea...   Life