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Bertrand Arthur William Russell Displaying 1 through 10 of 13 Quotes

"Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it."  (Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 1872-1970)

"I should reproach him for not giving us enough evidence."  (Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 1872-1970, what he would say to God if they 'met')

"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 Arthur William Russell, 1872-1970)

"Most people would rather die than think; in fact, they do so."  (Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 1872-1970)

"One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important."  (Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 1872-1970)

"The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd."  (Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 1872-1970)

"The stuff of which the world of our experience is composed is, in my belief, neither mind nor matter, but something more primitive than either. Both mind ands matter seem to be composite, and the stuff of which they are compounded lies in a sense between the two, in a sense above them both, like a common ancestor."  (Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 1872-1970)

"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."  (Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 1872-1970)

"There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge."  (Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 1872-1970)

"Those who feel certainty are stupid and those with any imagination or understanding are filled with doubt and indecision."  (Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 1872-1970)

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