Author: Bertrand Russell - British - Philosopher

A hallucination is a fact, not an error; what is erroneous is a judgment based upon it.-Bertrand Russell
[ Based Erroneous Error Fact Hallucination Judgment Upon] [Bertrand Russell]

A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.-Bertrand Russell
[ Atmosphere Dare Extent Great Happy Joy Life Live Must Only Quiet True] [Bertrand Russell]

A life without adventure is likely to be unsatisfying, but a life in which adventure is allowed to take whatever form it will is sure to be short.-Bertrand Russell
[ Adventure Allowed Form Life Likely Short Sure Take Whatever Which Will Without] [Bertrand Russell]

A process which led from the amoeba to man appeared to the philosophers to be obviously a progress though whether the amoeba would agree with this opinion is not known.-Bertrand Russell
[ Agree Appeared Known Led Man Obviously Opinion Philosophers Process Progress Though Whether Which Would] [Bertrand Russell]

A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation.-Bertrand Russell
[ Duty Endured Liked Offensive Patient Personal Relations Resignation Sense Useful Wish Work] [Bertrand Russell]

A truer image of the world, I think, is obtained by picturing things as entering into the stream of time from an eternal world outside, than from a view which regards time as the devouring tyrant of all that is.-Bertrand Russell
[ Entering Eternal Image Into Obtained Outside Picturing Regards Stream Than Things Think Time Truer Tyrant View Which World] [Bertrand Russell]

Admiration of the proletariat, like that of dams, power stations, and aeroplanes, is part of the ideology of the machine age.-Bertrand Russell
[ Admiration Aeroplanes Age Dams Ideology Machine Part Power Proletariat Stations] [Bertrand Russell]

Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.-Bertrand Russell
[ Advocates Appeal Apt Capitalism Embodied Exercise Fortunate Liberty Maxim Must Over Principles Restrained Sacred Tyranny Unfortunate Very Which] [Bertrand Russell]

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
[ Against Belief Cambridge Course Everything Gradually Knowing Known Off Respect Travels Useful Very Were Will Wore Worth] [Bertrand Russell]

All movements go too far.-Bertrand Russell
[ Far Go Movements Too] [Bertrand Russell]

Almost everything that distinguishes the modern world from earlier centuries is attributable to science, which achieved its most spectacular triumphs in the seventeenth century.-Bertrand Russell
[ Achieved Almost Attributable Centuries Century Distinguishes Earlier Everything Modern Most Science Seventeenth Spectacular Triumphs Which World] [Bertrand Russell]

Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.-Bertrand Russell
[ Anything Contributes Good Happiness] [Bertrand Russell]

Aristotle could have avoided the mistake of thinking that women have fewer teeth than men, by the simple device of asking Mrs. Aristotle to keep her mouth open while he counted.-Bertrand Russell
[ Aristotle Asking Avoided Could Counted Device Fewer Her Keep Men Mistake Mouth Mrs Open Simple Teeth Than Thinking While Women] [Bertrand Russell]

Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men; although he was twice married, it never occurred to him to verify this statement by examining his wives' mouths.-Bertrand Russell
[ Although Aristotle Examining Fewer Him His Maintained Married Men Mouths Never Occurred Statement Teeth Than Twice Verify Wives Women] [Bertrand Russell]

Awareness of universals is called conceiving, and a universal of which we are aware is called a concept.-Bertrand Russell
[ Aware Awareness Called Conceiving Concept Universal Universals Which] [Bertrand Russell]

Boredom is... a vital problem for the moralist, since half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.-Bertrand Russell
[ Boredom Caused Fear Half Mankind Moralist Problem Since Sins Vital] [Bertrand Russell]

Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom.-Bertrand Russell
[ Both Even Feeling Gate Real Realise Though Thought Time Wisdom] [Bertrand Russell]

Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.-Bertrand Russell
[ Collective Fear Ferocity Herd Instinct Members Produce Regarded Stimulates Tends Those Toward] [Bertrand Russell]

Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people's happiness, and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race.-Bertrand Russell
[ Contempt Disguise Elegant Happiness Hatred Human Other Race Usually] [Bertrand Russell]

Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.-Bertrand Russell
[ Because Convention Conventional Criticism Departure Fury Largely Regard Roused Such Themselves] [Bertrand Russell]

Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.-Bertrand Russell
[ Blame Choose Democracy Get Man Process Which] [Bertrand Russell]

Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.-Bertrand Russell
[ Accepted Eccentric Every Fear Now Once Opinion] [Bertrand Russell]

Dogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense, absolute philosophies; one is certain of knowing, the other of not knowing. What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignorance.-Bertrand Russell
[ Absolute Both Certain Certainty Dissipate Dogmatism Ignorance Knowing Knowledge Other Philosophies Philosophy Sense Should Skepticism Whether] [Bertrand Russell]

Drunkenness is temporary suicide.-Bertrand Russell
[ Drunkenness Suicide Temporary] [Bertrand Russell]

Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.-Bertrand Russell
[ Art Cooperation Ethics Oneself Origin Others Required Sacrifices] [Bertrand Russell]

Every philosophical problem, when it is subjected to the necessary analysis and justification, is found either to be not really philosophical at all, or else to be, in the sense in which we are using the word, logical.-Bertrand Russell
[ Analysis Either Else Every Found Justification Logical Necessary Philosophical Problem Really Sense Subjected Using Which Word] [Bertrand Russell]

Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery.-Bertrand Russell
[ Born Extreme Hopes Misery] [Bertrand Russell]

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
[ Beginning Conquer Cruelty Fear Main Source Sources Superstition Wisdom] [Bertrand Russell]

Freedom comes only to those who no longer ask of life that it shall yield them any of those personal goods that are subject to the mutations of time.-Bertrand Russell
[ Any Ask Comes Freedom Goods Life Longer Mutations Only Personal Shall Subject Them Those Time Yield] [Bertrand Russell]

Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires.-Bertrand Russell
[ Absence Defined Desires Freedom General May Obstacles Realization] [Bertrand Russell]

Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure.-Bertrand Russell
[ Exist Freedom Government Itself Only Opinion Secure Thinks] [Bertrand Russell]

I believe in using words, not fists. I believe in my outrage knowing people are living in boxes on the street. I believe in honesty. I believe in a good time. I believe in good food. I believe in sex.-Bertrand Russell
[ Believe Boxes Fists Food Good Honesty Knowing Living Outrage Sex Street Time Using Words] [Bertrand Russell]

I do not pretend to start with precise questions. I do not think you can start with anything precise. You have to achieve such precision as you can, as you go along.-Bertrand Russell
[ Achieve Along Anything Go Precise Precision Pretend Questions Start Such Think] [Bertrand Russell]

I like mathematics because it is not human and has nothing particular to do with this planet or with the whole accidental universe - because, like Spinoza's God, it won't love us in return.-Bertrand Russell
[ Accidental Because God Human Love Mathematics Nothing Particular Planet Return Spinoza Universe Us Whole Won] [Bertrand Russell]

I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy.-Bertrand Russell
[ Addiction Convinced Language Main Obstacles Obstinate Ordinary Our Philosophy Private Progress Remain Thoughts] [Bertrand Russell]

I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its Churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world.-Bertrand Russell
[ Been Christian Churches Deliberately Enemy Moral Organized Principal Progress Quite Religion Say Still World] [Bertrand Russell]

I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt. I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine.-Bertrand Russell
[ Always Any Believe Doubt Entertain Even Measure Mine Opinions Ought Our Philosophy Some Think Wish] [Bertrand Russell]

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.-Bertrand Russell
[ Because Beliefs Die Might Never Would Wrong] [Bertrand Russell]

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
[ Convinced Discovery Every Feel Gardener Happiness Longer Made Odd Opposite Possibility Quite Sure Talk Time Yet] [Bertrand Russell]

If all our happiness is bound up entirely in our personal circumstances it is difficult not to demand of life more than it has to give.-Bertrand Russell
[ Bound Circumstances Demand Difficult Entirely Give Happiness Life More Our Personal Than Up] [Bertrand Russell]

