Bertrand Russell

1872 - 1970

A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on environment, intelligence, life, population, and present

Every living thing is a sort of imperialist, seeking to transform as much as possible of its environment into itself . . . When we compare the (present) human population of the globe with . . . that of former times, we see that "chemical imperialism" has been . . . the main end to which human intelligence has been devoted.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: Bertrand Russell, An Outline of Philosophy, Meridian Books, Cleveland and NY, 1960

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on civilization, leisure, people, and present

To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization, and at present very few people have reached this level.

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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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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on earth, kindness, people, and work

Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth's surface relatively to other such matter; second, telling other people to do so. The first kind is unpleasant and ill paid; the second is pleasant and highly paid.

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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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