Quotes by Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM FRS was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist, and Nobel laureate. At various points in his life, Russell considered himself a liberal, a socialist and a pacifist, but he also admitted that he had "never been any of these things, in any profound sense".

The best Quotes and Sayings

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.

Life, LoveBertrand Russell

The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

World, CuriosityBertrand Russell

War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

WarBertrand Russell

Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.

Bertrand Russell

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.

Upbringing, EducationBertrand Russell

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

TimeBertrand Russell

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

DoubtBertrand Russell