If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years.
Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)
Contributed by: Zaady
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
Christ believed in hell. I do not myself feel that any person who is really profoundly humane can believe in everlasting punishment.
Upon hearing via Littlewood an exposition on the theory of relativity: To think I have spent my life on absolute muck.
Source: J.E. Littlewood, A Mathematician's Miscellany, Methuen and Co. ltd., 1953.
A good notation has a subtlety and suggestiveness which at times make it almost seem like a live teacher.
Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.
4. Form The "form" of a proposition is that, in it, which remains unchanged when every constituent of the proposition is replaced by another.
Source: Chapter XVIII of Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy, Russell
5. a priori Logical propositions are such as can be known a priori without study of the actual world.
Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.
Source: The Conquest of Happiness
The desire to understand the world and the desire to reform it are the two great engines of progress.
Source: Marriage and Morals.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
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