Bertrand Russell in his own words


We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.

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

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

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

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

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.

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

To be without some of the things you want in an indispensable part of happiness.

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

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


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