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.

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell

4. Form The "form" of a proposition is that, in it, which remains unchanged when every constituent of the proposition is replaced by another.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: Chapter XVIII of Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy, Russell

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on logic, study, and world

5. a priori Logical propositions are such as can be known a priori without study of the actual world.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: Chapter XVIII of Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy, Russell

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on conventionality, criticism, departure, and people

Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: The Conquest of Happiness

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on desires, progress, reform, understanding, and world

The desire to understand the world and the desire to reform it are the two great engines of progress.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: Marriage and Morals.

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on education, men, and stupidity

Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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