Bertrand Russell

1872 - 1970

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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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.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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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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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on facts, men, sleep, and unhappiness

Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: W.H.Auden & L.Kronenberger (eds.)The Viking Book of Aphorisms, NY:Viking Press, 1966

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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 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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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on happiness, suicide, and unhappiness

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

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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