Bertrand Russell

1872 - 1970

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 education, facts, freedom, intelligence, obstacles, paradox, and thought

We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on belief, facts, and wishes

Never let yourself be diverted either by what you would wish to believe or by what you think would have beneficent social effects if it were believed. Look only at . . . the facts.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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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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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on caution, happiness, and love

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on change, controversy, ethics, progress, and science

Change is one thing, progress is another. "Change" is scientific, "progress" is ethical; change is indubitable, whereas progress is a matter of controversy.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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