Bertrand Russell took birth in a British family in the year 1872, his family was much liberal and therefore Bertrand Russell himself also was much liberal in his views and thoughts. He was known for his contributions in the field of logic’s, mathematics, philosophy, religion and much more.
Other than being famous for his interest in the above field she was also keenly inclined towards liberalism and politics and Bertrand Russell quotes were also pretty famous among people in that era. Bertrand Russell quotes included many subjects. When it comes to Bertrand Russell quotes religion was also a pretty decent subject over which he made the use of his philosophy and also Bertrand Russell quotes on love are admired too.
Overall,he was a well-known personality in the entire United Kingdom and being much influenced from the values he had from his family he always spoke for the betterment of people.
63 Best Bertrand Russell Quotes
1. There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.
2. Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
3. Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
4. The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
5. To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already 3-parts dead.
6. I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.
7. In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.
8. Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
9. One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.
10. It’s easy to fall in love. The hard part is finding someone to catch you.
11. The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
12. Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.
13. It is the preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.
14. No one gossips about other people’s secret virtues.
15. It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.
16. The secret of happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible, horrible, horrible.
17. Really high-minded people are indifferent to happiness, especially other people’s.
18. Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.
19. So far as I can remember there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.
20. Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality.
21. Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
22. Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
23. Anything you’re good at contributes to happiness.
24. To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
25. The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.
26. The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge
27. Sin is geographical.
28. Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don’t know
29. What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite.
30. The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
31. Dogmatism is the greatest of mental obstacles to human happiness.
32. Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.
33. Remember your humanity, and forget the rest.
34. Your writing is never as good as you hoped; but never as bad as you feared.
35. To like many people spontaneously and without effort is perhaps the greatest of all sources of personal happiness.
36. Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.
37. Is there any knowledge in the world which is so certain that no reasonable man could doubt it?
38. How much longer is the world willing to endure this spectacle of wanton cruelty?
39. A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy can live.
40. Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
41. Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons
42. It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won’t go.
43. Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing is so futile.
44. A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation.
45. Mathematics rightly viewed possesses not only truth but supreme beauty.
46. We have in fact, two kinds of morality, side by side: one which we preach, but do not practice, and another which we practice, but seldom preach.
47. Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.
48. Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
49. I consider the official Catholic attitude on divorce, birth control, and censorship exceedingly dangerous to mankind.
50. Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.
51. One of the most powerful of all our passions is the desire to be admired and respected.
52. Few people can be happy unless they hate some other person, nation, or creed.
53. No nation was ever so virtuous as each believes itself, and none was ever so wicked as each believes the other.
54. To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization, and at present very few people have reached this level.
55. The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
56. Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure.
57. Philosophy, from the earliest times, has made greater claims, and achieved fewer results, than any other branch of learning.
58. One must care about a world one will not see.
59. I believe that when I die I shall rot, and nothing of my ego will survive.
60. Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery.
61. Never try to discourage thinking, for you are sure to succeed.
62. We love our habits more than our income, often more than our life.
63. Language serves not only to express thought but to make possible thoughts which could not exist without it.