|Born||May 18, 1872|
|Died||February 2, 1970|
The repository contains 10 quotes from Earl Bertrand Russell.
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 be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations.
One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison; anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unneccessary tyranny.
What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the wish to find out, which is the exact opposite.
It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.