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Bertrand Russell Quotes: "The whole conception of 'sin' is one which I find very puzzling, doubtless owing to my sinful nature."

The whole conception of 'sin' is one which I find very puzzling, doubtless owing to my sinful nature.




Bertrand Russell Quotes: "War grows out of ordinary human nature."

War grows out of ordinary human nature.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "Neither love without knowledge nor knowledge without love can produce a good life."

Neither love without knowledge nor knowledge without love can produce a good life.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "It is evident as a matter of logic that, since they (world religions) disagree, not more than one of them can be true."

It is evident as a matter of logic that, since they (world religions) disagree, not more than one of them can be true.




Bertrand Russell Quotes: "To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom."

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "If our logic is to find the common world intelligible, it must not be hostile, but must be inspired by a genuine acceptance such as is not usually to be found among metaphysicians."

If our logic is to find the common world intelligible, it must not be hostile, but must be inspired by a genuine acceptance such as is not usually to be found among metaphysicians.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked not endured with patient resignation."

A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked not endured with patient resignation.




Bertrand Russell Quotes: "The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way."

The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure."

Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "The true spirit of delight the exultation the sense of being more than Man which is the touchstone of the highest excellence is to be found in mathematics as surely as in poetry."

The true spirit of delight the exultation the sense of being more than Man which is the touchstone of the highest excellence is to be found in mathematics as surely as in poetry.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "It is preoccupation with possession more than anything else that prevents men from living freely and nobly."

It is preoccupation with possession more than anything else that prevents men from living freely and nobly.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "To be able to use leisure intelligently will be the last product of an intelligent civilization."

To be able to use leisure intelligently will be the last product of an intelligent civilization.




Bertrand Russell Quotes: "Self-respect will keep a man from being abject when he is in the power of enemies and will enable him to feel that he may be in the right when the world is against him."

Self-respect will keep a man from being abject when he is in the power of enemies and will enable him to feel that he may be in the right when the world is against him.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "Happiness, as is evident, depends partly upon external circumstances and partly upon oneself."

Happiness, as is evident, depends partly upon external circumstances and partly upon oneself.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know"

Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "The more we realize our minuteness and our impotence in the face of cosmic forces the more astonishing becomes what human beings have achieved."

The more we realize our minuteness and our impotence in the face of cosmic forces the more astonishing becomes what human beings have achieved.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "To be able to concentrate for a considerable time is essential to difficult achievement."

To be able to concentrate for a considerable time is essential to difficult achievement.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "In this lies Man's true freedom: in determination to worship only the God created by our own love of the good."

In this lies Man's true freedom: in determination to worship only the God created by our own love of the good.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence."

So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong."

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



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change."

Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind."

Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "We know too much and feel too little. At least, we feel too little of those creative emotions from which a good life springs."

We know too much and feel too little. At least, we feel too little of those creative emotions from which a good life springs.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness."

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "We have two kinds of morality side by side: one which we preach but do not practice and the other which we practice but seldom preach."

We have two kinds of morality side by side: one which we preach but do not practice and the other which we practice but seldom preach.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom."

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



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "We have in fact, two kinds of morality, side by side: one which we preach, but do not practice, and another which we practice, but seldom preach."

We have in fact, two kinds of morality, side by side: one which we preach, but do not practice, and another which we practice, but seldom preach.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked not be endured with patient resignation."

A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked not be endured with patient resignation.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power."

Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons."

Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "The man who can centre his thoughts and hopes upon something transcending self can find a certain peace in the ordinary troubles of life, which is impossible to the pure egoist."

The man who can centre his thoughts and hopes upon something transcending self can find a certain peace in the ordinary troubles of life, which is impossible to the pure egoist.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already 3-parts dead."

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already 3-parts dead.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "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."

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.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is very important."

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is very important.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "Many a man will have the courage to die gallantly, but will not have the courage to say, or even to think, that the cause for which he is asked to die is an unworthy one."

Many a man will have the courage to die gallantly, but will not have the courage to say, or even to think, that the cause for which he is asked to die is an unworthy one.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "Real life is to most men a long second best a perpetual compromise between the ideal and the possible."

Real life is to most men a long second best a perpetual compromise between the ideal and the possible.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "Unless a man has been taught what to do with success after getting it the achievement of it must inevitably leave him a prey to boredom."

Unless a man has been taught what to do with success after getting it the achievement of it must inevitably leave him a prey to boredom.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "Against my will, in the course of my travels, the belief that everything worth knowing was known at Cambridge gradually wore off. In this respect my travels were very useful to me."

Against my will, in the course of my travels, the belief that everything worth knowing was known at Cambridge gradually wore off. In this respect my travels were very useful to me.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so sure of themselves and wiser people so full of doubts."

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



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "Having knowledge of an unethical act and allowing it to continue can spread a contagion that can affect multiple beings in society"

Having knowledge of an unethical act and allowing it to continue can spread a contagion that can affect multiple beings in society



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "The search for something permanent is one of the deepest of the instincts leading men to philosophy."

The search for something permanent is one of the deepest of the instincts leading men to philosophy.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "No one gossips about other people’s secret virtues."

No one gossips about other people’s secret virtues.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people's happiness, and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race."

Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people's happiness, and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd."

Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy can live."

A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy can live.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge."

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.



Bertrand Russell Quotes: "Remember your humanity, and forget the rest."

Remember your humanity, and forget the rest.