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Bertrand Russell Quote: “When two great powers disagree about anything – it doesn’t matter what – they must find a way to settle it somehow by arbitration or by negotiation, not by war or threat of war.”

When two great powers disagree about anything – it doesn’t matter what – they must find a way to settle it somehow by arbitration or by negotiation, not by war or threat of war.

— Bertrand Russell



Bertrand Russell Quote: “For my part I distrust all generalizations about women, favorable and unfavorable, masculine and feminine, ancient and modern; all alike, I should say, result from paucity of experience.”

For my part I distrust all generalizations about women, favorable and unfavorable, masculine and feminine, ancient and modern; all alike, I should say, result from paucity of experience.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “Love cannot exists as a duty; to tell a child that it ought to love its parents and its brother and sisters is utterly useless, if not worse.”

Love cannot exists as a duty; to tell a child that it ought to love its parents and its brother and sisters is utterly useless, if not worse.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “No man can be a good teacher unless he has feelings of warm affection toward his pupils and a genuine desire to impart to them what he believes to be of value.”

No man can be a good teacher unless he has feelings of warm affection toward his pupils and a genuine desire to impart to them what he believes to be of value.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “Religion and Science are two aspects of social life, of which the former has been important as far back as we know anything of man.”

Religion and Science are two aspects of social life, of which the former has been important as far back as we know anything of man.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “I resolved from the beginning of my quest that I would not be misled by sentiment and desire into beliefs for which there was no good evidence.”

I resolved from the beginning of my quest that I would not be misled by sentiment and desire into beliefs for which there was no good evidence.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “Written words differ from spoken words in being material structures. A spoken word is a process in the physical world, having an essential time-order; a written word is a series of pieces of matter, having an essential space-order.”

Written words differ from spoken words in being material structures. A spoken word is a process in the physical world, having an essential time-order; a written word is a series of pieces of matter, having an essential space-order.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “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.”

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


Bertrand Russell Quote: “Science has made unrestricted national sovereignty incompatible with human survival. The only possibilities are now world government or death.”

Science has made unrestricted national sovereignty incompatible with human survival. The only possibilities are now world government or death.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “It would now be technically possible to unify the world, abolish war and poverty altogether, if men desired their own happiness more than the misery of their enemies.”

It would now be technically possible to unify the world, abolish war and poverty altogether, if men desired their own happiness more than the misery of their enemies.

— Bertrand Russell



Bertrand Russell Quote: “There is no difference between someone who eats too little and sees Heaven and someone who drinks too much and sees snakes.”

There is no difference between someone who eats too little and sees Heaven and someone who drinks too much and sees snakes.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “What has human happiness to do with morals? The object of morals is not to make people happy.”

What has human happiness to do with morals? The object of morals is not to make people happy.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “When a man tells you that he knows the exact truth about anything you are safe in inferring that he is an inexact man.”

When a man tells you that he knows the exact truth about anything you are safe in inferring that he is an inexact man.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “Physics, owing to the simplicity of its subject matter, has reached a higher state of development than any other science.”

Physics, owing to the simplicity of its subject matter, has reached a higher state of development than any other science.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “It is obviously possible that what we call waking life may only be an unusual and persistent nightmare.”

It is obviously possible that what we call waking life may only be an unusual and persistent nightmare.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy.”

I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “Any philosophy worth taking seriously would have to be built upon a firm foundation of unyielding despair.”

Any philosophy worth taking seriously would have to be built upon a firm foundation of unyielding despair.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.”

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “I consider the official Catholic attitude on divorce, birth control, and censorship exceedingly dangerous to mankind.”

I consider the official Catholic attitude on divorce, birth control, and censorship exceedingly dangerous to mankind.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “Human nature is so constructed that it gives affection most readily to those who seem least to demand it.”

Human nature is so constructed that it gives affection most readily to those who seem least to demand it.

— Bertrand Russell



Bertrand Russell Quote: “The painter has to unlearn the habit of thinking that things seem to have the color which common sense says they ‘really’ have, and to learn the habit of seeing things as they appear.”

The painter has to unlearn the habit of thinking that things seem to have the color which common sense says they ‘really’ have, and to learn the habit of seeing things as they appear.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “It is permissible with certain precautions to speak in print of coitus, but it is not permissible to employ the monosyllabic synonym for this word.”

It is permissible with certain precautions to speak in print of coitus, but it is not permissible to employ the monosyllabic synonym for this word.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “The examination system, and the fact that instruction is treated mainly as a training for a livelihood, leads the young to regard knowledge from a purely utilitarian point of view as the road to money, not as the gateway to wisdom.”

The examination system, and the fact that instruction is treated mainly as a training for a livelihood, leads the young to regard knowledge from a purely utilitarian point of view as the road to money, not as the gateway to wisdom.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “I think that there is far too much work done in the world, that immense harm is caused by the belief that work is virtuous, and that what needs to be preached in modern industrial countries is quite different from what always has been preached.”

