The best Quotes by Bertrand Russell

The best Quotes by Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, (18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970) was a British mathematician, philosopher, logician, and public intellectual.

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.
I should wish to see a world in which education aimed at mental freedom rather than at imprisoning the minds of the young in a rigid armour of dogma calculated to protect them through life against the shafts of impartial evidence. The world needs open hearts and open minds, and it is not through rigid systems, whether old or new, that these can be derived.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
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The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
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Sometimes you must hurt in order to know, fall in order to grow, lose in order to gain. Because life's greatest lessons are learned through pain.
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The world will break your heart ten ways to Sunday. That's guaranteed.
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It takes much more courage to be in love than it does for war.
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You say you love rain, but you use an umbrella to walk under it. You say you love sun, but you seek shade when it is shining. You say you love wind, but when it comes, you close your window. So that's why I'm scared when you say you love me.
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I do not like carving the world into segments; we are one world.
Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.
Curiosity is not a sin. But we should exercise caution with our curiosity.
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I wasn't actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity.
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Oh, great warrior? Wars not make one great.
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I don't want to be in a battle, but waiting on the edge of one I can't escape is even worse.
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Two worst things as can happen to a child is never to have his own way - or always to have it.
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Children have got to be free to lead their own lives.
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Giving a child an education is by far one of the most important investments we can make.
It's wrong to think that an educational system could work without conveying values!
How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your heart you begin to understand... there is no going back? There are some things that time cannot mend. Some hurts that go too deep, that have taken hold.
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But time is life itself, and life resides in the human heart.
Michael Ende in Momo - und die grauen Herren
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The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
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That's the misery: Stupid people are so confident, the wise ones full of doubt.
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If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
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The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
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One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
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True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
When you were born you were crying and everyone else was smiling. Live your life so at the end, you're the one wo is smiling and everyone else is crying.
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For every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness.
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The one who lives in the memories of his loved ones can't be dead; dead is only who's forgotten.
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By a lie, a man... annihilates his dignity as a man.
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
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From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
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To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.
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For when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you.
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Ultimately, it is the desire, not the desired, that we love.
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To write a loveletter, you have to start without knowing what you're gonna write and end without knowing what you wrote.
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Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong.
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Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
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By playing for one hour, you can get to know someone better, than by talking for a year.
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I think a night like tonight shows a lot of young girls and young boys that if you can shoot you can shoot. It doesn't matter if you're a girl or a boy, I think it just matters the heart that you have and wanting to be the best that you can be.
Sabrina Ionescu - February 2024

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