If any philosopher had been asked for a definition of infinity, he might have produced some unintelligible rigmarole, but he would certainly not have been able to give a definition that had any meaning at all.-Bertrand Russell
[ Able Any Asked Been Certainly Definition Give Had Infinity Meaning Might Philosopher Produced Some Unintelligible Would] [Bertrand Russell]

If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years.-Bertrand Russell
[ Any Could Desired Few Happiness Large More Number Others Own Paradise Than Their Today Unhappiness Were World Years] [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.-Bertrand Russell
[ Affairs Granted Hang Healthy Long Mark Now Question Taken Then Thing Things] [Bertrand Russell]

In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors, since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors, for, from the time of Jefferson onward, the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards, not downwards.-Bertrand Russell
[ Admit America Applies Doctrine Does Downwards Equal Everybody Inferiors Jefferson Men Only Onward Opinion Since Social Superiors Time Upwards] [Bertrand Russell]

In the revolt against idealism, the ambiguities of the word experience have been perceived, with the result that realists have more and more avoided the word.-Bertrand Russell
[ Against Ambiguities Avoided Been Experience Idealism More Perceived Realists Result Revolt Word] [Bertrand Russell]

Indignation is a submission of our thoughts, but not of our desires.-Bertrand Russell
[ Desires Indignation Our Submission Thoughts] [Bertrand Russell]

It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.-Bertrand Russell
[ Animal Been Could Evidence Life Man Rational Said Searching Support Which] [Bertrand Russell]

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.-Bertrand Russell
[ Age Door Dragon First Golden Guards Mankind Necessary Possible Religion Slay Threshold Will] [Bertrand Russell]

It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.-Bertrand Russell
[ Anything Else Freely Living More Nobly Possessions Preoccupation Prevents Than Us] [Bertrand Russell]

It seems to be the fate of idealists to obtain what they have struggled for in a form which destroys their ideals.-Bertrand Russell
[ Destroys Fate Form Idealists Ideals Obtain Seems Struggled Their Which] [Bertrand Russell]

Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy.-Bertrand Russell
[ First Happy Italy Love Make Person Should Spring Suffice Together] [Bertrand Russell]

Liberty is the right to do what I like; license, the right to do what you like.-Bertrand Russell
[ Liberty License Right] [Bertrand Russell]

Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.-Bertrand Russell
[ Competition Criminal Life Nothing Rather Than Victim] [Bertrand Russell]

Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives.-Bertrand Russell
[ Afflicts Desire Escape Far Greater Intercourse Lives Loneliness Love Means Men More Most Part Principal Sexual Something Than Their Throughout Which Women] [Bertrand Russell]

Machines are worshipped because they are beautiful and valued because they confer power; they are hated because they are hideous and loathed because they impose slavery.-Bertrand Russell
[ Beautiful Because Confer Hated Hideous Impose Loathed Machines Power Slavery Valued Worshipped] [Bertrand Russell]

Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.-Bertrand Russell
[ Absence Animal Bad Belief Believe Credulous Good Grounds Man Must Ones Satisfied Something Will] [Bertrand Russell]

Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.-Bertrand Russell
[ Change Enjoyment Enterprise Happiness His Hope Man Needs Only] [Bertrand Russell]

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
[ Asked Cause Courage Die Even Man Many Say Think Unworthy Which Will] [Bertrand Russell]

Many people when they fall in love look for a little haven of refuge from the world, where they can be sure of being admired when they are not admirable, and praised when they are not praiseworthy.-Bertrand Russell
[ Admirable Admired Being Fall Haven Little Look Love Many Praised Praiseworthy Refuge Sure Where World] [Bertrand Russell]

Many people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.-Bertrand Russell
[ Die Fact Many Sooner Than Think Would] [Bertrand Russell]

Marriage is for women the commonest mode of livelihood, and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution.-Bertrand Russell
[ Amount Commonest Endured Greater Livelihood Marriage Mode Probably Sex Than Total Women] [Bertrand Russell]

Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true.-Bertrand Russell
[ Defined Know Mathematics May Never Nor Saying Subject Talking True Whether Which] [Bertrand Russell]

Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity, to which not only the actual word, but every possible word, must conform.-Bertrand Russell
[ Absolute Actual Conform Every Into Mathematics Must Necessity Only Possible Region Takes Us Which Word] [Bertrand Russell]

Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.-Bertrand Russell
[ Born Education Ignorant Made Men Stupid] [Bertrand Russell]

Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.-Bertrand Russell
[ Always Badly Fact Men Proud Sleep Unhappy] [Bertrand Russell]

Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.-Bertrand Russell
[ Die Fact Most Sooner Than Think Would] [Bertrand Russell]

Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power.-Bertrand Russell
[ Disguised Hatred Idealism Love Much Passes Power] [Bertrand Russell]

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.-Bertrand Russell
[ Act Crowd Fear Great Influence Man Nation Neither Nor Sanely Think Trusted Under] [Bertrand Russell]

Next to enjoying ourselves, the next greatest pleasure consists in preventing others from enjoying themselves, or, more generally, in the acquisition of power.-Bertrand Russell
[ Acquisition Consists Enjoying Generally Greatest More Next Others Ourselves Pleasure Power Preventing Themselves] [Bertrand Russell]

No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.-Bertrand Russell
[ Gossips Other Secret Virtues] [Bertrand Russell]

No; we have been as usual asking the wrong question. It does not matter a hoot what the mockingbird on the chimney is singing. The real and proper question is: Why is it beautiful?-Bertrand Russell
[ Asking Beautiful Been Chimney Does Hoot Matter Proper Question Real Singing Usual Why Wrong] [Bertrand Russell]

None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear.-Bertrand Russell
[ Boast Coward Dares Fear Known Never None] [Bertrand Russell]

Obscenity is whatever happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magistrate.-Bertrand Russell
[ Elderly Happens Ignorant Magistrate Obscenity Shock Some Whatever] [Bertrand Russell]

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.-Bertrand Russell
[ Caution Fatal Forms Happiness Love Most Perhaps True] [Bertrand Russell]

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.-Bertrand Russell
[ Approaching Belief Breakdown Important Nervous Symptoms Terribly Work] [Bertrand Russell]

One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.-Bertrand Russell
[ Anything Avoid Beyond Goes Insofar Keep Necessary Opinion Out Prison Public Respect Should Starvation Submission Tyranny Unnecessary Voluntary] [Bertrand Russell]

Order, unity, and continuity are human inventions, just as truly as catalogues and encyclopedias.-Bertrand Russell
[ Catalogues Continuity Human Inventions Just Order Truly Unity] [Bertrand Russell]

Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.-Bertrand Russell
[ Kill Killed Patriotism Reasons Trivial Willingness] [Bertrand Russell]

Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.-Bertrand Russell
[ Always Country Dying Killing Never Patriots Talk Their] [Bertrand Russell]

Reason is a harmonising, controlling force rather than a creative one.-Bertrand Russell
[ Controlling Creative Force Rather Reason Than] [Bertrand Russell]

Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.-Bertrand Russell
[ Adopt Away Fade Guidelines Infancy Intelligence Left Our Over Reason Religion Science Something Will] [Bertrand Russell]

Religions that teach brotherly love have been used as an excuse for persecution, and our profoundest scientific insight is made into a means of mass destruction.-Bertrand Russell
[ Been Brotherly Destruction Excuse Insight Into Love Made Mass Means Our Persecution Profoundest Religions Scientific Teach Used] [Bertrand Russell]

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
[ Ascetic Been Condemn Drive History Men Pleasures Power Religions Seek Sense Throughout Vice Which] [Bertrand Russell]

Right discipline consists, not in external compulsion, but in the habits of mind which lead spontaneously to desirable rather than undesirable activities.-Bertrand Russell
[ Activities Compulsion Consists Desirable Discipline External Habits Lead Mind Rather Right Spontaneously Than Undesirable Which] [Bertrand Russell]

Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know.-Bertrand Russell
[ Know Philosophy Science] [Bertrand Russell]

Sin is geographical.-Bertrand Russell
[ Geographical Sin] [Bertrand Russell]

So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.-Bertrand Russell
[ Far Gospels Intelligence Praise Remember Word] [Bertrand Russell]

