Category: Bertrand Russell

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

Bertrand Russell, The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell

“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.”

Bertrand Russell

“I dislike communism because it is undemocratic, and capitalism because it favors exploitation.” – Bertrand Russell

“Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.” – Bertrand Russell

“Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality.” – Bertrand Russell

“Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education.” – Bertrand Russell

“Our theory of truth must be such as to admit of its opposite, falsehood. Many philosophers have failed adequately to satisfy this condition.” – Bertrand Russell

“It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly.” – Bertrand Russell

“Real life is, to most men, a long second-best, a perpetual compromise between the ideal and the possible.” – 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