Bertrand Russell

1872 - 1970

A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on ideas, paradox, and science

Although this may seem a paradox, all exact science is dominated by the idea of approximation.

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 men, wives, and women

Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men; although he was twice married, it never occurred to him to verify this statement by examining his wives' mouths.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: The Impact of Science on Society, 1952.

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on acceptance and fear

Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on absence, animals, belief, credulity, good, and satisfaction

Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish

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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

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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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 respect and tyranny

One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on certainty, doubt, people, problems, and world

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on doubt, intelligence, stupidity, trouble, and world

The fundamental cause of trouble in the world today is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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