Bertrand Russell Quotes.
Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.
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.
None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear.
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.
Next to enjoying ourselves, the next greatest pleasure consists in preventing others from enjoying themselves, or, more generally, in the acquisition of power.
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.
Anything you’re good at contributes to happiness.
We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
The fundamental concept in social science is Power, in the same sense in which Energy is the fundamental concept in physics.
Admiration of the proletariat, like that of dams, power stations, and aeroplanes, is part of the ideology of the machine age.
Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity, to which not only the actual word, but every possible word, must conform.
Sin is geographical.
The most savage controversies are about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.
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.
The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.