Bertrand Russell

1872 - 1970

A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on freedom, government, and security

Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on achievement, control, education, future, hope, inspiration, past, teaching, and wishes

It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves great results. The wish to preserve the past rather than the hope of creating the future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on holidays, patience, and work

If I were a medical man, I should prescribe a holiday to any patient who considered his work important.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell .

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on certainty, giving, habits, suffering, and world

A habit of basing convictions upon evidence, and of giving to them only that degree or certainty which the evidence warrants, would, if it became general, cure most of the ills from which the world suffers.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: G. Simmons Calculus Gems, New York: McGraw Hill Inc., 1992.

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on good

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The most savage controversies are about those matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on learning and life

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on community, morality, survival, and value

Without civic morality communities perish; without personal morality their survival has no value.

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on knowledge and pleasure

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on war

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War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

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

What is wanted is not the will to believe but the wish to find out, which is its exact opposite.

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