Bertrand Russell

1872 - 1970

A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on achievement and happiness

Happiness is not best achieved by those who seek it directly.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on feeling, happiness, inspiration, philosophy, and unhappiness

If a philosophy is to bring happiness it should be inspired by kindly feelings. Marx pretended that he wanted the happiness of the proletariat; what he really wanted was the unhappiness of the bourgeois.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on desires, happiness, paradise, people, unhappiness, and world

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)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on happiness

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on belief, christ, hell, and punishment

Christ believed in hell. I do not myself feel that any person who is really profoundly humane can believe in everlasting punishment.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on education, facts, freedom, intelligence, obstacles, paradox, and thought

We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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

Never let yourself be diverted either by what you would wish to believe or by what you think would have beneficent social effects if it were believed. Look only at . . . the facts.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on emotion, facts, and knowledge

The degree of one's emotions varies inversely with one's knowledge of the facts - the less you know, the hotter you get.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on certainty, evil, facts, feeling, and people

Most of the greatest evils that man has inflicted upon man have come through people feeling quite certain about something which, in fact, was false.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on beginning, cruelty, fear, life, superstition, truth, and wisdom

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom, in the pursuit of truth as in the endeavor after a worthy manner of life.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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