I think that there is far too much work done in the world, that immense harm is caused by the belief that work is virtuous, and that what needs to be preached in modern industrial countries is quite different from what always has been preached.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “The fundamental principle in the analysis of propositions containing descriptions is this: Every proposition which we can understand must be composed wholly of constituents with which we are acquainted.”

The fundamental principle in the analysis of propositions containing descriptions is this: Every proposition which we can understand must be composed wholly of constituents with which we are acquainted.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “Is the set of all sets which are not members of themselves a member of itself?”

Is the set of all sets which are not members of themselves a member of itself?

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “Vanity is a motive of immense potency.”

Vanity is a motive of immense potency.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “Freedom comes only to those who no longer ask of life that it shall yield them any of those personal goods that are subject to the mutations of time.”

Freedom comes only to those who no longer ask of life that it shall yield them any of those personal goods that are subject to the mutations of time.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “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.”

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


Bertrand Russell Quote: “Abstract work, if one wishes to do it well, must be allowed to destroy one’s humanity; one raises a monument which is at the same time a tomb, in which, voluntarily, one slowly inters oneself.”

Abstract work, if one wishes to do it well, must be allowed to destroy one’s humanity; one raises a monument which is at the same time a tomb, in which, voluntarily, one slowly inters oneself.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “Truth is for the gods; from our human point of view, it is an ideal, towards which we can approximate, but which we cannot hope to reach.”

Truth is for the gods; from our human point of view, it is an ideal, towards which we can approximate, but which we cannot hope to reach.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “Unfortunately, however, power is sweet, and the man who in the beginning seeks power merely in order to have scope for his benevolence is likely, before long, to love the power for its own sake.”

Unfortunately, however, power is sweet, and the man who in the beginning seeks power merely in order to have scope for his benevolence is likely, before long, to love the power for its own sake.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “Ignore fact and reason, live entirely in the world of your own fantastic and myth-producing passions; do this whole-heartedly and with conviction, and you will become one of the prophets of your age.”

Ignore fact and reason, live entirely in the world of your own fantastic and myth-producing passions; do this whole-heartedly and with conviction, and you will become one of the prophets of your age.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear.”

None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “Whenever one finds oneself inclined to bitterness, it is a sign of emotional failure.”

Whenever one finds oneself inclined to bitterness, it is a sign of emotional failure.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “You could live without the opera singer, but not without the services of the baker. On this ground you might say that the baker performs a greater service; but no lover of music would agree.”

You could live without the opera singer, but not without the services of the baker. On this ground you might say that the baker performs a greater service; but no lover of music would agree.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves great results.”

It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves great results.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “Every living thing is a sort of imperialist, seeking to transform as much as possible of its environment into itself.”

Every living thing is a sort of imperialist, seeking to transform as much as possible of its environment into itself.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “To think I have spent my life on absolute muck.”

To think I have spent my life on absolute muck.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “The military superiority of Europe to Asia is not an eternal law of nature, as we are tempted to think, and our superiority in civilization is a mere delusion.”

The military superiority of Europe to Asia is not an eternal law of nature, as we are tempted to think, and our superiority in civilization is a mere delusion.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “There can’t be a practical reason for believing something that is not true.”

There can’t be a practical reason for believing something that is not true.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “Nine-tenths of the appeal of pornography is due to the indecent feelings concerning sex which moralists inculcate in the young; the other tenth is physiological, and will occur in one way or another whatever the state of the law may be.”

Nine-tenths of the appeal of pornography is due to the indecent feelings concerning sex which moralists inculcate in the young; the other tenth is physiological, and will occur in one way or another whatever the state of the law may be.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “A generation educated in fearless freedom will have wider and bolder hopes than are possible to us.”

A generation educated in fearless freedom will have wider and bolder hopes than are possible to us.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “More cranks take up unfashionable errors than unfashionable truths.”

More cranks take up unfashionable errors than unfashionable truths.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “Every housemaid expects at least once a week as much excitement as would have lasted a Jane Austen heroine throughout a whole novel.”

Every housemaid expects at least once a week as much excitement as would have lasted a Jane Austen heroine throughout a whole novel.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “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.”

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.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “War can only be abolished by the establishment of a world government.”

War can only be abolished by the establishment of a world government.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “Morality in sexual relations, when it is free from superstition, consists essentially in respect for the other person, and unwillingness to use that person solely as a means of personal gratification, without regard to his or her desires.”

Morality in sexual relations, when it is free from superstition, consists essentially in respect for the other person, and unwillingness to use that person solely as a means of personal gratification, without regard to his or her desires.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “As for earthquakes, though they were still formidable, they were so interesting that men of science could hardly regret them.”

As for earthquakes, though they were still formidable, they were so interesting that men of science could hardly regret them.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “One of the most powerful of all our passions is the desire to be admired and respected.”

One of the most powerful of all our passions is the desire to be admired and respected.

— Bertrand Russell

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