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Bertrand Russell Quote: “When I found myself regarded as respectable, I began to wonder what sins I had committed. I must be very wicked, I thought. I began to engage in the most uncomfortable introspection.”

When I found myself regarded as respectable, I began to wonder what sins I had committed. I must be very wicked, I thought. I began to engage in the most uncomfortable introspection.

— Bertrand Russell



Bertrand Russell Quote: “Patience and boredom are closely related. Boredom, a certain kind of boredom, is really impatience. You don’t like the way things are, they aren’t interesting enough for you, so you deccide- and boredom is a decision-that you are bored.”

Patience and boredom are closely related. Boredom, a certain kind of boredom, is really impatience. You don’t like the way things are, they aren’t interesting enough for you, so you deccide- and boredom is a decision-that you are bored.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “Curious learning not only makes unpleasant things less unpleasant but also makes pleasant things more pleasant.”

Curious learning not only makes unpleasant things less unpleasant but also makes pleasant things more pleasant.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “Writing can be either readable or precise, but not at the same time.”

Writing can be either readable or precise, but not at the same time.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “The reformative effect of punishment is a belief that dies hard, chiefly I think, because it is so satisfying to our sadistic impulses.”

The reformative effect of punishment is a belief that dies hard, chiefly I think, because it is so satisfying to our sadistic impulses.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “Thinking you know when in fact you don’t is a fatal mistake, to which we are all prone.”

Thinking you know when in fact you don’t is a fatal mistake, to which we are all prone.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “Neither acquiescence in skepticism nor acquiescence in dogma is what education should produce.”

Neither acquiescence in skepticism nor acquiescence in dogma is what education should produce.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “Clergymen almost necessarily fail in two ways as teachers of morals. They condemn acts which do no harm and they condone acts which do great harm.”

Clergymen almost necessarily fail in two ways as teachers of morals. They condemn acts which do no harm and they condone acts which do great harm.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “The key to happiness is accepting one unpleasant reality every day.”

The key to happiness is accepting one unpleasant reality every day.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “The atomists, unlike Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, sought to explain the world without introducing the notion of purpose or final cause.”

The atomists, unlike Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, sought to explain the world without introducing the notion of purpose or final cause.

— Bertrand Russell



Bertrand Russell Quote: “Men have physical needs, and they have emotions. While physical needs are unsatisfied, they take first place; but when they are satisfied, emotions unconnected with them become important in deciding whether a man is to be happy or unhappy.”

Men have physical needs, and they have emotions. While physical needs are unsatisfied, they take first place; but when they are satisfied, emotions unconnected with them become important in deciding whether a man is to be happy or unhappy.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “The supreme maxim in scientific philosophising is this: wherever possible, logical constructions are to be substituted for inferred entities.”

The supreme maxim in scientific philosophising is this: wherever possible, logical constructions are to be substituted for inferred entities.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.”

So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man.”

Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “How much longer is the world willing to endure this spectacle of wanton cruelty?”

How much longer is the world willing to endure this spectacle of wanton cruelty?

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “To create a good philosophy you should renounce metaphysics but be a good mathematician.”

To create a good philosophy you should renounce metaphysics but be a good mathematician.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “A hallucination is a fact, not an error; what is erroneous is a judgment based upon it.”

A hallucination is a fact, not an error; what is erroneous is a judgment based upon it.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “Civilized life has altogether grown too tame, and, if it is to be stable, it must provide a harmless outlets for the impulses which our remote ancestors satisfied in hunting.”

Civilized life has altogether grown too tame, and, if it is to be stable, it must provide a harmless outlets for the impulses which our remote ancestors satisfied in hunting.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “Those who forget good and evil and seek only to know the facts are more likely to achieve good than those who view the world through the distorting medium of their own desires.”

Those who forget good and evil and seek only to know the facts are more likely to achieve good than those who view the world through the distorting medium of their own desires.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society, is that they want their children to be a credit to them.”

The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society, is that they want their children to be a credit to them.

— Bertrand Russell



Bertrand Russell Quote: “We are all prone to the malady of the introvert who with the manifold spectacle of the world spread out before him, turns away and gazes only upon the emptiness within.”

We are all prone to the malady of the introvert who with the manifold spectacle of the world spread out before him, turns away and gazes only upon the emptiness within.

— 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: “Power, like vanity, is insatiable. Nothing short of omnipotence could satisfy it completely.”

Power, like vanity, is insatiable. Nothing short of omnipotence could satisfy it completely.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “There’s a Bible on that shelf there. But I keep it next to Voltaire – poison and antidote.”

There’s a Bible on that shelf there. But I keep it next to Voltaire – poison and antidote.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power.”

Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power.

— 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: “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: “All forms of fear produce fatigue.”

All forms of fear produce fatigue.

— Bertrand Russell


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: “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 can’t tell whether I am living in a dream or a nightmare.”

I can’t tell whether I am living in a dream or a nightmare.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.”

Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “Those whose lives are fruitful to themselves, to their friends, or to the world are inspired by hope and sustained by joy: they see in imagination the things that might be and the way in which they are to be brought into existence.”

Those whose lives are fruitful to themselves, to their friends, or to the world are inspired by hope and sustained by joy: they see in imagination the things that might be and the way in which they are to be brought into existence.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “Into every tidy scheme for arranging the pattern of human life, it is necessary to inject a certain dose of anarchism.”

Into every tidy scheme for arranging the pattern of human life, it is necessary to inject a certain dose of anarchism.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “This, however, is a passing nightmare; in time the earth will become again incapable of supporting life, and peace will return.”

This, however, is a passing nightmare; in time the earth will become again incapable of supporting life, and peace will return.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “St. Paul introduced an entirely novel view of marriage, that it existed primarily to prevent the sin of fornication. It is just as if one were to maintain that the sole reason for baking bread is to prevent people from stealing cake.”

St. Paul introduced an entirely novel view of marriage, that it existed primarily to prevent the sin of fornication. It is just as if one were to maintain that the sole reason for baking bread is to prevent people from stealing cake.

— 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: “If a philosophy is to bring happiness it should be inspired by kindly feelings. Marx pretended that he wanted the happiness of the proletariat; what he really wanted was the unhappiness of the bourgeois.”

If a philosophy is to bring happiness it should be inspired by kindly feelings. Marx pretended that he wanted the happiness of the proletariat; what he really wanted was the unhappiness of the bourgeois.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “There is an artist imprisoned in each one of us. Let him loose to spread joy everywhere.”

There is an artist imprisoned in each one of us. Let him loose to spread joy everywhere.

— 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: “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: “When the journey from means to end is not too long, the means themselves are enjoyed if the end is ardently desired.”

When the journey from means to end is not too long, the means themselves are enjoyed if the end is ardently desired.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “If I were granted omnipotence, and millions of years to experiment in, I should not think Man much to boast of as the final result of all my efforts.”

If I were granted omnipotence, and millions of years to experiment in, I should not think Man much to boast of as the final result of all my efforts.

— 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: “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: “Religion is based, I think, primarily and mainly upon fear.”

Religion is based, I think, primarily and mainly upon fear.

— Bertrand Russell


Bertrand Russell Quote: “To acquire immunity to eloquence is of the utmost importance to the citizens of a democracy.”

To acquire immunity to eloquence is of the utmost importance to the citizens of a democracy.

— 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: “Vanity is a motive of immense potency.”

Vanity is a motive of immense potency.

— 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

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