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   Big Brother Koka      My Favorite Bertrand Russell Quotes

“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.” 
 
Bertrand Russell

 

“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser men so full of doubts.” 
 
Bertrand Russell

 

“War does not determine who is right - only who is left.” 
 
Bertrand Russell

 

“Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.” 
 
Bertrand Russell

 

“Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.” 
 
Bertrand Russell

 

“It's easy to fall in love. The hard part is finding someone to catch you.” 
 
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

 

“There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.” 
 
Bertrand Russell

 

“Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man.” 
 
Bertrand Russell

 

“We know very little, and yet it is astonishing that we know so much, and still more astonishing that so little knowledge can give us so much power.” 
 
Bertrand Russell

 

“The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.” 
 
Bertrand Russell

 

“Those who have never known the deep intimacy and the intense companionship of happy mutual love have missed the best thing that life has to give.” 
 
Bertrand Russell

 

“One should as a rule respect public opinion in so far as is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny, and is likely to interfere with happiness in all kinds of ways.” 
 
Bertrand Russell

 

“It is the preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else that prevents us from living freely and nobly.” 
 
Bertrand Russell

 

“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.” 
 
Bertrand Russell, A History of Western Philosophy

 

“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

 

“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, Unpopular Essays

 

“Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know” 
 
Bertrand Russell