15+ Inspiring Bertrand Russell Quotes

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Bertrand Arthur William Russell was a British philosopher, writer, mathematician, logician, historian. He was born on 18 May 1872 and died on 2 February 1970.

Following are Bertrand Russell Quotes with images.

Bertrand Russell Quotes

“I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.”

“One of the signs of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.”

“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.”

“There will still be things that machines cannot do. They will not produce great art or great literature or great philosophy; they will not be able to discover the secret springs of happiness in the human heart; they will know nothing of love and friendship.”

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

“No one gossips about other people’s secret virtues.”

“Marriage is for women the commonest mode of livelihood, and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution.”

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

“Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”

“Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.”

“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.”

“Most people would rather die than think: many do.”

“We know too much and feel too little. At least, we feel too little of those creative emotions from which a good life springs.”

“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”

“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”

“To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” 

“The most valuable things in life are not measured in monetary terms. The really important things are not houses and lands, stocks and bonds, automobiles and real state, but friendships, trust, confidence, empathy, mercy, love and faith.”

“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.”

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