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Bertrand Russell Quotes About Life, Love, Education, Religion, Happiness, War & Death! Bertrand William Russell was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. In addition to his work as a philosopher, historian, logician, mathematician, and social critic, Arthur William Russell was also a prolific writer and political activist.

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Bertrand Russell is most known for his political involvement and disagreements with the British government while being a prominent philosopher. In 1872, on May 18, he was born into a wealthy family in Ravenscroft, Trellech, Monmouth shire. Russell started his academic career at the London School of Economics as a professor of German social democracy. To take part in the International Congress of Philosophy, he flew to France. They were Giuseppe Peano and Alessandro Padoa, two Italian mathematicians.

It required a few more years to perfect the idea. In his famous work, ‘The Principles of Mathematics,’ published in 1903, he introduced the contradiction. Russell wrote ‘A History of Western Philosophy.’ His financial difficulties were overcome almost immediately when the book became a big seller. Even beyond the academic community, his ideas started to matter. It offers an overview of Western philosophy from the time of Socrates to the early twentieth century. Since its release, there has been no sign of the book’s popularity waning.

In 1908, Russell was named a member of the Royal Society, and in 1944, he was awarded a Lifetime Fellow of Trinity College. Additionally, in 1932, he received the De Morgan Medal from the London Mathematical Society. Bertrand Russell died of influenza on February 2, 1970. His works show his humanistic principles and independence of thinking. His quotations, which cover a broad range of topics, show the same thing.

Best Bertrand Russell Quotes

1. “Every advance in civilization has been denounced as unnatural while it was recent.” — Bertrand Russell

2. “A man without a bias cannot write interesting history.” — Bertrand Russell

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

4. “We love those who hate our enemies, and if we had no enemies there would be very few people whom we should love.” — Bertrand Russell

5. “The fundamental defect of fathers is that they want their children to be a credit to them.” — Bertrand Russell

6. “Patriots always talk of dying for their country, and never of killing for their country.” — Bertrand Russel

7. “Acquisitiveness — the wish to possess as much as possible of goods, or the title to goods — is a motive which, I suppose, has its origin in a combination of fear with the desire for necessaries.” — Bertrand Russell

8. “Many orthodox people speak as though it were the business of skeptics to disprove received dogmas rather than of dogmatists to prove them.” — Bertrand Russell

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

10. “Humankind has become so much one family that we cannot ensure our own prosperity except by insuring that of everyone else. If you wish to be happy yourself, you must resign yourself to seeing others also happy.” — Bertrand Russell

11. “I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied: “The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that’s fair.” In these words, he epitomized the history of the human race.” — Bertrand Russell

12. “Politics is concerned with herds rather than with individuals.” — Bertrand Russell

13. “Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.” — Bertrand Russell

14. “The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.” — Bertrand Russell

15. “Love can flourish only as long as it is free and spontaneous; it tends to be killed by the thought of duty. To say that it is your duty to love so—and—so is the surest way to cause you to hate him of her.” — Bertrand Russell

16. “The total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution.” — Bertrand Russell

17. “To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.” — Bertrand Russell

18. “It is normal to hate what we fear, and it happens frequently, though not always, that we fear what we hate.” — Bertrand Russell

19. “A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and at the right place, and when we expect nothing in return.” — Bertrand Russell

20. “It’s easy to fall in love. The hard part is finding someone to catch you.” — Bertrand Russell

21. “Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.” — Bertrand Russell

22. “The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.” — Bertrand Russell

23. “Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education.” — Bertrand Russell

24. “A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says is never accurate because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something that he can understand.” — Bertrand Russell

25. “Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.” — Bertrand Russell

26. “Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.” — Bertrand Russell

27. “One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.” — Bertrand Russell

28. “I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.” — Bertrand Russell

29. “Now and then, hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.” — Bertrand Russell

30. “Neither acquiescence in skepticism nor acquiescence in dogma is what education should produce.” — Bertrand Russell

31. “To endure uncertainty is difficult, but so are most of the other virtues.” — Bertrand Russell

32. “Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power.” — Bertrand Russell

33. “Most people would die sooner than think — in fact, they do so.” — Bertrand Russell

34. “The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.” — Bertrand Russell

35. “Knowledge, like other good things, is difficult, but not impossible; the dogmatist forgets the difficulty, the skeptic denies the possibility.” — Bertrand Russell

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