BERTRAND RUSSELL Quotes

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

Bertrand Russell

The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want in the moment

Bertrand Russell

Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.

Bertrand Russell

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.

Bertrand Russell

Few people can be happy unless they hate some other person, nation, or creed

Bertrand Russell

The best practical advice I can give to the present generation is to practice the virtue which the Christians call love.

Bertrand Russell

Civilized people cannot fully satisfy their sexual instinct without love

Bertrand Russell

Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.

Bertrand Russell

Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.

Bertrand Russell

Drunkenness is temporary suicide: the happiness that it brings is merely negative, a momentary cessation of unhappiness

Bertrand Russell

Drunkenness is temporary suicide.

Bertrand Russell

Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.

Bertrand Russell

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.

Bertrand Russell

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

Bertrand Russell

To teach how to live with uncertainty, yet without being paralyzed by hesitation, is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy can do

Bertrand Russell
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