Bertrand Russell Quotes.
It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.
What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite.
I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy.
Truth is a shining goddess, always veiled, always distant, never wholly approachable, but worthy of all the devotion of which the human spirit is capable.
War doesn’t determine who’s right, it determines who’s left
It seems to be the fate of idealists to obtain what they have struggled for in a form which destroys their ideals.
The coward wretch whose hand and heart Can bear to torture aught below, Is ever first to quail and start From the slightest pain or equal foe.
Many people when they fall in love look for a little haven of refuge from the world, where they can be sure of being admired when they are not admirable, and praised when they are not praiseworthy.
Many people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.
To understand a name you must be acquainted with the particular of which it is a name.
Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity, to which not only the actual word, but every possible word, must conform.
Indignation is a submission of our thoughts, but not of our desires.
The most valuable things in life are not measured in monetary terms. The really important things are not houses and lands, stocks and bonds, automobiles and real state, but friendships, trust, confidence, empathy, mercy, love and faith.
Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men; although he was twice married, it never occurred to him to verify this statement by examining his wives’ mouths.
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.
We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.