Bertrand Russell

1872 - 1970

A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on agreement and progress

A process which led from the amoeba to man appeared to philosophers to be obviously progress - though whether the amoeba would agree with this opinion is not known.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell

4. Form The "form" of a proposition is that, in it, which remains unchanged when every constituent of the proposition is replaced by another.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: Chapter XVIII of Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy, Russell

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on logic, study, and world

5. a priori Logical propositions are such as can be known a priori without study of the actual world.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: Chapter XVIII of Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy, Russell

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on conventionality, criticism, departure, and people

Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: The Conquest of Happiness

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on desires, progress, reform, understanding, and world

The desire to understand the world and the desire to reform it are the two great engines of progress.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: Marriage and Morals.

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on education, men, and stupidity

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

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on conviction, education, truth, and wishes

Education ought to foster the wish for truth, not the conviction that some particular creed is the truth.

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on birth, control, life, principles, and war

Those who in principle oppose birth control are either incapable of arithmetic or else in favour of war, pestilence and famine as permanent features of human life.

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell

Calculus required continuity, and continuity was supposed to require the infinitely little; but nobody could discover what the infinitely little might be.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: N. Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC:Rome Press Inc., 1988.

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on madness and sanity

Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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