Bertrand Russell

1872 - 1970

A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on creativity, emotion, good, and life

We know too much and feel too little. At least we feel too little of those creative emotions from which a good life spring.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on certainty, clarity, and preparation

1. Generality Certain characteristics of the subject are clear. To begin with, we do not in this subject deal with particular things or particular properties: we deal formally with what can be said about any thing or any property. We are prepared to say that one and one are two, but not that Socrates and Plato are two. . . .

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 clarity, logic, mathematics, and trying

2. Analytic It is clear that the definition of "logic" or "mathematics" must be sought by trying to give a new definition of the old notion of "analytic" propositions.

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 absence, facts, logic, mathematics, purity, and study

3. Formality Thus the absence of all mention of particular things or properties in logic or pure mathematics is a necessary result of the fact that this study is, as we say, "purely formal".

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 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.

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on magic and world

The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on belief, facts, foolishness, majorities, and mankind

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: Marriage and Morals

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on acting

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Acting is standing up naked and turning around very slowly.

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