The coward wretch whose hand and heart Can bear to torture aught below, Is ever first to quail and start From the slightest pain or equal foe.-Bertrand Russell
[ Aught Bear Below Coward Equal Ever First Foe Hand Heart Pain Slightest Start Torture Whose Wretch] [Bertrand Russell]

The degree of one's emotions varies inversely with one's knowledge of the facts.-Bertrand Russell
[ Degree Emotions Facts Inversely Knowledge Varies] [Bertrand Russell]

The demand for certainty is one which is natural to man, but is nevertheless an intellectual vice.-Bertrand Russell
[ Certainty Demand Intellectual Man Natural Nevertheless Vice Which] [Bertrand Russell]

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.-Bertrand Russell
[ Absurd Been Evidence Fact Held Opinion Utterly Whatever Widely] [Bertrand Russell]

The fundamental concept in social science is Power, in the same sense in which Energy is the fundamental concept in physics.-Bertrand Russell
[ Concept Energy Fundamental Physics Power Same Science Sense Social Which] [Bertrand Russell]

The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society, is that they want their children to be a credit to them.-Bertrand Russell
[ Children Competitive Credit Defect Fathers Fundamental Our Society Their Them Want] [Bertrand Russell]

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.-Bertrand Russell
[ Good Guided Inspired Knowledge Life Love] [Bertrand Russell]

The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented Hell.-Bertrand Russell
[ Conscience Cruelty Delight Good Hell Infliction Invented Moralists Why] [Bertrand Russell]

The megalomaniac differs from the narcissist by the fact that he wishes to be powerful rather than charming, and seeks to be feared rather than loved. To this type belong many lunatics and most of the great men of history.-Bertrand Russell
[ Belong Charming Differs Fact Feared Great History Loved Lunatics Many Megalomaniac Men Most Narcissist Powerful Rather Seeks Than Type Wishes] [Bertrand Russell]

The most savage controversies are about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.-Bertrand Russell
[ Controversies Either Evidence Good Matters Most Savage Way Which] [Bertrand Russell]

The observer, when he seems to himself to be observing a stone, is really, if physics is to be believed, observing the effects of the stone upon himself.-Bertrand Russell
[ Believed Effects Himself Observer Observing Physics Really Seems Stone Upon] [Bertrand Russell]

The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.-Bertrand Russell
[ Cooperation Mankind Only Redeem Thing Will] [Bertrand Russell]

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.-Bertrand Russell
[ Family Father Golf Modern Particularly Place Plays Small Suburban Very] [Bertrand Russell]

The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.-Bertrand Russell
[ Believe End Paradoxical Philosophy Point Seem Simple Something Start Stating Will Worth] [Bertrand Russell]

The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.-Bertrand Russell
[ Far Friendly Happiness Hostile Interest Interests Persons Possible Rather Reactions Secret Than Things Wide Your] [Bertrand Russell]

The secret to happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible.-Bertrand Russell
[ Face Fact Happiness Horrible Secret World] [Bertrand Russell]

The slave is doomed to worship time and fate and death, because they are greater than anything he finds in himself, and because all his thoughts are of things which they devour.-Bertrand Russell
[ Anything Because Death Devour Doomed Fate Finds Greater Himself His Slave Than Things Thoughts Time Which Worship] [Bertrand Russell]

The theoretical understanding of the world, which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of great practical importance to animals, or to savages, or even to most civilised men.-Bertrand Russell
[ Aim Animals Civilised Even Great Importance Matter Men Most Philosophy Practical Savages Theoretical Understanding Which World] [Bertrand Russell]

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.-Bertrand Russell
[ Enjoy Time Wasted Wasting] [Bertrand Russell]

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.-Bertrand Russell
[ Cocksure Doubt Full Intelligent Stupid Trouble World] [Bertrand Russell]

The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.-Bertrand Russell
[ Being Delight Exaltation Excellence Found Highest Man Mathematics More Poetry Sense Spirit Surely Than Touchstone True Which] [Bertrand Russell]

The universe may have a purpose, but nothing we know suggests that, if so, this purpose has any similarity to ours.-Bertrand Russell
[ Any Know May Nothing Ours Purpose Similarity Suggests Universe] [Bertrand Russell]

