Bertrand Russell Top 10 Quotes


The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.

Bertrand Russell (Human Society in Ethics and Politics, 1954)


To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.

Bertrand Russell (Conquest of Happiness, 1930)


War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

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 (Conquest of Happiness, 1930)


It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.

Bertrand Russell (Why Men Fight, 1916)


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


To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.

Bertrand Russell (Marriage and Morals, 1929)


The habit of looking to the future and thinking that the whole meaning of the present lies in what it will bring forth is a pernicious one. There can be no value in the whole unless there is value in the parts.

Bertrand Russell (Conquest of Happiness, 1930)


The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.

Bertrand Russell (What I Believe, 1925)


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 (The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell, 1967-1969)

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Bertrand Russell Biography

Born: May 18, 1872
Died: February 2, 1970

Bertrand Russell was a acclaimed British philosopher and logician. He is widely considered to be one of the 20th century's leading logician.

Notable Works

Principia Mathematica (1910 - 1927)
Mysticism and Logic
Why I Am Not a Christian (1927)
Marriage and Morals (1929)
The Conquest of Happiness (1930)
Education and the Social Order (1932)
A History of Western Philosophy (1945)
My Philosophical Development (1959)

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