Bertnard Russell or Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell of Kingston Russell, Viscount Amberley of Amberley and Ardsalla was a British polymath, philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist, and Nobel laureate.
He was born on born May 18, 1872, in Trelleck, Wales. He was also the recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950.
A famous name who was one of the most influential personalities ever lived, he was a remarkable philosopher of the 20th century.
His working for social reforming made him so inspirational. He stood for his beliefs. He wrote some of the most world-changing books on politics and morals. He published a total of 70 books and many more articles. His first political work was published in 1896 called German Social Democracy. His most famous work includes The Principles of Mathematics.
He was the son of a radical guardian. His stand has always been against war. He stood for a scientific- society where peace inhales.
Russell was elected a Fellow Of The Royal Society in 1908.
He studied mathematics at Trinity College at Cambridge University, where he later worked as a lecturer.
His life had an impact on society. With his outstanding works and stands, Russell became a notable philosopher.
Let's read his best saying and quotes.
Science is what you know. Philosophy is what you don't know.
Every answer is science. This nature is working on the theories of science. It is everything. From human emotion to the planet's rotation, everything is science. Whatever we see is science. Science is what we know.
Whereas philosophy is the study of existence. It undertakes questions of our being, our behaviour, our motives.
Philosophy is a study that we have to dig into.
To fear love is to fear life. And those who fear life are already three-parts dead.
Our life is based on love. We live for love. Love for our dreams, love for a person, love for ourselves, basically for love.
If you repel love, then it means that you repel life. If you cease feeling the love, that means you have given up on life.
Love is the most special emotion a person can feel.
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
You cannot gain everything you want in life. And that is the most exhilarating part. You cannot have everything and be happy.
If you do have everything, you will feel blasé. Your little journey is composed of this little gains and losses.
The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
Everyone must have a heart full of kindness and love. Love makes you feel lighter and higher. You must do everything that you love.
At the same time, having a pearl of perfect wisdom is quite crucial as well. Look at the things that you want to achieve, and with the right education, work towards it.
In Russell's words, that is a good life.
War doesn't determine who is right- only who is right.
War is the most baseless and fallacious thing that transpires in this world. The two sides involved never really achieve any valuable asset out of it, except for the loss of his foe.
A battle results in many lives and much destruction.
This world needs peace. People here need peace. '
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The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Every moment passed has a gravity of significance. You could make history in that past second.
But you know what? Enjoying every minute passed is also very essential. You must live joyfully. Use your time in doing things that you love with the people you love.
To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Fear can change people. Fear can change people's future. Everyone faces it, more than often. But when one learns to get control over it, he becomes invincible.
You gain true insight after you have defeated your fears and insecurities. If you allow it to conquer you, you lose.
The idea that the poor should have leisure has always been shocking to the rich.
Affluents have always been authorized in their power. They see those who are deprived of life's basic necessity as inferiors.
They get insecure even by the thought of poor indigents getting a good life.
Money and power often blind people from being a good person.
When science cannot discover, mankind cannot know.
Science is the reason why humankind is nurturing in this blessed environment. Every discovery has given a gift of modernity to this world.
From a plane to gravity, from the light bulb to a computer; each revelation has been a step towards a resourceful world.
If science gets strayed, this world will pause. People will cease to evolve. We will never know the answers to the most important questions.
Science is the future.
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Drunkenness is temporary suicide.
Being intoxicated is a pleasure that many seek. Some people drink to fade away their pains, and some people get wired to celebrate. Some are even just mere addicts.
Being controlled by the superficial jollies that alcohol provides is quite downcast. Your life is more precious than you know it to be. You can never have true peace by being intoxicated. You can find real happiness through many other things like philanthropy.
Giving in to narcotics is like giving away your precious amount of time in vain. Try to indulge in beneficial activities rather, which gives you happiness.
Truth is a shining goddess, always veiled, always distant, never wholly approachable, but worthy of all devotion of which the human spirit is capable.
Truth always seems out of reach. It takes time for it to be revealed. It takes a good fight to reach the reality of a situation.
But it does bring justice once it is known. Never give up on the right; it always wins. No matter how unapproachable it seems.
I believe when I die I shall rot, and nothing of my ego will survive.
No matter how much you have earned in this life. It doesn't really matter in the end. We all go back to the place where we came from. We all become a part of this nature.
Our looks are mortal. Our wealth is mortal. Each one of us is mortal.
As soon as we abandon our own reason, and are content to rely on authority, there is no end to our trouble.
Never lose your true intuition and give your power to someone else's hand. Never come on your knee in front of the monarch.
If you are right enough, fight against all the authority there is.
If you don't fight back and just give up, you will never be able to live an honest life.
You will never be able to live a life that you want to live, and you will always be deprived of your freedom.
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My whole religion is this: do every duty, and expect no reward for it, either here or hereafter.
True religion never asks for any mortal sacrifice. It never asks for any materialistic thing. It never tells you to overpower with war.
True religion tells you to be honest. It tells you to do what you have to do. Never be greedy for the reward, but only for the purpose.
Men tend to have the beliefs that suit their passions. Cruel men believe in a cruel God, and use their belief to excuse their cruelty. Only kindly men believe in a kindly God, and they would be kindly in any case.
A malicious heart will always seek deleterious things. He will not see peace. He will not believe in kindness, whereas a man with a golden heart will always see good in people. He will see the good side of religion, the good side of everything.
It all relies upon the way a person's inner being is.
Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
Fear makes people do abrupt things. They walk on a path that leads to demolition. They never see with clarity.
Fear is the strongest feeling which could control a being or even a country.
So never decide out of fright. Be fearless. Be strong.
It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age; but, if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion.
The majority of the wars, battles or the disruption that takes place in the world are due to religion. No person follows religion's real path, which only teaches love, kindness, harmony, brotherhood, and faith for light.
When people will clad out of the blindfold that 'religion' has become, humankind will walk towards felicity and development.
Power, like vanity, is insatiable. Nothing short of omnipotence could satisfy it completely.
A selfish person is never fatigued by his persona, in the same way when a person is drowned in the taste of the power, he just keeps sinking.
Power makes people cloak their kind self. They become too involved in seizing control. He must be stopped. He must be told how destructive it could be, not just for the world but for him too.
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
Any objective or any notion before being a history-changing event is just a bizarre thought. So never underestimate your belief.
Your abstraction might end up becoming a classic discovery or a new political agenda. Work on your institutions. Make it a stable plan, and then present it in front of the world.
Too little liberty brings stagnation, and too much brings chaos.
When a country is ruled solely by tyranny, its people suffer from various problems. Poverty, illiteracy, unsanitary livelihood are few to count. People's presence in governance is quite essential for a country's development.
At the same time, when people are given too much authority, they start to revolt at every little snag they feel.
They misuse their freedom, and often, it leads to chaos.
Hence a balanced form of governance is a need today.