Bertrand Russell

1872 - 1970

A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on understanding

At first it seems obvious, but the more you think about it the stranger the deductions from this axiom seem to become; in the end you cease to understand what is meant by it.

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 age, beginning, brothers, happiness, imagination, interest, life, love, mathematics, and world

At the age of eleven, I began Euclid, with my brother as my tutor. This was one of the great events of my life, as dazzling as first love. I had not imagined there was anything so delicious in the world. From that moment until I was thirty-eight, mathematics was my chief interest and my chief source of happiness.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell .

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on mathematics and science

Mathematics is the only science where one never knows what one is talking about nor whether what is said is true.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on conformity, mathematics, and necessity

Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity, to which not only the actual word, but every possible word, must conform.

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 mathematics

Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on age, discovery, facts, logic, mathematics, and principles

The fact that all Mathematics is Symbolic Logic is one of the greatest discoveries of our age; and when this fact has been established, the remainder of the principles of mathematics consists in the analysis of Symbolic Logic itself.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: Principles of Mathematics. 1903.

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on happiness, intelligence, and men

The main thing needed to make men happy is intelligence.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on certainty, knowledge, and men

What men really want is not knowledge but certainty.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on chance and laws

How dare we speak of the laws of chance? Is not chance the antithesis of all law?

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: Calcul des probabilités.

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on death, fear, life, and love

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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