Happiness is not best achieved by those who seek it directly.
Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
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.
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.
A process which led from the amoeba to man appeared to philosophers to be obviously progress - though whether the amoeba would agree with this opinion is not known.
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.
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