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
[ Always Certain Doubts Fanatics Fools Full Problem Themselves Whole Wiser World] [Bertrand Russell]

The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.-Bertrand Russell
[ Full Grow Magical Our Patiently Sharper Things Waiting Wits World] [Bertrand Russell]

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.-Bertrand Russell
[ Gained Knowledge Much Pleasure Useless] [Bertrand Russell]

There is no need to worry about mere size. We do not necessarily respect a fat man more than a thin man. Sir Isaac Newton was very much smaller than a hippopotamus, but we do not on that account value him less.-Bertrand Russell
[ Account Fat Him Hippopotamus Isaac Less Man Mere More Much Necessarily Need Newton Respect Sir Size Smaller Than Thin Value Very Worry] [Bertrand Russell]

There is something feeble and a little contemptible about a man who cannot face the perils of life without the help of comfortable myths.-Bertrand Russell
[ Cannot Comfortable Contemptible Face Feeble Help Life Little Man Myths Perils Something Without] [Bertrand Russell]

Those who forget good and evil and seek only to know the facts are more likely to achieve good than those who view the world through the distorting medium of their own desires.-Bertrand Russell
[ Achieve Desires Distorting Evil Facts Forget Good Know Likely Medium More Only Own Seek Than Their Those Through View World] [Bertrand Russell]

Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, Thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought is great and swift and free.-Bertrand Russell
[ Comfortable Destructive Established Free Great Habit Institutions Merciless Privilege Revolutionary Subversive Swift Terrible Thought] [Bertrand Russell]

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
[ Governed Knowledge Life Longing Love Mankind Overwhelmingly Passions Pity Search Simple Strong Suffering Three Unbearable] [Bertrand Russell]

To acquire immunity to eloquence is of the utmost importance to the citizens of a democracy.-Bertrand Russell
[ Acquire Citizens Democracy Eloquence Immunity Importance Utmost] [Bertrand Russell]

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.-Bertrand Russell
[ Happiness Indispensable Part Some Things Want Without] [Bertrand Russell]

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.-Bertrand Russell
[ Beginning Conquer Fear Wisdom] [Bertrand Russell]

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.-Bertrand Russell
[ Already Dead Fear Life Love Parts Those Three] [Bertrand Russell]

To teach how to live without certainty and yet without being paralysed by hesitation is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can do for those who study it.-Bertrand Russell
[ Age Being Certainty Chief Hesitation How Live Our Perhaps Philosophy Study Teach Thing Those Without Yet] [Bertrand Russell]

To understand a name you must be acquainted with the particular of which it is a name.-Bertrand Russell
[ Acquainted Must Name Particular Understand Which] [Bertrand Russell]

War does not determine who is right - only who is left.-Bertrand Russell
[ Determine Does Left Only Right War] [Bertrand Russell]

We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.-Bertrand Russell
[ Become Chief Education Faced Fact Freedom Intelligence Obstacles Paradoxical Thought] [Bertrand Russell]

What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite.-Bertrand Russell
[ Believe Exact Find Opposite Out Wanted Which Will] [Bertrand Russell]

When the intensity of emotional conviction subsides, a man who is in the habit of reasoning will search for logical grounds in favour of the belief which he finds in himself.-Bertrand Russell
[ Belief Conviction Emotional Favour Finds Grounds Habit Himself Intensity Logical Man Reasoning Search Which Will] [Bertrand Russell]

Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling?-Bertrand Russell
[ Feeling Friendly Hatred More Much Propaganda Stir Stirs Successful Than Tries Up Why] [Bertrand Russell]

With the introduction of agriculture mankind entered upon a long period of meanness, misery, and madness, from which they are only now being freed by the beneficent operation of the machine.-Bertrand Russell
[ Agriculture Being Beneficent Entered Freed Introduction Long Machine Madness Mankind Meanness Misery Now Only Operation Period Upon Which] [Bertrand Russell]

Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth's surface relative to other matter; second, telling other people to do so.-Bertrand Russell
[ Altering Earth First Kinds Matter Near Other Position Relative Second Surface Telling Two Work] [Bertrand Russell]