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Quote of Bertrand Russell - The fundamental cause of the trouble...


Biography - Bertrand Russell:

British philosopher, logician and mathematician.
Born: 1872 - Died: 1970
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.




Translation

Translation

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French
L'ennui dans ce monde, c'est que les idiots sont sûrs d'eux et les gens sensés pleins de doutes.

German
Das ist der ganze Jammer: Die Dummen sind so sicher und die Gescheiten so voller Zweifel.

Italian
La causa principale dei problemi è che al mondo d'oggi gli stupidi sono strasicuri, mentre gli intelligenti sono pieni di dubbi.

Spanish
Gran parte de las dificultades por las que atraviesa el mundo se deben a que los ignorantes están completamente seguros y los inteligentes llenos de dudas.




See also 

See also...



We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge, doubt increases.

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.

"It is wiser to give way!" A sad comment, which only goes to prove that stupidity rules the world.

It is a great error to take oneself for more than one is, or for less than one is worth.




Quotes for: doubt


Quotes

Quotes about doubt:


Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.





To be, or not to be, that is the question.





When in doubt, follow the suit of the wise and prudent.





But the most beautiful of all doubts
Is when the downtrodden and despondent raise their heads and
Stop believing in the strength
Of their oppressors.






If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.





When in doubt, tell the truth.











Quotes for: intelligence


Quotes

Quotes about intelligence:


Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our mind by means of our language.





Intelligence has value only in the service of love.





What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.





Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.





The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.





To be able to discern what is true as true and what is false as false — this is the mark and character of intelligence.











Quotes

Quotes for: Stupidity


What is tolerance? It is the endowment of humanity. We are all steeped in weakness and error; let us forgive each other our stupidities, that is the first law of nature.





Falling in love is not at all the most stupid thing that people do — but gravitation cannot be held responsible for it.





There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well-dressed fools.





If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid with regard to external things.





When people begin to philosophize they seem to think it necessary to make themselves artificially stupid.





The stupidity of people comes from having an answer for everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything.











Quotes

Bertrand Russell also said...


Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.





I would never die for my beliefs, because I might be wrong.





Humankind has become so much one family that we cannot ensure our own prosperity except by ensuring that of everyone else. If you wish to be happy yourself, you must resign yourself to seeing others also happy.





To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.





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





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












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