Russell Quotes

"When I was poor and complained about inequality they said I was bitter; now...

"When I was poor and complained about inequality they said I was bitter; now that I'm rich and I complain about inequality they say I'm a hypocrite. I'm beginning to think they just don't want to talk about inequality." - Russell Brand
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"Sanity calms, but ...

"Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting." β€” John Russell
πŸ“…οΈŽ Mar 13
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"It's easy to fall in love. T...

"It's easy to fall in love. The hard part is finding someone to catch you." --Bertrand Russell
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"It is undesirable to believe a proposi...

"It is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatsoever for supposing it is true." β€” Bertrand Russell
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"Whatever you may be sure of, be su...

"Whatever you may be sure of, be sure of this-that you are dreadfully like other people." β€” James Russell Lowell
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β€œThe whole problem with the world is that fools a...

β€œThe whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.” - Bertrand Russell
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"We live in a Newtonian world ...

"We live in a Newtonian world of Einsteinian physics ruled by Frankenstein logic." β€” David Russell
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"There is no nonsense so arrant that it cann...

"There is no nonsense so arrant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate governmental action." β€” Bertrand Russell
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The degree of one's emotion varies inversel...

The degree of one's emotion varies inversely with one's knowledge of the facts. The less you know, the hotter you get. - Bertrand Russell
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β€œFeeling unhappy or dissatisfied is not something I need to sup...

β€œFeeling unhappy or dissatisfied is not something I need to suppress or ignore or get over. It’s the beginning of letting go of something, it’s the beginning of changing something. -Russell Brand
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"When I was poor and complained about inequality they said I was bitter; now...

"When I was poor and complained about inequality they said I was bitter; now that I'm rich and I complain about inequality they say I'm a hypocrite. I'm beginning to think they just don't want to talk about inequality." ~ Russell Brand
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 15
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”To be without some of the thin...

”To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.” β€”Bertrand Russell
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 07
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You’re not obligated to shake ...

You’re not obligated to shake the hand of the person who just sucker punched you. -Debbie Russell
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β€œThere is much pleasure t...

β€œThere is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.” -- Bertrand Russell
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A proverb is the wisd...

A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit of one. - Lord John Russell
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 28
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"The hardest thing in life to ...

"The hardest thing in life to learn is which bridge to cross and which to burn." – David Russell
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 23
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Fabulous is th...

Fabulous is the minimum standard. - Debbie Russell
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The time you enjoy ...

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. Bertrand Russell
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"When one admits that nothing is certain one mu...

"When one admits that nothing is certain one must, I think, also admit that some things are much more nearly certain than others." β€” Bertrand Russell
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 29
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"The trouble with the world is that t...

"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt." - Bertrand Russell
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"The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do...

"The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy - I mean that if you are happy you will be good." β€” Bertrand Russell
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 31
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β€œFear is the main source of superstition, and ...

β€œFear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” ― Bertrand Russell
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β€œA stupid man's report of what a clever man says can nev...

β€œA stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.” ― Bertrand Russell
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 22
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β€œThe hardest thing to learn in...

β€œThe hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.” β€” David Russell
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β€œWhen I was poor and complained about inequality they said I was bitter; now...

β€œWhen I was poor and complained about inequality they said I was bitter; now that I'm rich and I complain about inequality they say I'm a hypocrite. I'm beginning to think they just don't want to talk about inequality.” ― Russell Brandο»Ώ
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"A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can nev...

"A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand." β€” Bertrand Russell
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"War does not determine...

"War does not determine who is right - only who is left." - Bertrand Russell
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"The advantage of a classical education is t...

"The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving." β€” Russell Green
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"Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, driv...

"Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic." - Bertrand Russell
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"Sanity calms, but ...

"Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting." β€” John Russell
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"Have no respect for the authority of ...

"Have no respect for the authority of others, for there are always contrary authorities to be found." - Bertrand Russell
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"One of the symptoms of an approaching ne...

"One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important." - Bertrand Russell
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"Most people would soone...

"Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so." Bertrand Russell
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"Men who are unhappy, like men...

"Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact." β€” Bertrand Russell
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"Admiration of the proletariat, like that of dams, power stations, and airplanes, is part of t...

"Admiration of the proletariat, like that of dams, power stations, and airplanes, is part of the ideology of the machine age. Considered in human terms, it has as little in its favor as belief in Celtic magic, the Slav soul, women’s intuition, and children’s innocence." β€”Bertrand Russell
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 27
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"Science is what you kno...

"Science is what you know. Philosophy is what you don't know" - Bertrand Russell
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"Inanimate objects are classified scientifically into...

"Inanimate objects are classified scientifically into three major categories - those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost." β€” Russell Baker
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 31
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"The reformative effect of punishment is a belief...

"The reformative effect of punishment is a belief that dies hard, chiefly I think, because it is so satisfying to our sadistic impulses." -Bertrand Russell
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It's not the size of the dog that's...

It's not the size of the dog that's in the fight, but the size of the fight that's in the dog. -Russell Reynolds
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"A sense of duty is useful in work, but offensive ...

"A sense of duty is useful in work, but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not be endured with patient resignation." β€” Bertrand Russell
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β€œThe time you enjoy ...

β€œThe time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” - Bertrand Russell
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β€œFear is the main source of superstition, and ...

β€œFear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” ― Bertrand Russell
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jun 01
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β€œThe fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it ...

β€œThe fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.” - Bertrand Russell
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"The whole problem with the world is that fools a...

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell
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β€œConventional people are roused to fury by departure...

β€œConventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.” ― Bertrand Russell
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β€œMost of the greatest evils that man has inflicted upo...

β€œMost of the greatest evils that man has inflicted upon man have come through people feeling quite certain about something which, in fact, was false.” ― Bertrand Russell
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"Man is a credulous animal, and must believe some...

"Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones." β€” Bertrand Russell
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Humankind has become so much one family that we cannot ensure our own prospe...

Humankind has become so much one family that we cannot ensure our own prosperity except by ensuring that of everyone else. If you wish to be happy yourself, you must resign yourself to seeing others also happy. Bertrand Russell (1950)
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"The mind can weave itself warmly in t...

"The mind can weave itself warmly in the cocoon of its own thoughts, and dwell a hermit anywhere." - James Russell Lowell
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"People seem to enjoy things more when ...

"People seem to enjoy things more when they know a lot of other people have been left out of the pleasure." β€” Russell Baker
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"Every man, wherever he goes, is encompassed by ...

"Every man, wherever he goes, is encompassed by a cloud of comforting convictions, which move with him like flies on a summer day." β€” Bertrand Russell
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"Many people would rathe...

"Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do." -Bertrand Russell
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Say I feel all sad and self-indulgent, then get stung by a wasp, my misery feels quite abstr...

Say I feel all sad and self-indulgent, then get stung by a wasp, my misery feels quite abstract and I long just to be in spiritual pain once more - 'Damn you tiny assassin, clad in yellow and black, how I crave my former innocence where melancholy was my only trial'. -Russell Brand
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"In the part of this universe that we know there is great injusti...

"In the part of this universe that we know there is great injustice, and often the good suffer, and often the wicked prosper, and one hardly knows which of those is the more annoying." β€” Bertrand Russell
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β€œMost people would ra...

β€œMost people would rather die than think; many do.” - Bertrand Russell
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"No one gossips about ...

"No one gossips about other people's secret virtues." β€” Bertrand Russell
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"When I was poor and complained about inequality they said I was bitter, ...

"When I was poor and complained about inequality they said I was bitter, now I'm rich and complain about inequality they say I'm a hypocrite. I'm starting to think they just don't want to talk about inequality." -Russell Brand
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"The greatest challenge to any thinke...

"The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution." β€” Bertrand Russell
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 02
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"I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel ...

"I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite." - Bertrand Russell
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 22
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"Life is nothing but a competi...

"Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim." - Bertrand Russell
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"The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this no...

"The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn't require any." β€” Russell Baker
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 18
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